Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
A commission for MacUser magazine's 'Publish your iBook' feature. I drew inspiration from the Disney Sword in the Stone movie where the wizard Merlin sings a 'Higitus Figitus' song and shrinks his belongings into a magical manbag. This, we all know, is a lot like publishing your ibook on the ipad!
Coming together like a Power Ranger Megazord, the Puck Collective website is live! Run your eyes over its pastel shades and experience the combined beauty of some the best looking and talented illustrators ever. We will be posting exhibition info and running an online shop from there too so stick it in your bookmarks and check it everyday without fail. There is even a blog.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
This is the result of the two weeks hard labour. Amazing what can happen when enthusiastic, selfless, creative and talented people come together! Big props go to Feather Cycles and Death Spray Customs for the quick turnaround and to all the Tokyo Fixed boyz. Its great to see a drawing come to life like this, we wanted the bike on the Tshirt design to match the finished article but it was a bit of a chicken and egg situation. We had to speculate what we could cobble together in time and depict it in the drawing, then design all the appropriate graphics for the bike in a way that could be quickly realised in the spray job. I have a time lapse video of Greg Falski putting the bike together but it needs a little editing.. watch this space.
more pictures of the build here
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Blam! A delightful ink and watercolour of Deadpool shooting some guns.. This will be available for sale at Orbital Comics in London from the 16th till the 30th of April 2010 at the "For the Love of" exhibition.
I have always loved these characters from the early 90s as it was the time when I first got my impressionable mits on copies of X-force and the like. All muscles and guns. Many hours of my formative years were spent drawing these characters even though the comics were hard to come by where I grew up so I rarely had any clue as to the plot or what the characters where about. Looking back now I realise it didn't really matter, it was much more about the energy and the kinetic, explosive panels.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I had this double page spread published in last months Mac User magazine for a feature article on the 'future of computing' I only just managed to get my hands on it! The drawing illustrates the App Store phenomenon and all the multitudes of developers who are trying to get their apps published.
My early sketches for this piece illustrated a ten commandment style ipad and a crowd of lemming like developers surging at a mountain peak. Unfortunately its quite an obvious idea as a load of people knocked up similar things around the ipad's announcement. Shame as mine would have been badass!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Another piece for the Go Red charity auction. This time I did some legs, I was quite torn with which subject matter to choose but ended up doing some giant Mr. Universe pins. It was drawn in red pencil and then watercoloured, the shaded areas were supposed to be a slightly darker colour to the main skin red but I over cooked it a bit. The result is quite interesting and it has a bit of a Mignola Hellboy look to it! I work some pastel in for the highlights.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I have an illustration in this months copy of Men's Fitness.
The article is about coping some zzzs at work. This brief was very quick turnaround but I think it ticks all the boxes. I went for a Matrix style green tinge to the colouring, stopping short of adding a "hello neo.. the Matrix has you." on the screen.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
This is for a charity auction called 'Go Red'. It will be held at the coningsby gallery on wednesday 31st of March. The idea is to do a remote collaborative 'consequences' drawing, like the ones where you draw a head, fold it down and pass it along to someone to draw the body etc. I got body as part of a group project with the new illustration collective PUCK. The rules were that it had to be predominantly in red. I went with the blood gang sign plus prison tattoos. Didn't want you to think I was going soft doing this charity stuff!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This was a certificate design option for the UK barista championships. I had a death in the family around the closing date for this project and so they may have had to go with another design. This piece is loosely based around the art work for the film 'Excalibur' and I've gone for that 80s airbrush effect. For those of you unfamiliar with the coffee industry, they run these competitions where baristas can attempt to out do each other in the noble art of coffee making. The device in the Lady of the milky Lake's hand is a portafilter which is used in making espresso. A well established industry professional pointed out that the lake of milk splashing about and dripping down the supernatural water dweller's wrist could be considered as looking 'spermy'. I choose to ignore his comments.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Oh yes! Judge Death vinyl model kit bought from a charity auction at KK Outlet just before crimbo. Some crazy fool by the name of Jean Jullien (a very talented and prolific designer/illustrator from France) submitted this to the auction as it was an unwanted gift from his uncle Thierry. He states that he was 10 years old at the time and blinded by the charms of Marvel comics which led him to disregard the dynamic and highly detailed vinyl sculpture and leave it in a pretty much as new condition. I can distinctly remember these boxes on display at the toy shop Beatties and there were painted versions in the cabinet as well. I really wanted one but Unfortunately, my mother was less inclined to furnish me with an undead, screaming Harbinger of death in 1:6 scale as illustrated by Brian Bolland than Uncle Thierry was. Having remained at the gallery for the duration of the show, Judge Death is now finally in my possession! However, what good is Judge Death without Judge Dredd? No good whatsoever is the answer so I hit up ebay and sorted myself out.
So, a belated happy new year! The first month of the year is always a bit of a right off and my macbook has been in dire need of a spring clean (it was running like an incontinent old man) There are a few exciting projects in the pipeline and a few drawings that can't be posted until they're published. The drawing above was commissioned just before the holidays as a birthday gift so as the gift has been received I can safely share the love. The stella can and the black cat were established features of the place and requirement of the composition!
I promise to post more regularly from now on..