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Kenny Powers, Eastbound & Down, HBO, Danny McBride

EAST BOUND & DOWN – ILLUSTRATION

This is what happened when I took the neon colours, mistral type face and horizontal lines from the artwork used in the recent Drive movie and pitched it against the hilariously funny Kenny Powers from East Bound and Down.

FrogsInSocks

SWAMP BEATS – ILLUSTRATION

With their usual designer missing in Goa – I hopped (bad joke) at the chance to do the artwork for the next Frogs in Socks EP which is being released on the mighty Fatboy Slims Record Label – South Fried Recordings. On most of the leading music store websites – thumbnails for these sleeves are often smaller than 100 pixels squared so its really important to make sure the information and design is clear in both large and small format. Good luck with the release lads!

Walter White, Heisenberg, Breaking Bad

HEISENBERG – ILLUSTRATION

Like the subject matter it covers I’m completely addicted to the TV series Breaking Bad. I cooked up this little illustration of Walter White aka Heisenberg using nothing but the purist blue Adobe Illustrator.

GothamVillains

GOTHAM VILLAINS – ILLUSTRATION

With the Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer out this week, it seemed only fitting to do a series of illustrations on some well known Gotham Villains.

Curb

CURB – ILLUSTRATION

I was recently bought season one of Curb Your Enthusiasm for my birthday and have been hooked since. Like anything that I become slightly obsessed with I always like to give a bit of a creative high five, or a tip of the cap! Adobe Illustrator was my weapon of choice, 5 hours later here are the fruits of my labour.

shining

THE SHINING – MOVIE POSTER

A little design nod to The Shining, one of the best horrors I’ve seen in a long time.

CDSleeve

LINKIN PARK TRANSFORMERS – COMPETITION

Stumbled across this design competition on Facebook, so thought I would give it a go… There’s more to this design than meets the eye? Yes I know it was a terrible joke.

EpicShot2

PRIEST – PHOTOSHOP COMPETITION

My entry for the epic shot competition in Empire Magazine!

Killers

THE KILLERS – WINNING MOVIE POSTER

Empire Magazine, ran a competition to design a poster for a British film called The Killers. Who would have thought it but I came first (left) and fourth (right) – double points hey? Director Carlo Ortu, who judged the entries, said, “The mixture of tinted pictures on a white background made it really stand out. The quotes were well placed and enticing and the ‘How it Hasn’t Won Awards is Beyond Me’ quote nestled in the olive branch film awards symbol gives a lovely nod to the vibe of the film. Overall, I felt this captured what ‘The Killers’ is all about the most and is a very accomplished, professional design.” You can find the article over here!

dexter

DEXTER – ILLUSTRATION

This is a bit of a high five to my favourite show on TV, there is always that worry, will new seasons be better than the old? Does it still capture the magic of the first? Many have tried and failed, but Dexter seems to go from strength to strength. Most of the work took place in illustrator roughly tracing an image from Google. I used a calligraphy style stroke just so the lines weren’t straight and even. Using reds and deep yellows I wanted to capture the warmth of Miami but also the blood spatter from his job. The final few bits were done in Photoshop, overlaying some blood spatter, brush textures and a smudge of paint for the background.

Road

THE ROAD – PHOTOSHOP

If it’s not robots then it’s those end of the world video games and movies. I’ve been hooked on Fall Out 3, and had recently watched a film called The Road (Yes that morbid yet superb movie with Viggo Mortensen in). With these post apocalyptic images firmly implanted into my head I thought I would see if I could create my very own end of days. The hardest part of creating this image was spending hours trawling through stock photos trying to piece together images like a jigsaw puzzle. For it to really work each image had to be in the right perspective and shade to everything else. The elements from each stock photo were carefully cut out (not too precise though as I needed to leave a little bit of a trim so it would give me the room to blend things in) & using the hue and saturation I was able to strip away a lot of the unwanted colour which helped give it that morbid feel I was going for. After a few more hours of tinkering I added shadows and some textured layers (Smoke being the first and film grain being the second). Finally to bring the whole scene together a simple dull grey green was overlayed over the whole document.