Friday 26 January 2018

Norwegian Neon

Here's a new illustration for Daimler/Mercedes-Benz Next innovation magazine. The article looks at the prevalence of e-mobility across Norway and posits that the 'country is all-electric'. The national flag rendered in neon seemed to sum up the theme nicely. I built the sign in 3d then took it into Photoshop for a little tinkering. I've included some of the process work here from initial client sketch to the 3D model and a few rendered variations. You can see it on the site with related work here.

Thursday 18 January 2018

Portrait Of A Memory

Nature Journal recently commissioned me to tackle an illustration on memory and how it works. The brief required an image featuring disparate elements, including Cumberbatch's Sherlock, connected in intricate ways so I thought I look to 3D software for assistance. I created an atom array of spheres for the complex memory structure then worked in the colour and photo-collaging for the final image. You can see further work for Nature on the site here.

Tuesday 16 January 2018

The Intelligence Revolution

Here's a recent illustration for HRPA's upcoming annual Human Resources conference commissioned by Premise in Toronto. The 'Intelligence Revolution' theme required a futuristic looking image featuring a friendly, neighbourhood robot offering a hand. I've included a few examples of the brand image used in context. You can see this and related work on the site here.

Thursday 4 January 2018

Southside Engineering

The year is 2018. A disembodied consciousness floats in an abstract sci-fi void. A fitting description of me in the studio today and the contents of my first post of the year.

This is my new artwork and animated teaser for Bokhari Records latest 12" vinyl release BK16Southside Engineering by the talented Stephen Lopkin. I was chuffed to work on their first release BK01: Siafu back in 2012 so when I was asked to design their vinyl cover art again I jumped at the chance.

Eager to have a creative project to apply some newly acquired 3D skills to, I came up with this futuristic scene that alludes to the act of listening to electronica/techno while allowing me to run riot with gleaming, reflective surfaces and various neon-like textures. Above is the final vinyl 12" front and back sleeve and A and B side label designs.

Once I'd built the 3D scene it seemed rude not to experiment with animating the objects and camera it so I created the short teaser to introduce the artwork and the excellent track itself. I've also included here a selection of various lighter colour tryouts that I initially sent over before we landed on the optimum dark/luminous contrast. You can see more work for Bokhari Records on the site here.