Tuesday, 11 December 2012


So Yeah This is what my Collective get up to in our spare time when were not Drawing...

The #100WordPilgrimage at 4749 :: Beddow 'n' Battini Studios from Lorenzo Strappelli on Vimeo.

We are Beddow’n’Battini Studios, a collective of artists from all disciplines. We make the most of the diversity of talent within our collective to tell stories and create characters. We’re always on the lookout for new ways to collaborate and new ways to communicate.

The 100 Word Pilgrimage was our way of exploring new perspectives on the city that has inspired our work over the years. The writers journeyed out first, bringing back one-hundred-word long interpretations of various parts of London. Then the visual artists followed, responding to the writing as they explored the location for themselves.

With all the work assembled, our team of animators set to work bringing these words and static images to life. We created a window into London through the eyes of its inhabitants. This window was in fact the screen of any phone or tablet onto which the augmented reality app, Aurasma, had been downloaded. Using sophisticated image recognition technology combined with an intuitive interface, Aurasma enabled us to create an interactive layer to our work, inviting the audience to step into the pictures and hear the stories spoken to them out loud.

The 100 Word Pilgrimage started with a conceptual journey for each artist, but the destination was a physical art experience for anyone who wanted to take a closer look for themselves. With support from 47/49 Tanner Street, 02 Think Big and the Southwark Arts Forum, the 100 Word Pilgrimage presented a unique opportunity for artists and audience members to learn about their city, their neighbourhood and their community. But with the global community becoming more and more connected, stopping at London is out of the question.

The exhibition may be over, but Beddow n Battini’s Creative Pilgrimage is only just getting started.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Foxy Lady Animate...

Work in process for the new show 100word pilgrimage.
She's a foxy!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Regents canal Lines

Regents canal. Part of a piece Im doing for the show! come to the show for the full colour lowdown!

Thursday, 15 November 2012


Been working hard on this exhibition with beddownbattini

Heres your inspiration!

Monday, 27 August 2012

lynne Chapman with tips on how to colour

limited colours always work well.
cant us colour blind excuse forever.

Saturday, 18 August 2012


Really pumped for the next exhibiton my collective puttin on!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Me, Brendon and Fairooz

Now we've all graduated... 

Friday, 29 June 2012

Book Project EXPOSED

We did a project based on using hashtags - 

Our Hash Tag Trigger was POVERTY

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

London to Lagos The commute

Travis and Q3 show you how to and how not to get around in london!

This was my first full and completed AfterEffects animation. Very happy with it and im sure theres many more to come! the SOUND is a big deal. Really adds to the feeling of movement.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Greater than Me! - Q3 and Travis in london to lagos

Final Major Project Outcome 1

Panoramic Comic - turned Interactive comic! Working currently on a moving version of each of them. Work from London to Lagos. Hard work, made with layers and layers of texture and drawings. Photoshop and Sweat and tears.

Final Major Project Out come 2

Video Describing Q3 and Travis' View on London and living there. Just a sort I-dent, will Love to make loads more! Done with a Toshiba Camileo P10 and 2 Free running Friends!

Outcome 3

New Email Address

Errm great! all those business cards I made! My account got Hacked! so everyone who took one, be warned! the new email for everything youll need is:


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

London X Nigeria Finished

So a Couple of more days until the show

the pieces are Pretty much finished. Type and everything. if you wanna see the Animation on the other hand you might have to wait until the show on the 23rd of June.

so glad that i took the time out in learning how to use after affects, i have a much better understanding of how things work in the world of moving image....

and the best thing ive learnt to do is to read into moving image more. Try turning the sound off whenever your watching an a film or animation and you'll learn a thing or two. [Thanks to RafiAnimates and Robert Grieves for the insight]

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Londons Calling

Londons coming along. I actually like the fact that I've been expanding the canvas as I go along So that i Retain the Narrative and Pase of the Piece. Rather than just Cramming things in any how.

Londons really starting to take Shape. Just have limited time on how I  can finish.

In comparison
! Just to make things Move

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Step 2 : beads half done

gotta stop spending so much money!

Gotta paint them now 

and find some freerunners

and make a film

eergh! time!

i hate to beA PERFECTIONIST but that helmet might be a bit too big

Getting closer
Ninja trousers/Camden
Grey hoodie
and adude who looks like him...


So far done
check flickr for fill size

Qx3 Costume making...

So i gotta make this costume

and find a guy that can free run

Next Up Helmet! Beads and Mask

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Tom and Jerry Animation Comparison

Tom and Jerry 1960 - Funny home videos are a click away

Tom and Jerry 1960... What does this have to do with My LondonXNigeria Project. Backgrounds. Im most probably going to have a moving background in most of the pictures I would make.

the background in the earlier versions of Tom and Jerry were a lot more Full and fleshed out. Great and effective if your making a piece all about how detailed every area of where your going. but is it all necessary.

I don't think I've got all the time. to be creating full fleshed out backgrounds.

Apparently its because of the costs of things like paints and materials that would be needed. And the time restraints in creating new episodes.
Time restraints are definitely one of my issues at the moment. And I can see why simplifying things would become a lot more efficient in the 1980.

The fact that parts of what i will eb using will be animates means that i should take this into consideration. if things are really detailed but aren't going to get seen in detail then theres room for change.

I could learn from this!

Ive been drawing a lot of Complicated Backgrounds for this project, but i don't have a lot of time!

Life in Nigeria prt 1

This video has a perfect rendition of my experiances in nigerian Cities.
Its full of life and culture, but tbhere is this strange clash between the sun, th atmosphere and the natural environment. Pollution mad traffic, and everyones in a rush.

Trying to capture all of this deffinetly has to do with the colours and what medium to use

Friday, 27 April 2012

Magic Blue Girl

i think im getting a bit carried away with theses designs, im planning on it being a 2d adventure game.... not some kinda final fantasy!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Tennis Discipline Colour

Colour Animation. They take a lot of time and can explode your computer if you leave make the file too big...

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Concreate Circus is WAY COOL

Err Inf you didn't know already ?x3 and Travis are Characters who Free run.

this is a great source for identifying how they get around london. I ended up watching this on the plane to nigeria.

I wish i could free run... oh well. The Landscapes in nideria are awsome for stuff like this, since the architecture is really creative.

Sketches in Nigeria, Places and Happenings