Hanuman Bust 3D Concept Art

Hanuman Bust 3D Concept Art

Hope you are all having a good summer - I've been busy with writing, admin and art. I've even found time to get to grips to Zbrush - a 3D Sculpting program that is popular with concept artists working in the TV/Film and Video gaming industries. After a few false starts, particularly getting to grips with the unfamiliar User Interface.

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Asian Television Forum 2018

Asian Television Forum 2018

I am pleased to announce that Ramayana The Thread of Luminance will be at this years Asian Television Forum - Asia Pacifics leading Television and media festival situated at Marina Bay Sands Singapore between 4-7th December 2018.

It will be another chance to network in person with more professionals from the Television industry and tell them about this exciting project and my ambitions to turn the Ramayana into an international hit.

Look forward to more exciting developments and of course Artwork in the coming months.

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Mapping Valimiki's Ramayana

Mapping Valimiki's Ramayana

I've been recently doing a lot of research in regard to developing the project Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance, reading what seems to be articles on media (be that TV, FIlm, Art etc) and it's connection to its audience(s). No single piece of  exists in a vacuum but in relation to what has come before, in the present and the future; it literally becomes a part of the very fabric of the culture of the people, communities, and society that consumes it through a variety of traditional art forms such as Muay Thai (Kick Boxing), and if it is considered exemplary becomes iconic of its country lasting many years after the death of its creator(s).

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Why facial scarring persists as lazy shorthand for Hollywood bad guys | Film | The Guardian

Why facial scarring persists as lazy shorthand for Hollywood bad guys | Film | The Guardian

It’s as old as cinema itself: if you want to drive home a bad guy’s nefarious nature, give them a big facial scar. From Darth Vader to The Lion King’s imaginatively named Scar, for as long as films have existed, film-makers have conflated disfigurement with mental instability or malevolence. The trope is still going strong in Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story – physical otherness equals evil.

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Ramayana Depicted on Stamps

Ramayana Depicted on Stamps

Some rather random searching on the internet and I've managed to bump into a broad collection of stamp images from around South East Asia that feature images from the Ramayana.

You can see over 25 images from the 1970s up to the present day which you view here.

If anything it demonstrates the continuing relevance of this ancient epic throughout the Aisa - Pacific region.

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The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe at the Asian Art Musuem

Typically here I am preparing to take Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance to Cannes France, having spend years developing the project as a digital comic that you can still read (starting here)   as that meant concentrating on drawing and writing out my interpretation I managed to miss The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe at the Asian Art Musuem in San Francisco in late 2016 and early 2017.

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Imagined and Missing Civilisations

Imagined and Missing Civilisations

I recently finished via BBC iPlayer to catch up and view all 9 episodes of Civilisation along with articles and radio programs that look at what mean when we used term 'Civilsiation' 

It was amazing stuff - as the presenter and rostrum camera linger on works of art, ancient, modern and in the last episode contemporary.

Over the 9 hours of arts programming the historians and academics; Simon Schama, Mark Beard and David Olusoga, over two years travelled to all corners of the world to discover monuments of civilisations giving their own interpretation of the what makes a civilisations.

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