Thursday, 24 January 2013

R.I.P.

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

Stay In The Void


Another psychedelic design featuring dinosaurs, mushrooms and numerous psychedelic objet das. Been meaning to design a piece featuring dinosaurs for a while so glad I finally got round to it!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Tattoo!


Nothing like waking up to acres of horrible shitty snow and then finding something that makes you genuinely happy. Many thanks to Kamil from Warsaw, Poland for choosing one of my designs to get inked! Magic!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Spandex Ballet - Simon Cowell: Shit For Ears


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: The Lumberjacks Illustrated Guide To Wood Cutting

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

Merry Christmas & All That Bollocks


After seeing all the custom designs for greetings cards in WH Smith recently, I finally decided to take the plunge and design my own...because that is what artists should be doing, am I right?

This idea initially just flashed into my head which was fortunate, and it's related to Christmas just being shoved in your face (even before December hits) and you wonder how much you can really take. Bear in mind I am not a miserly grumpy humbug, but dammit let me finish seeing the fireworks first!

If anyone likes this design then comments and feedback are most welcome! Even if you hate it!



Thursday, 22 November 2012

Badges

So I've been thinking for a while on what designs I'm going to include on my first set of badges. After much deliberation here's what they'll look like! They'll be arriving next week, all fifty of them!


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Pieces Of Eight


This is my entrant for the Threadless Design Challenge for the iPhone5. Nice and thin, a perfect fit, just what you wanna see on your phone, right?

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Night Of The Crawlers


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

Illustration Friday - 'Water'



Haven't had a stab at this for a while so here's a shot of a lazy office worker utilising the water cooler to great effect.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Painting No.1

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

Stoptober Campaign



It's October and it's time to test our willpower once again by attempting to give up cigarettes for an entire month. The horror! I'm giving it a go, are you?

Monday, 24 September 2012

Wanna ride?



It's Monday, and I was waiting for a new table being delivered but managed to miss it. This facilitated drawing random pictures and I grew to like this one, so coloured in and hey presto. Another potential print or postcard.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Mighty Arsehole!


After scribbling away with a particular gel pen type of thing I have realised they are THE GREATEST THING EVER. Might have to sway away from the fineliners for a little while. Coloured in Photoshop. Maybe releasing this as a print as well.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

REVIEW: Pictoplasma Character Compendium


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

Those are sick monsters...



Couple of monsters for some t-shirt designs for a website called Inct Online (http://inct.co.uk) who sell cool bright and eye-catching t-shirts at great value!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Princess Yah + New Website!


Ahoy there! I've been a bit quiet updating this site in recent weeks but I've been busy with job interviews and building my own professional website. Glad to say it is now online! Visit GUTTERWIPE now!

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!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Illustration Friday - 'Lonely'


Illustration Friday piece for the 'Lonely' week. It could have so many meanings but this poor sap has to dwell in the company of nothing but his computer and packet of mouldy crisps. He hasn't slept in days...

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Illustration Friday 'Refresh'



Just thought I'd get this in, before the Friday deadline for the latest Illustration Friday word of the week 'Refresh'.