Behold my most recent commissioner in all her glory. Five pics for five years with one man. I hope he likes these as much as he loves her. I hope they have five tons of fun in their secluded teepee in Devon over the next few nights. I hope I get to hear all about it when they get back... ANYWAY, I'm sure the relevance of and relationship between a spray can, a longboard and the greatest leather jacket ever to grace the West Country may not be obvious to all but if his flat was on fire there's only one thing Mr. Five Year Anniversary would save before those three items and that's Miss Five Year Anniversary. You get me? 'Five Years and Counting' - 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Guess who's been presented with a private commission?! The final product will be a set of five illustrations of the commissioner, a... I want to say quintych but it's not in the dictionary so I'll go with quintet, if you will. Thursday 27th Aug is styling (aka playing dress-up) and photography day to get the poses I need to work from and then it'll be draw, draw, draw until the big unveiling on, well, I can't tell you when as it'll give the game away and this is all very hush, hush, nudge, nudge, wink, wink. How exciting! Watch this space, kids.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
I just saw 11:11 on the clock, my favourite time of day. It's just so tidy. I always take noticing it to be a good sign for the day ahead. ANYWAY, put simply, here I am in grey. It's not my full collection of grey garments (I even own grey nail varnish) but my favourite ones. It was the new undies that inspired me. Those are my beautiful, wonderful Supra Vaiders in my hand by the way. I'd only love my Supra TK Societies more, if I had a pair...
'Grey Areas' - 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
I designed this T-shirt for Dirt Mountainbike Magazine while on a week's work placement in 4130 Publishing Ltd's head office/warehouse/indoor half-pipe when they were still based in Dorchester, Dorset. It was later released in white and brown too, was available to buy and came free with subscriptions to the magazine. Mike, the editor of Dirt, wanted a bear because Percy, Editor of Document Skateboard Mag, had a stag but Mark Noble, the man with the final say, liked the pick-up truck better. A fine choice. I saw a rider on a DVD wearing this T-shirt once. I was pretty excited!
Pick-Up T-shirt' - 2005
There aren't many projects I've enjoyed more than this one.
'Follow this route round the East End of London and produce five illustrations based on your exploration and findings.'
OK, I will. In fact I'll produce five illustrations that fit together to make one big one. Commonly known as the Brick Lane project I actually used, as the name suggests, Cheshire Street as the back drop for my drawing thanks to stickers, promo flyers and a large quantity of disposeable cameras (digital's not really my bag, I like to create collages the old-skool way, by hand). I don't think I'd spent such a concentrated amount of time in one place since school.
'Cheshire Street' - 2005