Thursday 18 April 2013

Online Security

Here's a spot illustration I did last month for Public Finance. It was to feature alongside an article about the ever changing battlefront that is online security.
It's completely different to my usual style but with it's retro feel I quite like it. The texture was actually taken from an older illustration of mine - reduce, re-use, recycle!

Thursday 11 April 2013

The Actuary Cover 'Planning A Prosperous Retirement'

Last month I worked on the cover for The Actuary magazine. The brief was to draw a man in his mid forties with the top of his head taken off so you could see all the wonderful things he is planning to do in his retirement. These activities include sailing, cycling, drinking champagne, throwing money in the air, all the things we hope for but might not necessarily achieve. I suppose showing pensioners with bad backs and arthritis isn't so inspiring.

I'm really chuffed to say that cover junkie picked up on this illustration, click here to view it as it's supposed to be seen.

Monday 8 April 2013

Spectrum 20

A list of successful entrants into Spectrum 20 has been revealed. I'm incredibly pleased to announce that this year my watercolour 'Autumn Scribe' will be one of the hundreds of images in the pages of the annual.

For those new to Spectrum visit the website. If you're a fan of fantastic art (Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Historical, Surrealism) then the annuals are a must for your bookshelf.

Friday 5 April 2013

Brave New World Competition Entires Pt.2

I have previously posted two pieces of artwork I created for the House Of Illustration 'Brave New World' Competition. Below you can see the other two images that went with my full entry. The first is a watercolour showing Linda as she succumbs to a soma induced oblivion. The vast majority of this painting was done in Paynes Grey to maintain a blue cast to the painting. The other image is dominated by Cadmium Red to suggest the red lighting used in the Solidarity Services.