Okay so a few weeks ago, I kept on getting tagged on Facebook because Suzanne Jackson (SoSueMe-Blog) had made a social media post that she was looking for an illustrator for her new book. I knew I wouldn't be all that good at fashion illustration. I'd love to be but clothes are not my forte. I made a portrait for it anyway whilst I was at it. I put it on instagram and then I got those little red love hearts every few seconds. She posted it on hers anyway so because she has a gazillion followers, they got to see it. Nice One, Sosueme! :) I gained a good amount of followers and have had quite a few commisions because of it. Quite a few for me anyway! It's all goooood!
About two or three weeks ago, Local Rapper & Producer Ahren B gotin contact with me about an album cover for his next single. Well I thought it was a single but then I found out it was actually for the album. Whaa? Course I was game! He described the concept to me. It was sort of like dark into the light, evolving and changing ways. I put my creative hat on and after a few hours of illustrating and playing around with colours, and illustrating a bit more, I came up with this. He loved it and it will be out in October. Woo, I designed an album cover...Another notch on the bedpost of things to accomplish... ( I need to come up with better metaphors)
I happened to find an episode of 'My So Called Life' online the other day. I wasn't even a teenager when it aired on MTV (I think it was MTV) but I remember liking it and really developing an admiration for the carachter of Rayanne. Rayanne was a bit of a messed-up hippy and she wore baggy jeans and checkered shirts and bleached her hair. So in my eyes, she was Class. I made a video to accompany the picture of how I made it. I often get asked how I make them and some don't accept, 'digitally' as an answer. :p
One of my favourite episodes in Friends is when Chandler gets a new room-mate ;Eddie. Eddie turns out to me a nutjob. He sits on a seat beside Chandler in his sleep just looking at him and when his ex girlfriend leaves a message on Chandlers voice machine, He automattically thinks Chandler has slept with her. Then he accuses him of killinghis fish. You kind of had to be there but if you watch telly I'm sure you will see it as Friends is played on a daily basis. Here's the illustration I made anyway!
No major reason why I made this painting of Hugh Laurie. I think He's funny is all. I was gien a gift of Oil Paints (expensive ones) I had tried them out before and I realised I was fairly crap at using them. But I was never a fan of wasting anything so I said I'd given them another go. Now I love using oilpaints. They're far more challenging but.....worth it!