hey , I finished my commission for apple & snakes (council of arts of England ) , and as I am not in a contract anymore , I can show you all a few pages of the graphic novel I did for them. it was written by Kenny Baraka and some other great writers . The show was launched yesterday at the Albany theater and it went really well. I couldn't make it to the show because I was trapped at Bermuda cutting out footage of Richard Hammon , ha ha you heard it right. Hope you like these pages : D I really enjoyed working on them !!
hey there! today I am reviewing one the loveliest things I've ever seen. I got my hands on one of the super cool looking rain drops from ladysnail . There is a great range of faces you can choose from and has a little pin on the back so you can wear it on your coat. This little rain drop really puts a smile on my face . if you like hand made charms and cool unique things , then this is your stop. I say you go and visit ladysanail's shop and have a look at all the things she has there. I have one of her prints too and it is brilliant.
Hey everyone!!... ok here is the deal .....there is this website which some cool guys started a while ago. You submit a design of one of your characters and people vote for it . if it wins , then they make a toy out of it and sell it . simple eh? well , this little fella is my submission. if you want to help him out by voting , just click hereand vote for him. it wont take more than 5 min , and you have to register with them before you do , but what the heck .....you help me now I'll help you later ^ _ ^
I would love to see a toy of this little fella on anyone's desk. so hey , if I win and you want to buy one for your self , we can always talk about ways to make it cheaper for anyone interested. thanks!!
if you vote , let me know so I can keep you on my "good" books ha ha.
Good news again for bear & boy. at the end of august this year , my tutors asked me to submit my work to the annual book of the AOI (the association of illustrators). the AOI publishes this brilliant book called "Images" which they call "The best of British contemporary Illustration". a couple of weeks ago I got news from one of my tutors from university , telling me the AOI chose two of the images from the"bear & boy" book. This means they are going to be on the next book they publish which is Images 33. This is really exciting and gets me in the mood to keep on drawing bear & boy. the book is going to feature people such as Tom gaul and a few of my friends from university who are really talented!...ahh and make sure you pay a visit to Ladysnail who is in the book as well. Thanks!
This is one of my latest pieces for the series of samurai droids , which is transforming itself into a cool story. on this one, I tried quite a bit of traditional media such as inks and oils. He is the lieutenant of the 3th armored division, having a break from a long day. - _ - (will be posting again soon) ahh and keep the comments coming! they keep me smiling . thanks!
this is the last piece of my obsession with droids and samurais : D ..this was for the Colombian mag -espacio educativo- which is designed by my graphic design studio DOLL-MEDIA in South America . Hope you like it!
this is page 1 of my piece for the observer competition which I didn't get to submit on time . This is part of a series of books I plan to make, of which I have made one so far , called "hall of shame" and this little segment is from book 02 , called "Idle Hands". page no 2 is done but still needs colouring. hope you lovely people like it and leave loads of comments and feedback ahrgggggg!! thanks.(click on it to read it).
hey evryone!!..this is a new piece I ve been working on , for a couple of days now......it's my submission to daydream no 5 ...which hopefully will be chosen to be published in this issue... loads of experimentation with this one (it doesn't seem like tho ) ..... is called my passions, and has some of the things that rule my imagination ha ha..samurais,mechs ,soldiers, etc....
well...one of the artist that inspire me the most is Ashley wood. I love his style , his ideas and I wish I could buy all his toys. so I decided to have a go with some acrylics on my sketchbook. my flatmate lent me his hand on this , as he is really good with traditional media and I have been spoiled by the digital media for way too long. this is the result and we both were very pleased about it . now we have 2 blank canvases waiting for us to go crazy on them : D
finally got around to finish up a bit of my summer animation. I left it sort of incomplete before but now is all good. I have access to faster computers at bermuda shorts , so that means I can render stuff in a blink .. : D This is a very random piece, because during the stage of storyboard and planing , this was meant to be for an Mtv short. all feedback is welcome as usual..thnx.
This is a logo I was asked to create for the band Second Chance. for those of you who love pop punk , this is the band for you.
hope you love this little fellow , who got run over by a car and life has given him a second chance to be a free raccoon : D and this time he is full of awesomness and wings wowwww.....and still scared of the blue and yellow paint(he doesn't want his tail to end up looking like a Swedish flag ).
I have been away for a while as everyone has noticed ....new commissions to deal with , job interviews yara yara yara. ok , enough with excuses : ) This is a little peek of my sketchbook with some sketches of one my new character from an up comic book that my flat-mate and I are cooking up ..yay!
a quick look into my book of ideas , which holds some sketches of my new character. he hangs around north london jumping around from garden to garden , searching through rubbish bins to see what's the catch of the day. Tesko bags are his favorites. and remember I said Tesko and no tesco : D
design submitted to oakley . template belongs to Oakley
today I got some great news through my email.....I started to check my emails today and the inbox had the little red dot with a big number two (which means I have 2 emails/o _ 0 ).
One of them was the everyday email I get suggesting that I should get a bigger penis (I hate spam) and the other email had to do with the Oakley brief contest which I entered. the main idea was to design a cool look for some of their glasses and the packages of it. the deadline was a couple of days ago and this email I got says that I ve been short listed among some other people to be judge by the judging panel.
Our work is going to be on display on the website and possibly on a future gallery ...wahooooooooo!!
if I win I get my own collection of glasses sold all over the uk at the main Oakley shops with my design and name on them.
Little insignificant things like these really make me happy.
I'm guilty of not up dating this blog on a daily or at least a weekly basis , but is just because (not making excuses) its been quite a hectic couple of weeks.
and among all those things that have been happening during this last couple of moons , there were some great and rather satisfactory news coming from playlounge ! telling me about how the Bear & Boy book sold out!!
so as I wasn't ready for it , playlounge endured a whole week holding no copies of bear and boy. everything is sorted now and the new printed bear and boy books are at the shop !
we are still looking to get a publisher for the second part and as well as finding ways to get the book to some other different shops across London.
Thanks to everyone who got their hands on a copy and do not hesitate to email me about the book , to make any comments or just to say hi ^ _ ^
hi everyone, I thought I should leave a little post to mention that my book "bear&boy" was accepted at playlounge and is now on sale there!
so if you boys and girls have some spare time or are rolling about through Carnavy street , have a look!! and even better if you feel like giving a home to one of my books , then buy one ^ _ ^
this is really exciting as playlounge has been on of my favorite shops in london and I know all the stuff they sale is well selected , so my book will be on display next to work from Simon Lia, Tom Gauld , E boy and such.... so yeahh..is super cool.
(yeah the pic is crap...I'll try to take a better one this week ).
I was meant to do this a while ago but there was always something that required more attention.... at the moment I finished most of my commissions and the new commissions I got involved are all due to start in about two months.
anyway , welcome, have a sit and enjoy this ride with me.... hopefully it will be full of good news and things to jump around for : )
I am a London based artist who loves animation and illustration and works on a freelance basis designing websites and creating little worlds filled with stories and characters. Wishing to get involved in bigger and greater projects.