Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Bagatelle Comic book Cover.

So it turns out my comicbook piece for the anthology is going to be printed in black and white... sooo it was suggested that I design a possible cover for the anthology as well using the same style and colours. And here it is. Super cuffed (:


Luckily the comic book colours do convert to black and white well and the contrast means that everything is still visible and identifiable.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Terry Reid - Brickyard Poster

Finished Terry Reid poster.

Without being all 'my life is woe and I hate my work' I honestly feel awful about this design. More the finish than the design. It's done now and I've learnt my lesson. I really need to work on my lines. This has got far too much texture and spontaneity, which is usually a good thing in my work but here it ruins the illustration. baghh.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


Working out colour for a psychedelic gig poster. Not feeling it yet. 

 I like the one above but I don't feel like its got enough 'finish' to send it over to print...

Friday, 19 April 2013


All finished on the far eastern front! 
Go to print on monday. The laws of Repro-graphics decree that I should cry at least once and print something the wrong way up with dodgy registration marks and then cry a bit more.
Can not wait. 

Three pages to be printed into a tiny, tiny zine!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

A Thousand Nights

I'm currently working on a short 'comic' commissioned by my tutor who worked with me on my dissertation to be published in an anthology. As my dissertation was all about the illustrated map within literature novels he suggested I explore the maps effect of taking the reader on a journey, acting as a contents page for the novel to follow.  Here I am looking at presenting a story via a non-linear narrative told solely through pictures. 

At the moment it is based loosely on Arabian Nights or A Thousand and One Nights, suggesting the inspiration or origin of each fresh nightly tale.

I'm still trying to refine my technique of combining my chunky infant school pencil drawings with digital colour. I want lovely textures of the final image but without loosing he freedom of the colour tests from the middle two images. It's difficult to find the middle ground. But so, so much fun!

Deciding on colour is hard too. I love the back and white roughs but I'm too much of a sucker for brash rub your face all over colour! Perhaps I'll go back and greyscale the finals?