Hello! just a quick note to say I have stopped using this blog as I have an attention span shorter than my little toe. I do however have a NEW BLOG which I love and feed and take for walks every day-ish. which I won't get bored of...promise
look and follow it here
or this is the address
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
So I've been mega busy for the last 2 weeks on a big project, which I will start revealing soon, but for now, here's some little posts...
I had a day off from work and my project yesterday, so I used it to do some other little jobs I had waiting, this is the artwork for an awesome band called 'The Shame', it's just a bit of fun really, I fancied doing something colour but trying to keep my tight technical style, and this is what I have come up with! I like it, I think I may make a few additions, but for now, here it is!
Check out the shame Here
Thursday, 1 July 2010
A while back I was on the train, sat in front of me and my lady were a youngish couple, who to be polite, looked a bit spastic. The girl was preggers, and the boy looked preggers, but he was just fat. For an hour and a half, he draped himself over the girl, and barraged her with quips, bad jokes, and his plans. He produced a jumbo size bag of monster munch, roast beef flavour, which he proceded to force feed his girlfriend, despite her neck craning to escape. The worst part of this ritual was when he forced her to lick his fingers, to his delight. It was sick. He also kept looking at us. I didn't like him, and I feel sorry for his baby as it will no doubt be bought up on golden wonder snacks, and live in a crisp packet. mmm slippery otters. Anyway, I drew him whilst he did it, he kept trying to see what I was drawing. weirdo
Monday, 28 June 2010
I did some postcards that took some overheard conversation I was lucky enough to hear, and put it in another, more dark context. This is one of them, heard in the supermarket, a lovely old man said it to his wife, now maybe, just maybe, he was being a little saucy and he wanted her to get some meat, but chances are, he was just teasing. I decided it reminded me of a man I knew, who looked and came across like a raging paedo. This is him. Naughty Peter likes Shetland Ponies, and being a D.J!
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Here's a quick poster I did for a forthcoming show. I wanted to do a homage to the music poster legend that is Jason Munn, you can see his website here, he is a print god, and his illustrations are LUSH! so yeah, I wanted to do something outside my comfort zone. I've been drawing alot of bones lately, and I'm afraid this is just a straight steal from an image I found on the internet with a few changes and stuffffz, but I'll do something more my own in the future! would look nice screen printed! annnnnd good news, I should have the screenprinter set up in a couple of weeks, so expect visual evidence!
Just a quick post today, it's insanely hot in the room I'm in, and the National are on the Tv box, and I'm distracted, gonna scan some observations I made on a train tomorrow, and share the stories, and they are odd.FACT.
Friday, 25 June 2010
So firstly, I went and did a blog, purely to harness the amount of useless nonsense that comes out of my pen and mind. I've just been plucked from the safe, warm, womb of education for the summer, and defenestrated straight into the real world of illustration, and it scares me. So this will be an online record of work I'm doing, and also the weird and wonderful stuff that escapes from my imagination.
So without further distraction, here is my first post!
NEW PYRAMID RECORDS - 'Chapter 24' single sleeve
the lovely people at fledgling London label 'New Pyramid Records' asked me to produce the sleeve illustration for their forthcoming release of 'Chapter 24's' new single 'Gregory' . So anyway, the above image is what the final design looks like.....
I decided to go with some lovely swallows, over a backdrop of the view from my window. Then I decided to splash loads of ink on it all. To give it a lush D.I.Y feel, I put it on a brown paper. As if it was drawn on an envelope.yup. (I'd really like someone to draw something like this on an envelope and send it to me, so if you're bored....)
You can pre order the 7" here
or listen to the awesome rrrriot girl lo-fi fuzz of 'Chapter 24' here
I urge you to go and pre order this record NOW! not only will it be a staple addition to your record collection, but it'll be a slab of loveliness too!
So, I think thats that, I aim to do something daily, but I might forget somedays, and do a ton the next. Please keep checking back! I have some exciting things lined up for you over the next few days.......