Thursday, 30 June 2011

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Did this for a friend ...last week?

Bears wearin' camo. Makes perfect sense.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

I got some awesome postcards printed from Vistaprint. I originally used them to get business cards, and decided to risk it despite their awful reviews, but my business cards arrived and I was happy with them. So I thought I'd go for some postcards, and the quality of these glossy ones is above what I expected. The postcards feature the monster wolf I illustrated for The Problem.

I'm going to be giving one away free with every Folksy and Etsy sale for a while, and with every sale of The Problem until I run out of them! :) If you'd like to buy just the postcards, they are 50p each plus postage, get in touch if interested!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Here's the second image for the Thorpe Park zine I'm working on, this one features Saw, Samurai and Slammer.
This is fairly old, but I can't remember if I ever posted it here, so here it is. It's just a little marker and pencil sketch, but I rather like it. It was drawn from a photograph I took in what is now the London 2012 Olymic site, I suspect these buildings no longer exist. It was a pretty run down part of London.

This image is avalible as an A4 print on Folksy.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

I've put all the final work for the Temple of Elang theme park attraction design into one PDF file. This seemed like the easiest way to display it digitally, in a kind of book presentation of my ideas.

Here's the link to download it and have a look...

Let me know what you think!

Check out the label "Elang (Roller Coaster)" under this post to look at all the sketchbook work that goes with this.

Monday, 20 June 2011

I had an idea the other day to make a series of theme park zines. So I started today and did this drawing of Colossus. It was tedious. Maybe I won't make a zine. We'll see.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

I don't think I ever posted this here. It's my favourite image from The Problem, the book that David Lawrence and I made at the end of last year.

There are A4 prints avalible of this for those interested. Contact David for details on that. And if you want to buy the book it's on Folksy and Etsy, or you can buy direct from myself or Dave, just send me an e-mail.
Here's some recent listings in my shop. The Disregarded London zine is back in stock as is the Owl and the Pussycat at long last. There are also some new prints, some of which are a bargain, and new greeting cards.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Quick little gouache kingfisher I did on a card for dad. Some of the white details were done with a white pen.

Oh and, Uni is over. That's it. Done. Never again. More on that later, I'm sure.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Yesterday was opening night for our exhibition! I was surprised and delighted with how many people turned up to look at our work.

The variety on display is actually astounding; I think most people would be surprised to find that we were all from the same course. On the wall where I’m displaying my work alone, there are photorealistic pencil drawings, theme park design, tattoo design, album art, fashion illustration and acrylic sketches of London scenes and people. You’ll also find children’s book illustration, typography, science illustration, puppetry, comic books, editorial work, animation, book covers, 3D work… the list goes on. Illustration can be anything and it tends to be a very accessible art form, there really is something for everyone at this exhibition.

I am showing my theme park design work, which is rather unusual for an exhibition space. Concept art in general tends to be a very secretive art form and theme park design is not a very well known area. I think most people were a bit confused as to what they are looking at with my work tbh, but that’s kind of what I expected. I hope that people could appreciate the drawing and story telling. I have a portfolio and sketchbook also on display.

I’m also showing “The Problem”, the book that David and I made earlier this year. We were selling copies, but I’ve heard today that only the display copy is left! I’m thrilled that they’ve all sold since opening last night! We still have prints for sale of our favourite page spread and the book is on display in the reading area for you to have a look at! Speaking of the reading area, it’s awesome.

The shop is doing very well, and there is as varied range of work for sale as there is on display, all more than reasonably priced.

Well worth a visit. Opposite Madame Tussauds and Baker Street Station at the P3 gallery until the 14. Please tweet, facebook, blog and let everyone know about this exhibition, and most importantly, go yourself!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Been busy all day putting up the work for the show. It opens tomorrow night! Here's a sneaky peak of the work on display and our class busy preparing their work! For more information on the exhibition, check out this post.

Monday, 6 June 2011

I sold two copies of my Disregarded London Zine last night! I've been busy this evening making some more copies to put in the shop at the gallery show I'm doing later this week. Make sure you come along if you're in London to see all of our awesome illustration work. I spent the best part of today getting my work trimmed and finalised for the hang which begins tomorrow. Check out my previous blog post about it and the official website. Please pass the word on too! Would be great to see people come along, take some pics and then review the show on their blog!

I've been listing daily on Folksy and Etsy, so make sure you check out my recent listings. Lots of art prints for sale.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

This is about a year and a half old, but I never got round to scanning it. We had a project at uni where I chose the quote "Wrong is Right" and took the opportunity to tackle my favourite theme. The relationship between real and pretend and how you can't tell the difference.

Certain things are authoritative by their very nature and thus convincing in the telling of lies (intentional, or otherwise). Take something like The Onion, for example, which uses the conventions of news reporting to convey realism. It makes you question if "real" news is to be trusted, which it often isn't.

Museums are another one of those authoritative things. We trust what is on display simply because it is on display. I abused the conventions of natural history illustration and museological display here. That is not an American alligator. any ideas what it is?

I was originally going to do a series of these which became increasingly obviously lies, but I never got round to it.

This is nice evidence that I can paint realistically too. It's acrylic on heavyweight paper.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Next week is our degree gallery show! I will be displaying Temple of Elang project along with The Problem and my portfolio and you'll get to see everyone's very varied work from the illustration course. We literally have all kinds of artists displaying their work, there will be something for everyone! There will also be a little shop!

So come take a look at our art, take some pics, maybe buy some stuff and review us on your blog if you have one. :)

The gallery is opposite Baker Street station, so it's dead easy to get to and it's free - no excuses! Here's a map.

10th-14th June from 10am-6pm