Sorry I've not posted much lately! Soon to be moving to Manchester so been sorting that out. Currently working full time has meant not having as much time as I would like to spend on my illustration work, but that should soon change :)
Currently creating design work for a stamp company, so focusing on my line work. I'll update with new artwork as I get a chance!
Representing the downward spiral of of the economy in today's world through a dwindling path of skyscrapers, towers and shops set on fire. Scrunched up paper as the background symbolises how people are aware of this downfall but choose to plead ignorance towards it.
I decided to create a new logo image for my Facebook/Etsy/Twitter pages which showed a bit about me (my fondness for coffee and the fact I have a Jack Russell) and here was the result. I don't normally draw people so sorry if it looks a little amateurish. Just wanted something a bit more fun and not so serious.
Below are a few illustrations I have created over the past few months. They are simple line work; firstly some movie poster artwork for the film 'Juno', where the line work has been drawn and scanned in and colour added using Photoshop. The second is a pen drawing of a French village, taken from my sketchbook.
My illustration for this weeks Illustration Friday, supporting the theme 'Prehistoric'.
I'm a huge fan of the prehistoric landscape so I chose to stick with that, whilst shying away from the usual dinosaurs/prehistoric animal type drawings. I used ammonites and shells as decoration to make it into a spot illustration and ferns for composition and they also add some interesting shapes.
My latest project has been working with Tarot cards, as the images on them tend to follow a tradition. I initially thought playing cards but decided on Tarot cards as they are a bit more mysterious. More to come soon, hopefully.
Here are various illustrations I have created using dots, reverting back to traditional techniques and experimenting with simple pen work.
Illustration inspired by the song 'Mountains' by Biffy Clyro. A spot illustration that is versatile, it can be used as book illustration through to a tattoo design.
An oval illustration inspired by the song 'Surrender' by the band Billy Talent. Working more with the human figure as it is something I often feel uncomfortable drawing. Again, in a traditional style and embedded with dots.
Having a bit of fun playing around with phrases and typography.
Inspired by Surrealism, a sort of nonsense illustration that I came up with one day and incorporated the dots and little ideas to keep my mind and drawing flowing.
A logo commission from a small journalism site called 'AltLinc', short for Alternative Lincoln (Twitter: https://twitter.com/AltLinc) which informs the Lincoln population of alternative events that you wouldn't otherwise hear about, advertising the weird and wonderful.
To create this logo I used Photoshop to experiment with block colour, and to gain a little more experience in the field and also with typography, an area I hope to progress in.