Dredd

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Dredd_mff_7 Dredd_mff_6 Dredd_mff_5 Dredd_mff_3  Dredd_mff_4Another film inspired drawing in the form of Dredd. One of the top comic to film conversions that was superb, from casting to plot, bullets to blood. It’s also looked sexy as hell, if you are into gritty, dystopian visions. Karl Urban definitely nailed the grim expression and the efficeint, deadly demeanour.

This illustration was created with dip pen, indian ink, fineliners and acrylic paint.

 



THE BEAST IS COMING FOR YOU

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MFF MURAL - BEAST FROM THE EAST

WATCH OUT EAST LONDON.

Here is a teaser from some of our latest work – BEAST FROM THE EAST – a ferocious-looking mural spray-painted upstairs from the Plough, at Swan Wharf in #HackneyWick. The artwork was commissioned by Hey Big Man, a creative studio on the top floor.

TIMELAPSE COMING SOON TO A WEBSITE NEAR YOU…

 



#GUESSWHO

#GUESSWHO - EYE IDENTIFICATION COMPETITION

In this new, and potentially never-seen-again, series – #GUESSWHO – we want you to tell us who the eyes belong to. The first correct person to tweet the answer, tagging @MRFOURFINGERS, will win a free t-shirt and maybe some other cool shit…

THE EYE IDENTIFICATION GAME. CATCHY



Highly Recommended Videos for a Youtube Party Vol. 1

We’ve all been there. When a impromptu get together turns into a Youtube Party and everyone wants a crack at showing theirs in the hope that they will have the best video. The one which can add a certain flavour or energy to the party. Well look no further and chill because these are the only ones you need to see.

These Youtube videos feature a mixture of talking animals, amazing stunts, musical talents, electric dancing, weird gameshows, flying people and one-legged women with spikes. *If you would like us to include a particular video, perhaps in volume two, then please leave a comment or contact us directly.

In no particular order and for no other reason then “YOUTUBE PARTY!!!” we give you our highly recommended Youtube Videos.

Japanese Game Show Marshmallow

Wacky gameshow where contestants have to grab a marshmallow with their mouths, while at the same time fighting the increasing tension of a rubber band. YOUTUBE GOLD!

Jeb Corliss ” Grinding The Crack”

Just your average ‘I’m flying down a mountain with a wing suit on,’ kind of day. Hold on. Who the hell is filming this guy?!

PUMPED UP KICKS | DUBSTEP

Michael Jackson better watch out. This guy was obviously gifted with a robotic function for throwing down some shapes.

ANIMAL CRACKERS (The Best of BBC One’s Walk On The Wild Side)

A humorous look at what some animals might actually be saying to each other. Through telepathy of course, and a well narrrated BBC script.

Jetman Dubai : Young Feathers 4K

The future has arrived and now we can use jet packs to get to work. FML. Watching this video will make you feel depressed and inspired all at the same time. Inspired because we can fly, and depressed because you probably never will… Sorry.

GoPro HERO3: Almost as Epic as the HERO3+

This is an advert for GoPro, but even so it is simply amazing. The story, the journey, the build up and then the finale is incredible – the HD from the GoPro aint too bad either. It just blows my mind knowing that somewhere out there, right now, someone is doing this as their day job and here I am writing a fooking blog about it. Damn…

Batman Says His Goodbyes

Badman, a spoof of the popular Marvel Batman series, has yet again put the safety of Gotham city before himself and is set to save the day again. But before he flies to his own destruction he has a few things on his mind as he says his final goodbyes. The big question remains, ‘Harvey Dent, can we trust him…’

Sing! Day of song – Bobby McFerrin – Improvisation

From the guy who brought you ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ this spell-bounding performance from Bobby McFerrin will leave you gaping in awe. He transforms the whole audience into a singing orchestra!

Animal Thug Life Compilation

These animals are bad-to-the-bone mother fuckers. Be warned!

Hippo Charge on Chobe River. Botswana, Awesome but crazy dangerous

So that’s how fast a hippo is?! Insane look at a HUGE hippopotamus chasing down a boat on the Chobe River, Botswana.

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

You will have no doubt seen Danny’s BMX’ing skills before. This time he pushes the limits of what can be done on a bicycle.

Prototype

Forget what you know about disability. And watch until the very end as Viktoria Modesta, the world’s first amputee pop artist, impresses with a captivating performance.

Dub FX ‘Flow’ feat. Mr Woodnote

We end this volume with another music video and this has made the list due to the fact that it’s a banging tune and it was one of the first videos I ever saw where a beat-boxer composes a whole dance tune by looping various beats together. Mr Woodnote adds extra flair with his sax. Enjoy!

We hope you enjoyed that. please share with your friends, partners, parents, pets and worst enemies.


Tribal – 2 – Skull Ink Drawing

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Tools: Couple of ‘Uni Pin’ Fineliners, mostly dip pen and Indian ink, orange ink, toothbrush, white gel pen, salt (texture on skull)

Size:A2

Substrate: 300gsm Watercolour Paper (Cold Pressed – Slight texture)



Tribal – Skull Ink Drawing

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This illustration is not based on actual tribes (though that is a future idea called ‘tribes’), it merely had a tribal feel to it. That and hidden layers of ‘deep meaning’. This skull ink drawing was created with a variety of pens, from fineliner to Pentel Brush Pen (also known as ‘pocket brush). The larger areas of black are Indian ink and the slash of colour is simply pink ink (though says purple on bottle).

I loathe drawing feathers but figured I would give it a go. Skull ref from Pale Horses skull reference book called New Life, available as digital download from Illustrated Monthly

Tools: various sizes of ‘Uni Pin’ Fineliners, Brush pen, indian ink, dip pen, ink, toothbrush, white gel pen.

Size:A2

Substrate: 300gsm Watercolour Paper (Cold Pressed – Slight texture)



SIT – Opening Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

We occasionally like to showcase other artists who blow our mortal minds and even though it has been a while this is surely worth the wait. SIT, the Dutch born artist, was invited to exhibit some work at Amsterdam’s museum of modern art, Stedelijk Museumand and added some extra flair to the opening evening with some live art which was then turned into a captivating animation.

There’s talent and then there is this guy! 

The live art was executed superbly, together with some amazing skills and a wicked video to compliment the whole damn package, it really does go on to inspire the shit outta that left brain.

For the re-opening of Amsterdam’s museum of modern art, Stedelijk Museum, SIT was invited to create a series of paintings on the opening night at the museum. This resulted in a series of 11 works called “kowws” – an interpretation of the chronophotography of birds in flight. His actions were beamed on one wall, with the progress of the crow’s animation on another.



Weird Nature Series – Vol. 4

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Agama Agama lizard


Fanfin Seadevil weird nature series

Fanfin Seadevil

Deep ocean anglerfish and one crazy looking bastard

Weird Nature - Glaucus Atlanticus

Glaucus Atlanticus

A small blue sea slug, they may see fairly harmless but they feed on creatures like venomous cnidarians, they then store the stinging nematocyts within their own tissue. Meaning you may receive a sting when picking one up.

Yeti CRab

Kiwa jurists aka Yeti Crab

This furry looking wee bastard has hairy pincers that contain filamentous bacteria, which it may use to detoxify poisonous minerals from the water emitted by the hydrothermal vents where it lives. Only discovered by humans in 2005.

More creatures and creepers from the wonderful world of weird nature! If this is your first time seeing our weird nature series of fast and loose sketches then be sure to check out: Weird Nature Vol. 1, Weird Nature Vol. 2 and Weird Nature Vol 3 for more visual feasts on the strange world we live in.

 



Fast and Loose Side Skull

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More skull studies happening in the MFF world. This time with a side skull profile and incorporating some familiar fast & loose styling together with our skull study idea. Really please with the way it came out. This can also be seen on Instagram – speaking of, we would like to say thanks for all the feedback we receive on here. Great to know that people are liking what we are creating and always great to get feedback.

Our plans for this WIP are…

“Plan on masking skull, then adding spray paint to background, one colour or two tone.”



Ink On Paper

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In a bid to recreate some dark overlord-inspired magic we ventured into a world of silhouettes, ink and digital landscapes to bring you this planned, and completely accidental, piece of artwork simply titled Ink on Paper. We have been trying to create a series of prints similar to Cosmic Effuse, the popular and now sold-out print, and in the process came up with this interesting execution.

This was recently on our Instagram feed so for those that follow us there we hope you enjoy it more the second time around.