Monday, 13 February 2012

All Roads Lead to Gravesend

Well, maybe not for everyone, but certainly for me. I am in fact leaving Nottingham in 4 months time, heading southwards to live in Gravesend. It has been 13 years since I was living that close to my parents and friends there, but of course I leave behind friends in Nottingham.

Well, Not many images this time round. I have actually been incredibly busy designing characters and illustrating a series of children s books, due out next year. I obviously cannot show you anything yet, but when they have been published, I will post a few images here. It has been a very rewarding experience and I have found myself in the very unusual position of illustrating the covers of books that have yet to be written, in order to inspire the authors. The complete reverse of my normal approach.
Anyway, I do have some images that havnt made it onto the blog so far. This was a present for a friend (well she owns the flat I shall be moving into so I guess they must have liked it!).

This was also another present for one of my old school friends:

Finally, heres a character and Logo I designed for Gordian Knot Games, actually run by my friend pictured above. I will be working with him on future projects so stay tuned...

Actually, my Client originally just wanted me to design the logo, but I suggested It would be cool to have a rope-based character to advertise the company. Fortunately the client went along with the idea, and Gordon was born. It took a few attempts to prevent him being too strange or thuggish, but I think I got away with it!