Monday, January 6, 2014

Asterix in Hibernia

So, what with the recent Asterix book and the exhibition in Paris' national library, I've suffered a complete relapse! Here's my interpretation of the Asterix book I think all us young Irish readers hoped to see.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Randy Cunnigham Ninth Grade Ninja

So animation is wrapping up on the first season. We had a great team on this one

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Pixies

So, after the 'Bam Thok' and 'Bag boy' duds, the reunited Pixies today released the cracking 4-track 'EP1'. More of this please!

Monday, August 26, 2013

James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem

A watercolour and ink sketch while watching 'Shut Up And Play The Hits'

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hello Carol!

Great start to the final run of Breaking Bad

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Louis Tully

Ghostbusters' Louis Tully I did recently for the Boulder Media art blog

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Minimalist Posters!

It's time for a bit of a rant! On the back of the recent post from Total Film, '100 amazing minimalist posters', I thought I'd throw in my own two cents. The recent craze of 'minimalist posters' has gotten a bit much and the Total Film collection is evidence of that. In my opinion, the vast majority of these pictures are lazy, unimaginative and void of any style or creativity. I wouldn't want to pinpoint any one in particular so I made one of my own for 'Fargo'. Now the one I did for Fargo is shit! It was literally done in ten minutes and is lazy in both it's thought and execution and I think it fits in well with the rest of them. Saul Bass produced movie posters that had a very graphic style that evoked the tone of a film and like all good movie posters, piqued an audience's curiosity and made the film enticing. Instead, what we have now is an iconic element from a film (having seen the film is a prerequisite), draw it up simply and badly, whack it on a textured background and BOOM. Instant artwork. It might sound like I'm making a big deal of it and that these folks are just producing a bit of fan art. I just think that if you have the balls to try and sell these as prints on your own website (which most of these designers do), you should put in a bit of an effort!

The Aforementioned Pic

The Waterboys' Mike Scott with the original

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Mike Scott and W.B. Yeats

A digital mock-up of the same picture that was given to Mike Scott of 'The Waterboys'

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Specsavers 2

Another Specsavers job from last year

Monday, May 27, 2013

Guardian Commission

Here's an Obama/Romney piece I did for The Guardian last year.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Delores Umbridge

Here's an image of one of the Harry Potter baddies I did for the fantastic new Boulder Media art blog. Check it out at http://bouldermediaart.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 7, 2012

Specsavers

Here's a thing I did for Specsavers a while ago

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tyrion Lannister

Loving season 2 of Game Of Thrones, so I decided to do a quick one of my favourite character, played brilliantly by Peter Dinklage. My wife told me I made a lovely drawing of Noel Gallager!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Harry Potter Sketches

Man, it's been a hectic few months! A lot of what I put up here is stuff I do during my lunch breaks at Boulder Media. Work on the current show we're doing has pretty much gobbled up my lunchtimes so this blog has been left fallow for the last while. Anyway, I hope to remedy that from now on. Here's some crappy blue pencil scans

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Artist For Asterix!


When I was around fourteen or fifteen I was constantly drawing the Asterix characters in the style of their co-creator and illustrator, Albert Uderzo. I remember my Mam remarking that I should keep practicing and maybe one day I could take over the illustration of the character after Uderzo. I'm sure I would have scoffed, informing her that 'it just doesn't work that way'.
And lo, the news came out last week that Uderzo, after illustrating the Asterix books for over fifty years, is handing over the job to a new artist to carry on the job. Whether this is right or wrong is of little consequence. After all, Uderzo has been writing the books longer now than his original partner, Rene Goscinny. Below is an image by the artist Rune Bennicke, who I think would do a smashing job continuing the franchise. God knows, if I had continued to practice those characters like it was suggested to me, I'd have nearly twenty years of expertise under my belt by now. Man, I wished I had listened to my Mother!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bette Davis


This blog has become very black and white as of late, gonna have to throw in a splash of colour soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Marathon Man


So yeah, a tad different from the sketch below!