Monday, 13 December 2010

dreamboat pieces




Here's a look at the Giclee print 'Star Gazer' and the 'Dreamboat in a bottle'. I'll be adding a photo diary of the dreamboat in a bottle soon. For such a small thing it took a long time to make, and was surprisingly challenging.

photos by Middleboop and Simon Hill

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Inkygoodness Dreamboat exhibition



If you are in Bristol Friday the 10th of December then head on over to start the bus (on Baldwin Street) for a music and art extravaganza! Inkygoodness is holding another one of its group shows only this time in collaboration with Dreamboat records. I'm showing an A2 Giclee print 'Star Gazer' and a customised ship in a bottle! Which was challenging to say the least. ^_^ I hope you enjoy the show.

Full details here http://inkygoodness.com/exhibitions

Monday, 6 December 2010

Nixon Mciness mural update




Here's some more pics from the Nixon Mcinnes mural I'm doing as a Wet Paint Productions artist. They are such a great client, everyone in the office has been very friendly and chatty. Great bunch of people. ^_^

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Mural for Nixon Mcinnes


Here's a sneak preview of a mural I'm creating for Nixon Mcinnes as one of Wet Paint Production artists. More pics to follow.

Photo by Ross Breadmore.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Digital Artist Tutorial Issue 13




I was commissioned by Digital Artist magazine to create a tutorial. A reader wrote in asking how to add surreal elements in to his illustration. I really enjoyed writing the text and creating the visuals. It was made even more fun as surrealism is my speciality.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

can you draw the internet?


The internet is a place full of joy and danger in equal measure. Nowhere else could you find pirates, viruses, bots, boobs, worms, and cream pies! Here's my interpretation for the 'can you draw the internet?' project. Voting starts Friday 12th of November. If you like what I've done please vote here http://www.canyoudrawtheinternet.com/

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

I would be...

Here's my rather snazzy edition to the I would be... project. I've always had a geeky obsession with cosmology, and can be found on occasion gazing at the stars with my mouth open wondering what it might be like up there. To see the other submissions check out the flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/iwouldbe/pool/with/5140444724/

Friday, 22 October 2010

Ape On The Moon feature


There's a rather nifty interview with myself on the ape on the moon website, which you can read here
http://apeonthemoon.com/2010/10/21/rich-pop-surrealism-by-carlos-garde-martin/
Incidentally they also did a lovely write up about the recent Glug event where I was painting a porcelain skull, along with some other talented illustrators. http://apeonthemoon.com/2010/10/16/painted-skulls-at-glug/

Monday, 18 October 2010

Madame Geisha mural in progress





Here's a few behind the scenes snaps of a mural I'm doing for Madame Geisha bar in Brighton. More to follow...

October's Rack n Ruin poster

Here's this month's Rack n Ruin poster. It's held at Madame Geisha bi monthly. Notice this month's theme has a strong Halloween feel to it. No prizes for guessing where the inspiration came from for his skeleton suit.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Buy this month's issue of Digital Artist Magazine and see my mug in it... init!


I was rather pleased to have been asked to be in this Month's Digital Artist Magazine. I have a full page to myself and my illustrations in the artist spotlight section. You can pick it up a copy from WHSmith's shops amoungst others. Here's a quote "One who stood out was 29-year-old Carlos Garde-Martin, who's exuberant and versatile artwork was a perfect fit for the theme of the show." Look out for next month's issue where I was commissioned to create a tutorial for them.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Glug skull painting finished







Here is the finished skull, now it's just up to the lovely folk at the pottery cafe to do the glazing, and firing. I can't wait to see how vibrant the colours will be! Expect another update about it very soon and details on how you'll be able to purchase my skull along with the other artists in a special charity auction.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Glug photos

Here are some lovely photos of last Friday's Glug, taken by photographer Craig Sawyer.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Glug skull painting







I was invited to customise a rather lovely skull for this month's Glug Brighton. Some of the south's top talent was on show doing their thang with Ollie Munden, Will Scobie, and Rosie Irvine to name a few. My design is quite complex, so rather than rushing it I'll be going along to the Pottery Cafe later this week to finish it off. Then next week the skulls will be auctioned off for charity. I'll make sure I post further pictures of when the line work has been done, and after it's been fired in the kiln.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

five by 12

I'm in this why not come along to the private view and say hi!

Five by 12 is an exhibition featuring an eclectic mix of artists spanning the creative genres. The basic premise is that the 12 artists will display 5 bits of work. With the show taking place in the pulsing heart of Manchester it's sure to be a lot of fun.

Artists exhibiting are Daniel Roaw - Carlos Garde Martin - David Hardy - Julia Chemerinskaya - Christopher Guest - Andy Parry - Vineta Gailite - Sam Sawdit - Rosien Weintruab - Andy Glinka - Linda Thorne - Laura Louise Cream.


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Opening night 15th of October @ the Kraak Gallery, 11 Stevenson Square (just behind and round the corner from Hula Bar) Manchester, M1 1DB. Get there from 6.30 onwards!