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.

Ste's Work Space

This is what my desk looks like at the moment. I have finally put that framed poster up. Also I am working on something new.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Peculiar Bliss

Mark has known about Peculiar Bliss (an online zine) for a while and it's almost becoming a regular thing for him, but this time round myself and Ste decided to enter it alongside him.

Issue 7's brief was "Creatures"

Ste Brown:

Mark Mottershead:

Chris Howker:

this little bit made me laugh... as if i'm a name that will draw people in.. :P

Also got next issue to look forward to now and hopefully everyone else in the studio will join in on this one..

Monday, 10 October 2011

A Rainy Day In The Studio

Belated blog post,
been mega busy working in my rubbish part-time job,
(which has turned pretty much full-time)
finishing my commission, sending sketches off to magazines
and entering competitions.

James's wall - He works digitally so we await an update!

Ste is working on this, spaceman & butterflies - can't wait to see the finished image.
Click on the image as the detail is lost otherwise.

Dan's lino's, awesome as ever & good to see him creating.

Birthday present for my Nana.
My throne/workspace on a dreary night.

Update Oct.

this is a personal update as I havent been sent any new pics from the other members.. but these last few weeks I have spent working on a piece for Peculiar Bliss' brief of Creatures and the Manchester and Salford Illustrated project...



I also spent 1 afternoon tryin to put up curtain poles for that beaming sun we've had up north recently, some how dont think we'll be needing them anymore.. but we will be after some thicker ones to keep out the winter chill soon i reckon!

I now have a couple of other projects to work on that I need to spend time doing, I'm getting too distracted worrying about other bits of useless crap when I should be enjoying myself drawing and creating things that I like....