Sunday, 31 July 2011

Robert Mearns

"In this, the ‘End of Western Civilization’ age, where seemingly all of history is readily available at our fingertips via the internet, youth culture is suddenly defined by the constant ability to pick and chose, putting pieces of past ethos together, creating a mismatched mash-up of ever-evolving cultural fragments. These fads, opinions, and aesthetics are tossed away just as easily as they’re donned and absorbed, making the individuals that embody them creatures of constant flux. Through my portraits, I try to encapsulate glimpses of these shifting bodies, focusing on idiosyncratic expressions …and social hiccups. For instead of traditional portraiture, defined by Edward Burne-Jones as “capturing expression of character or moral quality” I aim to animate something intimate, such as the moment before a sneeze, when, for a brief instant, a person lets their guard down."

Monday, 18 July 2011

Paul Holland

"Striking traditional mark making techniques are Paris based illustrator Paul Holland's forte. Whilst being executed with a blend of both wit and sensitivity, these are often enriched digitally, introducing fanciful dimensions and elements of realism. A fascination with popular culture and the juxtaposition of stark motifs and the familiar inspire this unique perspective. Holland’s work craves visual engagement through such intricately rendered and obsessive detail resulting in the WOW factor!"

Damien Barlow

Awesome hand papercuts from a fellow LCA student.
See more HEREEEE!


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Tos Kostermans

Michael Byers

I really love Byer's use of really really bold colour, and how it all seems to work harmoniously together. The line work is really simple and playful, but the illustrations a realistic enough for me to enjoy, as I' am not fond of still cartoons.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Don't Panic Feature

The coat I produced in 2008 has been featured on the Don't Panic website. I' am really curious as to how they came across certain elements of the information they have there, but for now you can view the submission on HERE.

Goldfrapp and the Owl

Monday, 11 July 2011

Matthew Cook


"One of the many fine illustrators to emerge from Kingston School of Art (now Kingston University) Matthew Cook has established himself with his very signature style as one of the busiest illustrators of his generation."
"Excelling in reportage work, he is never more at home than when out in the field with sketch book and camera. Directly after graduating, Matthew was given the opportunity to join the Raleigh Expedition, an organisation that provides young people with the chance to extend themselves in the demanding environment of a full-rigged sailing ship in exotic waters. Spending a whole year sailing in the South Seas gave Matthew a chance, as an instructor, to hone his skills and to return a year later hungry for a chance to establish himself as an illustrator."

"Now Matthew is busier than ever, at a time when the received wisdom is that photography holds sway and that illustration is meant to be a dying art."

We Have Decided Not To Die

Sunday, 10 July 2011

An Interview with Laurie Masters...

Click HERE to view my interview with Canadian artist Laurie Masters on the Don't Panic website!

Dad's on Behance

I've just made a Behance profile and portfolio for my Dad. His work is vivid and exciting, and all about the world of motor-racing. There is also quite a lot of it to see! So follow to flick through some of the amazing work my dad has to offer.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

P.N.T Album Design Final

This as you can see is the back and front of the P.N.T booklet, and the front sleeve. I' am happy that P.N.T Worldwyde Production are pleased with the end product and can't wait to see (and hear!) the finished article once it's all packaged and ready to flaunt.

10 Tracks of The Week

Check On It - Beyonce
Paradise Circus - Massive Attack (Breakage's Tight Rope Remix)
Climbing Up The Walls - Radiohead
Love Underlined - Metronomy
Balance - Sound Of Rum
Out of Nowhere - Athlete
Shipwreck - Hot Club de Paris (Jamie T Remix)
Tightrope - Janelle Monae
Scarlet Tulip - KT Tunstall
Still Life - Horrors

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

P.N.T Album Ideas

I havn't used Adobe Photoshop or any program like it for ages it seems, probably going back to March. P.N.T are a hip-hop production duo based in Leeds that wanted a full album design from front to back in 4 days. This is what I've produced so far, which I don't think is too bad considering I' ve jumped back in to Photoshop.

Saturday, 2 July 2011


I' am really happy how this has come about after quite a short period of time. I've established an efficient technique of layering up shading that I' am please with this and wish to pursue this over the rest of the summer, it's a lovely therapeutic process. I quite like the idea of focussing on women, facially there's something very curious, nothing sexual, just the usual curiosity behind the opposite sex. So I' am going to keep painting women. Next up, Paloma, it feels logical, her super-quirkyness reminds me of Vivienne alot, and she has a ridiculous yet sexy style about her. There's not an awful lot of musical starlets around with red hair.