Introduction

I'm a freelance illustrator/designer/art director and if you think I can help with your project, want to offer words of encouragement or simply say hi, feel free to get in touch.

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Maced

Everyone is knocking about ideas for new Star wars films about, including everything from Kenobi to Max Rebo (I genuinely heard a great idea for the latter...) but one character I've not heard much about is that bad motherhubbard Mace Windu.

Dead you say? Poppycock! Jedi literally jump thousands of feet for fun, so being tossed out of a window in battle is hardly a death sentence. I'm pretty sure he disappeared into the Coruscant underworld laying low until he can resurface at the coolest possible moment.


Last Jedi? Don't make me laugh.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

X periment

**Edit: (Spoiler Alert) Well that was spectacular! Well played Space X!

Today will hopefully go down in history with the successful launch of Space X's Falcon Heavy Rocket. If it goes without a hitch, it will pretty much see us on the path to becoming a multi-planetary civilisation. That said, Elon Musk has stated there's a 'real good chance it won't make it to orbit'. (But it did! Yay!)


Regardless, this Falcon Heavy will pave the way for the BFR (Big F**king Rocket (actual Space X Terminology)) which will carry a manned missions to mars. Elon Musk has stated that he intends to send four of these beasts to Mars. With 100 people. On each. In 2024.

That boggles my tiny mind.


Its incredible to think we could be living on another world in my lifetime.

Best of luck today to all at Space X, its going to be one hell of achievement!

Or fireworks show.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Wake up, its time to buy!

Following on from my previous post, I'm honoured to announce that the eternally awesome Last Exit To Nowhere have released this years greetings cards which are now on sale over at their store.

The Little Deckard cards are, as always, the finest print quality, which will immediately increase your status amongst the humans you associate with.



Little Ripley and Little John McLane are also available.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Diddy Deckard

So it is upon us. Many of you will have seen it. I'm 48 hours out from seeing a film that I'm more excited for than Star Wars. Seriously! Which is something I never thought I'd say.


Blade Runner: 2049.

Over the last couple of years the kindly chaps at Last Exit to Nowhere have commissioned Christmas cards based on some cinematic classics. This year it was Blade Runners turn. So here we have, Diddy Deckard, one of 4 images that will form this years addition to their gift card range, out soon.


If you save up your pocket money, you can impress the flipping heck out of your friends!


Friday, 18 August 2017

Hipsterwan Kenobi

So fresh rumours today that there will in fact be an Obi-Wan film rolling into production.

There have been many exciting things discussed about a potential Obi-Wan film online in recent months.
'If I was pitching one, it would be Obi-Wan as a nomadic warrior in the deserts of Tatooine, playing Bounty Hunters and Imperial death squads off against each other as they scour the dusty wastelands for a fabled child.
A gritty western, but with lightsabers, speeder-bikes and spaceships.'
- Me.


Whats not to love about this idea?*

*Rhetorical question

Monday, 17 July 2017

Unliving

'When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.'



And go shopping.

R.I.P.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Stellar cast

It seems like I get less and less time to work on things of my own as of late. Speed paints are one thing, but developing ideas and honing 'finished' pieces of art is a rarity.

That said, here's a little peek at something of my own that I've been working on for a while now.



Stella is discontent with the dull hum drum of everyday life, until she acquires a spaceship.

I think we can all agree that acquiring your own spaceship would make you content. If not, then I don't think you're welcome here anymore.

Sorry.

(Not sorry)

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Wick. John Wick.

I love the world they've created with these films. The classy, covert world of assassins hotels, banks, tailors, and kennels.



There's soo much scope for Chapter 3, and also 'The Continental', the series based on John Wick, and it seems hard to mess this franchise up.



Thursday, 4 May 2017

Desert Storm

Happy Star Wars day!

I rather enjoyed Rogue One last year, and I'm really looking forward to further Star Wars Stories. As well as the Saga stories, you understand?

If I was pitching one, it would be Obi-Wan as a nomadic warrior in the deserts of Tatooine, playing Bounty Hunters and Imperial death squads off against each other as they scour the dusty wastelands for a fabled child.

A gritty western, but with lightsabers, speeder-bikes and spaceships. 


Also, I'd like to see Garth Evans (The Raid) doing a Boba Fett film. Maybe these could be the one and the same?

Hop to it Lucasfilm!

May the force be with you.

Always.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Alpine Alien

Been a long time fan of the Alien franchise (despite a couple of weaker entries (we're also pretending AVP doesn't exist. At all.)) and I'm eagerly looking forward to Alien Covenant.

From what I've seen so far its looking pretty 'on point'. The idea of seeing the xenomorph scuttling through forests is an intriguing one, with all the other movies taking place in engineered (see what i did there?) structures.

I don't know if we'll get to see that, however the fact that in the trailer they suggest there are no birds or insects implies that they've been scared off by... something.

Or eaten.


I drew this before I saw the beautiful poster art that was released a few weeks ago. If the film is half as good as that artwork then we're in for a real treat.

Roll on may!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Dangerous Elitist

Elite was the first computer game I loved. Sheets of hand written notes, price guides and star maps littered the computer room.

25 years later and I'm frame-shifting around the bubble and beyond, trading, smuggling and exploring (with a pinch of killin' in there for good measure). The game continues to expand but I've barely scratched the surface. It's awesome.

I for one cannot wait until I can land my Asp X on the surface of one of the planets with atmosphere. Rain drumming on the canopy, soaring with winged beasts above endless lakes, farming blue cacti, or setting up a trading post in a distant savanna... They wont match the freedom of my imagination, but I hope they try.

In the meantime, here's some speed-paints I did featuring a screen-grabbed Asp X.





Keep it up Frontier. Fantastic stuff! O7