Aug 19, 2010 12:00AM

Faris Badwan Doodles

Faris Badwan of Brit-rockers The Horrors is currently displaying an exhibition of his sketches at The Book Club in Shoreditch. We asked him a few questions about his artwork, as he contemplates taking his show on the road whilst recording his next album.

Oyster: Where are you today? What's doing?
Faris Badwan: I'm in a small village called Box, recording. The recording studio is directly beneath a railway track which is very helpful.

Who convinced you to start showing your artwork?
I can't remember exactly.

Did you ever worry about others criticizing your work?
Any negatives would be based purely on personal taste, which is fair enough.

What's the weirdest thing a fan's ever done to/for you?
An entire class of seven year olds presented my with their watercolour responses to the last song on the 2nd Horrors record.

Who's your favourite artist?
Different people for different things - Da Vinci for ink drawings, Goya or Waterhouse for painting.. Paul Klee. Outsider art is something I've always found really interesting and there are a lot of very unique ideas you wouldn't see anywhere else, a level of dedication or fixation etc.

Favourite band/artist right now?
Billy Nicholls

What sorts of themes are common throughout your sketches?
Clouds and leaves. Yet for some people, I will always be a 'goth rocker'.. I guess it's nice to have some form of stability in life.

Click images to see them in gallery mode.

thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb

Latest


Oyster Words: How To Enhance Your Dreams

From our 100th issue — a series of sleep experiments involving cheese, mugwort and other substances that affect your dreams.


Drake To Produce Upcoming Aaliyah Album

It's actually happening — Timbaland and Missy Elliott are involved too!


Your Dream Snow Survival Kit

How to be awesome (and warm!) in the snow.


Oyster Mix: GLOVES

Like a glove!


Chanel's 'Little Black Jacket' Exhibition Comes to Sydney

It opens this October and is free to the public.


Watch: Jay-Z & Kanye 'Watch the Throne' Behind-The-Scenes Documentary

Guest cameos from Beyoncé and... Russell Crowe.


Likes: Mary Katrantzou Underwater Fairytale Silk Dress

White wedding, not likely... Here's a dress fit for a mermaid bride.


You're Invited to The Thousands' Biennale Party

Did someone say free nail art and hamburgers?


Oyster Words: A (Sort Of) Bucket List

The life-long dreams of our Editor, from our 100th issue.


M.I.A. Reveals Album Details on Twitter

'Matangi' will be released this December, sounds like "Paul Simon on acid."


Watch: Diana Vreeland 'The Eye Has to Travel' Trailer

A silver screen salute to the legendary magazine editor.


RIP Anna Piaggi

The longtime Vogue Italia contributor and fashion icon has died at age 81.


Preview the Vice Photo Exhibition

Before it opens at China Heights this Friday.


Oyster Photo Essay: 'The Aquanuts' By Danielle Levitt

An underwater story from our 100th issue.


Watch: Nabil x Antony and the Johnsons

Willem Dafoe and Carice van Houten star in the band's new video.


Tavi Gevinson Signs to Hollywood Agency; Set to Star in Feature Film

Gives James Franco's CV a run for its money.


Listen: 'Hippies Is Punks' by Wavves

A pop-punk anthem that will remind you of being a moody teen.


Photographer Aneta Bartos' Favourite Photos

From the '31 Women in Art Photography' exhibition, which she is a part of.


Interview: Fuck Buttons

They're on their way here for Harvest Festival.


See All 8 Covers of The Kate Moss Book

Shot by Corrine Day, Juergen Teller, Mario Testino and more.


Beauty Spot: Sarah De Bono

The new Kiehl's ambassador on her favourite beauty products.


Listen: Previously Unheard Aaliyah ft. Drake

Following rumours that he is to produce her posthumous album.


Interview: Curio Noir Candles

Curio Noir candles smell great and look great; we caught up with founder Tiffany Jeans.


Likes: 3.1 Phillip Lim Shadow Stripe Ponte Knit Dress

Shop mod via Phillip, feel like you're Miles Davis' wife, and relive Lenny.


Oyster Fashion: Tung Walsh's 'Working Girl' From Our 100th Issue

Featuring Céline, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Stella McCartney and more.


Freja Beha & Cara Delevingne for Zara AW12

The two babes appear in films and stills for the high street retailer.


Watch: Surface to Air's AW12 Short Film

Soundtracked by The Rapture.


Oyster #100 DREAM Playlist

New issue on sale today! Here are some songs to celebrate.


Interview: Chairlift

"We wanted it to feel very percussive and yet kind of coasting, like a car through a desert" — Caroline Polachek on 'Something'. 


Splendour In The Grass Shot By Luke Byrne

Splendour in three words... "Mud, Yogi, Yeahhhh Dogs."


Exclusive: Lonely Hearts SS12 Lookbook

'Off The Wall', inspired by Dogtown and Z-boys.


Oyster Mix: Pelvis

The mysterious gang behind a party tomorrow night at Sydney's Goodgod.


Oyster #100 On Sale Now!

Get the low down on our special collector's issue here.