About murpworksmurpworks is the creative home of artist mu and writer rp. Together, we make up murpworks (as we go along). mu draws, paints, animates & creates, rp photographs, writes & tries to co-ordinate. There are a whole load of influences - many and varied they include; animation, photography, pixel art, comics, science fiction, Tea, fantasy, Coffee, classic horror, Prog, puppets, minimalism, comics, tea, cameras, rock, flowers (I love flowers, I always have), Raspberry Pi, the countryside, Nordic Noir, ambient & Synthwave electronic music, Bees, automatons, Glastonbury, did I mention comics?, Cyberpunk, cities and a whole host of pop cultural references we haven’t even began to think about yet! Hello and welcome back my friends... We like Simple Living on a boat, Kingfisher Toothpaste, Richard Vobes - The Bald Explorer, Orbeth, Fujifilm X-100F, Nikon Df, Friska, British Beekeepers Association, Wacom, Nikon, LEGO, Aesprite pixel software, Bamblot fonts, Raves From The Grave, Fujifilm, Worpress, Gimp GNU Image Manipulation Program, Cyberduck ftp software, Trello, Blogger software, The Garden Cafe & Next Door (Frome), Sublime Text, Tapastic comics site, Stencyl Game Creation Platform, CodeLite IDE, Raspberry Pi
About the m logom is for murpworks. It started out as just an m but has grown into a representation of what we're feeling or working on at the time. Take a look at some past examples here
About muArtist. mu was born in Wiltshire in 1961. She spent her childhood in the countryside watching flowers growing, fruit ripening and cows grazing, developing an artist’s sensibilities. In deciding to pursue a career in fashion she went to Huddersfield to study a BSc in Textile Design – bad idea! This course was lacking in enough creativity, so she moved on, pursuing other fashion courses with more creative content, teaching at Further Education level and assisting primary school children in discovering art and information technology. She eventually went back into full-time education and gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Mu completed a masters degree – MA Media (Animation) at the University of the West of England, focussing upon model-making for stop frame animation. Her practice was aimed at developing three-dimensional sets & models for Stop Frame animation. Stop Frame animation gave her the scope and opportunity to play to her strengths and pursue her passion for the medium. She therefore focussed her MA studies in this area. Love Around the Clocktower - a short film was the result. The direction mu has taken since her studies has been in 2D illustration and animation, character design in many forms and media is her main area of focus. This is culminating in her current pixel art work and model building at murpworks. Various projects include 'Meet Me At The Jump Gate', a webcomic set in the far future with Max as the main protagonist, 'Easy Peckings' - a short pixel art film about pigeons and pixel art for 'Beside The Seaside' a game concept. 2017 saw the start of The Strange Case... as an all-consuming project. Originally conceived as a 'point and click' adventure game, it evolved into a 'click and click' model cum story, comic thing developed in LEGO®. However, starting from scratch, the true direction of mu's part of murpworks is becoming clearer. mu is developing her sketching & drawing skills and focusing them into the webcomic and animation.