Friday, 23 December 2011

Ste's Displacement Image

This is my spaceman image I did for OWT Creative magazine Issue 10 Displacement. The magazine has come out really well, all of the images look great. The first image is the front cover and the second image is my illustration.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

We Had A Visitor

On the way down to the studio I had to have a wander through the Northern Quarter.
It's such a refreshing place with new art work popping up all the time.

Shortly after seeing the giant finch I stumbled across a Public House guarded by two ever faithful hounds.
The photograph doesn't do them justice, they were huge.

It's not that often we get visitors in our studio,
it's something we all relish here at 310.

The other day Cath, who did a course in Stockport in the same year as us
(who is really an Illustrator)
popped in to have some products photographed by Chris.
And to have a good ol' natter and a brew of course!

Cath does very, very good crockery with a witty twist and a slice of Northern character.

Her website can be found here

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Halloween images

We decided to each do an illustration for Halloween and, considering we only had a couple of days to get it done, I think we have all done really well. We are going to make this a regular thing for each season, the next one being Christmas, with the intention of getting them printed as cards.

Dan Hodgkinson

Chris Howker

James Hood

Mark Mottershead

Carrie-Anne Brown

Stephen's image is below.

My image needs working into a little more as there are a few things I had to sacrifice in order to get it done for Monday, so I will re-post my improved image asap.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Ste's New Spaceman

This is my new version of my spaceman with the butterflies coming out of this oxygen supply. I think it works better in black and white. I will do a colour version of this later in the year.

Ste's Zombie Self-Portrait

This is myself as a zombie for Halloween. Mark had this idea of everyone in the studio do an image relating to Halloween. I was mainly inspired by the TV series ‘The Walking Dead’. I have always wanted to do a zombie image, and I thought this would be a good chance to do this.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Boneyard Butterfly

This is the illustration I entered for the Peculiar Bliss magazine. Originally I was going to enter a goblin sat on a toadstool smoking a cig. But I felt like I was trying to hard with that idea. So I sent the butterfly image instead.

Ste's Spaceman

This spaceman image is totally self-indulgent. I was mainly inspired by the movie ‘2001 A Space Odyssey’. The main idea was to have a spaceman floating in space next to something dream like or surreal. So I decided to have butterflies coming out of his oxygen supply.

Above is the rough sketch

Here’s the watercolour image. I am not totally happy with the outcome of spaceman because blue is such a hard colour to paint with. So I am going to redo this image using pencil and digital. Then I can try out lots of different colour schemes.