26 December 2014

Quote: Beauty

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness." — John Keats

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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18 September 2014

This made me laugh...

In response to the new U2 album, Songs of Innocence finding its way onto Apple iPhones without users consent. So much for getting something for free, huh? (via news.com.au)

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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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.