Category : paint

what have you been doing, get your act together

zb has become a shell of what it was, i am not a good person at updating you. well, not any more, i was better at it before.

but just because the website hasn’t been updated doesn’t mean i haven’t been doing things. i’ve temporarily slowed, but i haven’t stopped.

the reason why zb wasn’t updated very much is because i have been working on other things that don’t belong here. i’ve been teaching myself piano (i am still not very good), been writing a lot, and generally been farting about. i have been watching a lot of television and i normally don’t do that. my brain has accidentally turned to mush recently and i am trying my hardest to get it back to normal but it is not easy.

here are the things i didn’t put up here in the last month and a half:








there are several other things i should also put up but they can’t be scanned (too big/too outside) but i don’t have any high quality photos of them yet.

a tree

yeah it's a tree and shit

i said pick it up

a man and a dog and a dog shit. the dog says to the man "pick that up" in a kind of abrasive manner. personally i wouldn't take any sass like that from a dog but i guess i'm more of a cat person

i hope you are enjoying your january, i know it’s hard but you can do it i believe in you

new years: yay

i got out my oil paints the other day, and painted this:

click that picture or this sentence to see a zoomed in version.

anyway, in other news, 2011: it about to end, so everyone quick get drunk and make bad decisions

i have been doing stuff, i promise

it’s just that i keep forgetting to put things on here. here is a crocodile:

i have more to put up but i’d prefer to stagger it rather than dump it in one big go, and also because it’s half past 4 in the morning and my new scanner scares me.

(i have been working on things: some are secret, some are crap, and some are both)

merry christmas

monsters, feet, rockets and bread (in that order)

went down to london over the weekend to get my stuff so now i actually have proper art supplies! it is now far easier to slack off from doing work to draw stupid pictures: this is a good thing






i don’t know why but drawing in blue oil pastel is so satisfying.


finger painting

i thought i brought my paint brushes with me to university: apparently i didn’t? every time i sat down to paint stuff, i would end up just riffling through my bag trying to find them and then getting distracted and ending up eating toast, unable to remember how i acquired it

so that’s kinda why i’ve been neglecting zb. but yesterday i really wanted to do stuff so i painted with my fingers instead, which was messy and fun:

also it’s my friend ben’s birthday today, so yay happy birthday


i inherited a giant pad of graph paper not too long ago, and it is fun to draw/paint on.

i’ll do some scanning and post stuff that i did today tomorrow (if i still like it by then)


etc etc

some things from my sketchbooks:

the quality of these didn’t come out too well? i think i messed with the settings on my scanner when scanning old photos and now it looks wrong for pen and paint. i’ll sort it out at some point.



in other news: i got into my university! in about a month i’ll be at the university of warwick meeting people/pretending to learn things