Wednesday 29 November 2017

The Twang On Tour

Blast from the past time. It's ten years since The Twang's debut album 'Love It When I Feel Like This' was released and the band are performing it live on a special UK tour at the moment. That means my foxy artwork for the album cover is out there doing the rounds again so thought it'd be a good time to revisit the Twang archives. Creating all of the artwork for the album and it's singles was one of the most enjoyable commissions I've ever had. I was allowed a lot of freedom to experiment with the illustration style and had fun running amok with the surreal, psychedelic, council estate aesthetic. Hopefully they still hold up today. You can see the entire Twang artwork archive on my site here.

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Scorch / Fi

The 3d experimentation continues apace with two different approaches using the same floaty head model and scene. The first is called Scorch and employs some crispy texture work for that hot 'leatherman' sunburnt look. The second, Fi, cools it down with glass textures reflecting luminous objects in the void. I made a little animated gif and short of Fi to get to grips with some 3d camera movement. You can see it on the site here with related works.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

E-Car Club

This year I have mostly been illustrating electric cars it seems, well, two commissions so far anyway. Here are some recent illos for UK magazine Boundless for an article entitled 'An Electrifying Prospect?' and another from earlier in the year for Canadian magazine L'actualité on the impact of Nemaska lithium mining for batteries in Shawinigan. Both commissions play with similar electric green/blue palettes and dynamic compositions. You can see them on the site with related vehicular work here.

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Trick Or Trump

Here's an illustrated response to my agent Anna Goodson's call for Halloween images recently. I was away from the studio last week so missed posting it on the 31st October myself but here it is anyway in all it's belated glory. Still very much a scary prospect.

The Cresswell Plot

I've always enjoyed illustrating for book covers so I was really pleased to work on this recent publishing commission for the paperback edition of Eliza Wass' The Cresswell Plot from Hyperion. Starting with the initial client sketch of a young female next to a tree I worked through various colour schemes and tree sizes before landing on the final combination seen above before the lovely type treatment was added by the designer. See this and related publishing works on the site here.