Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Monday, 16 January 2017
Phew, 2017 at last! First post out of the gates is for a new animated video for the band First Congress' latest single Found Wanting. The style runs with the Egyptian themed single artwork and mashes it up with petrolhead biker imagery all in support of a sassy performance by UK dancer Yasmin Ogbu. The video was great fun to make in a short amount of time. Once the style and treatment had been decided, with the band's driving force Tom Van Can, and Yasmin's green screen performance footage was edited I'd create scenes in After Effects on the fly adding a real sense of spontaneity that was refreshing. You can see the video here or on youtube and follow the band through the First Congress website. See all the artwork created for First Congress here.
Monday, 28 November 2016
Here are two editorials for a spread on heavy truck safety in Car and Driver magazine in the U.S. The brief was to create an illustrated take on a recent horrifying incident in New York state involving an out-of-control truck, a jam of vehicles and a bunch of heroic individuals. It can be watched here if you wish, thankfully there were no fatalities. You can see the work on the site here with other Car And Driver commissions.
Here's a new future-themed cityscape cover illustration for HGI Magazine showing the fast paced change of the industrial and investment landscape. Some cool driverless cars in there too! You can see it on the site here with related work to check out.
Friday, 11 November 2016
I have brains on the brain today with yet another illustration depicting the ol' grey matter in technicolour. It's the latest BBC Focus cover looking at How Technology Is Rewiring Your Brain, yes, yours. There's also an iPad cover animation to go with this one. See all the Focus related work on my site here.
Nature Journal on How To Defeat Dementia. It was a tricky brief as the article focused on three courses of action in particular and the image needed to represent those along with dementia in a sensitive way. I came up with this damaged, maze-like brain illustration using a more graphic approach than usual and I'm pleased with the outcome. You can see my other work for Nature on the main site here.
Friday, 14 October 2016
Focus work on the site here.
Friday, 30 September 2016
First Congress' other singles Good Problem and The First.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Here's some personal work that's been gestating in the quiet gaps for a while now. They're two serene, vaguely post-apocalyptic, sci-fi scenes inspired by some Californian photography I took in LA and beautiful Big Sur. I'll let the illustrations do the rest.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
here including last year's issue on Jurassic World.
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
I recently took on a fun commission to create the artwork for American family hip hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's new album, Infinity Plus One. Working with the artist Cactus Skidoo the brief was to create illustrations that reflected the 'intergalactic space funk' of the music and a child-like wonder for the cosmos. The artwork is primarily for the packaging with the CD design itself based on the Voyager Golden Record launched into space on the classic '77 mission. The packaging also features glow-in-the-dark elements on the front and back. You can see the artwork on the main site here.
Monday, 18 July 2016
Monday, 11 July 2016
Here are two new BBC Focus covers and iPad edition animations to cast the eyeballs over. Most recently is a lone lunar astronaut illustration for a Q+A Space Special issue and before that a cover on Nano Medics beavering away inside the human body. You can see more cover work for BBC Focus on the site here.
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
First Congress. It's a song about a relationship that survives against the odds so I crafted this piece by splicing a reluctantly enamoured cat and dog with an interesting still I chanced across from thirties movie Now And Forever. You can listen to the song on their site here and see further artwork and animation for First Congress on my site here.
Thursday, 30 June 2016
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
3 x 3 Professional Show for two of my illustrations for BBC Focus magazine. My Einstein cover for the Relativity On Trial issue scored a Merit in the Editorial category and my futuristic vision of a Termite City for the Into The Future column earned the Honourable Mention in the sci-fi category.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Nature calls(!) as it usually ends in a rewarding commission and this time was no different. I tackled this week's cover and feature illustration on ten years of iPS (Induced Pluripotent Stem) cell research. Most of the cell imagery itself was fascinating and colourful so I created an eye design out of iPS cells for the cover to suggest observation under a microscope. The feature required a portrait of Nobel Prize winning stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka in the same style. You can also see the work on the site here along with further Nature commissions here.