To celebrate my friend Mair passing her driving test I did this little doodle (a couple weeks ago now, as I’ve not had time to upload). This is another drawing with my Wacom Inkling, and it unfortunately messed up on a number of the lines and needed quite a bit of redrawing on computer. I’m slowly getting all the qwerks out of it (e.g. I now use bulldog clips to keep the whole page as solid as possible to stop and slippage which stretches and warps the image in weird ways).
Next on the experiment list is to get some colour into these drawings, which I will hopefully do with my next one! (which was drawn with Chinese New year in mind ;) )
A couple of GMB (Nottingham) Panthers Ice Hockey players that I did for some wrapping paper, they wern’t used in the end, instead we went with just the logo on a plain background with stripes in the same way as the playing shirts.
To this day I find vector art very relaxing, I need to convert some of my original drawings into coloured vectors and see how they turn out. Free time is a tad scarce these days however.
This was the card design that they ended up going with for the National Ice Center. Based off a series of photos showing an international figure skater doing a pirouette. Originally I had the image a bit more complicated, with different shades on the body to denote skin and clothing, but it worked out looking better as a single colour that changes to show the motion over time.
The card is available to buy from the Ice Locker store here if you particularly like the artwork or know a figure skating fan who would appreciate it! (there is also some matching wrapping paper too!)
This was originally some artwork for a card for the National Ice Center, however they desided to go with a different design.
I painted this in photoshop based off a picture of some skates, and then an ice effect underneath them. Its been a very long time since I have done any photoshop painting, and will probably be a while before I get the chance to do it at work again, so I really want to try do more painting in my free time, but don’t really get much between working several jobs and my other hobbies! :(
Updated CUE poster (special Jubilee edition!) that will be up shortly in the Blue Note club. I’m happy with the way the Union Jack turned out. Though I’ll be kind of happy when the Jubilee is over as seeing so many Union Jacks around everywhere and every conceivable way of turning patriotism into advertising is starting to grate somewhat.
Just wondering around supermarkets seeing signs saying how perfect something would be for the Jubilee, etc. On the otherhand though, some of the special edition alchohol bottles that have come out of it are pretty funky. (Check out the Absolut Vodka one here).
First draft of a poster I was doing for The Blue Note Jubilee Weekend. Unfortunately we chose not to use it as it isnt really with the feel of the club anymore. Based off of the Sex Pistols “God Save the Queen” record cover, but with up to date image of the Queen.
Basicly we desided it was too dark, and refered too much to Punk/Rock/Alt music, which the club sadly doesnt play anymore since needing to go more mainstream to keep customers.
So I figured I’d try break away from the nightmare doodles and did this little nature doodle, started off with flowers around the borders, created the bird in the middle and just slowly worked inwards (I have quite an illogical order of drawing things).
I might work into this at a later date, making the shading darker, and filling in more negative space, but I’m quite happy with this as something working away from my usual subject matters.
Incidently, it was apparently international doodle day on Friday, I only found out at the end of the day and was busy all yesterday, so consider this my contribution to what should be a weekly holiday if you ask me.
A dinosaur made for halloween decorations (and hopefully it will stay longer) at the Blue Note nightclub. Based off an older poster that had a T-Rex’s head in pink for our old Monday rock nights called “Tyrannosaurus Rocks”
I’m tempted to make a small collection with other dinosaur’s made in the same style with equally eye-meltingly bright colours :)