Sunday, 19 March 2017

The Wheatsheaf Gig (The Phat Cardinals; Holy Moments; Freddy le Cragg)- 18th March 2017

The Phat Cardinals



And on drums is... Bojack Horseman?

Holy Moments



My fabvourite shot of the night, comprising of all three musicians of Holy Moments



Freddy Le Cragg
One of my city-centric friends organises local gigs. So it seemed fitting, that his birthday including a few gigs to mark the occasion.

This was a good down-to-earth experience, with Freddy Le Cragg's opening set displaying all the things I love about acoustic performers. Anyone that goes up there with his or her voice and guitar and does that is always worth seeing in my opinion. He even tackled a great cover as well as his own original songs. If Newton Faulkner has Spongebob Squarepants, he does it for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air!

The final act was Holy Moments, whose blend of skater rock and indie punk has a resonance of Blink-182 and Something Corporate about them. This was another memorable set, if this floats your boat.

However, the tour-de-force of The Phat Cardinals was just the icing on the cake. Think The Stranglers and Mclusky go into a fancy dress shop to emulate Slipknot, but making do with whatever are there instead just sums up the punk-metal madness of the group's repertoire. They made me smile for all the right reasons, as I am a sucker for this kind of music, and any act that goes into a dodgy raffle must be doing something right. Go check them out whenever you can if you want something big, loud, and downright bombastic.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Life Drawing- Two Women in Conversation on Bus

I think it's time to ditch this old brush pen, as it starting to make really weak marks when I'm using it. Apart from that, this is okay, although I need to get more confident with conveying hair with the brush pen.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Life Drawing- Old Man with Poppy in Cap


I was able to do my life drawing on the bus again. I was quite pleased with my result with drawing just the man's head, whilst the detail on the bus window might be a bit too abstract amongst the scribbly mark-making I was making on the right.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Life Drawing- Teenager on Bus with Smartphone

I know Inktober is over, but I will try and continue to do life drawings whenever I'm on the bus. So here's a teenager on the bus on his smartphone.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Inktober- Day 31- More Book Cover Concepts

We've finally made it! This maybe the last day of Inktober, but that doesn't mean that I will slowing down anytime soon. I devised some covers based on the main character of this comic I have been working for this client. It is just another angle for me to play with before I develop my mood board to present to the client.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Inktober- Day 30- Further Cover Concepts

I am a man of my word! I looked back at the research my client had sent, so I took my initial designs into another direction. Might go for the right one as it looks dynamic - without the censored text or face!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Inktober- Day 29- More Book Cover Sketches


Following on from yesterday's brief, I have now been given the full title from the client, so I have to take into account a lot more text then my previous attempts had used. I have a simple concept I want to play with, so I may or may not explore this further. Although I might have to revist some of the client's inspiration to create a few more ideas.