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Moments of Marmarati-ing…

For a long, long time I’ve been a Marmite fan (for prior blog on the subject see here). There’s something about the stark beauty of the jar that captures the imagination and draws you in. Helps that I like the contents too although I suspect that if I hated Marmite I would still love the design of the jar.

Over the past month there’s been a series of challenges related to Marmite on the Marmarati blog and led to a slightly obsessive series of drawings, paintings and photographs on the theme (and not just for me but for my wife also). If you want to see all of my pictures you can catch the whole list here but these are some of my favourite…

(Marmetheus – painted over a weeks holiday in the evenings once the kids had gone to bed – ArtRage on iPad 2 using Nomad paintbrush and Stylus Sock).

(Good King Marty, the Black Mite and the Quest for Marmalot. Also painted on the holiday during the second half of the week… Brushes app on iPad 2 – although very sadly the files became corrupted part way through the process so I can’t upscale or animate the process 🙁 Nomad and Stylus Sock again).

(painted just after the competition closed sadly. Autodesk Sketchbook app on Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9).

(iPad 2 and Adobe Ideas app. Painted, 90% of it) on a hot and over crowded bus going to the Bristol balloon festival that would have been better for us if it included balloons…)

(iPad 2, Paper by 53 app, Stylus Sock, Nomad and bitten like blazes by mozzies I found out later… 🙁 )

I also did some photographing while there, also on the iPhone 4S although I’m painfully aware I need to pay out for an Olloclip or similar sometime soon as the camera, while excellent, does have a few limitations which came out in a couple of the pics I took…

 

…and I also drew some Marleks on shrink plastic (although had to wait until I was back from holiday to be able to cook them…

and also, not the best pic in the world, but I had half an hour to draw on a Nexus 7 so did these:

All in all, not bad for a month or so’s creative endeavour (and there are a good few more on the various websites, flickrs etc). Results of the competition are out in a couple of weeks, will be waiting impatiently to see how I’ve fared…

Joining the Marmarati.

Also in this weeks exciting blog post updates (oh I jest, as if I updated the blog anywhere near that regularly):

The Marmarati are having a competition. Participants are to create Marmite related imagery for.. well… don’t know, actually. Something or other. To be honest they had me at Marmite artwork. Few pieces of design have as much of a hold on me as a Marmite jar has. For some reason it’s a completely beautiful object, from the shape to the colour, and one that always makes me smile.

I’ve drawn things that are Marmite related before and blogged about them in the past but this time it’s personal. Well…. It’s something I’m more than happy to do in my spare time. Yes. Spare time. Hmm. Well, when that happens I like to draw so here are a couple of new pics with the intention that, while I’m on holiday soon, I’ll finish off two that I want to create with more time and focus devoted to them…

(drawn on iPad 2 using ArtStudio app).

(Drawn on iPAd 2 using ArtRage app).

(drawn on iPhone, on a train, using Adobe Ideas).

Should you be so kind you could click here and vote for my artwork in fact 🙂 No idea how I’ll fare against the other pics on display but I must admit to wanting to win the Marmarati crested Tankard…