Thursday, September 27, 2007

Inspire Me Thursday - "Square"

After (or is it Before!?) Illustration Friday
and the darker Illustration Friday Night
comes Inspire Me Thursday,
(another springboard for illustrative ideas).
I stumbled across it the other day, via IF*

This/last weeks word was "Square"

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Juggle" No.3

A piece I did some time ago for the Guardian newspaper
about balance of skills and interview technique

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Illustration Friday - "Juggle" No.2

The great Magician
Raimundo Nazca-Anjani

as seen by the Djinn
from his seat atop
the Black Glass Mountain

Illustration Friday - "Juggle"

When I was a kid I had trouble differentiating between Jugular and Juggler.

Here's the Jugglin' Jugular Vein
juggling blood clots

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Wedding"

The Arnolfini Civil Partnership

a quick take on a classic

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illustration Friday - "Momentum"

'scuse the tardiness

Here's the Man of the Momentum
and Father of Modern Science
Sir Ike Newton
(physicist, mathematician, astronomer,
natural philosopher, alchemist
and probable deathbed virgin)
..and his famous apple.

Dates given are the old Julian calendar.

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illustration Friday - "Alphabets" No.8

oh hell

this is for a subject 2 weeks old
plus I promised no more
I apologize

in my defence
I'm just back from a week in Greece
and had to get this off my chest

Its the limited but expressive
Seventies Gay Disco Alphabet
( These days rarely used outside of Hen Nights
and the Brighton & Hove area )

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Alphabets" No.7

Ok, ok, this is my last, promise!

When I first thought of the word 'Alphabets'
the NATO Phonetic Alphabet
(also known as the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet,
or Police Alphabet)
sprung to mind
you know
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo,Foxtrot, Golf etc

So here is my
T for Tango
a T for Two for sure

It would be great to see a few others in the series. Anyone?

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

illustration Friday - "Alphabets" No.6

Ok, this is a bit cheeky 'cos it doesn't directly relate to alphabets

but one of my favourite singers,
the late great french chanteur, 'tonton' Georges Brassens,
has been popping up on me iTunes all morning
just begging to be depicted.

have included the hand drawn lettering I've been using a lot lately

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(In my defence, I don't think I'll get a chance to do this Friday's topic
so I'm crammin' 'em in now!)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Gouty Chap

A quick sketch I just did.

Not supposed to be anyone
but kinda reminds me of Charles Laughton

A nice splodgy red ink sketch with no tarting

Guardian Sport 5 Sept 07

A piece I've just this minute completed for tomorrow's Guardian Sports section.

The article is the symbolic significance of walking in sport
and in particular walking out
and more particular still
Roman Abramavich's recent walk out of a Chelsea ( the team he owns!) match half way through

Comparisions were made with Stalin walking out of Shostakovich's Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk,
afterwhich the composer was publicly lambasted by the government press.

illustration Friday - "Alphabets" No.5

Hot damn, I'm a sucker for a bad pun!

Not quite sure of the origins of this plea to check one's spelling, grammar and diction
(or is it etiquette. I can't think right now!?)
something to do with ancient British celtic linguistic variations I once heard (!??!)
anyway, here's my (pee) take on it

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illustration Friday - "Alphabets" No.4

I'm really enjoying working in a limited palette
stripped back
just the marks as they were made
it all their glorious simplicity
their happy accidents

particularly enjoying the different sort of marks created by dip pen nibs and brushes.
up to now I've been using black ink and colouring it up in PS
this is the real McCoy
bought over the weekend
real red ink!

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Monday, September 3, 2007

illustration Friday - "Alphabets" No.3

Another anthropomorphic alphabet

a sweaty SAUNA

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illustration Friday - "Alphabets" No.2

You've heard of Love Letters

These are Making Love Letters

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illustration Friday - "Alphabets"

I dunno what the @ symbol is called in English, but it's pronounced 'at'
so here I'm made it feline with a few minor additions

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