After using the Blogger platform for about 18 months, I have decided to move my blog to a new home.
I CAN NOW BE FOUND AT: GUTTERWIPE
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Monday, 14 January 2013
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Ahoy there! I have recently contributed drawings and cartoons to the new music video produced by those naughty chaps in Spandex Ballet for their new spectacular tune full of Christmas cheer, wonderfully titled 'Simon Cowell: Shit For Ears'!
Spread the word! Make this Christmas Number 1!
Thursday, 29 November 2012
AMMO magazine is an independent printed magazine focused on illustration, and everything encompassing it. I have all the issues (bar one) they've released so far, and recently they have followed up their excellent Monochrome edition with the colourful and eye catching special 'The Lumberjacks Guide To Wood Cutting'.
I ordered it a couple of days ago, and it arrived this morning in record time. The wrap around cover/jacket (I don't know what you would call it!) over the magazine complete with the title and the names of the artists on the back is a nice touch, and is too good of an accompaniment to throw away. I also received the limited edition print by Nick Deakin (complete with a slight dog ear on the bottom left hand corner but the heavy hands of Royal Mail can be excused this time) which now sits above my drawing table, and a few extra goodies such as business cards, a sticker and an AMMO beer coaster. Supoib!
The book itself is set out like an A5 sketchbook complete with rounded corners, and the front cover features a beautiful piece from illustrator Mr The Beef. The book is jam packed full of images focused on...yep, lumberjacks and anything to do with chainsaws, trees, boots, plaid shirts and beards. Lots of beards. There's also a list of the 33 illustrators at the back of the book complete with descriptions and website links, and an interview with Chad Eaton aka TIMBER!. It's a great book if you're ever stuck for inspiration, and is thoroughly recommended to all lovers of art and illustration. If you want to get the hands on the print, hurry as they're selling like very very warm cakes!
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Thursday, 18 October 2012
A project I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. It initially started as just the two crawlers (Dax and Gobber) but thought it would look nicer rounded off as a five-piece, complete with bright colours and gorey, zombie-like features (oops, there's that z-word again!). All available on my RedBubble site and hopefully soon to be up for sale on my own Big Cartel page.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Alright, so I thought I'd give the old pens a rest and give painting a try. Now I haven't painted a piece for over ten years and if I remember correctly, the results were quite shocking. However, armed with acrylics and the amazing Posca pens, I managed to muster up this within a couple of days. Size is 18" x 21". I'll sell it for the right price!
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
I have a deep fascination with collecting numerous reading materials to do with art, mainly illustration / graphics / digital art and a few months ago I was gutted to hear of the news that the Pictoplasma Character Encyclopaedia had sold out. This book looked the bees knees and the only way I could get a copy is spend nearly £200 on Amazon. Not for me. However, Pictoplasma have released The Character Compendium which is an update of sorts, and I just couldn't help myself. It may seems a little pricy at £30 or so but believe me, if you're interested in contemporary art, illustration, character design or graphics then this book is worth every penny, and a revelation for all lovers of monsters, ghouls, freaks, oddities, creatures and crazed human beings. It's (nearly) 400 full-colour pages are full to the brim of wonderful characters, I flick through this book every few days without fail. I have become a fan of many new designers and illustrators thanks to this book. The exterior itself is pretty cool with characters embossed into the cover, and it's a wonderful size, not too big or cumbersome when reading through. The in-built bookmark is a nice plus as well. Thoroughly recommended!
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
This latest art piece was something I originally sketched one night where I couldn't sleep. I also got the idea partially from the very good movie 'God Bless America', a movie about a guy and a teenage girl go ape shit crazy on America killing all the vile, insipid reality TV drones. It's quite pleasant really!