Friday, 30 July 2010

If only...

A picture for the website Illustration This week
the creativity-inspiring word was 'artificial'

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Babylon Concept Drawing

Before I'd settled on a format for Fabulous Babylon I experimented
with having a more 'street level' viewpoint with a view to perhaps
creating a street scene. I later returned to this idea for my second
Babylon related piece, which also featured better spelling.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Giga Foot

One of the few concept character designs I did for
Fabulous Babylon; most were done on the fly and
drawn straight into the image

Friday, 23 July 2010

"I" is for Infiltration

My effort for an ABC book involving the folks on the Children's Book Illustration course.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Advertising Giant

An experimental concept piece for Fabulous Babylon. Always quite liked this one

Monday, 19 July 2010

96 Stories from Babylon

This should be the last of them. Haven't posted all 304 but well, some were a tad crap. All of the Babylon thumbs were done straight onto newsprint with ink pen, a really free and fun way to work. Click for big :)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

64 Stories from Babylon #1

To coincide with Fabulous Babylon, I produced a series of thumb nail-drawings depicting what I like to call snap-shots or 'stories' from the city. I made over 300 of these thumbnail drawings in total. They act as a means of providing a closer look at city life, showing details too small for the bigger picture. One set consisted of sixteen thumbnail drawings, some of which followed a story or theme, with most not relating at all.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Fabulous Babylon

This image is featured in the upcoming Images 34 annual and should be exhibited at the accompanying exhibition in London, September '10. The image is based on a short story by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, The Lottery in Babylon, which metaphorically deals with how chance can shape our lives. Click for a bigger version...

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Systems Go!

Nothing beats a man in a suit driving a 3-wheeled racecar with eyes to really get things rolling