So. I'm taking a break from this, rediscovering myself? Too many job rejections and not enough work means I'm struggling in everything. So. Thank you for all your support. Your kind words. Your high fives. Your late night conversations. Your commissions. Your inspirational words. Your spending of money on my prints and tee's.
Will I return? Yes, yes I will! I just need that opportunity really, a work environment where I can carry on living and breathing design and Illustration. I put time and effort into this. Worked through the night. Cut off my social life, became a recluse and at the same time, met a tonne of amazing people at all the fairs I attended. It was all worth it. But I feel as though this has all failed. I know, some people work their whole lives to make it...But I just wanted to selfishly draw, create pretty pieces of work and work hard at doing what I love. I didn't want the fame or to be filthy rich. Sure it would have been nice to find more work and be able to support myself through this. But its also painful at times when you've put your heart into your work only for it to be briefly glanced at.
So I'm done. For now. I doubt this is it. I hope not. If I'm still alive, then I'll be drawing.
20/03/2012 - Wednesday Comic
23/02/2012 - Saturday Howlin' Wolf - Evil
If you're a long way from home, Can't sleep at night. Grab your telephone, Something just ain't right.
THAT'S EVIL, EVIL IS GOING ON WRONG...
11/02/2012 - Monday Experimentation
Just fooling around. My renewal is up in June for the site hosting and stuff. I don't think I'll be keeping this up.
05/02/2012 - Tuesday Bat
Back to drawing.
02/02/2012 - Friday Kurt Russell
Finishing up some work. I have no more work going on this month. I might do something different or work on an animation. We shall see!
18/01/2012 - Friday Owls
2 Colour print. Next tee I hope. Definitely going to be selling this as a print at the next print fair. 31st of January at Manchester Art Gallery Zine Fair. 5.30pm - 8.45pm. Come say hi!
30/12/2012 - Sunday New year
Here's the last drawing of 2012.
17/12/2012 - Monday Troy & Abed
I've not drawn in SO LONG. I have no drive anymore.
I see a lot of hits on my site recently. Drop me a line. Even if its a hello. Its nice to speak to people visiting.
Today I'll probably job hunt or draw. I think I might spend the entire day drawing. Its 1:27am. I should sleep.
A Halloween poster I did for The Liars Club. Have a new years party one that's just been completed. That was with John Whitehead, will upload when it's been approved.
01/11/2012 - Thursday Fresh to Death
So it begins. Will be available to buy soon.
03/10/2012 - Wednesday Batman
SHUT YOUR FACE HOLE.
09/09/2012 - Sunday Stippling
Enjoy some art. Ready to print and sell soon.
16/07/2012 - Friday More Submissions
Good art sale at the Night and Day cafe in Manchester! Back to work! More posters for next time :D
22/06/2012 - Friday More Submissions
This month has been nuts for submissions. I was at Creative Pioneers a couple of weeks ago. It had me distracted from all my work. Finally getting around to finishing them all up. This is for MONO, an AMAZING Japanese band (check them out). 2 Colour tee.
I also have a submission for Sqoshi to complete. I have 7 days left to create something amazing. Feeling slightly pressured what with only having 2/3 hours a night to work on wallpaper for their site!
23/05/2012 - Wednesday Submissions
This week has been focused on submitting work to various opportunities.
14/05/2012 - Monday Karas
Ah, freedom...only the crows know what it is to be free.
12/05/2012 - Friday Mickey Mouse
Soon to be a tee...if there is a demand for it...or if I can afford it. Which colour scheme though?
11/04/2012 - Wednesday Glory for an Idol
Finally finished the album cover which can be seen further down this page if you scroll down! Going to start re-colouring the t-shirt art for print tomorrow...Should be fun!
04/04/2012 - Wednesday Promotional Video
25/03/2012 - Sunday Weddings!
Congrats to my friend on getting married! Had a great time on Friday! Then yesterday I went to another
wedding, shattered. It is currently 12.13am, Just finished this Illustration off. Going to be vectored in the
morning. It is a t-shirt for 'Glory For An Idol'. Will try filming an artist bio for the site too this week!
08/03/2012 - Thursday Home
Completed the album cover!
Seoul and Tokyo were awesome!
06/02/2012 - Monday GOODBYE!
Ok so, I'm posting this a day early (sunday still). But I'm out early for my flight.
I'll be away from my computer for a whole month. I come back on the 7th of March. So any work coming
through will have to wait until I get back.
I'll try keeping my flickr active for those of you who are curious as to what I'm getting up to.
First time travelling on my own...should be interesting.
Thank you and goodbye!
05/02/2012 - Sunday Prevector
Some band work. I'll be away from Monday for a whole month. If you want to get in touch e-mail me.
I'll try my best to check my mail frequently.
23/01/2012 - Monday Obsession
Slight obsession with drawing pretty ladies. This one is unraveling.
I'm on a bit of a downer at the moment. So I'm going to eat some cake.
These rejections are going to make me fat :(
20/01/2012 - Friday Owl King
Owl King finally finished.
I held a 24 hour vote on what colours should be used and this is the one everyone picked.
So yeah. Looks pretty sweet.
Also someone from Leeds keeps viewing my site...way too regularly via my facebook. So if this is you, feel
free to email me or friend request me so I can check your work out. Internet stalkers are the best.
17/01/2012 - Tuesday Owl King
I'm working on something top secret at the moment. My own little project. Something I've wanted to do for
a while. So here is step one of an Illustration I'm working on. Currently vectoring actually.
Been working all day so not had a chance to finish it off. I'm very tired.
It's my brothers birthday tomorrow. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (he won't ever see this...but
02/01/2012 - Monday Oh Shit, 2012 Son!
Happy New Year. I'm tired and not feeling very well. That's what happens when you work too hard and stay
awake at a friends 'House party' until very late...lack of sleep. FUN!
Anyways, this is my part of a collaboration with my Finnish friend currently living in Sweden. He's taking his
sweet time finishing up.
Have an awesome 2012.
23/11/2011 - Wednesday Different Breed
Feel like showing how I work.
Sketched my design with a Biro and a white Posca pen that acts as Tipex :D Got my OHP paper to draw a
second layer of line work on top.
Just been freaked out by Awolnation's album. There's a track called 'knights of shame'. I thought it finished,
It has a secret track at the end. I was confused as to where the music was coming from.
13/10/2011 - Satuday FREEBIES!
So I'm giving away some A3 posters. 10 to give away, Pick any you want from the shop, send me an e-mail
titled 'poster' with the title of the poster you want and information for me to post it out to you. I'll post it to
you when I can, obviously these will be marked 1/10 regardless of which poster you pick.
14/09/2011 - Wednesday 2 In 2 days
WOW so I've posted AGAIN within two days. Awesome!
So that's the poster I've just completed. Expect a print out version soon and probably stickers knocking
about in Manchester.
I need milk.
13/09/2011 - Tuesday Blog?
So I guess this is now a blog? But not in the usual wordpress/indexibit/blogspot/etc format...
So I went to Manchester Museum the other day, Well, Friday. Took A few pictures, most came out crappy
but it was a nice change from being stuck at work.
Spent the whole of today working on an Alice In Wonderland themed poster. I actually got commissioned
by a friend, i say commissioned more along the lines of 'dude, paint me some
Alice In Wonderland shoes', a long time ago (Sorry!). So I decided I'd do a pretty poster for her and if she
likes, paint some heels for her.
I'm back to 6 days a week in retail. Please. Shoot me.
Business cards should arrive on the 19th. About time.
08/08/2011 - Monday SO HUNGRY!
Hello, as promised, a week later and a new poster!
Commission for 'Alpha Centauri'.
I'm so tired, I have been applying for countless jobs for the last week as I have been working on this.
Ramadan is also slowly killing me, the lack of sleep and water is the worst.
Although this week has FLOWN by.
I sky dived for charity last saturday, which was pretty interesting. Will see if I can blag some photo's later :D
01/08/2011 - Monday Well Hello!
Today I decided to change the 'EPIC' rant that was on this page to something a little less cynical and a little
more positive. I'm assuming you've scrolled down this far to read this.
I am currently working on a fourth poster Illustration, hopefully it should be done by the end of the week!
Also sky diving on Saturday!
May pop into Manchester once I've landed safely and buy a large screen and work on something to print by