Friday, 21 November 2014
Here's my version of Robert Ball & Warwick Johnson-Cadwell's Derek Danger (of Dangeritis fame). Produced for Robert and Warwick's Dangeritis exhibition at Travelling Man in Leeds to celebrate the release of the new edition of Dangeritis. I love Dangeritis. Long may it continue.
Still haven't seen a Derek cosplay though. Come on, people! This needs to happen (even it's just Robert or Warwick. Or both).
Below are the original artwork and the first Derek sketch from my sketchbook.
Monday, 17 November 2014
I posted the sketches a few weeks back of my Jazz portraits but here's the finished versions (top to bottom - John Coltrane, Charlie Mingus, Thelonious Monk). Brush pen drawings coloured digitally (incorporating a lot of paint scans!). The first three are available to buy now from my shop. I'll be adding more as I do them.
Monday, 20 October 2014
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Some recent sketchbook portraits of jazz musicians (colour pencil and watercolour) - John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk, Nina Simone. I wanted to experiment with different shapes and space and I thought jazz kind of reflected what I wanted to do hence the subjects.
Friday, 26 September 2014
We were recently asked to create a collection of Felt Mistress characters by Stylist magazine to model shoes and bags for their special Fashion issue. Here's my original sketches (all characters were to be furry and brightly coloured. Louise chose all the fabric first and we took it from there) and below are some of the pages from the shoot featuring Louise's finished Felt Mistress creatures. Thanks to Alexandra Fullerton and Tom Gormer for directing the shoot (and having the idea to commission us to work on such an enjoyable project) and thanks to Omer Knaz for the fantastic photography. It was a joy to see someone taking so much pride in their work and paying so much attention to detail.
Thursday, 4 September 2014
The Glorious Flock, the latest Felt Mistress exhibition, is now on at Sage Gateshead. 37 characters and 23 paintings/drawings. There's also a cabinet displaying displaying some of my original sketches and sketchbooks. And if you're in a spending mood the Sage shop is well stocked with FM goodies including signed copies of the book, vinyl Tippy toys, tea towels and travel pass holders. For more pics see the Felt Mistress blog.