Tuesday, 26 June 2012
So here are some recent illustrations done for two magazines at Incisive Media... I say recent, but these were done a while back and i've only just posted them up, still as you all know by now i'm rather tardy at this kind of thing.
The top one was done for a supplement fold-out cover for Law Week (I think that's the title!) anyway I was asked by the Art Director to draw a portrait scene of some of Law's high flyers, I was provided with reference for each person and went about creating the drawing, sometimes trickier than they look these jobs... luckily I was working with a great AD on this, and someone who i've worked with on various titles at Incisive, so things ran pretty smoothly, just had to rearrange a few of the figures in the alterations department.
Bottom illustration was for the cover of Insurance Age, idea was to draw a carnival style shooting range, with selected items referring to bits in an article, again really enjoyable, as you can see I didn't hold back on the colours and went full-on technicolour on this.
I remember looking at first person shooter games for reference in this, like Call of Duty etc, and originally I had the gun less central, what you find in games like that is that the hands/gun are usually placed off centre, which is something you don't even realise when you are playing them, anyway for compositions sake I moved the thing in a more direct position, something i've learned over the years is a 'must' for covers.
Again with this I had the benefit of a great AD, a different fella from the one above, but again somone who knows his stuff and when and where to use my work... so there you go two separate covers, two separate magazines, two great Art Directors and one lovely publisher in Incisive, hopefully i'll continue to do some more stuff for these guys soon.
As an illustrator you find over time that it is actually publishers like this, who have to make somewhat dry material shine that offer some of the greatest briefs, and are some of the finest people you'll ever get to work with to boot.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Okay so I said my next post would be up in a few days and that it would be about images that didn't make the cut for my booklet, it appears i've lied on both accounts... reality is I got really busy there for a while, and the reason I haven't put up the posting about images that didn't make the cut is that i'm saving one or two of the images for something else.
As i've said before here on this blog, undoubtedly my most popular image (on the web anyhoos!) is my 80's Movie Classics Last Supper illustration, which seem to have blown up on the internet over this past 3 month or so, I think a big website got a hold of it and it's gone pretty crazy from there, with it ending up on facebook, twitter, a million pinterest pages, blogs, it's all over the place, as such I now get a lot of messages regarding the artwork, and recently most recently acquiring a print of the artwork.
I've been a bit slow on the uptake, but I have just recently sold the first print of the artwork to someone that got in touch via email, the print (see pic) is now on it's Transatlantic journey to it's new home in California.
As an illustrator working mainly for magazines, i've never put too much thought into selling prints of my artwork, however due to the popularity of the image, the buyer in this case being a patient fella while I arrange how to actually print, post and receive funds in the best and safest ways, I will from now on be selling prints, not only of this Last Supper image, but of anything else here or on the website that people may want.
Here's a quick rundown on the cost of the Last Supper image; the print can be produced in two separate ways;
The first one being the cheapest is a high quality digital print, this will be produced on either a semi gloss card or more flimsy high quality paper (if you want this as a poster) and will be handled by a printing firm that tackles all my booklets, postcards etc... I will vouch for the quality of the print, certainly up anything you would see in commercial printing like a magazine or something like that, and is something I wouldn't hesitate to either framed up for the living room or pinned up like a poster for a dorm room/man cave or whatever.
The price of this (regardless of paper or card) would be a very reasonable £8.50, however that isn't including postage and packaging, this will be dependent on where you are in the world, and i'll just pass this costing on to you, the one I sent to California for instance was around the £11.50 mark, so that would bring the total up to £20, however I will always try and find the fairest price and safest posting of your item, so each case would probably vary a little.
The second print I offer is for the one's of you out there that demand that extra little quality, and this would be a high quality giclee print on fine art paper, which is how the above print was done, up close this print is sensational, and is about as good a print as you can buy... as you can imagine this extra quality comes at a price; the price for this is £40 plus, again i'll be charging you for the postage and packaging, again this will be reliant on where you are and the best way of getting it to you, in most cases I don't think it'll ever come to much more than the price I used as my for instance (£11.50) so this would be rounded up to £50 or less if I can mail it cheaper.
Sizes of the Last Supper print are as follows; digital print; 260mm x 430mm (roughly) and the giclee print comes in the bigger size of 297mm x 450mm (the size the original was created)
Artworks are mailed via a postal tube, unless you are the UK, then I may be able to send the artwork flat, also the price of postage would probably be significantly cheaper as i'll be posting inland.
Think that about covers everything, if you are interested in a print then feel free to email me, you can find my address on my website, just click on the link on the top right.
Right, back to making pictures... i'll see if I can post something up again at the end of the week with regards to recent jobs.