dwayne bell

Thursday, 31 May 2012

elmore james


happy birthday clint

Here’s Clint modelling a selection of jumpers I sent him for his birthday.
Next year I'll send the lass a pair of pants.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

happy birthday north bar

My old Leeds drinking hole North is about to be fifteen years old. This piece was created for a show to celebrate the fact. Mixed my current work with a hint of what I was up to back in the day (namely felt pen nonsense and greetings cards), it looks stupid but that’s kinda the point – no trendy triangles here kids. North sells beer, simple as that and that's me about to tuck into a fresh'un.

Monday, 28 May 2012

dark knight returns

dark-knight-returns 02

Frank Miller’s 1986 classic ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns’ is being made into an animation two parter – Bonus!
Peter Weller of Robocop fame has been cast as Bruce ‘Batman’ Wayne – fucking YES!
If you haven’t read Dark Knight, grow up and get it done.

mongrel bastard thing


This started off as one thing but soon became something else all together – what? – I couldn’t tell you. Best get back to work and do the piece this was supposed to be.

Friday, 25 May 2012

a3 sketchbook


evan hecox’s work


Evan Hecox has been a hero of mine for years. I found him through his work for either Chocolate Skateboards or Carharrt Clothing, around 98/99 I guess. His style has evolved over the years but never looked like anything else other than Evan Hecox’s. Graphic and bold with composition that almost makes clunking noises as it comes together, his work has always seemed crafted and calm despite it’s ‘Urban’ credentials.

evan hecox’s desk


I’m in need of a new desk.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

they dinna always work


Had an idea for a piece. Cracked on with it. This is the result. It is nothing like what I wanted – they dinna always work. On the scrap heap it goes.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

convergence - behind the scenes

Lucy McLeod discusses Convergence, her joint exhibition with Dwayne Bell at the Outhouse in Edinburgh. Lucy and Dwayne will also be exhibiting their work in Urban Outfitters in July, then the Recoat Gallery in Glasgow beginning August 17th.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

a very British post


What’s this? No clouds? No rain? No bitter cold wind?

What could have gone wrong?

Is it pathetic to post about weather?