Seeing as it's getting a little wintery I thought I'd post these up. These were textures that went on signs to provide atmosphere and encouragement alongside a computer generated ski run in an Alpine environment that went atop an exercise machine. I'm not explaining it well but you can see what I mean with this video here.
I'm selling off these amazing A2 screen prints I did. They'd make great christmas presents. If you want one, pick your colour (pink, orange, cyan or red) and let me know through the website.
How does a tenner sound? That's with postage too - a little more if you're from outside the Empire of course.
Yesterday I went to the Flatties Babushka show at Kid Robot. I know I'm always at Kid Robot these days but that's it for the time being. Anyway it was a great do and there were some lovely pieces on display by some lovely people. They've all been sold but go and check out their site and a big thanks to Dan Morgan for the photos he took of my offerings.
If you're in London's fashionable West End this evening pop into the Kid Robot shop and have a look at the pieces in this mini expo based around non copyright infringing Japanese style monsters. Along with my glittery pinnata offering (which I'll hopefully get a better photo of tonite) you can see such pieces of genius from the likes of Lunartik, A Little Stranger and Jon Paul Kaiser.
I find it hard to believe that no one wanted my custom for the Sneaky Show. I think I misjudged the mood of the nation - I just thought that glitter would be popular this Autumn. I should have gone with my original idea which was this one.
This was a colour test for a textile design I did for AussieBum. In the end it was never used but it's interesting to see the different colours and I am keen on the weedy sea dragon as it is one of my favourite animals. Thinking about it this creature looks more like a leafy sea dragon but its name just isn't as good as its weedy cousin.
Here's proof, if proof be need be, that there are such things as ghosts. Here's a photo of me displaying a fantastic Scrabble victory. Nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary when the picture was taken but imagine my surprise when I saw the photo and noticed the fearful apparition that had manifested above the Scrabble board, most probably to admire my score and skillful use of utilising the triple word squares.
This is the custom I did for Sneaky Raccoon's 'Tales from the Sneaky Crypyt' show that is currently on in London's Kid Robot shop. I'm all about glitter at the moment. You can even buy it if you want and half the money goes to charity. That has to be a reason to get this glittery fellow home and on your shelf.
The Hallowe'en edition of the Dandy is out today and I have created the most spine chilling Korky story for it ever. So nip down to the shops and get it straight away - but don't blame me if you have nightmares it's the Ed's fault for publishing such horror.
I found some old characters I designed for a 3D chat room application a few years back. Sadly it never got realised but if it had it would have been amazing. The characters had all been rendered up and some of them were really off the wall - and that's by my standards. I think we may have been a little to high brow for the intended audience but you have to strive for that. Otherwise where would you be? ITV 2 I suppose. Here's a couple of the more vanilla human character concepts.
A recent gig of mine was to illustrate some school subjects for an education authority. It's harder than it sounds as the subjects cover so much. Here's what I came up with to portray RE and History. Succinct I'm sure you'll agree.
Potential commissioning parties often look at my portfolio and say, "You're definitely the best illustrator we've ever come across but do you have any other skills? Can you render anything in the third dimension - you know like the Pixar stuff?"
Then I show them my computer generated work and am politely asked to leave the premises...
I've just bagged & tagged a batch of screen prints for that indie shop on St James Street in Brighton that never gets back to me so I have to keep going in in person to try and catch the owner in person. I have it on good authority she'll be there tomorrow, so I'm going in.
What's this? Yes, it's a pass holder that would be great for holding your Oyster card or bus pass.
Once again the adorable Matt Jones ( AKA Lunartik) has included me in his latest series of Art Passes, well not part of the actual series as I've already been on that and I can't do it twice but I'm tagged on the side as an extra little bonus. I've gone for a lovely scene of pink dinosaurs battling it out.
You can buy this and the rest of the series at Forbidden Planet or come to me and I'll give you it for cheaper and may even throw in some extra treats too. It'll be the best £2.50 you've ever spent.
If you want to see what Lunartik looks like in real life then come down to London's Forbidden Planet this Saturday as he'll be showing his latest toy wares and hosting his very own tea party featuring customs of his ace vinyl toy by all your favourite artists such as Triclops, Little Stranger, Pete Fowler, crikey - virtually all the players... and me too.
Being the illustrator extraordinaire and wondrous wordsmith that I am, I will endeavor to entertain you through the pages of this blog. I am still not sure if there will be any point to my ramblings but I feel that it has to be done so I am doing it. May God have mercy on all our adorable souls.