Sunday, October 15, 2017

Music on Spotify: Artificial Colours

Hi everyone,
A few months ago I was lucky enough to discover that an old friend of mine was keen to record some cool tunes just for fun. I'd been playing around with music making and writing lyrics for a long time so it was interesting to get a real musician on board.
All together we made 10 tracks (3 being interludes). While we may enjoy some more than others, it was really a wonderful experience and sparked some real creativity for us both.

The thing I love most about music is the diary of time it can keep in the lyrics. I'll never feel exactly the same as when I wrote the lyrics for each one of these songs. So that makes each one a personal experience locked in music forever. With that, it's so fun to make tunes and really build the sound with my friend, Daniel Symons. who brought ideas, vocals, mixing and some showstopping Trombone.

It also gave us the opportunity to find collaborators to make the tracks feel more vibrant. Overall it was an exciting and somewhat emotional experience. And there was a lot of pizza.

One of those collaborators then went on to design our cover, which you can see below.

(Art by Jens Adria)

You can now listen to the tracks on SPOTIFY and ITUNES


And here is a promo video I did!

Night night

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Daily Crumb in 2017

Hi The Daily Crumb readers!!

Oh okay, everyone has gone home I guess.
Well this is a quick 2017 update just giving the no-one-verse an idea of where I am as a person creatively.
I'm currently finding the world very interesting. Happy faces and interesting locations continue to catch my attention. Because of this I post a lot of random pictures on my Instagram account. There is no consistency there. There are photographs, drawings, animation previews, videos of atmospheric settings, short 'comedy' videos and more whatevers I experience. My Instagram seems to be kind of my visual diary, like this blog may have been once upon a time. Anyway, in short, I bit my tongue yesterday ouch.

Here are some of the sketches that have appeared.

You can check out everything at

A lot of the the little video sketches I've made for Instagram I have also put on my second YouTube channel, TheDailyCrumb2. There is certainly some very weird stuff on this channel so watch your step if you do venture there.

Like this

and this

and this (Scene from Toy Story 2)

and of course, this.


So I've been keeping busy. I've also ventured into some very new and very old areas.

I've recently just completed a super dumb animation about Donald Trump. And I love it because it reminds me of how stupid things can be in cartoons. It also reminds me of those good times in my teen days where I'd create many silly short comedy sketches just for the fun of it.

I have a full time job in the real life, so doing full animations is so difficult and I am certainly restricted from working at a good pace.

I would like animation to be my main thing going into the future. I have fun doing it and I have a lot I want to say, even if it is stuff people have heard already before from other massive properties...? what? My cartoons need to move I think, I' m not sure. I've done loads of comics in my life but after the 'no book' situation I feel like animation is a better place for my art. It takes so long but it's very fulfilling.

Going next I'm not sure what animation it will be, but you'll see. (Eventually) (In like 3 years) (Nah, hopefully not..)(I am so slow)

Next up is new thing! Well not entirely new....
The full story is I've made a lot of music in my life, but all on this non-professional software called 'Mixcraft'. I don't know how to play ANY instruments, apart from a tiny bit of drums. But I do play the laptop keyboard a bunch and find sounds that feel good in my ears. From there I make songs and write lyrics and do whatever. The ending of the Trump animation had a little music I did... though it is short.
Anyway. I joined up with my friend in Australia who I have known for many years who is an expert Trombone dude. He didn't care that I didn't know how to play actual instruments and decided he wanted to get involved in some of my music!

So we made 2 songs! They are scary and tromboney. So please enjoy.

Listen to that Trombone!

To end off, I've also watched all of Steven Universe and am playing some FreeSo (The Sims Online fan reboot) (I don't play official Sims anymore. SHOCK HORROR!)

- Thedailycrumb



.. Oh you are still here? I knew you were curious! Of COURSE you were. Well, since you are so desperate I'll show you pictures of my Sim house.

- Thedailycrumb

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Go to Inspiration


I thogught I'd post sum vidoes of what inspries me sumtimes OR right now anwywyas. It's very difficult to find inspiraiton, extremely, youwouldnt believ it. It's incredible.
Some bad ppl are coming to get us, they called the ProcrastiNations and they hate everythin we trying to accomplish.
But anywya.

This talk is themost brilliant talk ever for an artist feeling like their work is nuthink

This is an old music video but I am excited for new Gorillaz stuff so it def gunnna be in this blog post. The Demon Days eera of music videos blewminds. All 4 of them were fantastic (amazing!) just gRREAT. But Dare I like because it remains fun and simplistic. The art style of Noodle in Phase 2 was great. Her clothing and hair inspired my character designs when I was younger and the brilliant animation continues to amaze.
Plus i luv dancing

Not this song in particular, but this song does show off exactly what inspires me about this show, Steven Universe.

What a show! It's fabulous, i have a fabulous amount of respect for Steven Universe, it's great. Believe me, all my friends think so. Well, one of them.

The show inspires me because of it's amazing human writing and representation of love in all of it's forms. Plus it's fun and the musics cool.