Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Atomic 3

So as I mentioned recently i've been trying to develop an illustrative style for myself. This latest idea for an illustration (based on Blondie's Atomic) has already had one spin. Here's the second, it's totally different to the first, though based on the same drawings, I guess it's brash & loud like the first one, but in a totally different way! The type is all hand-drawn here as well, as if you couldn't tell!

Tomorrow's going to be an INSANELY busy day at work as we polish up the AIB animation to get it out to the client for Friday, so this has been nice to clear my head for the evening.

Monday, August 23, 2010

MAI Animation Screenshots

Just finished a first pass of the MAI animation, there's a lot of camera movement in the animation which is nice, gives it some fluidity. Have to find a backing track now, aargh! It takes ages to go through the stock music sites.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Atomic 2

Am crazy busy at the moment with MAI / Elvin / AIB. Just taking a quick break to post this image of the latest incarnation of "Your hair is beautiful". I had fun experimenting with hand-drawn type, the best kind i'm starting to think!

I'm also working on another watercolour version, as I mentioned previously i'm trying to work towards nailing down a style, it's hard because there are so many different styles I love! I think I might have to settle for having two styles... one of which is this colourful, playful style.

Now back to work!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Storyboards - MAI

Storyboard samples from MAI animations i'm working on at the moment. It's mad colourful (as you can see!) because the logo is so colourful, and the software itself is all colour coded. Parts of it are quite similar in style to the Sigtec animations I did last year (eg, the industry icons), this is because they are actually partner companies. This first one should be finished by the end of the week, HOPEFULLY!

Am simultaneously managing the development of an animation for AIB and the social networking project we have at the moment, so a lot of juggling!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I want to produce a series of illustrations based on song lyrics. The first one being "Your hair is beautiful" from Blondie's Atomic (I love that band!). This drawing is based on a photograph, i've still a good bit from the finish line, i'm really trying to discover / develop my own style with these.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


After an INSANELY busy day in work, working on the Elvin Elgg-based social networking platform for learning. Soooo much to do! All interesting though.

For some quick relief, I had a look at some of JR's latest work in Kenya, I LOVE his work, it's awe-inspiring stuff. These images are some of his most famous, from the favelas in Rio and the Kibera slums in Kenya. He highlights the human faces (literally!) behind the social issues we often conveniently choose to ignore and he does it in a positive, humanist way, LOVE IT!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lovely Graffiti

Was out & about in town over the weekend & spotted these, deadly!!!