Sunday, 30 December 2012
In mid December I was lucky enough to get hold of the limited edition vinyl of the new YEAR OF THE GOAT album 'Angels Necropolis'. The whole package is beautifully put together and very evocative of the band's music. To mark this most excellent purchase, here's a list of a few of my top purchases from 2012 (in no particular order).
Year Of The Goat - Angel's Necropolis (Classic Rock)
Forgive Durden - Razia's Shadow (Alternative)
Troubled Horse - Step Inside (Classic Rock)
Anberlin - Vital (Alternative)
Kiss - Monster (Classic Rock)
Zombina And The Skeletones - That Doll (EP) (AWESOMENESS!)
Bloody Hammers - Bloody Hammers (Classic Rock/Doom)
Lunar Dunes - From Above (Ambient/Psych)
King Bathmat - The Truth Button (Progressive)
Astra - The Black Chord (Progressive)
Look Right Penny - Sugar Lane (Metal)
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats - Bloodlust (Classic Rock/Doom)
Manowar - Lords Of Steel (Heavy Metal)
Graveyard - Lights Out (Classic Rock)
Witchcraft - Legend (Classic Rock)
Kadaver - Kadaver (Classic Rock)
Owl - Owl (Classic Rock)
Glitter Wizard - Hunting Gatherers (Bonkers!!)
Baron - Illegitimate Nephew (Ambient/Indie)
This post has no real purpose (unless anyone who is kind enough to read it, discovers some new sounds because of it!).
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Hello one and all. Happy holidays from me to you (albeit a bit late!) Well... what can I say about 2012? In terms of creativity it's pretty much died on it's arse. I haven't had a 'good' drawing day in months, and it shows no sign of letting up. I'm hopeful that 2013 will bring about a new view, a renewed love of drawing if you will.... I guess I'll have to wait and see what the new dawn brings.
Here's a chilled out furry thing, smoking a pipe to end the year on!
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Friday, 23 November 2012
Monday, 19 November 2012
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Had a vague idea revolving around holes in people, which in a single sketch became this! I like it, the beatnik musician who lives for non-sensical poetry and free form jazz wankery, because it's from the soul (man!).
I'm thinking about playing around with this image further, and turning it into a gig poster for someone, somewhere!
Friday, 2 November 2012
Not totally in love with the idea of Disney making new Star Wars movies (but I guess they can't be any worse than the most recent 3 movies). I love the animated show that's currently running (now on season 4 and re-introducing Darth Maul).
Just hope the house of mouse proves me wrong.... Just in case they don't... here's my re-design of Princess Leia!
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Monday, 29 October 2012
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Friday, 26 October 2012
Monday, 22 October 2012
You'd have thought that this word would have been easy... I think that I was trying to make an effort to avoid the obvious! I just started creating shapes and here it is! hmmmm....
If I was going to follow the obvious route... I'd have plumped for Alice Cooper!
Friday, 19 October 2012
Monday, 15 October 2012
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Monday, 8 October 2012
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Monday, 1 October 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Here's my entry for last week's word 'Badger'. Had the idea for a graphic symbol early on. The species has such a distinct look, the design came naturally. The application presented a few more problems, then the other day I received a copy of the new ORCHID CD 'HERETIC'. A clever design based on the old gatefold 12" singles (complete with replica 'vinyl look' disc). So, here is my design for the 'fictional' early 70's progressive rock band 'Badger'. This was to be their debut single, but in a bizarre twist of fate, the singer/guitarist Rodney Badgerbottom (from whom the band took their name) was run over on a country lane and killed.
Rumor has it that the master recordings for their debut album were recently uncovered in drummer Brian Rabidd's allotment and will be released through Rise Above early next year.