Saturday, 31 December 2011

Last Day of 2011 RoboDoodle

Robodoodle by Frank Allen

This is another Large Doodle A2 sized created abstractly with marker pen. Despite being in great surroundings, Im Feeling Really Ill with Chest Infection, and have got news from the surgeon until Tuesday.
Got a wood burner hopefully can readdress the balance a little with it.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

29 12 11 - Eye Drops Retinal Shots

 Welcome to the Darkside of my Eye, The Y shaped flecks are the Retinitis Pigmentosa Deterioration which will continue through my cones in Y Shaped patterns.

The optician said his Camera wasnt good enough really to catch all the deterioration, there are specialcamera's where they would compress your eye to fit it all in.

The Eye drops where hell.....

Frank 29 12 11
— at alder's opticians.

29 12 11 Holiday Art...

I'm off House sitting until Monday out in the Country but I'll post photos of new Art from there Daily. The closest to a Holiday I have been on in years...

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

28 12 11 Neo London Mega Shark is it a T-Shirt or is it a bird :)

Got my Eyes Photographed. Had to have Drops man my head hurts.

Heres my Mega Machine Shark in a T-shirt design, just experimenting but its on Redbubble , I might get muself one :)

"Neo London Mega Shark" - T-Shirt T-Shirts & Hoodies by Frank Allen | RedBubble

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

"EcoWARrior" by Frank Allen | RedBubble

"EcoWARrior" by Frank Allen | RedBubble:

Totally Abstract This one Took an Hour as usual I just drew lines and this is what came out. No intentions until the lines show me the art.

Monday, 26 December 2011

"Eyebirds" Posters by Frank Allen | RedBubble

"Eyebirds" Posters by Frank Allen | RedBubble:

“Eyebirds” by Frank Allen

I think this abstract conceived from a drawing Drawing I had done at a gig reflects in some ways the coming deterioration over the next decade or so from my De generative Eye Disease.

Avliable to buy in various formats from Red Bubble, Its a new thing Im trying out.

"What Ever You See" Mounted Prints by frankart | RedBubble

"What Ever You See" Mounted Prints by frankart | RedBubble:

Just trying out this commercial site whilst I wait for my Back Operation Never sold any Art Before or done anything Commercially.

- Frank 26 12 11

25 12 11 The Doodle that gave birth to Itself

I'd say this is the first Doodle that made me think maybe these doodles might even be Art to someone.

All the Doodles are done Abstractly without me intentionally adding any lines until they begin to form into shapes with a life of there own. I haven't set up a business yet ;) but any are available to buy, as Im still waiting for surgery.

Frank Allen  25 12 11

Saturday, 24 December 2011

24 12 11 Daily Doodle Abstract Mucha Art Deco Spider Girl Doodle

Living off Sushi right now, forgot how much I love that stuff :)

Abstract Mucha Art Deco Spider Girl Doodle

The Art...

Went for a walk in the bitting hail and rain and came back turned off the computer and finished this. This nothing Like being dry whilst walking threw bitting hail in the Dark listening to music. When I got in I put on a rare vinyl and finished this off Marker Pens on A2 paper. Then this morning I recoloured some colours on photoshop ready to post. 

- Frank Allen 24 12 11 17.29

The Music...

A Awesome colloborations of mordern musicians, Vic Chesnutt's album  North Star Deserter featuring heavily  A Silver Mount Zion, and another personal fave DC Hardcore ledgend Guy Picciotto from Fugazi. The music can not fail to move at some level.

When I Got in I put on a rare Velvet Underground Vinyl I picked up in Cambridge called Orange Disaster, It was pretty rough recordings but still really cool to draw to, John Cale was still there and that was the important thing.

Here they are doing a Tract Nirvana would later cover, Enjoy.

Friday, 23 December 2011

23 12 11 Pyschadelia Fairy Tale Rampage NEXT SAHB


The Art

Not Completely happy with this image, but make what you will of it. I think after its uploaded to the blog I'm going to go no computers for at least 24 hours I'm feeling completely Irradiated.

I see some kinda psychedelic thing going on. My friend Mel saw a shrimp,  saw a fairy Tale mum saw a metamorphosis. Say what you see...

- Frank Allen 23 12 11 14.39 GMT

The Music

Heres a Video of a cool tune from the Insane Alex Harvey. He used to be a teem Idol and he became a Rock and Roll Ledgend

Thursday, 22 December 2011

22 12 11 - Los Angeles Jungle Fever - Edit 16.12.11


My Brother in Law tells me a Post a Day is putting people off from Commenting. What do you quiet bunch out there think? Plus What Do you think I should focus the body of the post on, Theres the Music, The Disabilities and Coping with them, Or purely about my Art? Any Opinions Welcome.

The Music..
Currently listening to a lot of early T-Rex when they were known as Tyrannosaurus Rex  in my opinion a much cooler Name. Heres a video to give you a feel...

 Introduced by the awesome John Peel heres Sara Crazy Child Real blues gone roots crazy. Takes a minute to start long intro.

Heres another Blinder she was born to be a unicorn.

 - Frank Allen Friday 21-12-11

This Doodle was done on A3 card and I coloured it with my new set of Pro Markers, not quite as warm as my other markers but really cool colours nevertheless.

- Frank Allen Friday 16-12-11

19 12 11 Daily Doodle The Typhoons Boogie Bomb Band

 Did this Doodle this morning for Mel and Stuck it onto a 7inch Steve Malckmus Single Sleave to give him as a gift. His been the best support Ive ever had through these last few months.

Had a terrible sleep Last night due to Tooth Ache, Hopefully I'l be fresher tomorrow.

- Frank Allen 19-12-11 15.16

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

20 12 11 - RP and Running - Truly Inspiring Blind Athlete

Below is a really inspiring Guest Post by Simon a blind Extreme Distance Runner so I am going to run it again Today on the Doodle.

Sea Bear 17/12/11

Special Guest Blog todays by Simon Wheatcroft, Simon has the Same degenerative eye condition as me Retinitis Pigmentosa. Receiving his story today in my Face book inbox really cheered me up, The more people I talk to with the more inspired and moved I am to keep doing the things I do.

Frank 07-11-11

Simon Wheatcroft's Guest Blog

RP and running

Having dealt with the issues surrounding RP from my early childhood to the present day was a difficult journey at first. When first diagnosed I wasn’t sure what the future would hold, what would I be capable of? What would I be able to see by the time I was 30? I seemed to have many questions and no idea how to manage the answers.

As I grew older I became more comfortable with my impending sight loss and carried on with my life. I drifted through college and found my way into a career in IT. After 10 years of career advancement I found myself in the unfortunate position of being made redundant. This gave me a great opportunity to assess my direction in life.

I decided it was time to truly test what I was capable of. I embarked on a new career and returned to college to gain the relevant qualification to attend university. I attended a regular college rather than a college that was targeted at the visually impaired. I believed it was important for me to adapt as well as the college in order to achieve personal goals.

Around the same time I started college I wanted to challenge myself physically. The biggest issue I had been having over the past few months was with my mobility. Moving around unaided had become incredibly difficult. So I wanted to find something that would challenge my mobility and push me mentally and physically.

I decided to start running, unable to afford a gym membership or a treadmill I only had one option: run outside. This was made slightly more complicated by the fact I didn’t have a guide runner. So despite being registered blind for over a decade I thought I would give running alone a try. I started by running on a football pitch; I would position myself between the goal posts and run to the other side of the pitch. I tracked my position using audio based GPS and ran up and down the field.

This proved very limiting and hazardous, so I thought I could translate the skills I had learnt on the fields to the road. I found myself a closed road and began to run up and down the road. Using audio GPS it was easy to track my location and pacing so began to build up the miles. After mastering the techniques I explored the local roads and began the transition to running on the open road alone. After memorizing a 2-mile route through the feel underfoot, audio GPS signals and using my ability to pick out certain visual elements such as a bus stop, I wanted to set myself a challenge.

I decided to train to run at the ultra distance, which is any distance above and beyond 26 miles. For my first race I chose to run a 100-mile hilly route in the Cotswolds. I aimed for 100 miles but only completed 83. I ran till I couldn’t stand and with non-functioning legs I was carried off the course. Since then I have completed other races including ultras and still continue to train outdoors alone.

Through running I was able to redefine my mental and physical limits. I achieved something people perceived impossible. When I thought about losing my vision as a child I never believed once blind I would learn to run alone and compete in one of the hardest running disciplines. Not only do I run at the ultra distance I compete against sighted people and beat them. Proving to myself and hopefully others that, a disability does not define what we can do. Those limits are still determined by what we believe we can do.

- Simon Wheatcroft

Todays omming Soon - for Now Sea Bear Daily Doodle

Sea Bear 17/12/11

Markers on A3 Paper, Todays Doodle comming soon.

= Frank Allen 27 12 11

Saturday, 17 December 2011

17.12.11 - Daily Doodle The Undertow of the Subconcious Comes Full Circle

While I was studying Graphic Design I did some of this made design work. I got terrible grades because the Art was always late and I went miles off theme, But I was pleased with most of the work that resulted.

I created the song on my four track one miserable morning. I just sat down and played and there it was, another marvel of the subconscious.

As always thanks for looking and please do comment.

- Frank Sat 17th December 2011 10.51

10th December 2011 - Skull Vs CityCryptic - 1 Mont by ~FrankLouisADD on deviantART

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

14 12 11 - London Paris Moscow New York

Here goes the first Scheduled Post.


Firstly some good news about the Artist. My surgery was delayed but i had t go see the Surgeon to get some bad news. The Surgery is delayed  and I need a new Scan. This is horrible, If it goes just a week longer it means being off work for more that 8 months, and bang goes my job.

But the good news, the doctor said I should phone to offer to take a cancellation for the scan, take anything. I was parallelized with fear at the prospect of phoning, any making of phone calls cause me anxiety. But I plunged ahead afte4r a whole day of worry. I got in tonight which was totally unexpected, I'd highly recommend trying that if your going inot surgery and you need a scan and your worried about the length of time your been off work.

 The Doodle is called Animal Crackers, Marker Pens on A2 Paper. Took about one and a half hours to do, double that to scan the monster.

You get a Scanned in Doodle today  instead of a photo. Im going to try predating my post so they go Automatically up. I'm going to try 8.30 New York time first, to just catch those people about to start work Idling on there computers.

Bloggers What do you think s the best time to post and what do you make of the Doodle?

Frank Allen 14th December 2011

The Doodle is called Animal Crackers, Marker Pens on A2 Paper. Took about one and a half hours to do, double that to scan the monster.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

10 12 11 - Skull Vs CityCryptic - 1 Month of Doodles

Just drew this about an hour ago, Transformers 3 was on my dad and sister where watching it, I just drew through most of it not paying any attention.

A3 Marker pens.

So its been a month, I thought i would struggle but Ive actually got material coming out of my ears. I made a video of all the ones to post and scan and it should last a while but I'll keep doing fresh ones like todays.

I Apologise for the blurriness.

- Frank Allen 10th December 2011

29 11 11 - Daily Doodle Holy Slug Pellets BatSlug

Alfred - “Master Bruce, that was Master Dick on the wire, his flying round for Dinner”

I'm becoming more and more distracted of late by the Computer.  Just its prescience is fuzzing up my brain.

I can remember a time when I felt on top of my ADD and it definitely didn’t involve any static buzz and whirring hidden drive beasties.

Therefore for a few days at least I am going to try and keep the computer to a minimum, and face book although offering me so much opportunity to 2 scheduled times a day.   Anybody else readings this facing similar problems and a lot of PC Time?
  • Frank Allen 27 11 11

Thursday, 8 December 2011

08 12 11 - Bad News Doodle or Animal Crackers ?

Today you get the not so good doodle of the 2 I did this evening......
It started with a phonecall last night from the hospital, operations not going to happen on moday, maybe sometime in Janurary. Then I got to go see the surgeon and the first thing he says is 'this scans too old' :O so no surgery until a new scan is done.
Looking on the brightside, plenty more art to come. The down side, Pain of course and more importantly I miss working with the kids a lot, they keep me sane.
- Frank Allen 08 12 2011 22.37

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

07 12 11 - Cyber Punk Abstract Image

Just in Case I dont come back into the tent tonight and Im Lost to the Dark.....

Did this years back t college, Photocopier, shredded paper, transparencies and an apple mac.

Idoru Image created by Frank Allen

-Frank Allen 07-12-11 16.00

23 11 11 - The Doodle Arrived or Sci-Fi Butterfly

Ive done it, its taken me half the day to focus enough to scan this in......

Ok I've turned off the main distraction to blog posting, Today that was the Smashing Pumpkins Earphoria a totally awesome compliation Soundtrack of various Pumpkins Performances thats also a Video Sound Bio Pic Movie Thing.

Before them it was Dan, which I gotta say was Awesome, Google+ have a chat room where you can actually both draw on the same Page. How awesome is that, and he was alble to listen to my music aswell. Was playing the Unicorns and because its awesome funny Indie Synth Pop I'll post a vid of it.

Back to the A3 Doodle Story Frank!

I'd woken up at 3 am very aware that I needed to get up and do something if I was Ever to Sleep. This is so typical of the type of thing you draw at 3 in the morning. Tell me what you think of the Art and the Musical Awesomeness of the Unicorns,

Thanks for looking X

Frank Allen 23-11-11 
The Doodle Music

 No , music just the breeze blowing in one ear and out the other, rustling the waves.
- Frank Allen 23-11-11 Operation Countdown 19 Days

A Quick Fishy Meaning

I read that Jung believed fish represent the unconscious mind, and that unconscious is like the sea. I like that, there might be something in that. But what on earth does a Alien Moth represent?

A lot to get on with if I'm gonna mount this work and the others for Sale. 

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

06 12 11 - Art Shouldnt be Dull

Really Busy Day. Made a poster got it printed and got some prints. If anybody needs a poster or a book cover doing just ask.

Heres the poster displaying some of the first 14 days spontaneous doodles, which are all up for sale.

05 12 11 - Heavy Metal Daily Doodle

I hated this one when it started but now I Actually think its quite strong. Did it at mels as he and dan where discussing communism and blue green algea baths. As you do.
Im gonna spend the whole day tommorrow scanning the doodles I snaped over the last week tto paste at a udefined later date. In the meantime I've got about a weeks worth from the last few evenings to blog.
Took 3 big pictures intto suzys bookshop biggleswade. They have been so much help they are full of enthusiasm. Great people.
Thanks for looking. Please comment and checkout the other pictures.
- Frank Allen 05 12 11 21.18

Monday, 5 December 2011

04 12 11 - Eyes Sharp Like Shrapnel

 This is a Poem I improvised yesterday for a guest blog on Arjuns blog along with this A2 marker pen Doodle


My Guest post on the Brush banging \,,/ - Poems and Drawings Blog

Eyes Sharp like Shrapnel,

I saw the dew,

there was the feedback,

between your trusted Empty interior,

I felt for the cavity,

A Stare, a causal glance,

a trial by fire,

to tear free,

and then a chance,

yet thoughts like scribbling,

They feed from the heavens,

After they rain down in Finish,

below we grasp at shards,

reaching for metallic feelings,

Sipping on the Juices of the Void,

A empty sentence,

a walk in a direction,

a meaningless exchange,

a sense of regret,

a freedom so revealing,

Peace in the sky,

bring forward the emptiness,

the blinding of light,

twins though crippled,

fire comes from there hands,

Eyes like Shrapnel

Eyes like Shrapnel,

Eyes like Shrapnel

Eyes like Shrapnel

Eyes like Shrapnel..............

First poem in over a Decade written abstractly than the order shifted a little whilst listening to a Silver Mount Zion
Frank Louis Allen 17.36 GMT 03-12-11

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Guest Blog 3rd December 2011 - Arjun Khode dwg-Oil on cardboard‏

Really Good Guest Blog by Arjun whos blog is the Brush banging \,,/ - Poems and Drawings Blog

He is a brilliant Artist, Poet, Musical Connoisseur, and a Musician.

1.A moment, you're still
Quite dizzy, but on the ground
2.A clock on the wall ticks,
And you can hear just fine
3.What is happening to me?
You think to yourself.
4.Fine, until ....
in your mind you think
'The clock just ticked again..'
the exact same tick happened a moment ago.
Is this possible?
Shards of noises slowly suck your ear
open an eyelid from it, until you see the view.
You can see the sounds flying towards you
In patterns of orange, green, silver and blue
"The vase was flying"
Wait. Did I just say that again?
"The vase was flying"
haha. What?
The vase was flying!
Gravity eyelids have opened
(*Screeches and Screeches, you hear as you speak)
Expression is meaningless
Only Listen and see. Don't hurt your ears.
As perpetual goosebumps reside inside
you snap your fingers to end the trip
But the thing is, This is not an LSD trip
You'll remain like this forever
Cuz it was just psychedelia playing in a record
in the speaker in your ear
on a headphone through a cord
through an i-pod by your tears.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

02 12 11 - Daily Doodle 'and now for something Completely Different'

 Art done on A2 sat round Mel's Place in the usual abstract manor. Its growing on me each time I see it.

I think these post are getting Latter and Latter. Today is a Momentous Day got my first ever piece of Art in a shop. My Local book shop in Biggleswade Suzie's. They have room allocated for more so I'm on to mounting them pronto.

So weird I only started doing Abstract Art for just Art sake, not some Graphic Design rubbish Course four Weeks back and I feel a lot has change. I've found a way to chill out and Let go with the prospect of something useful at the end. All the skills for finishing and mounting, scanning, like they have at last came together for a unplanned purpose.

The Music

The Art was done at Mels last Saturday night, took about an hour to draw, Markers on A2.  I cant remember what so here something as far offy from Zappa as aman can get but a great tune by Mathew Ryan, totally honest song writer and completely honest songwriting.

Missing Nico :)

Thanks for looking, Tomorrow I guest On Arjun's Blog and He guest's on Mine so that will be super cool.

- Frank 02 12 11 22.47

Friday, 2 December 2011

24 11 11 - Daily Doodle War on Bruce Springsteen

Last night sitting in the Living room with Becky and this emerges........

It seemed the obvious choice to call it War on Springsteen. There isnt much music that really really frustrates me, but Sorry BS Fans, all Bruce is a loser.

Its like he needs some kind of sound Injection. They call it Rock N Roll but to these ears, I'm not hearing the Rocking or the Rolling.

The Piece, as Usual its marker pen, this time on A2 folded to be A1. Come Fly With Me, was on BBC iPlayer and I was just drawing Random Lines as usual. The Whole Piece took the Usual hour Max. I think it represents kicking his lame butt. ;)

I might Digitize it at some point, I'm picturing a lot of RED here, or maybe Army Greens. A Big Reed White and Blue American, Gun Ho, Bonanza Maybe.

Let me know what you think of Bruce Lame Head, an if you strongly Disagree. Also let , me know if you want to buy anything. You'd be the first ever person to buy a piece of Frank Art.

The Blog is 2 Weeks Old Today and posting Daily.

- Thanks for Looking Please Comment Frank Allen 24-11-11

Love to Guest Blog or Have Guest.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

01 12 11 - Mercury Rev Solar Duck
Redirected to hit site today. The plan is to at least atempt to become a commercial artist and sell a print, but i've got to be honest what ever possessed me to go for. Eu...
From a business angle, really not my usual angle on anything, it is insane. People are bound to presume im outside the Uk somewhere in some Balkan state and instantly say, Im not bothering with that bloomin caffuffle.
The Important thing for me as allways though is that the art remains pure and uncontrived and I think im still sucseeded at that. 
The art
A2 marker pens. Done whilst on the phone to my ADD Coach.
Thanks for looking, please comment.
- Frank Allen 01 12 11 22.43 gmt

30 11 11 Frank Zappa Overload

This one had things in it both ways up so I felt I hadnt to show both which leads to a cool symetry anyways....

Daily Doodle 30 November 2011 Frank Zappa Overload

Quite obviously this ones a little charged with something weird. Just did it listening to a ultra Frank Zappa instrumental Vinyl round mels.

It was good but a little crazy, and not completely abstract. but even this wasn't as crazy as the nights other offerings which will come up soon.  I think me and Mel journey a little to deep into the unravellings state brought on by to much Zappa.

AS allways please do comment and thanks for looking.

- Frank Allen 30 11 11 22.36