Transition / Exploration of large bird species.
Well, this was going to be a type exploration when it started. Possibly a quote or a phrase that would echo the image. I really like the idea of taking portions away from an image and leaving this emptiness as blank space, offering thought in its place. With this in mind, it is an image reflective of a piecing together and of growth and full flight, also a double edge meaning of the dismantling and the disintegration and letting go of parts that may hold the bird back from it’s flight.
Photographic image + The background is a plain coloured rice. Using very few colours is something that is enjoyable to push into art, it keeps the exploration contained to a degree, yet opens the image up to a larger interpretation.
The smaller image within is just that. Contained within the eye of the Eagle, as we truly are.
Wow, I finally did an update on here… I have had way too many things on the go lately – which cramps my consistency. Anyway… here is some stuff I recently did for Indian Summer – the debut EP from the electronic duo Falcons.
Congrats to our dear friends at IdN for another successful launch.
I’ve been working on celebratory Oktoberfest poster for The Sparrow Bier Cafe: (A specialist craft beer bar in Bradford, UK). Enjoy.
I’m here! I am so excited to be a part of the KDU! It really is an honor. I’ve been watching the amazing talent in this collective for some time now, and it feels great to say, “I’m one of them.”
I’ll be using this space as my process blog. I’ll be showing how I create some of my artwork, and I’ll also keep everyone updated on my current projects. I’m working on my KDU project now and will be updating with that soon!
Here’s a look at the type of work I produce:
I would like to invite you all to view my latest work on Monument Magazine. Monument is a magazine that aims to explore architecture from different angles, with every feature rich in ideas. Architect statements, critical review, inspirations, ideas, and trend spotting. To view more of this project you can view it on my online portfolio here
Sup All! I know it’s been a bit quiet from me on the creative front. I’ve been busy wrapping up the Superhero 2.0 Project. The final piece of the puzzle, Ankoku 2.0 is now completed and uploaded for you viewing pleaseure. Be sure to go to the illustration section and check it out. Also, an alternative version of the Katakana text promo can be found over on Typcut. Details of the project can been seen on my Behance. More project updates and other news soon to come!
VANGUARD + MJB = ANALOG vs DIGITAL / EXPLORATION
I wanted to work with Markus Baier for a while… not just for a pointless collaboration, but on an illustration awareness piece. He is young, versatile and always looking for a directional challenge, so it was fun to throw up this 50 / 50 analog vs digital piece. Communication was on point. Both working fast to achieve the desired outcome, Markus & I sketched, scanned, penned, inked and built up the Egyptian in a bid to explore this mode of thought.
The main objective is to use a potentially ‘analog’ statement of something that existed long before digital. An example of human will, of mystery. Something that would make a person ponder large scale questions. ‘Egyptian’ is simple, it resonates with stone, with measurement, with mind. Fighting back against devolution and the use of artificial intelligence that has been slowly capturing the human spirit and constructing a new world inside of our own… When did we cease to question and rely on this falsehood ?
The intention was to create a piece that reflected the use of analog & digital, from the perspective that ‘digital’ can only free a thing as symbolic or creative with the use of human interaction and/or intervention. Our collaboration injected a certain spark into the image that can only be found by manipulating certain characteristics of the digital field. The first, middle and last steps are all with the human mind. Design, process, execution. Analog & Digital can co-exist. But do we need them to? Without the emotion that we used to shape and let the image breathe and live, it is merely a faceless collection of insignificant shapes. If by our choice the initial sketch is taken away, it would still remain an emotionless abstraction, neither one thing or the other. It does not feel, it does not know. The machine is bound by its own limitations. As a basic sketch, it was already alive and all further elements could easily have been completed by hand.
The systematic digital world needs us. It needs us to live and breathe life into it and for it. We have been placed under the illusion that we also need it in return. We do not. Take back what is yours. We live and breathe regardless.
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