Thursday, 27 October 2011

There was an MP who swallowed a horse

I was asked by the Times Higher Education do to an illustration regarding goverment university policey and how they were dealing with the problems was like the nursery rym There was an old woman who swallowed a fly. The turn around for this was 2.5 hours. I would have liked more time on this but that's the way commissions can be sometimes!

The Worlds Worst Jobs

This is a recent commission for Loaded magazine dipicting the worlds worst jobs as described by various readers. The main image is a double page spread but they wanted some of the characters to be seperate so that they could place them on the following pages with the relevent copy. Here are a few.

Chicken collector.

Greyhound trainer.

Door to door salesman.

The stories are actually quite funny so if you get a chance buy the magazine and have a giggle! I'm hoping to get the actual image as seen in the mag but they're quite busy in the Loaded editorial dept so we'll see. Until then here's the main illustration. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Xmas characters

The above images complete my latest Christmas character set. It'll be my last set of xmas characters for a while as I don't want to over populate my folio with the same sort of work. I'll be looking at other giftware subjects to cover that I haven't tried yet. I won't be walking away from xmas totally as I haven't done much traditional type designs yet. We'll see how it goes. It depends on what gets purchased.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

HO HO HO etc etc

Ho ho ho, etc, etc. It's him again! I've just seen the first mince pies in the shops so I better get used to him because he'll be around a lot more over the next few months. I can't believe how fast this year has gone. Luckily I age like fine wine. I think the only part of that sentence that was true was the "I age" bit. Oh well!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Murder mystery t-shirt

I decided that the mail out I did for June was quite well suited to a t-shirt so I re-coloured it to fit the print restrictions and here we are. It's up for voting now on Threadless so take a look and kindly vote. If you want to take a look at the original here's a link. Link!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Baby design

I don't often do baby designs so this is a rare one for me. I'll be doing another colour way for a girls version as well.

I think I need a week off from the card designs as I'm starting to drag my feet a little with them. It gets like that once you've been working on something solidly for months. I won't be taking five any time soon unfortunately as the next few months are important, but when I do man they'll be sweet!