So after sitting in the dusty halls of my mac for ages...
The name ‘Voices in the Sky’ seems to be a generic term I use for this type of skull illustration. This time I fucked about with more le digital tweaking. Added some texture and inverted the drawing. Blam. Dark skull shit.
Original pen and ink illustration, a splash of spray paint, finished digitally with pastel pink. By ‘Pen’ I mean dip pen and indian ink. As simple as this piece looks it took a fair amount of trial and error to get the shoulder and breasts in the correct proportion to head and each other.
The flourescent pink spray paint does not scan well for some reason. Thats the lighter kinda peach colour area by chin. If I ever done prints of this I would definitely hand embellish the prints with flourescent pink spray paint.
I like both version of this image, on both pink and white. I do think the pastel pink works slightly better.
The title ‘Cough Syrup’ was provided by a follower in Insta (Gilly Van Weirden) and I think it’s rather apt.
I think I will call this pen and ink illustration (err there is also pencil) ‘Untitled Ink’. So creative. One of the things I seem to struggle with is naming pieces. Sometime it’s hard not to sound pretentious. Then again maybe the ones we have chosen in the past are pretentious and we don’t notice as we like them. Ignorance is bliss after all.
Anyway this is a pen drawing with indian ink textures, pencil and watercolour ink. Pink ink, no surprise there. Think I need to move to another colour for awhile because there is a mass amount of pink running rampant across our blog and Insta account.
The majority is an original creation with the last 5% made up of digital tweaking.
This pen and ink skull illustration called ‘Slack Jaw’ is simply another skull creation for no other reason than to draw. Who knows maybe after collecting some digital dust it will make an appearance somewhere.
Created with pen and ink. Yeah kinda looks obvious.
This skull was referenced from a skull photography book called ‘New Life’ by Pale Horse and available to buy from Illustrated Monthly for $14.99 as a digital download.
Did not get much process shots for this, I think the rest of them may have ended up on our Insta account.
I quite enjoyed this piece, more so to do with the the ‘3D’ idea. By that I mean the drips running down the paper as opposed to following the arm. It’s like a fusion of two realities. Or not and that was just bollocks.
Piece created with pencil and watercolour.
Currently on display at the Lauriston Pub in a show called Rhyming Slang, curated by Mr Gresty.
This creepy fella is the third in our Skull Study series (we will share number 2 when we have some pics). It was created with fineliner pens and acrylic paint and was created in conjunction with our recent skull show, Celebrabis Vitae.
All 3 of the skull studes thus far have been quite tight and clean so I reckon the next one I will let loose a little.
This original pen illustration, measuring 50x70cm and will soon be added to our online store.
Is that time of the year again when ghouls, ghosts and all of the macabre come out of the woodwork to play and everyone is okay with it – welcome back Halloween! How we have missed you. Halloween goes hand-in-hand with some of our favourite things – Skulls – and if you haven’t heard already us and our other halves, Skull Appreciation Society, are hosting the biggest, baddest and probably coolest skull art exhibition this side of the milky way – CELEBRABIS VITAE.
CELEBRABIS VITAE SKULL EXHIBITION DEETS:
OPENING NIGHT: 31st October 2014 – Halloween 2014
TIME: 6pm – 12am
LOCATION: BOX STUDIO, 1-3 French Place, London, E1 6JB
PRICE: From £10
EXHIBITION: Runs from 31st October – 6th November (which also falls on a first Thursday)
OPENING TIMES: 10AM – 6PM
The opening night is bang on Halloween, 31st October 2014, and the eve of the Day-of-the-Dead and will be open daily running to the 6th November. We have collected over 45 artists, illustrators and sculptors from around the world and arranged them rather beautifully into one amazing art exhibition. Please join us for one of the most exciting Halloween parties in London this year, as we celebrate art and the lives of our past loved ones through the iconic symbol that is the skull.THE EXHIBITION WILL BE SUPPORTED BY A HOST OF OTHER ARTISTS INCLUDING; MR FOUR FINGERS, SKULL-A-DAY, DAN HILLIER, BEN ALLEN, LAUREN BAKER, IAIN MACARTHUR, KATE KNIGHT, VIRGINIA THE WOLF, PAUL ALEXANDER THORNTON, EMILY EVANS ILLUSTRATION, PAUL JACKSON LIVES, OTTO D’AMBRA, GAKS DESIGNS, DR. BREZAK, ALFONSO ELOLA, VALERIYA CHAVDAROVA, 1STOP, SNEAKY STUDIOS, MR GRESTY, GERARD KING, MARCO BEVILACQUA, BEN RIX, MORTE PHOTOGRAPHY, SEA ON GLASS, MONK STEVENS, AMY NAPPER, MAREK BRZEZINSKI, GAKS DESIGNS, DR. BREZAK, ALFONSO ELOLA, STUDIO CHEHA, MAGNUS SNICKARS, SUSI WHITTAKER, HANNAH ADAMASZEK, PAUL JACKSON LIVES, OTTO D’AMBRA, JEN MUIR, LAUREN MCIVOR, AON BLACK, NORMAL ILLUSTRATION, TOMMY, ALE GONZALEZ, BONEFACE, IN HER GLORY, CULIETTA, PUNCTURED ARTEFACT, HAKU ILLUSTRATION (JACK ROSE), BLACKOUT STUDIO, LE MARKE, KEITH BROOKS, DAVID KRAIG, VJ VON ART & ANDREA TYRIMOS
THE OPENING NIGHT WILL FEATURE:
Skull exhibition and shop, including goodie bags for first 10 purchases
Live drawing by Iain Macarthur
Rooftop cocktail bar – Drinks rom £2.50!
Face Painters – Free
Tarot card reader – Free
Toast and tribute to celebrate the lives of our past friends and family
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It’s that time of the year again for another Mr Gresty Exhibition at another East London pub. This time we, together with a number of other artists and illustrators, we are exploring the East London vernacular through our own interpretation of the well-known cockney rhyming slang.
We toyed with a few ideas but in the end, Doug decided on Lemon Squeezer (geezer) as he has a fascination with drawing hands. These are also his hands squeezing real lemons so it’s like hand-ception or something.
A bit about the exhibition and the featured artists:
The dialectal English from the East End of London. The construction involves replacing a common word with a rhyming phrase of two or three words and then, in almost all cases, omitting the secondary rhyming word. A process called hemiteleia, making the origin and meaning of the phrase elusive to listeners not in the know.Art by. Sarah Underwood Illustration / Nathan James Page III / Paul Wright / Claire E Hind / Emma Russell / Livi Whitworth / Philip Morgan / Mr Four Fingers / Tim Easley / Tiff Howick / Miranda Holms / Luke Routledge / Nic Morley / Bethan Hodges / Mr Gresty
Join us on Friday for the opening night of Rhyming Slang
This was my 4th attempt at drawing this ‘Orrible Kant (yes I know it’s ‘Cunt’) from the superb movie ‘Snatch’. This mean pig owning bastard is none other than Brick Top. A man so sweet, he does not require sugar in his tea.
This time instead of pencilling first I decided to pen straight to paper using my Pocket Brush Pen. I like the way it turned out. There were a few minor tipex amends of course. I may decide to add some digital colour at a later stage.
I’m slowly creating a series of illustrations based on movie scenes that I partcularly like. So far the only other one I have created is called Bloodbath’, a scene from the film ‘Drive’. We sold that piece as an original and no, I surprisingly don’t have any pictures of it. Doh.