Friday, 5 November 2010

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Holy cellulose thinners batman!

Im a second year now, here are some pictures:

Cellulose thinner experimenting... I love this stuff.
 Adult narrativve things

An editorial about Tuna
 An editorial about the crappiness of the interior's of aeroplanes

 that's your lot.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Mr T(shirt)

One of these days I promise I will eventually get around to scanning in some personal work, something I feel reflects what I do most of, but until then I'm going to show other things I've done.

A while back, a friend of mine asked me if I would do him a T-shirt design for the band he drums for, Scrapbook Heros, so I obliged and this is what I came up with!

This isn't the full design, as someone else made the text, and the colour of the cacti was significantly more acidic, once I get hold of a copy of the T-shirt I'll model it in all it's glory... This T-shirt turned out to be a lot of fun, especially working in a format totally alien to my usual style, and I feel I learned valuable lessons about things like how to use the pen tool...

I will update things that are sketchbook related next, honestly...
While you are waiting you can check these things out:
The guys at Balloonshop churn some coal.
Midlake make beautiful music in a psychedelic Belle & Sebastian kind of way
Michael Dryden obsesses over balls.
Arthur Hamer captures people in a slightly creepily accurate way.

that's all for now. If I'm not back in a week, don't be cross.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Use the Faust...

I love how bad you can make puns for blog posts.
Here's the final image for the poster project, which I really really enjoyed! So if you need any posters done... well. yes.

Monday, 8 March 2010

It was a different illustrator, you understand...

So, one day I will actually post something I have drawn (I do still draw) but for now here are a load of rough's for my latest project, entitled "Posters" the brief I chose was to illustrate ENO's rendition of "Faust" which I looked at as an opportunity to try something new (hopefully with more success than the 3D project).
These are a series of rough's that came from a set of sketches done in paper... arty.

These two are my favorites, but I can't decide if ENO face is a good idea or no?

I tried Futura, but was less impressed, but having upset a couple of graphic designers with the Helvetica ones, i think I'm gonna stick with that, at least until I get told off by the tutours for using it.

I've been listening to a load of the Album Leaf recently, really nice to work to.
AND, check this out: sing sang sung

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Eventually I'll form some sort of habit...

I've been told off repeatedly for not updating this regularly... which I guess is fair enough, blog followers are fickle folks, anyway, to stave off the inevitable, here is a picture of a piece of work that the tutors on my course didn't really agree with, and in retrospect I agree with them.

I'm re-doing most of this project, possibly paying more attention and not getting carried away with making toys...

some day, I'll post some drawings, I would like to have done so by the end of the week. fat. chance.

I recently found a flump! how good is that!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


After becoming increasingly embarrassed about my blog I have decided to take it down, and start again! so here's to a fresh(ish) start.

Unfortunately I've not got any scanned work to post (excuses excuses) but this week I will scan some in and upload it and all will be happiness and joy, However if I'm deadly honest I think a blog is something that will keep you in a constant state of guilt and anxiety, or maybe not. definately not deadly honest then, maybe only flesh wound honest.

ramble ramble ramble.

I would love to keep this blog going more from now on in a more banter/diary kind of a fashion.

have some links to good things:
A very good friend and mentor.
A very good illustrator and all round good chap.
A very good rendition of a song by a very good band