Beauchamp Art

B.S. Beauchamp (Fine Art BA Hons) Critical and Creative Practice

Weekly Summary: 17.10.16 23.10.16

Ben - 10

I tried rendering the Ben sculpture again, with some moderate success, using more complex lighting and attention to the material properties, as well as experimenting with the depth function of Zbrush in conjunction with Phototoshop. The result was reasonable, but I may attempt another render next week, going back to basics. Moreover, I made a quick sculpture of an old man, which was then adapted to resemble Cohen the Barbarian from the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels, though I have not finalised a render, the model is essentially complete.

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Digital: Ben [3]

Ben - 01

Ben [3]

Virtual Ben, an autoportrait in digital clay.

Final full render.

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Digital: Ben [2]

Ben - 01

Ben [2]

Virtual Ben, an autoportrait in digital clay.

Second full render; a third render will soon follow.

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Digital: Malleus Ruinam

Malleus ruinam

Malleus ruinam

Ut ædificetur. Perdere. Iterum aedificare.

Precariat of a forlorn fate.

Digital: Decimari [2]

Decimari [2]

Decimari [2]

A old Decimari of the wastes.

Update of the Decimari [1] painting.

Digital: Ben

Ben - 01


Virtual Ben, an autoportrait in digital clay.

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Weekly Summary: 3.10.16 – 9.10.16


Things appear to have picked up somewhat in terms of my output; I have been working on a 3D Digital Auto-Portrait (WIP), and had a fairly busy weekend for digital painting and sketching. Although my technical ability for such matters has improved somewhat so that I can move through ideas more efficiently, I have not committed myself to any project with greater depth. Nevertheless, having listened though Day of the Triffids and my continued engagement with sci-fi subjects as an area for discourse and allegorical examination, I may be inclining myself to a more literary practice at the moment, with more abstract considerations less present.

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Digital: In Fine Dierum

In Fine Dierum

In Fine Dierum [At The End of Days]

Decimari overlooking the ruined land. What shall will remain when the earth is salted and nothing grows but shadows at the end of days.

Circuit Unlocks Digital

Circuit Unlocks Digital from Circuit Cambs on Vimeo.

A collaboration between the young peoples’ groups at Wysing, Kettle’s Yard, and firstsite. Circuit unlocks digital was a free event at Cambridge Junction celebrating digital art and included GIF and Glitch Art workshops, a Makey Makey Activity, digital artwork displays, and live performances.


Catch my flashing colours in the periphery, from the Circuit event in Cambridge earlier this year.

RGB [Post Exhibit 6b]

Weekly Summary: 26.9.16 – 2.10.16

David Bowie - 07

This week saw my return to work at the university, which went relatively smoothly; setting up furniture, giving a tour of the building and a few other technical jobs, alongside meeting with the other staff. Hopefully this punctuation will enable me to return to a steady rhythm of working . Moreover, it also give me access back to the computers and software, so during the quieter portions of the opening week, I was able to work on my David Bowie sculpture from before the summer break, which mostly involved tweaking the existing model; however, focusing on fewer reference images rather than trying to average a life time of varied aesthetics proved the more successful avenue to follow.

Moreover, I finished typing up quote from Error, which meant I could finally return my last book to the library. Having had a brief exchange with a current student who had read my dissertations (as it is available on the Intranet as an example), I have had some motivation to do more serious writing, but nothing is as yet in clear. Perhaps typing up the quotes from the other books read this summer will prove fruitful, and will allow me to build on the themes I was starting to examine earlier in the year.