Neil McChrystal Art

Artist and Illustrator

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Sunday Linky : Mark Hall’s bronze conkers

These are just amazing. They are conkers – horse chestnuts – complete with shell, fashioned from bronze. Saw them a couple of years ago and finally succumbed at the Glasgow Art Fair and bought a small one. Ours is known as the 89622’er, after the schoolboy tradition of naming a conker after how many opponents it had smashed in battle.

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PSA

As you may have noticed I’ve been having difficulty getting back into the swing of this since Easter, what with my creative synapses being a bit on the fried side from the Orbital Exhibition. Ever the pragamtist I’ll be taking it easy for a few days rather than knock myself out and there probably won’t be much posted this week. I  was over optimistic to think I could come home and dive right back in.

I will try and do something over the weekend. In the meantime, [info]every_day_art is still very much on, it’s just taking a well earned few days off.

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Permission to Land

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Leetle feeshes

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Public Service Announcement

Every_day_art is going on holiday for a few days as I’ll be down in London at Orbital. I will try and put up some pics but I don’t know if I’ll have the chance or the technology so we’ll see what happens…..

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The Planets in Orbit

And it’s done.

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The final planet – Jupiter

Which I’m still not happy with but the deadline it is here, so it’ll have to go in.

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The Magician (Uranus)

Interesting this one…. It started as a completely abstract sweep of irridescent yellow – an arc of energy. Then it started to look like some sort of fish so I played that up  a bit because I like the idea of a fish in space. It wasn’t until I stepped back that it also looked like the lit side of a planet…. Spooky.

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Sunday Linky : My Birthday present

This is just gorgeous…. Thanks to everyone who gave me vouchers to buy it.

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Bringer of Old Age (Saturn) – v2

After trashing last night’s Jupiter attempt I came to the conclusion that I’m pushing myself too hard with this and to give myself (a) a break and (b) a re-grounding I went back to a slightly more familiar style and came up with this, which may well end up as the replacement Saturn.

Yes, I thought the concept came before the picture too, but apparently not always.