Thursday, 27 September 2012

Eastlake Unlocked!

It's finally out there!

A while ago I posted a sneak peek at a commission I was working on, well here it is! It's a little zine/booklet designed to promote and guide people at the Plymouth city museum exhibition about sir Charles Eastlake, I was commissioned by a group of students called the young explainers to produce the cover illustrations. I'm very happy with how it turned out and most people seem to think it looks like him so I'd say it does it job!

This was a nice brief for me because it gave me the ability to push my skills of portraiture, this is one of my weaker abilities so any chance I get to improve it is great. I also really enjoyed working in a Victorian influenced style, it's something I will definitely be revisiting!

Oh and if anyone is around in Plymouth I would check the museum out, it's pretty good, and this zine free so go grab one!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Artwork For Sale

So ive joined society6 and theres a promo running already! good timing I’d say, just click this link to get free shipping on all artworks! good for 6 days.

seems a bit odd to be promoting myself like this but if any of you out there have ever wanted some of my work now is the time to get it, oh and I'm open to suggestions as to what to put up on the store cos its pretty new to me and I'm not sure what people like. :)

Monday, 10 September 2012

Climbing Mountains

Its been a while since I've posted anything on here, so this is what I've been doing with myself for most of the time. This was a commission for a primary school, they wanted me to produce posters to visualise the progression the school kids made in each subject. So I decided to use mountains cos I thought that its a little bit more engaging and interesting compared with the usual target board or medals that were used before. The idea is that the kids each have a flag, which they colour themselves and put their name on, and this flag moves up the mountain along the footsteps to reach each flag-post, which represents each level of progression, the little climbers are just there to make it look better and help the pupils to visual it better. 

This brief was quite enjoyable, it was nice to do something a bit more light hearted after the revelation stuff, it was also nice to have complete control over what I produced. Overall the school was very happy with the final artwork, which means I must be doing something right!  Oh yeah and I now know how to make an invoice, things are starting to feel very professional!