Friday 25 May 2012

Black Sabbath

It's Friday, it's hot, it's a heavy Black Sabbath portrait for A Circus Mind ay it. Brummie gold.

Thursday 24 May 2012

New River Walk

Here's my entry for this year's Serco Prize for Illustration 2012 which had the theme of Secret London.  I chose the New River Walk in Canonbury, a picturesque waterway that runs near our flat and is a little oasis of calm from the city streets. I often see a big old heron hanging out with the ducks when walking through so made it the centrepiece of the illustration with the London Transport imagery worked into the borders. The piece didn't make it into the exhibition this year unfortunately but them's the breaks.

Hastings Jack

Bit of a delayed post but spent a barmy day in Hastings over the May bank holiday soaking up the madness of the annual Jack-In-The-Green parade. The Old Town is overrun by a huge procession of leafy folk and morris dancers wielding aloft effigies of mermaids and giants en route to the West Hill castle. It's proper bonkers with more than a whiff of the Wicker Man about it and it's huge fun. We stayed in a hotel opposite the once grand, now burnt and crumbling, pier I based an illustration on not so long ago, hopefully to be restored one day.

Friday 18 May 2012

Wes Anderson

The director Wes Anderson for A Circus Mind in The Life Aquatic mode (without Steve Zissou).

Monday 14 May 2012

Post View

After the success of last year's Post Nude show the folks at Horsebridge Arts Centre in Whitstable are at it again with a second exhibition of postcard artwork Post View. There was much painstaking consideration over which view to depict before I lifted my head up from the monitor to the studio window and grabbed the felt tips. Total voila!

Friday 11 May 2012

James Brown

Here's the latest portrait for A Circus Mind, the sex machine-like James Brown.

Wednesday 9 May 2012

BBC Focus

Here are some recent science and space themed illustrations for BBC Focus magazine that cover celestial X-ray binary objects and the history of British satellite technology. Cosmic.