Tuesday, 27 May 2014

the Robot Wall

Couple of weeks ago I was very lucky to do a job for a robot loving mini human. My client was one of the best I've ever had and followed my working very very intensively.I painted three robots for his bedroom with some planets, a rocket and a spaceship.

I started with this cute little telly robot.

My client also demanded one of the robots to be a super one, so that's what I did. 

My favourite robot is the big one on the right hand side.

My client is very fond of spiders too, so I painted a space spider on the other wall.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Roman bath (the Water and Steam Museum)

I nearly forgot that we also made a Roman bath! Mum and dad of my family starred in this antique bathing scene too.

We had lots of fun with him standing in the water(piece of glass and him cut in half) naked!

Monday, 24 March 2014

house from the year 1979 (the Water and Steam Museum)

The final house has all the modern mod cons.

Let me show you how my characters came alive. After I'd completed my drawings, model makers printed them out. Then they clued the figures on foam and carefully cut out the shapes. The character then got a stick hidden on back which then would be inserted on the floor making the figure stand. 

The small boy jumping on bed got a thin stick on his head instead and was hung from the ceiling.

At this time people were simply enjoying the modern ways and rarely thought about possible outcomes. This lady who pours frying fat into the sink is blissfully unaware that it will block the pipes and cause all sorts of problems.


Here's Hanna putting final touches on the house. 
Dad of the family has just finished washing his car.

I also did cross section drawings of sewage systems that went on the sides of the houses.

Special thanks for Chris Tatler for amazing photos(the best ones are by him).

Victorian house (the Water and Steam Museum)

Third house is the Victorian town house.

Now fresh water runs from the taps and is ok to drink too.

Lady of the house seams to be flirting with this gentleman whilst her husband is enjoying a hot bath in his very modern bathroom.

Bathrooms with running water are yet not for everyone. Maids and servants still need to run the stairs with jugs and buckets.

Special thanks for Chris Tatler for amazing photos(the best ones are by him).

Georgian house (the Water and Steam Museum)

The second house in order is this Georgian one.

Now there's pipes and sewages but they are still very simple. Fresh water only comes once a week!

There are potties, not toilets, everywhere. It's totally businesslike behaviour to have a pee whilst discussing important business matters!

Taking tea is the height of fashion and boiling the water makes it safe to drink.

The water pipes only go to the kitchen downstairs. Servants are still busy carrying jugs and pots up and down the stairs.

Special thanks for Chris Tatler for amazing photos(the best ones are by him).

Sunday, 23 March 2014

17th century house (the Water and Steam Museum)

The first house is this 17th century house.

The theme of this house seams to be poo and pee! There are no sewages so all the poo goes to a cesspit. Toilets are outside and potties get emptied on the street.

Look out water carrier! Mind the pee.

Water has to be carried everywhere...

Where's that girl with the empties? I need to get those tankards rinsed. We have customers waiting

The barber is here to shave the master.

Special thanks for Chris Tatler for amazing photos(the best ones are by him).

the London Museum of Water and Steam

Lucy adding final touches to houses

The coolest museum ever(formerly know as the Steam Museum)reopened this weekend. I was very lucky to be a part of making this kick ass museum even more kick ass. Based in the old water pumping station next to Kew Bridge, this museum is a home for some of the coolest steam engines. After receiving lottery funding the museum got a modern makeover and even bigger exhibitions. I got to be part of the team that built miniature houses for the Waterworks Gallery downstairs. Model makers Robert Dawson, Lucy Askew and Hanna SzaƂach worked their magic on the buildings whilst I drew a family who travelled through time from house to house. We combined 3D models and my "comics" to tell a story of water in London's homes. 

Robert and the 17th century house

museum visitors admiring our work!