Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Winner/loser

Hey, although most of what I'm working on is confidential at the moment, I spent a little time making something I can show today. Not entirely sure why I made this, maybe I was feeling cynical?


This is all vector art with a little Photoshop brush applied in the scratching process. It was a surprisingly realistic experience!



Thursday, 5 July 2012

Might Have Overlooked Something

You may have noticed if you're a regular reader of my blog that I have a bit of a thing for The Shining. I love it. It's a nigh on perfect movie and even though it is clearly well loved, I don't think it gets the recognition it deserves. What Star Wars is to the internet, The Shining is to me. That is to say, I feel the urge to riff on it in many ways over and over. My Halloween costume in 2010 was a piece of white cardboard with 'axe damage', taped to my head, so I could replicate the "Here's Johnny!" moment on request and last Halloween, I carved a Jack Nicholson pumpkin.


So last night I decided to create what could be (but likely won't be) my final word on the subject. A piece of art which combines the best characters, scenes, elements of the movie. Sadly, this meant some heart-rending decisions, such as leaving out Delbert Grady, the rotting old woman and... the bear.


But I think, I think this is a decent representation of the film using shapes.


As you were.


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Reflections

I was rummaging through my Dropbox folder to find samples to send to all and sundry and lo and behold, I found an illustration which I left so close to completion but abandoned. I remember at the time, I hated it for not being as I wanted it to be in my mind's eye but looking at it now, I'm happy with it. So much so that it's joined my portfolio.

Inspired by the day I walked to Salford Quays to watch Pearl Jam Twenty. There was a fairly horrific shiny copper-effect building, which I thought could look okay in the right context.