Ages ago I was asked to submit a design to Ryz for a shoe design. I went for a couple of traditional evergreen Corbett favourites as I know how these things work. Here's a picture of them but they never got past this stage as I don't think I was as street (do the kids still use that phrase? You know what I mean though don't you?) as I needed to be for their fan base.
It's 20 years today since Sonic the Hedgehog appeared on the Sega Megadrive. I thought I'd draw a little Sonic Scene to celebrate this fact.
I was blown away when I first saw Sonic and it was the reason I bought a Megadrive. This was like playing a cartoon (although I first though that when I saw Atari's Peter Pack Rat in a seaside arcade) and I had to get a Megadrive. I was working at the Little Chef then so money was no object.
I think there and then I decided I wanted to work in games. I started university a few months later and then about five years along the road, that is what I was doing... for about two years..!
Here's almost all of the characters you can woo on either Mini Gay Boyfriend or Mini Gay Girlfriend. What a handsome bunch they are. There really is someone for everyone. If you haven't downloaded this (and I can't believe you haven't) for your IPhone, Ipod or Ipad then do it how at the App Store.
I'm at my parent's house at the moment and while I was rescuing a load of my old books and (I like to think) priceless comics that are getting damp and ruined in their garage I came across some illustrations that I did for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. I think I'd date this around 1989 while I was doing my Art Foundation.
This was part of a conservation pack and it was created without the aid of a computer, just photocopies and Letraset transfers. Imagine that! I used to draw the adventures of Newton the Newt in a cartoon strip in their newsletter but the Nature Areas Pack was quite a big project.
I think my biggest stylistic change has been the positioning of the characters eyes. These days I'm more biologically accurate and don't like them to be touching each other. Their eyes would never work with sockets like that and I'm a stickler for realism as you very well know.
You won't be surprised to know that I am a physical adonis, a bit like Lord Adonis so it's only natural that I would do a gym themed exhibition. Of course, this isn't entirely true, I am an adonis but the gym show never happened. Well not yet but it still may as my gym which I visit sporadically are up for it. When it does, I don't think I'll go down this route which is why I'm posting it up. However I do like the hilarious Mussel Beach pun, which works so well as the gym is on the beach. Yes I know - in England!
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.