Friday, 3 May 2013
Anyway, might as well throw some artwork at you, now I’ve got you gawping at me.
More Brindle Blog illustrations:
Both are somewhat sexually perverse. For this, I ask that you blame the articles they were designed to punctuate. You know I would never draw something unsavoury of my own volition, of course!
Oh, and here’s some character designs I did for a friend’s student magazine. I’d link the ‘zine, but it was print only. Ah well:
I’ve also been sketching some pictures for music site Crack in the Road:
The first is a depiction of Justin Beiber signing Anne Frank’s diary, for an article written about how historical figures could take inspiration from today’s pop music scene. The second image was for a post entitled ‘five things you could waste a fiver on’, shamelessly plugging CitR’s (now) monthly live show. You can follow the Callum Booth, the writer of both articles, on twitter - @c_r_booth.
Lastly, I threw together a compilation of the banner images I made for the Eurogamer front page when I was doing work experience there. Not very arty, but it showcases my photoshop skills I suppose (careful, it's a big file):
Though it may not look like it, most of the images have been quite heavily photoshopped to make them look good in that aspect ratio. So, basically, CHECK THIS OUT POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
So recently I've dabbled in this thing called 'traditional art'. See, i hadn't heard of it 'till recently, but apparently you don't use Photoshop and - get this - you don't even use a computer. you just smear liquids over paper like some sort of mentally challenged child who's developed an unhealthy fascination with their various bodily discharges. Though once I'd gotten used to this (frankly prehistoric) mode of expression, i think i managed to churn out some vaguely passable pictures.
These two i made for my girlfriend with watercolours. if you can't tell, they're of Withnail & I and Fassbender's sex addict character in Shame, respectively:
And these pen illustrations are currently adorning the wall of my houseshare living room. the middle picture is of Alice Glass (of Crystal Castles), while the bottom-right one is a landscape of submerged tower blocks in a future of rising water levels, though it doesn't really come across well without colour.
The Grimes one is my favourite though. The weird images which surround her are all derived from her own artwork - anyone familiar with the Canadian music producer will recognise them from her various album covers. I actually kind of think she's a genius, though i guess that's neither here nor there.
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
For a while I've been a fairly regular artist for the Brindle Blog, assisting John Brindle and his numerous siblings in their intellectual forays into the relatively uncharted depths of video game critical theory. Blog banner images are pretty fun to do, as the small image size isn't too demanding, whilst still allowing for a lot of creative freedom. Here's what I've done for the Brindles so far. Clicking them will take you to the relevant blog post (with the exception of the first, for which no article exists):
And this is the first image I did for the Brindles, drawn to accompany an article I wrote about how Metal Gear Solid learned some important lessons from, of all games, Pac-Man:
Oh, and here's a banner image I did for my friend's blog (which you should check out, because it explores some really intense and interesting shit about cold war culture):
So yeah, that's my bi-annual update done. Now I'm going to crawl back into the fetal position. Ciao.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Thursday, 19 April 2012
OK, so to the impartial observer it may seem as if I’ve been lazy and haven’t updated this blog in over half a year. To such individuals I would say this; while you may be technically correct in your assertion of the lateness of this post, your assumption of my laziness is not only incorrect but hurtful. I have been incredibly busy. Incredibly busy. I would love to tell you why, but unfortunately I cannot, because I am lying.
Well, now we’ve got that out the way, let’s get on with some HARDCORE ART.
At the tail-end of last summer, I decided to try my hand at Tshirt designs. It was fun, but incredibly difficult to come up with a bold, witty design. Y’know, the kind of design that people would actually want on a Tshirt. And then I got a job and kind of forgot about doing them (incredibly busy). But here are the ones I managed to get to a near-finished state.
This is the first design I attempted, and is probably my favourite. Opium’s coming back in a big way.
This one went through a few revisions before I was happy with it. The tricky thing about designing with the possibility of print in mind is that there are often colour limitations (I submitted most of these through Threadless, which require a limit of 8 colours, including black and white). Mind you, the benefit of this is that it really makes you think about what colours are necessary, and what colours go together.
Unfortunately, the Mega Drive didn’t output in a high enough resolution to depict such realistic visions of Sonic’s demise. This Tshirt is an attempt to rectify that.
This one wasn’t actually finished, as I was going to change the hands, and possibly swap the newspaper for something else. But, you get the idea. HE’S A SPIDER HAHAHAHA
Sunday, 14 August 2011
…OH GOD I’M SO BONE-ACHINGLY BOREDBut look, I was productive and motivated once! Here’s all the stuff I did in the last few months of uni! I’M NOT A LAZY ASS, honest
First off, comeeeks. I made one for each issue of my student paper, for the whole year I was games editor. I'll post the first one again for good measure, but other than that, these are all new to this blog (as always, click for full-size):
TA-DA. I think you’ll all agree that my little mini-series ended with a striking commentary on the state of modern student life. Plus there were aliens. Badass aliens.
Let’s move on to some of the Fuse covers I did. You may recognise a certain character in two of them; this is because I’m
And here’s a header I composed for my friend’s blog, The Deadly Rhythm. He said I could do what I liked with the design, so naturally, I thought of a bizarre flesh-forged guitar headstock bursting forth from a man’s chest while a French lady looks on with an unexplained sexual lust. What can I say? My brain is a complex place.
Oh, and here’s a sneak peek at a Tshirt design I’m working on at the moment. It involves a Victorian gentleman and copious amounts of opium. I'll leave you with his creepy, smacked-out face as a kind of final mark of punctuation for this blog post. HE CAN SEE YOUR SHAME