That was her second welcoming to this life. She collided once again into jagged earth, showered from above with liquids. The creature groaned out as colour drained from the impacted wound. She couldn’t tell you why she did it. A flooding sensation of muscle and tension begged to taste the creatures anguish, so she sunk … More Descent
The last post here at Messy Miscreation was back in April of this year and there are many reasons to that. The last time I properly sat down and created artwork for any project was for the Wellcome Collection in July [posted in August] but unfortunately my life took a turn I didn’t foresee. I … More It’s been a while
Life isn’t ever simple and the past 3 months are a perfect example. I started a new job, got to grips with said job and then began to fix up a few areas of Messy Miscreation before moving forward. Now in March of 2018 I have finally finished and collected up the work I created … More The Horsfall [An exhibition blog that may be later than expected]
That’s right people! In 2017 I came up with this crazy idea that I could raise some money for Mind with a group of artists selling our work online. What’s crazier still is that it actually worked and I gathered together a group of artists selling the work they love to create in the name … More Piece of Mind returns for 2018!
The day has finally arrived! No! Not valentines day, Its the day the new and polished Messy Miscreation store update gets dropped. Me and my minions have been hard at work getting the store looking its best for its date with you, the public. Hopefully its dapper charm will come across especially since we spent … More The February store update lands!
As I lay in bed last night it suddenly occurred to me that two years ago I was preparing to start a business with the help of the Princes Trust. Messy Miscreation began its life over the course of 2016 and if you had told me what I achieved in 2017, I would have laughed. … More Messy Miscreation: A reflection of 2017
Creepy Christmas and Frames Whether you have been naughty or nice, Messy Miscreation doesn’t discriminate. Creepy Christmas is my way of thanking everyone for all the support this year by removing those pesky shipping costs on ALL prints on the online store. If you have your eye on a hand painted frame as a gift … More Christmas update at Messy Miscreation [Frames and free postage]
I’m proud to announce that I will be a three week artist in residency slot over at the Horsfall beside 42nd Street! The Horsfall @ 42nd street hosts Verbal Ammunition: an artist residency and exhibition exploring mental health and life on the autistic by artist Messy Miscreation Artist Haydn Gardner (Messy Miscreation) makes mess. Through his practice … More Verbal Ammunition: My first artist residency
That’s 2017’s Inktober completed! As I said I would, all 31 drawings will be posted here in high res in order of creation. This year was certainly fun and really kept my drawing technique on its toes. I’m really pleased with the outcome and it’s been great to see what all the illustrators online have … More Inktober 2017 Conclusion
Towards the end of September I briefly glanced over my plans for Inktober. I’m currently up to date with my Inktober drawings but I haven’t been posting them as I have been bed ridden with the flu and wanted to state what my plan for the remaining sketches before uploading them. As I mentioned in … More Inktober 2017 “The Brief”