Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Prints for sale!

I've opened (or rather re-opened) a RedBubble store! So far, I have a small selection of recent and not so recent work available as prints, posters, greeting cards etc.

If you have any suggestions for a print which you would like to see me make available, please let me know.

Incidentally, I still have a stack of B-Movie prints available at £8 each (plus £2 P&P -- this may increase once I check the Post Office fees now they've gone up, so get in there quick!) (Scroll down to STORE for the three prints in question)

Monday, 28 May 2012

The Avengers

Started working on this yesterday and got it finished a few minutes ago. Since all three of Marvel's major Avengers characters made it to the movie world, I've meant to draw them in a group. Joss Whedon managed to make a movie in that time, so maybe he is ever so slightly more driven as an individual than I am. Who knows?

Anyway, the movie was great and it gave me the push to finally make this image. It's kind of in my geometric style, but there's more detail and lighting effects than I would usually use so it's come out looking kind of like someone else's work, I guess. Appropriately cinematic, maybe.

The costumes are essentially the ones from the movie (except Cap, who's in his solo outing attire), but with a few modifications here and there so I could better create the converging linework I get so obsessed with. Oh, and never mind that they don't look like Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, they aren't meant to.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

All Friends Here

For a while, I've been wanting to really push the gaudiness of my art beyond the boundaries. I think it's fair to say that I play it relatively by the book when it comes to colour, but sometimes I just want to chuck a big bag of sleaze in there.

Also, I enjoy playing with simple shapes. One of my recent images was created using only squares. It was meant as an experiment and in some respects I quite liked it, certainly enough to develop that kind of approach.

Last night, after watching the hideous dance-off clips from Star Wars Kinect (I provide no link, but trust me, it's better you don't watch it), somehow the urge to draw animals hit me. Maybe it was because nature and wildlife are as far from the aforementioned nadir of existence as my brain could imagine. It was probably a coping mechanism. In any case, it resulted in four sketches which I then assembled and recreated using only vector squares. The colours... I think you're supposed to hate them. I trust that you do.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Misfits warm-ups

I've been a fan of Misfits forever. Since before it was ever on TV. Okay, that's a lie, but from the first episode, I was hooked on the antics of the 'Asbo Five'. The writing was and still is smart, the characterisation pretty much perfect and it even satisfies the geek in me (being about superpowers and all that). You should watch it, if you haven't already. It's on Netflix, I think.

For a slightly shorter time, I've been keen to create a Misfits poster or print of some kind. The visual of the show is very distinct and the actors have faces which scream "DRAW MEEEE!". Alas, I never got around to it until now. These are just character studies, not part of the image, but it's all going to come together nicely at this rate. Those of you who remember my struggles to get the likenesses of David Cameron and Bruce Willis correct may be surprised to know I feel more successful with these so far...

(Go on, tell me they suck...)