Monday, 31 October 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!






Happy Halloween everyone!
I thought I would celebrate this scary part of the season with a big chinned witch - and why not!
hope you have fun whatever you do and keep your eyes peeled for you might spot a big chin and broomstick whizzing through the night sky.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Computer snoozer!







Hi All,
Been busy the last week with some exciting projects (which I'll be posting over the next week or so) one of which is an idea for a product that I'm thinking of putting in to production. Its a keyboard mat to stop the dust and bits'n'bobs that gather around the keys of a laptop from getting on the screen when you close it. I been looking at various techniques and materials to produce them, so fingers crossed I should be able the have some available to buy very soon.
Here are a few of the designs that I have made so far, I've been trying make images that play around with the idea of closing the laptop or turning it off for the day.

Monday, 17 October 2011

EYE SPY A SCREENPRINT









Hi ,
Last week I manage to do a spot of screen printing which was really good fun. Feeling a little rusty on the technical side I decided to go to one of the classes at print club London (a really great space with some great facilities). As the class only had a day to produce a print it had to be very simple and only one layer. I found this a little tricky to create an image that had the same tonal range as my other work but in only one layer/one colour. In the class we were taught about how to minimize the amount of screens that we used per print though various techniques.
One of which was halftone dots, a method which is basically a shape made of a series of dots
which the tonal level of the image is adjusted by the space between the dots.
I have seen this technique before, but never considered using it in my own work. I feel that it has great potential for creating texture in the flat blocks of colour that appears in my work. I will need to experiment with it a little more, trying out how it looks in different amounts. But I was really happy to have discovered another direction for my work.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Google doodles UP-DATE!



Hello all,

Here are a few photographs of the Google's Think Quarterly publication that I work on a few weeks back along with The Church of London.
I'm really happy with the results, the enlarged drawings create some really bold and striking covers - this is definitely a process that I will keep in mind for future work.
Church of London have also made and amazing mini documentary on the process of the covers which you can see here. In addition the publication they have also made a fold-out poster the original epic drawing.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Google doodles








Hi,
Here a few photos from a really exciting projcet that I was involved with a few weeks back.
The project was to create an epic drawing which would eventually be used as a cover for Google's publication "Think Quarterly". The idea being that the canvas was to be filled with tiny characters, which would then be photographed in sections and used as 2,500 unique covers.
The drawing took a few days, but it was great fun to work in this sort of environment, working alongside some very talented illustrators. Some of whom I had never met before, but found myself bouncing ideas off and inspiring each other. Which, for me, is as a really different and exciting way to work and something I would like to do more of in the future.

I will hopefully be receiving a copy of the magazine when its out so keep you eyes peeled.

Also would like to thank YCN and The Church of London for getting me involved in the project and thanks to Rosie Gist for taking the photo's.