Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Headsup Screensaver

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Click image to view Flash animation (52k)
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I made a small random animation, like the one's I've posted before, this one just moves between 4 heads and some text, it's pretty basic. You can download the swf, mac osx screensaver installer and a pc exe file version of it here.
I tried to create a pc version of it on my mac, all I could do was create the animation for PC format, so don't blame me if it blows up your machine. If by any chance you download it please leave a comment on whether or not it worked, for research purposes! I might make some more so it would be good to know.
More geekery soon.
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Also here's a version of the same thing with drawings by a group I've been working with, just some super fast line drawings they did, I liked the outcome.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New drawing

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Click pic for full image
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This is a mess around with a drawing I did for something else, will hopefully have some more to show soon.
Also there are 7 copies of the print I did with Pictures On Walls, called Super Season, for sale on their site here. Hopefully there will be some new designs too this year!

Machine Sketch E-L-P

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Clunk-Click pic for bigs
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Gave up after the P, was liking the circles/cogs, so will keep em for another day.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tuborg

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Best enjoyed cold.

Texture

Jerry Jones from Shadow House Creations has a giant texture library, available for use.
He calls them ghost tones, I suppose they are all quite dark, like old photography plates, they are really well made and at a good resolution too, in total I got 95 of them, but there is a lot more than that.

Mostly I use textures like those to add a bit of dirt and colour to linework, so it changes colour throughout the illustration, so resources like Jerry's are always a great find.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Elphablobets

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Clicks for bag ladies
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The new version of Al.Chemy is out now, it has splatter brushes, I drew out an alphabet pretty quickly in it and did a bit of doodling on top to make the image above.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Light Doodles

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Click pic for lager beer
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I know, I know, it's been done a million times and is so 'mobile phone ad from 2007', but I just worked out how to do it with my camera, weirdly enough by reading the instructions. It's 5 images overlayed as each pic was only 15 seconds.

Blacktzar - Fade into life

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Here's a new drawing I did for BlackTsar, through a friend Tony Blow, who did all the type, it's an ongoing project and will hopefully have another 9 to show soon. One per month.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Doodlap.

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I found an app that translates your drawing to an SWF, here's what I produced with a bit of tinkering in Flash to make it smaller. It was super simple and produces relatively little files, the one above is 53k, which is nowt like. I reckon it could be good to produce fast line drawings so ahm gonnae do some more. Please excuse the drawings they are at least 4 Tuborgs in.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Tik-Tok of Oz

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Amazing illustrations from John Rea Neill. In the story there is a mad looking horse made of logs, some real out there imagery. More images here.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

About...

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Time. This is a wee drawing from the site, wished I did more stuff like this mixing graphics with drawings, hopefully can get into a bit more this year now the site has finally been conquered. It will remain here, until it launches, sometime in March, all the stuff on the home page is working now, and the links actually go places, the portfolio sections are still being made, but the lettering part in PAINTING works how the rest will. Everything will change a little before it goes live as I get feedback.
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On a different note, LOST is back on, and this year it ends, who reckons Jacob is now Sayid? Yeah ahm geeking oot.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Magic

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Love this old logo.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Boston Type Foundry Specimen Book

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Clickedy-Click the pic to make big
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Alphabonus, 134 pages of old school typefaces and ornaments.
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I might be a bit light on the posting as I try to add all my archive to my website. Just need to add the pages, now all the transitions and design is finished. Should even have a few Typefaces of my own available for freebie download-able-ness.