3D Digital art

Mark has been modelling in 3D since he got his hands on an  Amiga back in the 1980s. In 1991 he took to 3D studio like a duck to water and used it in all its incarnations up to the present day.  

Rickenbacker 4001 lefty 

With over two decades of game development experience, Mark has created artwork for many successful, highly rated, multi-platform console titles.  

Most notable are the Guitar Hero games and the Tony Hawk series. Mark Scott has been a video game artist since 1988.  He worked on the 8-bit home computers, consoles, PCs, learned 3D modelling and texturing, then moved into the modern era of high resolution normal maps and finally having enough polygons to make a respectable curve... 

Game credits include: 

" Never wavering from the fundamental drive that has contributed to over two dozen AAA+ titles"  

  • Zya Music (2012)
  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (2010)
  • Band Hero (2009)
  • Guitar Hero 5 (2009)
  • Guitar Hero Metallica (2009)
  • Guitar Hero World Tour (2008)
  • Guitar Hero Aerosmith (2008)
  • Guitar Hero 3 (2007)
  • Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (2007)
  • Tony Hawk's Project 8 (2006)
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (2005)
  • GUN (2005)
  • Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (2004)
  • Tony Hawk's Underground (2003)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (2002)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (2001)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 2000)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (1999)
  • Spider-Man (2000)
  • Apocalypse (1999)
  • X-Wing vs TIE Fighter (1997)
  • G-Police (1997)
  • MicroProse Grand Prix/World Circuit (1991)
  • F-15 Strike Eagle II (1991)
  • F-19 Stealth Fighter (1990)

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3d Modeler and texture artist.

Mark has been modelling in 3D since he got his hands on an Amiga back in the 1980s. In 1991 he took to 3D studio like a duck to water. Somewhere along the line Mark used Alias and Maya, perhaps just to make a point...& some polygons. Mark has spent thousands of hours modeling and texturing to the point of perfection. His work has been seen by millions of gamers around the world in top-sellers like Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and the X-WIng series.  

Despite the trend towards ever narrower specialization in th games industry, Mark has continued to paint his own textures and do as much research and use as much original source material as possible.

 

Team Leader/Art Director

Beginning with 8-bit home computers such as the Spectrum and the Commodore 64, to PC & Playstation games, right to the 360 and PS3,  Mark has guided art from conception to release. Over 22 years in the videogames industry he has been a guiding hand behind many AAA+ titles.

Whether Mark is in the field making his own schedules, interpreting orders from on high, or leading a deployment of veteran artists, he gets the job done, on-time and to the highest standards. Nothing else will do. Experience, strength of character and unwavering focus are the tools upon which Mark relies daily.

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Zya Music.

Mark was drafted in to Music Mastermind to help reimagine the art style of the Zya project and assemble a front end team which could live up to Music Mastermind's reinvention of the music creation interface. Not only did the team achieve this in spades, the art department became the overachievers of the Zya project. With specifications that were minimalist, they produced art that belies the minimal polygon count and texture space. In addition to managing the art team and liaising with other departments, Mark is the sole prop and asset artist on Zya, creating hundreds of models during his tenure. On this project he was his own concept artist, art director, research assistant, modeler and texturer, whilst keeping the team on track. As a consequence of Mark's tutelage the art team is far ahead of its deadlines.

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Guitar Hero 5 & Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

Activision/Neversoft

The Guitar Hero 5 create-a-guitar models upped the ante from the previous Guitar Hero games with new lighting, shaders and scripting. PRS guitars joined the Guitar Hero series with Guitar Hero 5. It was Mark's responsibility to ensure that PRS' guitars were depicted faithfully down to the last detail.

As with all the sponsored guitars and basses in the game a scripting system devised and updated by the guitar-modeling team permits the player to customize parts and textures with a dazzling array of options, just as guitarists in the real world have a vast number of choices when specifying their guitars.

PRS Guitars

The jewel in PRS' crown is the Carlos Santana MD Signature, a striking wooden sculpture finished with rare veneers,  intricate purfling and inlays.  Working from a real world model, Mark began with photographs and measurements, fully reproducing this beautiful guitar model and its unique textures whilst allowing the parts to be reused with the complex and yet ingenius proprietary scripting system.

 

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Band Hero

Activision/Neversoft

Band Hero was a brave attempt to spread the appeal of Guitar Hero to a younger audience. For Band hero a lighter touch was required. As ever, Mark rose to the challenge. 

Softer, more whimsical.

Band Hero needed more whimsy and substantially more lighthearted items to choose from.  With choices such as the flashlight, hairbrush and the mighty trout microphones replacing the scarier death metal items of Guitar Hero 5, the tone was carried through with the soft and gentle curves of Taylor Swift's acoustics, the Keylute, and the poppy fun of No Doubt's all white instruments.
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Guitar Hero: Metallica

Activision/Neversoft

For Guitar Hero: Metallica Mark Scott traveled to San Francisco in order to direct a photo shoot of Metallica’s stage gear. From amps and cables to guitar picks and drum kits, no piece was missed in documenting the gear that had to be faithfully reproduced by the Metallica instrument modeling team.

To accurately reproduce the dents and scratches in James Hetfield’s and Kirk Hammett’s guitars a mobile digitizing unit was used, the very same unit that scanned the bodies of Lars Ulrich and the other Metallica band members.

Not only did we have input from Metallica, but ESP guitars also had to approve the guitar models. Naturally, with Mark leading the charge, ESP had no complaints. Indeed they were quite amused at the customization process used in the Create-a-guitar module of Guitar Hero: Metallica’s Backstage section and encouraged us to experiment.

 

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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

Once again, Mark was the sole instrument modeler for this Guitar Hero project. It was Mark's remit to accurately model well over one hundred guitars and basses as well as drums, amplifiers, speakers and props.

In October of 2007 Neversoft Entertainment sent a small army of motion capture specialists, game designers, animators and artists to Aerosmith's recording studio in Massachusetts. Amongst this group was Mark Scott, whose job was to direct a photoshoot of Aerosmith's stage equipment.

Working with Tom Hamilton and Joe Perry, Mark focused on key instruments from the band's long career, reproducing them in exquisite detail from the style of bass pickup to the type of wood, to the dents, dings and scratches on the back of Joe Perry's Gretsch doubleneck.

With Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's aid, Mark also wrote histories of the guitars and other band instruments.

Working closely with Neversoft's concept artists, Mark also established themes for the various 'secret' Aerosmith guitars in the game.

 

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Guitar Hero 3

Guitar Hero 3 was a  genre-smashing, epoch-changing cultural phenomenon. After the massive success of the Tony Hawk franchise, who would have thought that lightning could strike twice. But when Neversoft took over Guitar Hero at the end of 2006, Mark Scott was ready and willing to take over the true heroes of the game - the guitars.

Mark modeled and textured more than ninety-five per cent of all the instruments in Guitar Hero 3. Additionally Mark worked on prototyping the GUI, building the stage backline and monitors and of course writing copy for all the instrument descriptions and much of the character biography bylines. Additionally Mark was responsible for reviewing the PS2 and Wii versions of GH3 which were developed out of house by Budcat and Vicarious Visions.

Guitar Hero 3 went on to sell well over ten million copies, and was Activision's biggest sales success to date.

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Apocalypse

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That's no moon...

X-Wing vs TIE Fighter took the successful elements of the preceding space combat simulations in the series, cleaved them together to make one of the best multiplayer experiences of the time.

 it's a space station...

 
Mark was responsible for the UI interface graphics, modeling, textures, animation, box art and input into the game design and missions. 
 
In addition, Mark was a regular visitor to ILM and Skywalker Ranch to gather  reference.
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Contact

Contact details...

Mark Scott
Woodland Hills, CA
mark@marklscott.net

Phone: 818 703 9751
Skype: eleventh.earl

Published Copy

For Guitar Hero 3 the text  limit was 250 characters per blurb, including spaces...

JOHNNY NAPALM:
Mohawk - Style 7 Time for a cuppa.
No-one tells Johnny what to do, right? Apart from his mum. She said 'go make a cup of tea, luv', and off he trotted, into the kitchen. He made sure he warmed the pot of course, and that the water water was boiling properly before making the perfect and delicious brew.

 

God OF ROCK

Style 3 - Power in the Darkness.

The God of Rock can appear in many guises - he, she or it is , after all, the God of Rock.

For those darker than dark Gothic rock days, when all you can think about is how dark to be, Goddy likes to grab this little outfit from the dark recesses of the celestial wardrobe.

AXEL STEEL

Jeans - black and Red

Axel is known for never wearing the same outfit twice. A fashion leader, he simply throws away his stage garb after a single performance. He has even been know to cast his underwear into the audience.

This look is entirely Axel's own creation.

Jeans - stonewashed

Back in 1997, Axel's Uncle Bunch discovered a warehouse in Alabama containing unopened crates of stonewashed jeans. Ever the gambler, Bunch bought the whole lot at a bargain price. Now Axel has a steady supply of these '80s fashion icons.

Jeans - red leather

Axel wakes up screaming in the night sometimes - he has a recurring dream that the world's denim supply will run out during his lifetime.

Jeans - Denim and leather

Was it fate or fortune that drew Axel to this perfect combination of animal skin and vegetable derived clothing? Axel says nothing, but gives us a wink and a slight smirk when we question him about his sartorial eloquence.

Jeans - The Red shoes

Where can I get some red shoes like yours, Axel?  Preferably with little white details on them...Turns out Axel got the last pair. Axel knows a bargain when he sees one.

Shorts - Black vest

During the band's introspective period, for a change of pace, Alex grew a big beard and took to wearing a hat. When he was interviewed by internationally famous rock journalist Vance Kristoffersen, Axel remarked that he was 'inspired by the great long haired beardy classical music composers of the 1800s', and wanted to 'give something back to society'. Vance reportedly got up and walked out of the interview. More recently Vance has stated 'I don't understand anything that (Axel) Steel says.

Shorts - Brown Vest

The world was shocked when Axel Steel shaved off his mighty big beard, which he had used on the band's last two albums. In an interview with legendary rock journalist Bunny 'John' Knutsenthings, Axel remarked,'a big mustache is the true mark of a real upstanding man, and that's how I'd like to be remembered. You can take that to the bank. And if anyone asks, tell them you have no idea why you're in the bank'.

Shorts - White vest

For the new album Axel grew the beard again, and dyed it orange. He also took to wearing white as 'a mark of respect to the big beard I shaved off a while ago. Also the dandruff don't show so much'.
Words by which to live, we feel.

Shorts - stripes

Always the baseball fan, Axel adopted this look for the band's World Series tour of Oklahoma. Next year the band plan a World Series tour of Delaware.

Shorts - camo pants (style 6)

What more can be said about Axel's impressively startling wardrobe? Very little, if this variant is anything to go by.

Shorts -  green and orange (camo pants)

During his vegetarian phase (after breakfast through to lunchtime, last Thursday) Axel thought it would be 'cool' to dress in the colors of vegetables...Hence this salad colored apparel.

 

Let it mash for a couple of minutes, milk into the cup before pouring the tea.

 

Savor the moment.

 Some things in life are just too good.

 Oh, I almost forgot to mention - then he did this to his hair.

 Mohawk - Spinach

 I probably don't need to tell you that many of Johnny's hairstyles have been inspired by cartoon characters - that's self-evident. But johnny got hooked on some vintage musclebound sailor cartoons which had really caught his eye. He watched as many as he could in what became known as 'the lost weekend'. Sure enough, Johnny was seen with spinach green hair for almost three days.

 MOHAWK - style 6 Buzzed

 Johnny's collection of leather bike jackets rivals that of Seedy Steve Sick, the bassist from East London disco-punk band, The Hypocausts. There's some debate over who actually has the most leather biker jackets, as Seedy Steve hasn't spoken a word since '98 after a traumatic gig at the moose Lounge.

 Johnny's haircut is a tribute to his old dad, Stan, who was part of the original English punk-skin movement of 1977. Stan's band, The Quite Pleasant For This Time of Year, had a minor cult hit with their song 'Er...Excuse Me, I'm Just...Sorry...Don't Mind Me'.

 MOHAWK - 2-tone

 A little tartan goes a long way. In Johnny's case he has enough tartan to regularly travel back to the East End of London where everyone sings chirpy Cockney songs about Pearly Kings and Pearly Queens, and one and all can leave their front doors unlocked! It's a happy shangri-la world full of comedy chimney-sweep characters breaking into comedy song and dance routines on rooftops...

 MOHAWK - eggplant

 Johnny's entourage includes almost legendary Belgian fashion guru Gaston du Lac Où Est Mon Coude . Gaston, a flamboyant character, monitors every aspect of Johnny's appearance and image, and insists on dressing him personally. If Gaston says eggplant is in season, then eggplant it is.

 MOHAWK - Pumpkin

 Johnny likes to go trick or treating like the rest of us. Fortunately he doesn't need to find a costume as he's generally wearing one already.

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 LIBERTY SPIKES - Pea Soup

 There's nothing Johnny likes more in his cup of tea than a pint of pea soup. It's an east End Cockney tradition that's as old as ice cold lattes and sushi.

 To show his affection for pea soup he dyed his pikes with real pea soup colored hair dye.

 LIBERTY SPIKES -  style 7

 Johnny wanted something to remind him of a day hanging out with his British grandparents, touring all the famous London attractions - Hamlet's House of Wool; the Tower of Hands; the brand new edifice of the Bank of Spud; and last but absolutely not least, the multi-million pound state-of-the-art Museum of Mud, featuring wet soils and sands from all over the world. There's even an exhibit showing what moon mud might look like in the unlikely event of space rain.

 So he dyed his hair a sort of moon-mud color.

 LIBERTY SPIKES - style six. Baldilocks and the Spider

 Johnny bought a big temporary spider tattoo and shaved his head. He was bored.

 LIBERTY SPIKES - skeleton

 Johnny always dresses in a Halloween outfit on Tuesdays. it's just one of his 'things'.

 LIBERTY SPIKES - Spew

 A colorful soul, sometimes Johnny Napalm likes to display many aspects of his disparate character at once. In this case he simply threw several pots of textile dye into the air and waited for the result.

 XAVIER STONE:

 Captain X - X is Bold as Love

 For his legendary concept album 'Captain X is Bold as Love', Xavier adopted a new outfit and a new persona. Having being contractually obligated to ignore the rest of the band, Stone recorded most of his guitar parts during a ski trip to Malta. The album was a critical success but a record that only a hardcore Stone fan could truly love.

 Xavier was quoted as saying, 'this is the music I truly wanted to make'. However, the quoter was his manager, legendary music business shark 'Toothy ' Horatio Undertrousers, not known for listening to anything other than the sound of cash registers.

 Captain X - Vanishing Mars

 During the making of the album 'Vanishing Mars: A Journey To The Stars' (Xavier's plea to the governments of the world to do something about the lack of life on Mars),  there was a press event to unveil Xavier's new suit.

 Whilst making pointedly disparaging comments about Stone's sound being 'noisy young people carnival music' and singing songs which encourage young people to 'only wash behind their ears occasionally', the journalist trapped Stone into answering questions about his new blue and gold outfit.

 He accused Stone of having his mother make the suit from her living room curtains. Xavier denied this, claiming that he had employed legendary fashion meister Gaston du Lac Où Est Mon Coude to create the lavish velvet and taffeta ensemble.

 The Vile reporter then produced a photograph of Xavier's mom's front windows taken at night, with loon pants shaped holed clearly visible in the frames. Xavier was lost for words, and had to be escorted from the stage with a gold blanket wrapped around his shoulders.

 Captain X - Larry

 For his concept album 'Purple Gyrocopter', the initial plan was to have Xavier's band, the Xavier Stone Encounter. However, manager 'Toothy ' Horatio Undertrousers pointed out that there was a clause in Xavier's contract insisting that he had to play any and all parts in any screenplay, drama, comedy or other  recorded visual performance. Thus it came to be that the parts of John, Paul, George and Larry were all played by Xavier.

 Captain X - George

 For his concept album 'Purple Gyrocopter', the initial plan was to have Xavier's band, the Xavier Stone Encounter. However, manager 'Toothy ' Horatio Undertrousers pointed out that there was a clause in Xavier's contract insisting that he had to play any and all parts in any screenplay, drama, comedy or other  recorded visual performance. Thus it came to be that the parts of John, Paul, George and Larry were all played by Xavier.

 Captain X - John

 For his concept album 'Purple Gyrocopter', the initial plan was to have Xavier's band, the Xavier Stone Encounter. However, manager 'Toothy ' Horatio Undertrousers pointed out that there was a clause in Xavier's contract insisting that he had to play any and all parts in any screenplay, drama, comedy or other  recorded visual performance. Thus it came to be that the parts of John, Paul, George and Larry were all played by Xavier.

 Captain X - Paul 

 For his concept album, 'Purple Gyrocopter', the initial plan was to have Xavier's band, the Xavier Stone Encounter, play their cartoon alter-egoes in the eponymous movie.

 However, manager 'Toothy ' Horatio Undertrousers pointed out that there was a clause in Xavier's contract insisting that he had to play any and all parts in any screenplay, drama, comedy or other  recorded visual performance.

 Thus it came to be that the parts of John, Paul, George and Larry were all played by Xavier. It was a critical success.

 Xavier Classic - style 7 Flare's Flare.

 'Xavier's distinctive and unique style of dress is clearly entirely his own original creation, and is not influenced by any particular artist, living or dead, past present or future, and absolutely not by anyone from Seattle.

 Let's make this quite clear.'

 So says Xavier's press officer, Gideon Spacetelescope.

 Yeah right, Gideon.

 Xavier Classic - style 6 Pantaloonacy

 Xavier was more than a little annoyed when it was suggested that his ma makes all of his clothes out of her old tablecloths, curtains and dresses.

 'It's just not true', said Stone, during a music biz awards night party - 'my sister helps out and they find a lot of the stuff at thrift stores'.

 Xavier Classic - Emerald

 Following a successful sell- out tour of rural Irish pubs, Xavier adopted this look for several hours. Quizzed about his Irish triumph in teen pop magazine 'Aimless', Stone said, 'You know, we're a proud people. We worked hard to be where we are, you know what I'm saying? I have the blarney and the banter, and i like the craic, y'know. Och aye. If things had been different i could have been born in Dublin, I could have grown up here. Er...begorrah. Hoots mon. The noo. Bonsoir'

 Xavier Classic - Azure

 Xavier prefers to wear this outfit on Mondays for some reason. he said of it lately, 'I went to see 'Azure Like It' at the theater because my ex lady was like in it, you dig? She was third handmaiden from the left, I think.

 I said I got to get me some azure gear now, to like commemorate this, you know what I'm saying?'

 Xavier Classic - Tangerine

 'I like margarine, tangerine, glycerin, I like all the reens. But tangerine is the only reen that's a color. Well there's green,but it ain't the same as like tangerine because it only has like the one syllable, you dig? It's crazy. There's  magazine, chlorine, Philistine...'

 MIDORI

 Puffball Style 7 - purple people eaters.

 Midori discovered early on that gyrating on stage for several hours in front of tens of thousands of sweaty disturbed fans could be quite wearing.  Having a large and heavy guitar strapped to her small frame exacerbated this. To alleviate some of the strain she filled some of her costume and a great deal of her hairpieces with helium. This lighter than air gas has helped her stay upright through long nights on stage.

 Puffball Style 6 - Green gobbling.

 On Midori's recent trip to Osaka, Japanese teen pop web magazine 'Happy Trappist Banana.GH3' reported that the diminutive star guitarist was trying to 'live the green lifestyle I've heard so much about. And if that involves flying all over the world eating sushi and dressing in green, then that is a sacrifice I am prepared to make'.

 Puffball - Cream

 New York's 'Fashion Sucker' magazine had this to say about Midori's new look:

 'During her recent visit to England's capital to promote her book 'How to live a green lifestyle without giving anything up', Midori was inundated with custard. Yes custard is the new in-thing in swinging London, and Midori found herself on famous Carnaby street, home to some of London's new 'boutiques' , where she she was able to purchase this glorious summer season ensemble (featuring a rhubarb and custard motif)  reflecting the new food fad favored by the fabulous, famous and foppish.'

 Puffball - Maroon

 Last month Midori took part in the 'reality' show 'Why the heck did I let my manager talk me into this?'

 The conceit of the show is that nine 'celebrities' are marooned on a desert island with only a shoe and a toothpick to help them survive.

 What they didn't realize is that with enough shoes and toothpicks they could build a bonfire and attract boats coming in and out of nearby Marina del Rey harbor...Fortunately Midori survived. And several of the other maroonees won't really be missed.

 This maroon number is Midori's way of saying 'thanks'.

 Puffball - Aqua

 Midori's tribute to tropical fish.

 J-Popster style 7

 As a small child, Midori did not expect to ever grow up. And she was right. However, her guitar shredding skills are worthy of rock heroes twice her age.

 J-Popster style 6

 Midori's junior school uniform still fits.

 J-Popster Jade

 When you're running late sometimes whatever comes out of the wardrobe will do just fine.

 J-Popster Candy

 Despite her clothing, Midori is a no-candy kind of girl. However, as you can see she's perfectly happy to kiss as many frogs as it takes to find her prince.

 J-Popster Ruby

 It's an outfit Midori likes to wear on Tuesdays in the summertime.

 LARS UMLAUT

 Viking style 7

 As a child Lars was not allowed to play with the other boys and girls for fear that he might grow up to be a reprobate. This upbringing served him well, and now he is a fine upstanding citizen and serves on several committees and boards. He is a concerned volunteer for a number of worthy charities.

 Viking style 6

 Nothing makes Lars happier than growing an enormous black beard and bellowing rudely at strangers. In his silver outfit, which he found in West L.A., and his pointy helmet, he's a delight and a distraction at lodge meetings.

 Viking - Freedom

 Lars recently bought up the entire body paint supply of Luxembourg for his forthcoming 'Umlaut and Clear' tour, with Swedish-Cypriot vibraphone maestro Geddy Clear.

 Viking - Icy

 Lars recently toured Iceland, Greenland, Scandinavia and the Bahamas, and consequently he encountered much iciness, not least because of his faux pas in St Lucia.

 Despite that embarrassment he had this chilly version of his regular Viking look constructed entirely from copper nanotubes containing freon gas.

 Viking - Barbaric

 Lars' enormous beard allows him to feel secure and snug, so he can come out of his shell and express himself as the Viking he imagines himself to be.

 Viking - Natural

 Lars' doctor told him that wearing too many clothes was bad for his skin. Lars now takes every available opportunity to expose his well developed body.

 Lars is still single, but he's happy.

 Black Metal style 7

 Spikes are in this year...well they are in Lars' opinion. Anything spiky, shiny, leathery and uncomfortable is Lars' preference.

 Black Metal style 6

 Gathering together all the fishnet stockings that had been left behind on the tour bus, Lars put this delightful creation together.

 He's always getting his arm stuck when he puts it on, though, and it's a nightmare to wash. It gets all tangled.

 Black Metal Thunda

 There are many of us who think that Lars does himself a lot of favors when he grows his beard and wears that big Viking helmet. This is one of those times.

 Black Metal Phantom

 Lars listens to classic Broadway musicals of the 1940s and knows all the words. Sometimes he reads complicated books. He will walk for miles in strange foreign cities, with no destination in mind. He likes soft spring rain and the tenderness of a light evening breeze. He likes to stand on the viewing deck of the Eiffel Tower in late May. He owns several 1920s vintage tricycles. He once met Picasso. He can score 180 at darts every time. He has never missed an episode of Barney. Small children associate him with sunshine. He invented an entirely new form of restringing badminton racquets. His great great uncle Tovny invented socks as we understand them today. He can balance four basketballs  on his left heel, and yet cannot remember the alphabet without counting his fingers.

 Black Metal Bleach Blond

 Little known fact - Lars uses eighteen gallons of peroxide a week to bleach his hair.

 Judy Nails -

 Skool Grrl - style 7

 Judy trawls the market stalls and thrift stores to find exactly the look she wants. Usually she can't find it so ends up trawling Melrose instead.

 Skool Grrl - style 6

 Do her parents really let her go to school like that? Frankly I find it hard to believe.

 Skool Grrl - Riot

 Judy went to school determined  to start a riot, but she just got told to sit at the back of the class and continue reading 'Tess of The D'Urbervilles'.

 That was the catalyst that caused Judy to start a new riot - a rock'n'roll riot!!!

 Skool Grrl - Stripes

 Emulating her heroines of the New Wave era, Judy likes to make her mark with hoops, loops and contrasting stripes.

 Skool Grrl - Dirty Yellow

 Hanging out with Johnny Napalm too much can cloud your sartorial judgment...

 Skool Grrl -  Purple Plaid.

  She really should look after her tights a bit better than that - look there's all holes in them. I mean for goodness' sake - does she think money grows on trees? Wait, you're not going out like that?

 Rocker Grrl - style 7

 Judy's new album features some dark songs and rich tones. For the new album she went for this dark variant of her signature style.

 Rocker Grrl  - style 6

 A softer side of Judy is apparent in the blonde locks and the green woolly top. Her no nonsense army boots keep the bold at bay.

 Rocker Grrl - Flame Orange

 Orange, for those nights on stage when Judy's frets and fingers are on fire.

 Rocker Grrl - Jet Black

 Classic Judy stylin' with an appealing Gothic look.

 Rocker Grrl - Tornado Blue

 Judy has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of off the shoulder lambswool sweaters in all kinds of colors. She likes to play the Gibson Goddess with this get up.