Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Bloody Truth

This is my submission for the Talenthouse Design for Dracula Untold and Universal Pictures competition.

I really enjoyed sinking my teeth into this minimal design that focuses on the distinctive dragon/serpent motif present on Dracula’s armour. I wanted to give it an almost stone gargoyle, statue-like appearance. The composition places the serpent’s head in the centre of a pattern of scales created by its twisted body and the subdued grey tone adds to the mystery surrounding the title character.

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Live and Let Fry!

This is my submission for the Stephen Fry Tour Poster Competition.

I wanted my poster to have a distinctly hand created feel by deliberately using a close-up of Stephen's face and highlighting his familiar features with subtle pen strokes.

I also used a hand-written font for the main wording on the poster while keeping the computer generated graphical elements to a minimum. I thought this gave the whole thing more of a book-like feel which is in keeping with the show being based around his latest memoir.

Understated. But partying on the inside.

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Sunday, 27 July 2014

A Change of Scene. A Change of Style.

Vendetta String Doll
Well, it's been a few months since I last posted. And that's because I've been busy moving house.

Now, my family and I live in a much bigger place with a lovely big leafy garden and heaps more room for the kids to play.

My studio space is pretty much the same size and I've started to experiment with a few different creative projects to get the juices flowing again.

For starters, I made a little string doll of V from the comic/movie V for Vendetta.

I've also moved away from sketch cards for the time being, preferring instead to create more digital work although there are still analogue/traditional elements such as pencil sketching, brush strokes and found objects that I integrate with photoshop and illustrator to create images that could be described as a hybrid of fine art and graphic design.

I've also started exploring movement related motifs that were a feature of some of my work from a few years back; still inspired by my love of street art and urban expressionism.

It's been fun and I hope to start uploading the results of my creative endeavours soon.