I HAD THE HEART SHAPED ONE
30 Day Challenge // Day 24 // Something That Represents our Favorite Culture
I’m Buddhist and I’ve always loved the imagery even before I was. The wrathful deities from Tibetan and Mahayana art always fascinated me as a kid. They were like transformations the gods took on in battle. Like a monster magical girl I guess. His is name is Mahakala. Power Prism Make Up.
Peter Doig, Blotter, 1996
I was asked by the very lovely Alison Sampson to contribute a pin-up to hers and Nathan Edmonson’s Genesis, out today from Image comics (even if you’re not near a comic shop, you can buy it here - it’s very good).
To celebrate its launch Alison, along with fellow pin-up contributor Robert Ball (who is also very good - can you see a theme here?) and myself will be signing copies at Forbidden Planet in London on Saturday. Come along! We might go for a beer or two afterwards to which you are of course invited.
Preliminary for my illustration final #sketchbook #meexart #illustration
I wish you had stayed.
when you forget theres homework due tomorrow
Some miscellaneous pieces from the past year than I never posted for one reason or another. They’re not doing me any good just sitting on the ol’ HDD, though, right? I’m probably forgetting a few things.
1. A spread for Entertainment Weekly about a series of set visits in London. Featuring Brad Pitt, Chris Hemmsworth, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Lily James, Nicole Kidman, Ron Howard, Paddington Bear, and the writer, Clarke Collis.
2. The back cover for Winger, by Andrew Smith, from Simon and Schuster. I did some interior comics as well. The cover is a photographic version of this, based on a sketch that I did. Very strange.
3. Private Network, for Network World magazine. About businesses building their own proprietary networks rather than relying completely on the cloud. This is the last cover for the print magazine, which went fully digital immediately after. Turns out the shark in the water was a bit of a premonition.
4. A piece for The New Republic about what Michael Bloomberg is going to do now that he’s no longer Mayor. Word is that he’s going to be headed back to work at his newspaper, The Bloomberg View, which is a little strange.
5. Lastly, another poster for Streetlight Manifesto featuring the same cast of characters from the previous one. I think this went unused.
I felt like I didn’t do a ton of work this year, just taking into account the single, finished pieces I completed. Have to remind myself that I also wrote and drew and self-published a 40 page comic and drew around 120 backgrounds for Steven Universe.
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