Friday, 7 December 2012

Typography Lyrics Series


Here's a short typographical series I made to cheer someone up.
I sent these in the post. There was one more but that one is too personal to share.
The ones shown here are lyrics to one of my own songs.

This is hesitance filled with purpose,
This is the calm before our storm
We are many things but not worthless,
And we refuse to live forlorn.

Ten times they cut out our tongues,
Ten times these tongues have been reborn,
And we'll sing songs of those once loved,
And every scar that we have worn.

We'll start this when we feel ready,
We'll build a castle from this dirt,
And though our heads and hearts are heavy,
We will grow with every hurt.

She stitches wings to my soul,
Now watch me fucking soar.









Monday, 26 November 2012

Saturday, 24 November 2012

The Butcher - Complete

After ages of fussing and faffing with colours and different fills and such, I decided to just cut the crap, keep it simple, 2 colour print on white. Gonna screen this, then I'll post the outcome.


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Friday, 26 October 2012

The Butcher - work in progress part 2 - I Wanna Tear You Apart

Section 2 of 3 of 'The Butcher' got drawn up today, that's the typography. I also sketched the 3rd section to be filled tomorrow and then I can begin my Ai work.
Soundtrack to this drawing - Eminem's 'Recovery'.


Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Butcher - Work in progress.

So here's a little peak at an idea I started working on this evening. More to follow.


Friday, 19 October 2012

Killing Them Softly 1: Scoot McNairy

So i've been absent for quite some time. I burnt out hard, got lazy, threw a lot of paper in the bin and then moved flat so I've got my excuses. But time to get back to it. I got inspired by the film Killing Them Softly. It was so good, and the characters were so intense that I just wanted to draw them all. Didn't know this guy before I watched it but he is an absolutely incredible actor. Scoot McNairy. A fair few mistakes, but not bad for the first thing i've drawn in nearly 6 months.



Saturday, 1 September 2012

Quiziskull

The combined efforts of me and Aiden Edwards (Hotrod), a combined 9 years of art school, QUIZISKULL, new hype agency coming soon. ILL.


Monday, 13 August 2012

Raised By Foxes - Coloured

This is coloured in now and split into various layers for screening.
Can't wait.


Saturday, 11 August 2012

Eye Collector

Last month I got my work featured in another creatives blog. This one was quite special for me because, although they didn't write much about my work, for once it was the blog organisers who found my work and requested that I feature and not me asking them. Pretty nice validation. You can find it at:

http://www.eyecollector.com/archives/date/2012/07




Portfolio

A few quick snaps of my portfolio work.








Raised By Foxes

So i've been absent from my blog for a little while now, partly due to being on holiday and partly due to a total burnout of inspiration and motivation. But we're getting back on track now. A new business/art undertaking is in preliminary stages. Here's a sneak peek.


Monday, 18 June 2012

Smile

Sometimes the only thing you can do is...


This is at Portsmouth Harbour.
I'm not sure why the bunch of balloons has a sword underneath, but the message is good.

Spectra - BA (Hons) VisCom Show 2012

Anyone & Everyone
Who is Anyone or Someone or Noone
Is coming to This.
Be a Person.


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Burst Magazine Feature

Burst Magazine is an online PDF magazine free for download. 
I'm in the new issue.
You can check it out here:



Wednesday, 23 May 2012

I Would Feel Less Alone - Typography

I got bored.
I don't know why I keep using these lyrics.
I just really like them.


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Winter Is Coming - In Progress

Teaching myself some digital painting. Slowly slowly.


Monday, 14 May 2012

CV


For getting jobs and stuff.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

EMP Visual Report Cover

A completely superficial and unrelated cover for my report. I think it looks nice though. RGB.

Monday, 7 May 2012

EMP Packaging & Vinyls - All 3 Films

Big Trouble In Little China
This box is absolutely enormous for the size of the figure, but it looks cool though so it's fine.


Small Town Folk
Finally got some vinyl figures sorted to go on this & the next box.


Troll Hunter
Covered the bottom sections of the mountain in fake grass flock.
Lid on the mountain.


Lid off the mountain.


Monday, 30 April 2012

EMP Packaging - Big Trouble In Little China

My initial idea for the packaging for this was a Chinese dragon but as you can imagine, the logistics of making a decent looking dragon that works as a box... it didn't work. So I went with a lantern. This is taken from a tutorial I found here: 

I adapted this to turn it into a box. To make this you will need:
48 Chinese Envelopes - you can get these on Ebay pretty cheap.
Cello tape.
Double-sided Tape.
Stapler & Staples,
3 Sides of Card - A4
1 Sides of Thick Paper/Card - A3
Chinese Charm Tassle Thing - another Ebay job.
String.
Scissors/Scalpel.
Ruler.
Letraset.



I made it exactly the same as the tutorial on the video, only cut about 1mm off the outside of 16 envelopes to create a slightly smaller octagon. I used this as the bottom half of the box. Instead of attaching the folded cards to the top of this I made a second middle section with the normal size cards. Measured up the necessary lengths, cut the same shape from card. Then the same shape again with the addition of 6cm of tab on each edge to create spacers, then a measured whole on the middle for the figure to sit in. That goes in the bottom. Tape string into the bottom & tie it together in the middle above the vinyl figure so that it hangs straight through the whole in the top. Sorted.

Front Of Box - Text Reads 
"BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: LO PAN"
"collectable vinyl figure"


Side View.


Full Length.


Box Open.



I think it looks ace. 


Sunday, 29 April 2012

Beside My Bones...

I forgot to post the original drawing in the last post.


But To Feel Your Bones...

It occurred to me last night that I don't think I've done any work that wasn't for uni in months. Decided to change that. It was so much fun to do something completely diffferent to what I've been working on solidly. I remember why I like drawing again now. 

Our Time Down Here Design Type Thingamy.
Their new album is incredible. And their new video just came out.

Right click & open in new window to get the full size image. This has lost quite a lot of detail by being too small.


But To Feel Your Bones
Beside My Bones
I Would Feel Less Alone

Friday, 27 April 2012

EMP DVD Case For Packaging Digital Files

Knocked up a little DVD cover to wrap up my digital files in for when they're all burnt to disc. I took most of my inspiration for this from Quentin Tarantino/Grindhouse DVD covers and a little bit from retro video games.


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

EMP (and not EMP) Postcards

As a little addition to link my full size posters with the vinyl toys I decided to make postcards of  the full posters but also with photos of the vinyl toys and the type from the posters. I included the name of the character & the name of the actor that played them & once they're printed they will all be signed & for EMP purposes the cards showing the figures will be numbered as a sort of authentication certificate system. And since it's nearly show time I though it would be good to have some other bits to hand out so I've gone for some prints of my favourite old pieces as well.  

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Troll Hunter



Small Town Folk



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