I'm working on fashion illustrations at the moment. I don't want them to look like historical characters, more like modern men who enjoy the past! I've picked up on the silhouette of the explorer to do this. I hope it will compliment my print designs which still need to be finalised and applied to the illustrations.
An illustration of the first flight. Not too sure about the text. Think it needs something but not sure if it's this yet. It is an aviation quote so does fit the theme and blends nicely with the aviation poster I did yesterday.
I have had a little play with art direction based illustration placing my illustrations into settings which convey a fashion lifestyle. They are only very rough at the moment to see if I like the aesthetic. I slightly touched on the mixing of these two mediums in the last project. I think I still have to play with illustration style and I have to get more photographs of atmospheric environments.
The top image background is from The Harmony Club in Alabama which was a gentleman's club converted into a home. It is a beautiful building and I'd like to scout for a similar location. Read about it here:
I went on to accessorise the furniture to portray a fashion lifestyle through an installation piece. It is only a practise at the moment as I will use rugs and wooden floors opposed to the grass but I feel the tones and textures work well.
Last weekend I got to work turning my digital print samples into upholstered furniture for fashion lifestyle. I bought two chairs and recovered one and made a removable cushion pad for the second. I also made a plump overstuffed cushion which, like the pad was piped, a new skill I have learned.
This is my third experiment with istopmotion. It's a really fun process but does take some time. I like this animation and it's use of Scott Joplin's "Maple Tree Rag". It has yet to be finished. Humphry and Gilbert will go on an adventure on their tandem!
Got a bit sidetracked today and thought I’d have a little go at the Royal Wedding Design Competition on "All Tropical". The top 20 get judged by the online community and the best gets printed and £180. As I already had the toy soldiers I created a prince and princess in the same vain to give the design “A Royal Wedding in Toy Town”. Doubt I’ll win but had fun doing it!
I like the stamps in the first image. They take a surprisingly long time to create but I really like the authenticity of them, perhaps I'm being too picky with fonts etc. but I do like the outcome. I hope to create more soon!
I was inspired by Eadweard Muybridge's study of motion and luggage labels for these pieces. They are only ideas at the moment which are to coincide with my theme of the gentleman explorer/ intellectual
I am a designer and illustrator based in Birmingham, England. I specialise in illustration, menswear, trends and print design. I fuse digital and traditional media to produce innovative results.
I have worked with Murdock London for work in their Mayfair, Liberty's, Covent Garden and Shoreditch stores.
I hope you like what I do! If you use my work please credit. Thanks