Thursday, 24 May 2018

#JanuBowie

Here’s another preview of one of the books I’ll be publishing this summer. In January, the month of David Bowie’s birth and death, I drew 31 illustrations celebrating the ch-ch-ch-changes of an extraordinary career and posted them to Twitter/Instagram under the hashtag, #JanuBowie. The full set of pics can be found on my Instagram feed.




 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

News

With plans to take my artwork out on the road I’ve made a few changes here at the blog. I’ve deleted all of the inspiration posts to focus purely on upcoming projects. Over the next few months I’ll be releasing a series of zines which collect my music and pop culture artwork under an imprint titled: PLAY RECORD.

Planned titles include:

#Inktober 2017: Bassists of the 70s.

#JanuBowie - the ever changing David Bowie in 31 daily illustrations.

A Bolan Tarot - Marc Bolan/T.Rex songs starring a host of 1970s TV/music icons.

Plus the resurrection of an old project featuring four lads from Liverpool.

I’m extremely excited about producing this first batch of zines and plan to table them at upcoming events as well as sell them via Etsy. I’ll also be selling prints and original artwork once all of the stars align.

Expect lots of activity here over the next few months and be sure to follow my Twitter and Instagram feeds for news and links also.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Christmas Number 2’s

In the run-up to Christmas last year I produced a portrait a day celebrating those music artists who didn’t quite hit the Christmas number one spot. Here are some of my favourites. The full set can be found on my Instagram feed.


Monday, 30 April 2018

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Inktober - Thirty-one 70's Bassists

My first Inktober challenge featured portraits of bassists from the 1970’s which I'm planning to collect them in a zine later this year. Here's a taster for now.







Wednesday, 19 July 2017

My Doctor is... The Thirteenth Doctor

Looking forward to seeing Jodie Whittaker as The Thirteenth Doctor.

































Very happy to tell you that this portrait ended up being awarded a commendation in the 
Down the Tubes 13th Doctor Art Challenge.

Monday, 26 June 2017

My Doctor is...

One Doctor, twelve incarnations but which Doctor is your Doctor?

New Product available in my Redbubble shop.
















Thursday, 9 March 2017

Valentine Special

Posted over at Kirby-Vison on Valentine's Day here's an imaginary cover for The Fantastic Four Valentine Special which draws inspiration from Kirby’s early romance comics.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

On Valentine's with Love

New illustrations to you from me on Valentines Day x.

Have a villainous Valentine with General Zod & Ursa

Love is... never needing a 'safe word'. 
Wishing you a vicious Valentine from Generals Klytus & Kala.

Hope that you have a vile Valentine (gag), Raymond & Connie Marble.


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Kirby 99th Portrait

A little late in posting but here's my contribution to this years' Birthday portrait gallery over at Kirby-Vision.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Instagram Round-up

Here's a round-up of sketchbook work recently posted over at Instagram.




Friday, 4 March 2016

Minnesota Mugshots - Character design

Extra curricular activities kept me away from the drawing board last month. Finally caught up with some character designs based on the mugshots featured in the last post. First up is a rather scrappy line-up created in the iPad app Sketchpad.
























Next we have a cleaner version created in Inkpad, with an expanded line-up.


I prefer the character design in this version but the vector drawing process was torturously slow. I shall probably revert to pencil, paper and ink if I'm to use these guys in the future.

Of interest below is the reference layer used for the vector piece.