. . . Vampire

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009


Well its Halloween so I made this for it. Well I made it before the actual day cos I was on DeviantArt and there was quite a few Halloween related picture so I thought I would have a stab at vampire themed one (oh haha stab, vampire, funny) and this is what I came up with in the end. It took quite a bit of tweaking to get it how I wanted, but I'm pretty sure I got there in the end . . .

credit: Vintage Beauty by ~GreenEyezz-stock
purple vintagey stripes paper by *TonomuraBix
Vampire Stock 28 by ~cyanide-rain-stock
Victorian grunge texture pack by =freaky665

. . . Photoshop Accident

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Yes an art accident has occured, which is frankly the best kinda of accident next to maybe a cooking accident except this doesn't have the chance of making you or anyone else ill. I was just happily playing around on Photoshop minding my own buisiness when I added a new layer and blend effect and thats when it happened, I had accidently created a picture that looked pretty good, happy days . . .

credit: red chenille fabric texture by *beckas
texture 20 by ~Insan-Stock
Ink Splatter 05 by ~loadus
drip abstract texture by *beckasUnderpaid Sign Painter.ttf by *Lydia-distracted

. . . Might As Well

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Well I made this yesterday but couldn't be bothered to post it. So here it is after one day in existence, admittedly I ended up altering and rearranging the text as I was resizing it for this very post so it was probably a good thing that I left it yesterday. The idea just came from the stock images I picked up and just seemed to work well together. I think its much more fun to just "go with the flow" rather than trying to force an idea . . .

credit: Textures for Pendlestock 2 by =lindowyn-stock
orange abstract texture 3 by *beckas
TEX-07 by ~egg9700
TEX-05 by ~egg9700
NOxWAY - Font by *KeepWaiting

. . . Oooo Movement

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009

video

Thought I should probably get round to posting this seeing as its kinda been finished for quite a while now. This the 'music video' me and Lotty made in Animation. It took a surprisingly long time to do considering how basic it is but I guess thats just the nature of Animation. We were a little worried it wasn't gonna work but in the end it looked fairly good (well better than we thought it would at least, haha) so now for your viewing pleasure . . .

credit: Honeydew - Mr Scruff

. . . Someone New

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009


Yes I know this post is straight after the 20th so it kinda ruins the milestone-edness(thats a real word you know)of it but I should of posted the 20th earlier, but too late now. Anyway to buisiness, I made the back ground for this one cos I was feeling a bit bored and a little down (cos someone else I know is sad) but then when I'd finished it since I've given all of the pieces I have created lately to somebody I felt I needed to to do the same with this one but I wanted to give it to someone new (and shiney, haha) that when I thought of Megan, so I came up with the text to go over it and hey presto! it was completed, cue lightning and maniacal laughter, enjoy . . .

credit: Sunset Paint Canvas Texture by ~Enchantedgal-Stock
red yellow victorian pattern by =DyingBeautyStock
bokeh texture by =ntscha
Yellow -3- by ~wojtar-stock
Sybil Green Font by ~Soondosdiosaas

. . . Milestone

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009


Yes !!! I have reached the milestone of sadness aka twenty posts. I decided to make something special for it based around my second great love (after Photoshop) music and in this case heavy metal. The picture didn't turn out exactly how I wanted it but it looks okay I guess, I think I may have overworked it and built up too much I'm not sure, but its probable that a revised version will appear on here sometime soon (so at the rate I go, probably tomorrow) but this version will have to do for now . . .

credit: damask wallpaper by ~insurrectionx
Track16 by ~shadowcatgdlstock
Red Painted Metal Texture 2 by `FantasyStock
Cinnamon Swirls in Every Bite by ~GreenEyezz-stock
Bad Manners Font by ~MisterChek

. . . Sister

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009


Well my little sister asked me to make her a picture and this is what I came up with, being that it is her most discerning bar maybe her angry side, haha, and seeing as generally people take the piss when it comes to people with ginger hair, I thought this was quite good and more than likelt completely true. Also overall I love the colours that came out, some of them only due to the blend effects and layering, aren't accidents brilliant . . .

credit: Red - Yellow Colored texture by ~JRMB-Stock
Black and red tapestry by ~darkrose42-stock
red fruits by ~H-D-STOCK
clementine sketch by *lostsoulx44

. . . Free Time

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009


I know, I know, I clearly have far too much free time on my hands, or does it just mean I'm dedicated to doing art . . . eeerr no not really just too much free time and not enough going outside. Well anyway this is the Photoshop version of the original version (yes I like the word 'version') of "Rocketship" that I posted previously, thisis much closer to the original "Don't Rocket, Rock It" but admittedly I have altered it so now its just "Rocketship, Rockitship", I changed it mainly due the size the original words turned out on Photoshop, I may do it again but resize the work page rather than the text, so there will probably be a third version soon . . .

. . . Overload

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009


Thought I may as well post this picture, cos it will only lead to an even bigger posting overload tomorrow. This one I made cos I wanted to create something a bit darker and grittier than the rest of the stuff that I've been creating lately. Then I got the idea to involve new Twilight film New Moon (which is the second book, obviously) and so I ended up doing it for a friend of mine, Emma, who loves the books and films. This will probably cause plenty of people to groan in dismay but frankly I couldn't care less, I like it, she likes it and thats all that really matters . . .

credit: dark 19 by *mimustock
Return to the dark... by =GrandeOmbre
texture stock 160 by *redwolf518stock
Large Moon type texture. by ~gfxgurl
Northwood High Font by *asianpride7625

. . . Graphics, The Final Frontier

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009


Mwahahaaaaa, another piece from a workshop other than Digital A&D. This time its Graphics' turn on the blog, this piece is from an idea I had in my first workshop, original it wasn't two of the same picture but when I was making it on Photoshop I thought it looked cool especially when you have the side by side so I kept it that way, I'll probably make the other version soon so you can . . . shock horror ! compare & contrast, hahaaa . . .

. . . Craziness

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009












Aaaaaahhh craziness, I'm gonna post something that isn't for Digital A&D, I know I've completely lost the plot, well actually I probably lost that quite a while ago now but thats not the point. Anyhoo these are some photos from my first Photography workshop (so it isn't that far from Digital A&D) they had to be black & white (cos we were told to) some are bit better than others, but I still like them all . . .

. . . "Odd One Out"

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009


Another "cheer up" piece for the blog, apparently I have a lot of sad friends at the moment, which is kinda good in a strange way cos I then get to cheer them all up with art (which I'm good at) but at the same time it's bad cos, well, their sad and thats never good. It also makes me a bit of the "odd one out" cos I haven't been sad since . . . well probably since starting college, but this is definitely something I can cope with and it would probably lead to some strange paradox, *depressed voice* "oh I'm so happy it's depressing . . . " see it just wouldn't work . . .

credit: blue vintage and swirls by =DyingBeautyStock
abstract purple texture by =DyingBeautyStock
Purple Violence by *emothic-stock
Purple light texture by ~instantrock
6 fonts by ~perfectrockstar

. . . Another

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Another picture for my friend Jess, who I also did "Laugh" for. I went for pretty much the opposite in terms of colours, and I thought is was quite good that it only took three layers to get something I was happy with (especially when some previous pieces have had 8 layers to get to the same point), I think it turned into quite a relaxing piece, next one is definitely going to have to be a lot darker . . .

credit: Blue grunge texture by ~SolStock
Texture - Blue Glitter by ~reno-fan-girl-Stock
Bright Blue Texture by ~Extince
CircleD font by ~estilojb

. . . Artifull-edness

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Well another piece has been produced, after a great yet knackering day of drawing I was feeling perticularly arty and was in a good mood. So I produced this to celebrate one of the most important things in my life (I know a little melodramatic but what the hell, everyone has to be at some point), my friends (second only to my family, obviously) without them there wouldn't really be much point to life, so I made this kinda cool colour palette, dunno why . . .

credit: Crunk Texture by ~MericG
Colour Acrylic 05 by ~Tackon
Texture 24 by *rootworx
Texture 28 by *rootworx
Rough Diamond 2 by `pendlestock
Anke Calligraphic FG Font by ~angelesart

. . . Request

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009


Its a Sunday and I'm bored so, well actually I'm not that bored cos I've been playing about on Photoshop as usual and piecing together my freaky bird but anyway going a little off subject, I got a request from a friend, Aimèe, to create her a picture after I told her I'd made some for other friends. So seeing as she wasn't sad it wasn't going to be a "cheer up" piece, and for the first (admittedly only out of four time) I had to think about it rather than something just coming to me, but I think it turned out well . . .

credit: Ice Ice Baby 02 by ~DH-Textures
Ice 009 by =ISOStock
Colors Alive. by ~craveprivacy
texture-111 by *laflaneuse
Jellyka Saint Andrews font by ~RockStarCyrus

. . . A Reason

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009



I know another one, I'm sorry . . . wait I don't need to be sorry it's my blog I'll post as much as I like ! (I now realise after typing that out that I somehow ended up having an arguement with myself, but I don't care). I seem to have lots of reasons to make art at the moment and luckily good ideas to back them up (otherwise I'd be kinda screwed really) this one is another "cheer up" piece for someone who is a bit down at the moment, so hopefully it'll help . . . well we shall see . . .

credit: Skirt pattern by ~LaTaupinette 
Star Light Texture by =BlackDelphin 
Transportation Museum 20 by ~DKD-Stock

. . . A Friend

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009



After creating the piece in the previous post I felt the need to do another one. This time for my friend Emma who is enjoying Uni (maybe a little too much, haha) it has lyrics from a song by the band Hadouken! which both of us love. Also the lyrics are ridiculously apt considering every Uni student has been partying for at least the first week they there, so yea it was fun . . .

credits: Digital Bokeh by *frozenstocks  
stock007 by ~Missyfairie-Stock
Cracked Glass Texture I by ~EverythingIsInStock 
Moody Boys Font by *veredgf

. . . Happy

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009




Thought I'd post my latest little something, I made this for a friend to cheer her up cos she's not enjoying Uni all that much, aaaaawww I know I'm so sentimental, mostly the idea just came to me when i was making something else so I thought I'd run with it an see where it went. It took a little fiddle and a bit of the less is more approach and a little rotation to keep thing fresh, and there it was, lovely !

credit: Sparkles by ~Ermenelwen 
Pattern 013 by ~Katibear-Stock 
Glitter by ~Ermenelwen 
bobsmade font by *Bobsmade

. . . Simple

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009



Thought I'd post another picture from todays (last) Digital A&D workshop. This one is considerably more simple (possibly minimalist?), well anyway its quite a bit different to the previous post, theres a lot less bright colour and the font is less flashy also there isn't anywhere near as much text on this one. Well see for yourself, compare & contrast if you will . . .

. . . TEXT !!

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009



Ok today I have a slight variation on the Photoshop obsession, this time its with text. I've been using it probably a little toomuch in the pieces I've been working on today but frankly I don't care its far too much fun to fiddle about with it, rearranging it and other rather things like that so I'm quite happy to continue with my obsession with text thank you.

. . . Addiction

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2009


Ok thought I'd post something new seeing as I haven't for a little bit. This is also a chance for me to complain (admittedly its not a real complaint but whatever) . . . why oh why is Photoshop so damn addictive, I mean I could spend hours, days, and possibly months on it just fiddling about and tweaking pictures, and trying different layer arrangements and images just to see what looks best and then they all do, and then i end up with five images to the tweak further, aargh ! How am I ever meant to get anything else done ! Ok sorry about that my (happy) rant over.

credit: create-stock: lips by ~create-stock
crazy firework bokeh stock by =DyingBeautyStock

HUGE monoprint 6 by `pendlestock

. . . Strolling In The Rain

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Well after a pretty good day of Animation, it was pretty disheartening to have to trek through the rain to get home, thats just the way life is I guess. So I thought I'd post another picture from . . . Digital A&D, only three posts and I'm already predictable, hmmm not good, but whatever here it is . . .

credit: Stucco and Stone Texture by *Lausanne
Paper Impasto 31 by ~Tackon

DSC_0009 by ~stockII

. . . Another Day, Another Post

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2009


After a strangely tiring day of drawing I thought I'd post another picture from Digital A&D. Seeing as I'm slightly more pleased with this than some of the art I produced today, but as they say practice makes perfect, so I'll just keep on practicing.

credit: larafairie-stock: Half Face by ~larafairie-stock

. . . Uh Oh

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009


I'm a little worried now that I'm gonna be posting excessively on here . . . but what the hell here's another. This is another picture that went particularly well in Digital A&D. Oh happy days, lets just hope that the good art keeps on coming, just gotta make sure that I keep taking photos and making stuff.

. . . knocking about in Digital A&D

Posted by Laurence Cox | Posted in | Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009


First post, woooo, god Im such a child. Well anyhoo, today I managed to produce something Im happy with straight away, I know amazing, no spending hundreds of hours on a picture and not really getting anywhere. So today was definitely a good day for art . . . well as far as Im concerned.