Month: February 2010

Robin Hood…The Musical

As mentioned a few days ago i have been commissioned to do the poster for Robin Hood the musical which is going into production at the mo and will be touring the UK later in the year. The brief was to design the poster to be vibrant and colourful, with Robin complete with bow and arrow standing in Sherwood forest. Here are a couple of rough designs ive come up with, the text font is from Disneys Robin Hood so will be different in style and the space at the bottom is for production cast and info etc.


Birthday Girl…

Starting on a birthday caricature for Amanda, (40th birthday infact) and she was wanting me to do her in 80’s gear, scarf in a bow and bananarama t-shirt and basically have a fun vibe to it so she could use it for invitations etc. Here is the rough design.

It’s going to be a busy week for me as i’ve also been commissioned to do the poster for the new Robin Hood musical which at this moment is being cast and going into production and should be touring the UK at the end of the year. Will post further details when i’ve finished this birthday caricature…….p.s can’t believe its still snowing outside….RIDICULOUS!!!!

Kings of Cars wallpaper (rough design)

In the middle of another commission piece for PC Academy. This time we have Neil and Tony in a parody of ‘King Of Cars’ but set in a computer showroom. There is more detail to be added to the background and other bits and bobs but gives you an idea. Finished artwork to follow…

(edit)…Just realised i’ve put PC Adademy instead of PC Academy on the top text… old age setting in!

Oooooooo… Chimpanzeee That!!!

Well, still bloody cold outside but looks like the winter is finally going away, HOORAH!! I can now walk outside and not turn into frosty the snowman or turn a sort of purply/blue colour. I’ve come to a realization that i do still love the snow…. but only for a few days,… and only if its over christmas. Been a week of sorting out my external hard drive and backing up everything just in case it dies on me. I must have about 250gb of music on my ex/hd, most of that is live Pearl Jam bootlegs and other rock music…but that is a hell of a lot of music. Must get round to listening to it sometime. Found some old Tony Hancock radio shows that were buried deep inside a dark corner of my hard drive so have been enjoying listening to those this week whilst working on some pictures.

Speaking of radio shows, just heard some sad news…Ricky, Steve and Karl have announced that their latest podcast ‘The Guide To The Earth’ will be their last. All good things must come to an end, but i hope they change their minds and do a few more. If you havent heard of them heres a little audio clip where Karl is argueing with Ricky & Steve about the Hadron Collider and why its such a big waste of time… enjoy!

The Ricky Gervais Show – The Hadron Collider

Brassed Off…

Heres a commission i’m working on at the moment – The brief was for Graham (thats the man in the foreground holding the bass guitar) to be sat on an oil drum with a bible resting next to it surrounded by members of the Hesketh Bank Silver Band who are holding their brass instruments, and in the background a church with some text on the message board ‘In concert Tonight – Mr Boom Ba De’ G.Rigby’. O…and Graham’s wife is peeking out of his shirt pocket…..????

…????…i’m confused too… but i’m sure it will make sense to Graham when he recieves it for his birthday present next week. Anyway, just working on that at the moment, will post the finished version when its ready, then after that another PC Academy wallpaper to complete and another birthday caricature. It’s all go!!! Still havent finished my Star Wars caricature i started 2 months ago…thats another job to do. I need a holiday!