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..