Friday, July 19, 2013

Illustration Friday: ROBOT

These two were designs for puppets I did for hitRECord...a production company the actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt started about 5 years ago. He asks people in internetland to collaborate with him and his team on a variety of different projects. This time he is making a TV show and has been asking writers, illustrators, voice-over artists, film-makers, editors, musicians and countless other creative types to get involved.

I thought this illustration/design would be a good submission for ROBOT too!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Working on some hitRECord collabs!

Hey there...been working on some designs for hitRECord's latest project RE: Borders

They want puppet designs and I came up with this:

It's pretty fun working on some stuff that will hopefully be seen by a creative individual you highly admire...!

Anyhoo - any creative and artistic types out there can get on board just head over to and see what it's all about!

Cheers...comments welcome!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Illustration Friday: PROTEST

This week Illustration Friday's topic was PROTEST. I thought hard about this one as I didn't want to go for obvious ideas. I've done that before and wanted to stretch my imagination. I didn't want to paint some horrendous scene about Turkey or Egypt like in the news right now - I think we have enough visuals of that on television...instead, I went with a bit of a teacher's rant. For those of you who do not know, I teach art and design at a high school and our Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, is not a popular character. Now, he is a politician and being unpopular is generally one of the points on the person specification, however it is Gove's ideas that have got the teaching community riled up!
I'll keep it short as there are lots of articles and videos out in internetshire you can read and watch should you choose to, but my own PROTEST came about when Gove says that knowledge is the most important and should be taught in schools as a priority and pupils should learn facts and figures - of course understanding and creative thinking come very low down is seems. Hence this week's Illustration Friday protest is my take on 'facts and figures: Fax and (action) Figures.

While I was drawing these, seemingly odd things to be placed next to one another I decided to create a pattern as though it were for wallpaper or something. The effect was pretty cool!

Hope you enjoyed this week's Illustration Friday Topic, see you in a week or so!

Thanks...comments welcome!

UPDATE (already??)
I have submitted this piece to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's current hitRECord TV project RE: Patterns...let's hope this particular record of mine makes it onto his show! See the details here:

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Some new illustrations

Been working on some stuff for the recent project at - Joseph Gordon-Levitt's creative productions company...I say creative productions plural, because he has done a heap of stuff from short films, animations, books, poetry, live shows. JGL heads the production company and gets other people around the world via the internet to collaborate with him and submit their 'RECords' to it. It's really good - once you figure out how it works!! JGL is now working on a TV show, that would be a collaborative TV show and he asks for writers, illustrators, animators, film editors, musicians and a load of other artistic types to help him on the are a few illustrations I did for his TV shows...fingers crossed they get used in some form or another!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Illustration Friday: Equality

This week's Illustration Friday topic is EQUALITY. For this task I decided to look at quotes about equality in order to allow ideas for visuals to come to me. I interpreted one of the quotes I found into the illustration above.

Comments welcome...thanks!