Thursday, November 18, 2010
Here's a bunch of postcard size drawings I did as prep for figuring out what to get printed up. I will be getting a few designs on postcards printed up as soon as possible, and I'm selling the original drawings for 5euros each at markets and online just by getting in touch or leaving a comment.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Here's the poster I made for the unpcoming Independent's Day. Independents Day is a celebration of independent publishers, artists, musicians and more. There will be some really great stuff for sale, as well as performances, exhibitions, screenings and workshops. And to make it even better? There's a cafe in the venue with great pizza, coffee and snacks. If you want to come along, or are interested in selling/showing your work, contact firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information go to http://independentsdaydublin.blogspot.com/
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I am desperately seeking an internship with some nice people so if you have a design company or have friends in that line of work please think of the monkey. Monkey will work for free because Monkey is longterm unemployed due to just graduating on a grant, and just might be able to get a FAS trainee wage as an intern.
MONKEY WANT DRAW FOREVER!!!!!!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
For Culture Night I had the opportunity to be involved in my favourite activity - monster painting.
I think I found my ideal job.
I think I found my ideal job.
Paint gun target
Beanbag throw in action
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sorry I haven't added anything in a few weeks, college has been absolutely mental for me the last while. I honestly think I've had about 10-12 hours sleep a week for the past while. Oh well, all summer to sleep!
I know the comic didn't get as far as my plans for it, which will teach me not to publicly pre-empt myself on things I can't follow through on! I plan on taking it further, but with the college deadlines, I just wrapped it up at the nearest logical point. I'll do issue three once college is finished up. Promise ;)
This issue I used an A4 format, purely because I was finding it hard to visualise a comic size print out when drawing on A4. Also, I wanted to simplify everything, which was easier when I wasn't faced with a huge blank page that I would feel compelled to fill.
Anyways. Here it is. If you don't have a clue whats going on, heres issue 1.
ASTRO CHIMP 2
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This assignment is based on a cover 'The New Yorker' runs each year. Eustace Tilley is a dandy who gets re-imagined by new artist every year.
Examples and info can be found here.
This is my interpretation. By my guess he's the oldest dandy on the block at this stage.
Again it's on my list of pieces that I have to re-do the lettering on illustrator. So hard to get hand lettering visible when you make the file digital.
In case you can't make it out, it reads -
E. Tilley: I say sir, any dosh so I can get TOTALLY ossified?
Be a good fellow!
Police: TILLY! Get off the streets ya crazy old dandy!
Astro Chimp 2
Back to earth, free his friends, take down the army.
I have just started work on astro chimp 2.
Episode 1 was so much fun, and I really wanted to develop personal style more, this time with colour and text. If it works the way I want it to, I plan to revamp Episode 1 in the same manner.
I want to use a narrative, loosely based on the style of the old Adam West Batman show voice overs, and then use minimum to no dialogue. After all its about monkeys and aliens.
This episode will be more of a comedic action adventure, with focus on developing more unique characters. The plot thus far starts with Astro Chimp landing on a distant planet and teaming up with it's inhabitants to try to rescue the other monkeys in the testing plant. But when they get back to earth, they discover that the evil scientist in charge has been up to some dastardly experimentation. What will Astro Chimp do? How will he free his friends?
Feed me alot of coffee over the coming weeks to find out!
Heres a couple of concept sketches.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This project was to take a given excerpt from the film script and make it into our own comic pages. I would give you the pages of script, but I can't find them at the moment! (Just moved house, too many boxes!)
In summary, (!) a boy and his father are travelling the road to the coast, after some kind of unspecified post apocalyptic disaster has hit the earth.
Markers and Pen.
Again I managed to leave out a word in my hand lettering! 'There WERE fires' it should have said! It shouldn't take me long to replace the text in the few bubbles when I get the chance, it's just a shame because I was really getting into the lettering! In my defense, the script that I was working from was all screwy from dodgy photocopy jobs, so the text that I was copying from was totally nonsensical anyway, even without the missing word!
I enjoyed using spot colour a lot here. I also really loved making the 3 panels from the weirdo's running round the fire to the guy drinking cup o' finger soup.
Mono print, collograph and dry point.
This is one my favorite things I've made. I know that at this stage it's totally cliche, but I really totally love octopus and squid stuff. They are just so rediculously alien, and completely fascinating.
Make shift mono print (back of a spoon
is not quite a printing press but it's pretty good!)
Sometimes I really love working in fine lines. Theres a quality to the delicate thin lines of ink that bleed out softly like little fuzzy caterpillars.
Screen print, stamp letters, pen and marker.
hehehe! I put in years of trying to learn to draw properly and this was my top seller!
I like my little bear!
Screen print on painted background.
I think the bear is disco dancing? I just like the way the ink squashed out in the printing so it looks like his head exploded!
Mail Me Art!
This work was for the postal competition 'mail me art' . I had a lot of fun with it!
Mail Me Poe
This was inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe Poem 'The Conquerer Worm'
Guache and letter stamps on brown envelope.
Mail Me Monkeys
This was at the same time that I was designing the Astro Chimp character.
I love making stuff. I thought it would be fun to put some of my characters on to the handbags I make.
Bastard Youth 7"
Record sticker. Record now out of print.
I also did the cover but the file has escaped me.
Used on the cover of the self titled cd
Another record sticker, used in the split 10" with Wreck of the Hesperus.
De Novissimis/Tunguska 7"