Posts Tagged ‘ illustrations

In defense of the Punch

Want to start off by saying that I really, really liked Sucker Punch. Everyone seems to hate it, which is a real shame. I thought it was creative, and smart, and easily my favourite film of 2011, though it be only part-way through the year. I’m looking forward to getting it on BD so I can have a few more watch-throughs… I feel like it’s one of those films you’ll get even more out of on repeated watchings! You know… I didn’t even realise the actor playing Blue was Oscar Isaac. Such a chameleon. I’ve seen him in a few things now and I think he’s absolutely the shit. Totally love him!! <3 So, Paul and I had our exhibition opening last weekend! It was really nice, thanks so much to MCM's Comic Village, Matt Sheret and Orbital Comics for setting it all up, and huge thanks to Faye Yong, Fehed Said, Emma Vieceli and Andrew Ruddick for helping us arrange and hang the show. I updated my website with some new illustrations, a couple of which were printed in *HUGE* to hang at Orbital. It was kinda cool...! Private commission of an OC, Monday. Monday is actually a ghost-girl! This was super fun to draw:

Denica & Max playing some card game in some alley-way somewhere:

Twins. Who aren’t actually twins, I imagined them as the same girl, but illustrated twice as if she had taken different paths in life… that’s sort of hard to explain… er, so mainly I refer to her as twins… ^^;

Well, that’s all! In terms of projects, I’m settling Fish + Chocolate down into its new stable with SelfMadeHero, and working on a couple of other things as well… also, I’ve decided on what I hope to be my next “big” project. I hope I can pull this one off.

Lookin’ forward to Bristol and MCM in the month of May! ^o^/~

I has a light

It’s drawing things like this that makes me realise how much one needs to know about the human figure in order to parody it effectively. (In my case, I don’t know it well enough X’DD)

Made for the CPCBF! I had a lot of fun at the Festival last year. I’m unable to get to it this year, though I’m so pleased it’s going ahead, and I hope it becomes a regular annual event! (Especially since both last year and this year I was able to draw some really fun monsters! :D)

If you’re able to get along, you should check it out! ^_^/

TSM Charity Auction

I couldn’t sleep last night and cut my hair instead. I’ve wanted long layers for a while, but my hair is too short. So I have short layers X’D I am far too impatient for my own good! I also get bored with my hair too quickly to let it grow to anywhere near the length I’d like to have it at, really. So anyway, my hair looks a bit like I dragged a razor through it. Which is pretty much what I did. Luckily I’m not too fussed about my hair, so.

Here’s the pieces we’ll be auctioning off at the (very, very late…) launch party for The Spider Moon:

I felt like making a new outfit for Kal (but doesn’t it make him look older! O_O;) Actually, that particular illustration is an adapted version of the third cover I was hoping to do for The DFC, for when Part Three of TSM started its run. All in all I’m glad I finally got to do that picture one way or another, as I was kinda fond of it.

They’ll go as a pair: linework on A4 Bristol board and a coloured print of each, starting at £5. So the winning bidder will get 4 items total. The proceeds will go to Mind, which is a charity I support anyway, but I want to give it an extra boost. That is… if anyone wants the pieces ;3; Of course I’m terrified that nobody will bid and we’ll all just stand there and then go home…

…someone will buy these for £5, won’t they? Right? (Right…?)

Magical Charms

Private commission for a client ^_^ This was really fun to do, though rather challenging, as the client requested a scene from a dream that she had had the night before, and we both tried hard to re-capture it on paper :D Everything in the image was as carefully represented as possible. She was happy, so, I’m happy! I really missed doing illustration. It always shocks me how different it is to comics (in my opinion).

In other news, The Spider Moon has been nominated for The Northern Graphic Novel Award 2010 *^_^* I am totally shocked and thrilled *^^* Though I can’t find anything about the award yet online, the results will be given at Thought Bubble this October. Typically, I can’t make it to TB this year ;3; I don’t know who else has been nominated, either O_O; IT IS A MYSTERY!

EDIT: The other nominated titles are: MeZolith, The Wizard of Oz, Sliverfin, Good Dog Bad Dog and Beasts of Burden. I heard my hopes fizzle away down the drain when I learned of the other nominees XD Congratulations to these people! :D