Thursday, 29 September 2011

Surprise surprise, more Christmas

If you're wondering why I keep coming back to Christmas designs it's because there is a far greater market for the yuletide gift product than the everyday designs. I haven't done many pattern based elegant designs hence the my curly tree. The snowman is my usual fair. My agent is due to see clients soon so hopefully they'll like what they see.

On a different note my t-shirt design "Police line up" has finish scoring on Threadless. It recieved 2.95 out 5 from 451 votes which I don't think is too bad for my first design in months. It's now a case of waiting and seeing if it's choosen from all the great designs submitted. If it isn't then there are other companies who might!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Gentlemen start your engines!

My lastest gift wrap design and I am pleased to say that there are no reindeers or snowmen in sight! Thank goodness. Anyway, I haven't done a car design for a while and I used to make the mistake of basing my cars on existing cars. However, this tended to put people off buying them for obvious reasons. These cars are very loosely based on actual cars. For once my limited car knowledge pays off.

I'm now off to put an ice pack on my back as I've done myself a mischief while at a boxing class. I think I'm too soft for boxing!

Monday, 26 September 2011


Hello. I had a very busy weekend with the highlight being a £6.00 gig at Rescue Rooms which featured Yunioshi, and Swimming. Two great live acts and a really great night out. It was also my friends 33rd birthday and we went out into to town and watched him make tit of himself!

I went a little off topic there as this post it about the Illustration Friday submission for ferocious and not my weekend activities. It's unfinished and may remain this way depending on how busy I am. I was planning on adding an audience. It was going to be the usual ferocious lion but then I thought who's more ferocious the lion or the nut job with the bull whip and chair. You decide!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

New tee - Police line up.

It's been fair old while since my last t-shirt design but finally here it is. Hopefully it's self explanatory but if you need a helping hand it's the Wampa from The Empire Strikes Back pressing assault changes on Luke for lobbing off his arm. I was working from the The Usual Suspects for reference and decided to add them in as well. It may be a little O.T.T with the film references but hey!

Cast your vote here.


Prepare yourselves for a massively girly post as I've gone all princessy. Not literally but from an illustration point of view. I've done so much Christmas stuff lately I needed a change of scenery. After lunch with my friend and her two cheeky little girls I decided to do a couple of girl friendly designs. Something I don't often do. I'm quite pleased with the results as I went into it a little cynically.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

IF - Mesmerizing

Hello! I have had very indulgent weekend involving take out meals, pub lunchs and a restaurant. Infact I don't think I cooked once. It was worth the belly ache as I got to catch up with some of my old University pals, some of which I haven't seen for a good long time. This social and greedy weekend is the main reason that my Illustration Friday submission this week is a little sparse! Anyway I hope you like it. Mesmerizing.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Gift bags

Another Christmas set completed. I'm quite pleased with how this has turned out even if I do say so myself. Hopefully they'll go down well.

I'm now off to gym as an alternative to falling asleep. I have no idea why I'm so lethargic. I'm hoping this forced physical activity gives me the energy to do a little more work this afternoon. It may result in me being more tired but it beats my old method of drinking 8 plus coffees a day!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Illustration Friday - Boundaries

Hello! Off the back of an anti social but relaxing weekend I feel quite refreshed and ready for work. So without further ado I give you my latest Illustration Friday contribution. The topic is boundaries. The river Styx was considered a boundary between the land of the living and the land of the dead. It was vitally important to make sure the recently deceased had correct change for the ferryman.

Friday, 9 September 2011

New giftware designs

Christmas Christmas and more Christmas! I swear by December I'm going to be sick of the sight of Santa and his associates. The penguins in the image above complete my set from last week and the snowman leads me onto another.

In an attempt to stop myself going mad and developing strong anti Christmas feelings I thought it would be wise to drop in a everyday design every now and then. Arrr! Pirates! Who doesn't like pirates. Well after Pirates of the Caribbean 4 I suspect a lot people aren't big fans but in general I think they bring the kid out of us all.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Art Jumble - Goth

Good afternoon to you. I have had a very manly weekend doing DIY! That may not be a big deal for most people but I do not do DIY so indulge me. I roofed a shed! Again, you're probably saying "So" but it's one of the first times I've rolled my sleeves up (Metaphorically as I was wearing a t-shirt and didn't need to do any sleeve rolling) and done physical work. It was actually quite good fun and I was rewarded with barbecue food. Nice.

This week I did a little work on the Art Jumble topic Goth. I was stuck between wanting to draw the fearsome Germanic tribe the Visigoths or the modern day melancholy morbid posers the goths, so I combined the two. Visi-goths as I call them. I'm not convinced that it's the most successful illustration but you have to fall on your face every now and then! It's the only way to improve.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Christmas designs

Hello one and all. I hope you are well today. I myself am bleary eyed and more than a little tired. I wish there was a good reason like just getting back from the gym or having a crazy night out but I think I'm just coming down with something. Oh well!

These are my latest Christmas bags. I will be doing one more to complete the set and then moving onto something none Christmas related. I don't want to be sick and tired of Christmas before it even gets here.

I've finished early so I should really try and knock out some t-shirt designs as it's been a few months since my last one. Although, I am very tempted to go for a walk as the sun's shining and lets face it there's been very little sun about this summer. It seems a shame to waist it!