It's about time I shed some light on a batch of vecter icon graphics I produced in early 2016 for local LED Lighting supplier's website. Here's a sampling of total 15 icons made using Adobe Illustrator -
LightfootLED Director asked me to provide website icons for his new range of lighting that would compliments the existing range. I was given reference photos to draw from and the website provided a guide to colour and style.
My thanks to Andy Whales of My Talking Drum for the initial contact.
Here's 3 single page spreads -
1, Marlow learns of the kind of driven man this rogue Kurtz is, when he's told of Kurtz's return journey up river immediately after dropping off yet another record breaking load of Ivory ...
|'I seemed to see Kurtz for the first time.'|
2, Marlow's knackered Paddle Steamer under attack by those godless Savages as it navigates the treacherous snags in the Congo's fast flowing river currents ...
|'Arrows, by Jove! We were being shot at!'|
3, The Steamer arrives at the Inner-Station and Marlow meets the sick Kurtz crawling through long grass while the Savages get increasingly more restless ...
|'I came apon him, and, if he had not heard me coming, I would have fallen over him too.'|
I’ve re-worked colours and added more detail so cropped portions can stand as narrative elements ...
See further designs and character sketches on my Behance gallery page ...big pics, well worth a looksee!
View my downloadable PDF (2.7MB) !
( the story isn't copyrighted so interests are invited ! )
|Chop Suey by Edward Hopper|
2nd book. The girls have grown and they're now in india uncovering shocking secrets that will hasen the end of British Rule -
finished art; 1600 x 2400 pixels required to match 6x9 ratio served up for popular ereader tablets.
Irish actor Colm Meaney character study inspired by the movie Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
The brief for the Brighton Science Festival poster took the form of a brainstorming session over a coffee with its Director: Richard Robinson. ''I want to see lots of steam,'' he said. ''Uh?,'' I interrupted as I hadn't quite cottoned on yet. He continued, ''...because the theme will be around the S.T.E.A.M educational subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths'' ...and possibly to do a picture like Heath Robinson's style, his Incredible Contraptions, ''would be great''. And he also insisted I needn't bother myself with the info layout as he will do that himself - over my artwork! Later next day I showed him a couple of loose concepts with a follow-up chat on the phone. He preferred that I develop the boiler idea -
Can only wonder how my artwork will look(?)
''More steam please jim,'' he said (I am but a tool.) Here's the result -
And here's some detail portions -
Can only wonder how my artwork will look(?)
I have been experimenting on a newer style of illustrating, I'm aiming for a look that's rougher, brighter, fresher and more immediately aligned to commercial illustration needs -
They're small detail portions of A3-poster artwork I'm doing for the Brighton Science Festival 2017 which I will reveal in January.
Till next time, I wish you all a great Christmas and a prosperous new year. And a big thanks for sticking with my occasional newsletters.
Ah, just when you thought now's a good time to go in the woods to get that tree then remember CARDS !..
...A good-to-go Christmas Card - online version to share!I scanned in my tiny pencil-sketch into photoshop for some more digital-sketching. I'm carried away with doodling as the light's fading. Too late for tree fetching today so I continue roughing-in a stunned homosapient fellow who lends a sense of scale then some loose background for added perspective. There will be versions to come but now anyway this is an off-the-top-of-my-head Rough of 2 Bigfoots casually strolling along like in the famous shaky cinifilm footage from the 1960s see here the stabilised version for closer scrutiny. Woop! Woop!
--- update ---Neil Laughton asked ''Could you please create another drawing depicting "courage" in the same style as the others? Required for a charity talk''. Might get a bit tricky I thought, there's kinds of courage; Dutch Courage or To-boldly-go-where-no-man-has-gone-before? So I put the question to Neal and he replied ''.. more about facing your fear and taking that first step. Jumping out of a place with a parachute or climber clinging on to a vertical cliff face or someone stepping into the unknown?'' Okay, that narrows my search though coming up with the right visual to compliment the 9 illustrated Success Factors already done wasn't so easy but then I found a ref pic of a Tightrope Walker, this seemed to display the Right Stuff, after all, any idiot can leap out of a perfectly serviceable aeroplane. So then I presented Neil with some pencil roughs and eventually arrived at the 10th!
--- earlier posting ---
Cartoon about Integrity
Lovely little job.
I was asked to come up with something simple engaging and unique for powerpoint presentations.
Cient: Laughton Co - a leading business consultancy, coaching and training academy.
This commission marks a good start to the new year and indeed one would do well to bear these 8 Factors inmind in whatever goals you set yourself for 2016. I certainly will. Maybe even get all 8 tattooed on me knuckles.
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