30 November 2017

Morpheus Pixel Art


Showing my Level 1 students an easy pixel art technique and was playing around with this Matrix-inspired piece as an example.

22 November 2017

Beetlejuice


I created this Betelgeuse for SquaredCo's #MonsterInk exhibition on Instagram.  A different movie monster was unveiled each day of October, with mine having the great honour of appearing on the 31st.  Each one had to be black-and-white and ideally, to fit with Inktober, be pen and ink.  This one was done in brush pen, black Berol felt tip and Promarkers.

3 November 2017

Low-Poly Shaun


I was showing my Level 1 students how to create low-poly illustrations for their film poster project and created this rough-and-ready Shaun of the Dead illustration as an example.

20 October 2017

The Thing: Artbook

My piece You've Gotta Be Fucking Kidding that I did for The Thing: Artbook, a collection of illustrations from over 350 artists responding to the classic film.  Rather than trying to imitate the complex and lurid illustrations I knew would make up most of the book, I decided to go left-field with it and do a companion piece to my Little Portrait set I did five years or so back (by far the most popular set I've done).  I was a bit worried that it might be too left-field and stick out like a sore thumb, but so far feedback has been really good.

The book comes with a foreword by Eli Roth and an afterword by John Carpenter, so there is a 0.000000001% chance that the man himself has seen my work.  That boggles my mind.





13 September 2017

Vincent Adultman

My piece I Went To The Stock Market Today. I Did A Business for Gallery1988's BoJack Horseman: A Hollywoo Art Event in Los Angeles.  I was stoked to be part of this official exhibition, produced to coincide with the release of Season 4 on Netflix.  I couldn't think of anyone I'd rather draw than the inspiration that is Vincent Adultman.  There's not a day goes by where I don't feel like I'm little more than three kids stacked on top of each other under a trench coat.

The opening was last Saturday and the framed piece exhibited sold on the night, but nine of ten remaining prints are still available via the gallery.



Movie Mentors

I produced a set of three felt-tip portrait postcards of my favourite movie mentors for my friend Paul's postcard auction to raise money for NEATEN - the North East Art Teacher/Educator Network