'Flex' Newspaper Headers

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Some work that took me much longer than it should have.

I got asked to redesign the section headers for the Falmouth & Exeter student newspaper, Flex (which incidentally featured a picture of my ugly mug & my beer pump last issue!).
The paper's Arts section features a lot of illustration & the headers for their comments & letters pages already have figurative illustration on, so I wasn't as worried as I could have been about doing a job for a newspaper. It took me a loooong time to come up with ideas for these, & I still don't like a couple of them, so I was nervous about reactions to them. The chief editor seemed really pleased though, & now they'll be sitting pretty in every issue!

Finished just in time for Drawcember as well...

Skinner's Borneo Brew

Monday, 16 November 2009

This has been cooking for ages but I was waiting til it was done & dusted before I put it up.

I was soooo honoured that, through kind thoughts of the head of fx-pedition Martin, I was offered the chance to design the pump for the ale Skinner's Brewery were donating to the fx-pedition. The ale, Borneo Brew, is being sold in pubs & bars in Falmouth til summer to raise cash for the expedition, with my orangutan adorning all the beer pumps!

The launch party was held up at the Skinner's brewery in Truro, & was possibly the most fun ever, the pump looks great in the flesh & I was incredibly honoured to be presented with a poster of my artwork signed by the CEO of Skinners, Steve Skinner himself! I also drank way too much ale & had my photo taken with the wonderful fx-pedition team a lot.

More recently the team took the beer & some serious promo skillz to the RGS expo in London, where they impressed the legend that is George McGavin to become the first patron of the expedition! Also there's an awesome photo of him touching something I drew ;D


Pink B*tch

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

SUCCESS I inked the whole thing with brush-pen & it looks good!! It actually looks close to what I'm aiming for with my inks, it's fairly bold & graphic but without comprimising form...the ink doesn't conform to the light source, though, so that's something for next time. Next time!!

Colour is all digital, I wanted a block-print style mark to the tones, which I think works really well with the style of inking.

IF: Skinny

Friday, 6 November 2009

I love food, I think it's a very fundamental part of being human & it's power is often overlooked. It's affect on our environment & climate change is huge, half the world starves while the other eats itself to death, more & more people have eating disorders & unhealthy relationships with body image, self esteem, & food.
I'd rather people made up their own minds about exactly what the illustration is doing, but I'll say I'm enjoying how grotesque it is ;P