Friday, 2 August 2013

Moving On...

After many a happy year here on Blogger, I'm moving my blog over to Tumblr to take advantage of the easier sharing etc.

Follow me over there if you're on tumblr too!

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Ice cream, you scream etc., etc.,

Illustration print made as a present for someone who loves ice cream. all year round. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

King Kong

New piece for a Foursight group project on the theme of Monsters. 

Will be 1 of a set of 3 prints along with work from the other Foursight guys; Kris and Jordan.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Pink Fury

Because I really want one of those fake garden flamingo's, and because I rarely use pink so thought I'd use up my quota for the year in one image.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sci-fi and Swords

I recently finished this scifi/fantasy montage commission last week. Was a lot of fun to work on given the theme, and hopefully you can tell which shows the different elements are from...


Monday, 25 February 2013

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

BTLC: Jack's Truck

A late Happy New Year to you!

I recently did a Big Trouble in Little China themed stencil of Jack Burton's truck for a box containing a BTLC themed present...

Such a cool film, and I'm planning some other illustrations to do with the film so watch this space.


Saturday, 24 November 2012

The World's Fair: Virtual Future

I recently submitted a piece of work to a group exhibition hosted by Ben Kither and Sarah Stapleton of OWT Creative, at Vault/Cord Bar in Manchester.

The name of the exhibition was Manchester World's Fair 2012, and creatives were invited to submit a piece of work, in any form, on the theme of "the distant future of our planet".

I've posted the piece of work I submitted below, along with my initial drawing.

The idea behind my image was about how our lives are becoming more and more intertwined with digital technology, so my idea for the theme was that we'd be experiencing the world through digital means rather than physically. 

I also wanted to throw in a few retro elements such as an old fashioned paper ECG machine and a slightly battered bed, as I like the idea that people would be creating their own illegal virtual reality set ups at home with whatever medical equipment they could get their hands on..

Here is a photo of my piece at the exhibition, next to a stunner by Mr Kris Sale.


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Foursight: VS Launch Night

So last Wednesday saw the launch night for the first publication, entitled 'VS', by our illustration collective Foursight

The book is a set of 20 illustrations, printed back to back, of pairs of opposite words, each illustrated by a different artist. The aim of the book was to get illustrators to compete with each other, to provide a book solely promoting great illustrators and there work, and with the competitors being kept secret, to ultimately put on an event/exhibition where they could meet their opponent.

Unbelievably its been about 6 months since we started the project back in May with the help of the guys at OWTCreative, so it was great to finally reveal the book for everyone to see!

I've posted some photos below of the book and the launch night, which had a great turnout and there was a lot of buzz about the book and the fantastic work submitted. 

The launch and book had a boxing/fighter theme, so we had some fun taking polaroid style photos of everyone posing as boxers, and then coming up with their own boxing names to win a competition; as well as setting up a live draw-off, again to win some classy prizes. Who doesn't want a can of hotdogs?

Finally I'm now allowed to reveal my submission for the book, which was for the word 'War'. I thought it would be fun to mix together ideas of both modern and medieval warfare, and put in more detail than usual to make it look a bit like an old portrait.

A huge thanks to everyone who has supported us as Foursight as we've worked on the VS book, and to everyone who came down to the launch night! 

The book is now available to buy from the online shop for only £10 so go check it out at this link   

Big thanks to Emma Reynolds, Jennifer Byron and OWTCreative for taking these photos!