Spring drawings 2014 and the return to blogging!

Okay, I should first apologise for my mass absence from blogging, if anyone is still reading my many past ramblings that is…So the thing is, since my last visit on here much has changed, I had a spate of unemployment which funny enough was great on the creation front of things, but not so much on the wealth. And now live in the opposite of this, with money and a job, but no proper time for creativity and blogging, and real time has to be used wisely and has to be well organised in advance.

I created a few designs in my stage of unemployment that were of a new level and technique, it was more a stage of exploration as a designer of where to head next and to test capabilities, so thought that it is only right to show some of the stuff that is in need of dusting off and showing to you, my loyal followers and readers, this is for you, and in the coming days/weeks more shall be shown bit by bit.

Echosmith Gentleman #1

These  piece consist of my experimentations of building design upon photographs, and putting my own unique style and spin on a more unusual subject. It meant going out of my comfort zone, but getting back to my design roots really inspired me, but still maintaining my stylistic twist.

Echosmith Lady

I began exploring a world of colour that would run throughout both this set of work and flow into future workings, connecting all my work together as one, allowing more people to recognise my style and the work to be mine.

Echosmith Gentleman

I wanted a level of symmetry, thus the use of shape and banners throughout the 3 individuals, as well as a hint of my character approach, the blanking out of eyes, as secretly I can’t master the correct shading and depth of an eye, but can draw hands all day long, loving the mechanics and pose they can offer. Slight tangent but fairly relevant within my summarising, this post leads onto the next level of technique and self progression, with myself playing more on the basis of surroundings, and posture of characters, characters that have evolved greatly from the early  days, some of which were shown almost an age ago upon here and are ever so dated now….so unttil next time, stay tuned folks


Snippet of poster/T-shirt for “Walk off the Earth”

Currently, I am working upon a poster/t-shirt piece for the band “Walk off the Earth”, originally it was going to be entered in a competition upon the website http://creativeallies.com/contests/731-design-a-t-shirt-for-walk-off-the-earth. With assessments looming at the time and the general panic/stressing the that follows such a event in my student calender, I opted to not enter the poster as it wouldn’t of been to the standard and quality I wanted. Mostly due to not being able to dedicate all my time to its creation, thus I am currently sketching away on the designs and layout for what would’ve been entered. The poster and t-shirt design I wanted, was one that would feature about a central character, one of my own creations, that would become the main focal point and representative for the band. Another purpose behind the character is, from looking at other gig poster designers and screen printers  they all leave their own lil stamp on their work and make it more personal through the use of characters, or characters that are of a style that’s recognisable of who created it.

So here it is, the snippet and rough sketch of what’s soon to become digital, of Miss Delilah Moss. Keep watching this space, and see the progression of the poster until the very end piece. Let me know what you think, advice and comments are greatly appreciated.

Wee snippet #1

In the coming days where I have a few seconds spare, I shall be working upon something new for all you guys and girls out there to feast your eyes upon. The final piece will get screen printed and end up on here eventually, until then you’ll have to settle for sneak peeks of what I’m upto in the meanwhile, so here’s snippet #1 of 3 to keep you interested.

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