Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Ten Bands Ten Minutes 10 - A David Bowie tribute

Last month was the tenth 10 Bands 10 Minutes gig at the Kazimier, and it was yet another smasher - the last few have provided the best nights out I've had in ages, and the bands keep cranking out boss sets. One question: how to top this one??

(I've got my heart set on a nu-metal halloween apocalypse - you can file that under 'so crazy it just might work' *)

* if there's no room there, file it under 'terrible terrible ideas'.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Four Weddings IV: Bon voyage, Tom and Sarah

Finally, I just picked these up from the printers for my friend Tom and his fiancee Sarah - they're getting married in Italy and were keen on having bespoke invites folded into a paper boat shape, similar to some they found online. I offered to fold them too, only to find it mega stressful - free tip: don't try and fold nice paper and eat a peanut butter brownie at the same time.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Brian Blessed's Blueprint Bundle

A while ago I did some work on an app for Brian Blessed that has yet to surface - until then, here's some bits I did for his website/twitter profile.

I'd love to say these blueprints were self-explanatory, but only so I wouldn't have to hazard at an explanation myself.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Four Weddings III: A toast to Heidi and Ben

Next year, my friend Heidi is marrying her corazón de melón, Ben, in Puerto Rico. They are both lots of fun, and they commissioned me to do a really fun illustration for a save the date magnet. I'm planning on going and also on drinking a pina colada as big as this one. They have a terrific dog called Monster (also pictured) who is an absolute terror, and boss.

Side note: their initial idea was a Game of Thrones themed illustration of them as Daenerys and Khal Drogo, but that might work better as a massive oil painting above their fireplace.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Four Weddings II: Congratulations Mel and Holly

My friend Niki commissioned me again to do another gift illustration for a friends wedding. This time, their interests included karaoke and their cats. In hindsight I realised this would have been a perfect opportunity to draw some cats doing karaoke and get paid to do it! Totally missed the boat there.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Four Weddings I: Party on, Alayna and Rich

I've had a run of commissions from friends recently, and they all relate to weddings in some way. I need to find a way of getting unlimited buffet access into my fee - that's where I truly shine!

First off: my good friends Alayna and Rich. This invite is for the party event of the year, and I can't wait - I included some nods to Mad Men and Stanley Kubrick, and managed to throw in a couple of cats and some ice cream to make sure all their interests were included.