Friday, 26 October 2012

Calendar 2013

I've got a few promotional calendars for 2013 available in my shop featuring an assortment of illustrations from the year gone.  Buy one here.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

'The Advaitic Mountains' work in progress

Here are some work in progress [by which I mean wonky] photos of a new piece I finished last week that Get A Grip will be making into a sweatshirt and t-shirt very soon.  They wanted mountains.  I gave them mountains.  Mountains drawn under the influence of Om.

I may do a limited run of two colour prints depending on interest.  Expressions of interest welcome.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

'Come Back From San Francisco' screen-prints

The 'Come Back From San Francisco' screen-prints have arrived courtesy of Get A Grip and they look incredible.  Those guys know their way around a squeegee... Buy one here.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012

'Kurt Vonnegut' illustration

Yeah this an old illustration from earlier in the year but in the process of making a 2013 calendar for my friends and family I had to mess about with some layouts and this was a rather nice by-product.  I am seriously considering getting the words tattooed on my soul. 

Thursday, 11 October 2012

'Just a few of my favourite things'

This was a recent illustration I did that got me thinking maybe I could do it for other people too.  The very simple concept is you pay me £75 and give me a list of all your (or perhaps your significant others) favourite things and I draw the shit out of them on an A3 piece of paper.  Then I send you the original illustration.  The end.

It does require some knowledge of your significant other's tastes.  It is an actual illustration by me which will probably feature some visible draft pencil work by me and maybe some very tiny marks etc.  I could potentially scan it and clean it for you and get a fancy giclee printed for you for an extra fee - but seriously - who would want that over an original?  Not me.

I work in blue pencils, then lead pencils, then dipping pen and indian ink, and then I finish with a couple of ink washes with a brush.  I've avoided drawing actual people in favour of books or records featuring people.  All these details can be ironed out before.  It also helps to have some little things to fill gaps like for example mac n' cheese or feathers or pencils etc.  I think I've made this seem way more confusing than it needs to be.  If in doubt refer back to the initial paragraph.

Below is the final piece which features a nice border for framing and also three close ups.

Available in my shop here.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Thursday, 4 October 2012

'Two Weeks in France' day two

Paris, August 19th.

DJ Food blog

Vinyl junkie, graphic designer, music producer, 2000AD obsessive and NinjaTune all-star DJ Food aka Strictly Kev has been kind enough to blog my record collecting series of comics and say some nice things about me here.  I'm always on the look out for new stories to illustrate so email me if you have some record collecting tales to share.

Monday, 1 October 2012

'An American Werewolf in London' illustration

Here's another [relatively] quick illustration inspired by one of my favourite films that's being shown tonight at the Prince Charles Cinema.