01 November 2022
As it is the 10th year of doing the Little Portrait sets, I thought it would be fun to do a follow-up set of Halloween portaits for Inktober. The previous set from 2016 can be seen here. Each of these, more of my favourite movie monsters and scary villains, were inked on each day of October this year.
04 October 2022
It’s taken me until Little Portrait set #44 to finally get round to doing Tarantino - it was a toss-up between this and Pulp Fiction, but the upcoming birthday clinched it. Marvin’s ear was originally a lot gnarlier, by the way, but I toned it down. You’re welcome.
26 September 2022
This is the Army of Darkness poster for the Alternative Movie Posters 30X30:1992 exhibition that runs online from today until Friday. Prints of the poster are available for a limited time from here.
I was honoured to be part of this exhibition (and to be asked to do the show poster below) and the experience of liaising with my fellow exhibitors to show roughs and provide feedback was one of the most creatively supportive experiences of my career. Big thanks to Simon and Rick for putting the event on.
I toyed with a few different films before settling on Army of Darkness and I’m glad I did. I’ve always been a fan of illuminated manuscripts and when the idea to do one for AoD popped into my head I couldn’t do anything else. This one took a lot of planning and drawing work, but I’m really pleased with the results. This version is exclusive to the show, but I’m working on ideas for a variant (or perhaps more than one) to sell at a later date.
13 August 2022
I was asked to do the poster art for Alternative Movie Posters‘ upcoming 30x30: 1992 exhibition, for which I am one of 30+ artists creating work in response to the films of 1992. I was honoured to be asked to do the poster art for this one and it was a LOT of fun to do - the only problem was figuring out which films to include...
29 April 2022
A rudimentary rotoscope animation, created using Procreate and Photoshop.
One of my goals for this year is trying out new things, especially projects and ideas that I’ve been putting on the back-burner for ages. Animation is one of them. I teach a lot of techniques to my students, including rotoscoping, but rarely get the time to fully explore them myself.