Saturday, September 02, 2017

PHz Cocktail competition character

This quirky character was created for a friend, for a cocktail drinks competition.
The brief was to create a cute Jiangshi (translated as Chinese hoping zombie/vampire/ghost).
The competition was based around a brand of rum named Plantation, and I used the colours of their label in the robes and hat of the zombie character and a pose that said cheers!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Wes Anderson Sketchbook

During July and half of August I was working on The Wes Anderson Sketchbook. 
It's a collaborative sketchbook with another very talented artist @jules_tea 
I've completed the first half of the sketchbook and its down to Julia to complete the second half.

(Darjeeling Limited wallpaper pattern and movie colour palette made using my faithful Kuretake gansai tambi 36 pan watercolour set, and the luggage drawn with a black fine liner pen.)

(Darjeeling brothers drawn with black fine liner pen layered over the top of a colour crayon background, and a watercolour pattern cut out luggage spread)

Throughout this sketchbook I've used a variety of mixed media tools. 
Pencil, pens, crayons, coloured pens, inks and watercolours.

(Copic markers, black fine liner & pencil pages representing The Grand Budapest Hotel)

(Acrylic paint for Jacqueline Deep Search)

My style is very graphic, and I have tried to focus on patterns, icons and colours to represent the bold style choices of Wes Anderson movies. 

(Winsor & Newton Inks in shades violet, brick red and indian black ink)

(Crayola pencil crayons)

(Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours)

I've tried to look at multiple Wes Anderson movies and create pieces to represent my favourite movies.

(Black indian ink & watercolours)

(Copic markers & fine liner pens)

These last couple of pages are my favourite, a portrait of Steve Zissou and a multicoloured seahorse both from The Life Aquatic. 

(Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours)

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Kanken Art Competition - Entry 2

I luckily had a little extra time this week to add another entry to the @kankenofficial instagram competition #kankenart . This piece features a red fox coming out of a yellow kanken mini backpack. I used my kuretake watercolours and black muji fine liner to create this piece. 

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Lost in the music

Where do you go when the music takes hold?
This piece was created using Kuretake Watercolours, Winsor & Newton Silver Ink and Muji Black Fine Liner Pen.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Happy Midsummer! RGD watercolour portrait

Painted with Kuretake Watercolours and Winsor&Newton Gold Ink.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Kanken Art Competition

This month @KankenOfficial ran a competition over on their Instagram page to create some art using the beauty that is the Kanken Backpack as inspiration. I use my mini Kanken on a daily basis - big fan right here - and couldn't pass up on this project. I kept my piece fairly simple just letting the watercolour techniques and colours shine through, and using my Kuretake watercolours to execute. 

I first sketched out my bag design using my own mini, I then used this sketch to create 4 outlines evenly spaced on the page. After this I set to work on my watercolour. This piece took me around 3 hours in total to complete, and I am very happy with my competition entry.