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
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.

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.

Why not join the facebook page by clicking here
or visit the website

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!

Glug 8th of October

This coming Friday the 8th of October I will be customising one of these rather fetching porcelain skulls with a rather spooky Halloween theme. It's for charity, and alongside mine there will be 14 other talented folks works which will be auctioned off to a good cause. You can attend the event by signing up to the Glug meetup page, please clicking here. I hope to see you there!