Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Seriously though, buy this film. Or rent it if you can't afford to buy it. If you liked Eternal Sunshine, you'll think this is awesome.
Which was a total pain in the ass, but I got there in the end!
This was based on one of her songs, called 'Rennaissance' (hope I spelled that right), which I selected because it gave me the chance to experiment with pattern and practice my 'flowing gown effect' abilities...
This was also a good chance to experiment with colour and atmospherics, i.e. the neon signs, the sunset, the hazy landscape in the background, etc.
This is probably my favourite out of all the postcards. I love detail, people and urban landscapes, and this one combined the three! Perfect.
I was a little rusty doing this as I hadn't drawn children for almost a year at the time, so it took a bit of practice to get it right!
I based this on a design on the inside covers of this graphic novel I created as one of my projects (which I'll post a few pages of at some point in the near future).
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Don't go on first impressions though - once you get past the fountain of black hair and jeans that should by all right be cutting off the circulation to his legs, he's a lovely guy :P
This is an apology drawing, for being terrible at keeping in contact for about a month. That's just how much of a dedicated and loving friend I am.
All I'll say is it's best thing that popped into my mind at the time, considering it was about midnight....
Sunday, 3 February 2008
I listened to his songs and knew I had to do this for him pretty much straight away. He didn't even know about this until I sent the poster to him...
And the answer is....well, kinda.
The idea of someone scraping their fingernails down a concrete wall still gives me the chills, so imagine what I was like when I was inking and the darn thing!
Fourth Colon/Bobkins "double header" poster (fictional)
Originally uploaded by i-love-chris
That's what I get for having it A2-sized. And using an A4 scanner to load it onto the computer in tiny sections...
I'm sure most of you have been in this situation. More likely so if you are male and have already gone through puberty. You know the thing, you're walking through town minding your own business, then BAM! Surprise erection!
No? Just me? Okay then.
...and why I drew a guy in China holding a Tesco is totally beyond me.
I've had a fair few positive comments on this, despite it being one of the quickest posters I've done...no idea why. Fluke? Yes, definitely a fluke.
Thursday, 31 January 2008
So you know, I got the idea from a Rugrats episode when Tommy Pickles ventures into the basement, naturally dragging Chuckie along with him.
Anyway, uh...this is the second one.
Nothing much to it really, I wouldn't bother trying to 'look into' it for any kinds of hidden subliminal messages or meanings, because there aren't any. I'm just that much of an idiot.
And how robots go about drinking tea is anyones guess...
Those portraits were a bugger to do by the way.
Oh and see that building in the background? It's Swindon's famous Brunel Tower! You've heard of it, right?
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Many would be embarrassed by this - but it's a very proud moment of my life, and one that I will cherish forever.
This was part of a daily illustration contest-thing between my housemate Joe and myself, which lasted about three days before we got bored.
The main character in this underwent a few modifications before also becoming the main character in a graphic novel im currently writing. Tell that to all your friends, I'm sure they'll be impressed.
This was done at about 4am, a mere few hours before the deadline of the first portion of said project. I drank so much coffee that morning...
I normally put a fair bit of detail in my work, so it was nice to be able to just do something simple, colourful and cartoony...which seems to echo the Zebrahead poster a fair bit.
Bonus points for knowing where I referenced the hungover monkeys from...
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
There's not really much I can say about this...I was bored one lunchtime and decided to draw some guy. Who is dancing.
It's not perfect, but hey - baby steps...
I distinctly remember chuckling to myself and having a childish grin on my face whilst drawing this.
In this case their anger has been roused by kids seemingly out to just look for them, when in reality they have darker intentions. Vengeful little sods.
It's yet be proven whether this is true or not. I can only pray that I'm wrong...
Monday, 28 January 2008
I had to make the CD artwork for a fake band for a uni project last year - so after asking numerous favours and arse-kissing a selection of people I knew, this little bundle of joy is the result! Well worth the lingering taste in my mouth.
The name of the album and all the pseudonyms of the members come from the often absurd titles of the junk mail in my housemate James's (a.k.a. Barney Tears) email inbox. Fact.
To be fair, I didn't really like this either at the time - but I've kinda taken a shine to it of late!
Bet you never thought of this eh, Romero?
For now though, you may gaze upon this picture. It started as a web conversation between me and my (Canadian) friend, about how she deserved to get a book written about or at least based on her.
She really doesn't, I was just being polite. But I did this anyway and it's turned into a potential future project...