Friday, 31 May 2013

Dead Composer

Strange sketch I did of a dead composer... I wonder if this was a subconscious statement on the death of the music industry?.... Nah, just a dead composer!


A few more recent sketches that I like! (particularly the rainbow bear at the top).

Gig Poster (Sketch) - SOUNDGARDEN

Saw a full page ad in the latest issue of Metal Hammer for an upcoming UK tour by the reunited Soundgarden. It was a bit boring... which inspired me to put this sketch together. Really pleased with it, and have an idea for the colourways that pays homage to Louder Than Love.

Huntress - Starbound Beast

Here's another sketch, this time in relation to the forthcoming second album from the Jill Janus led HUNTRESS. Starbound Beast, due out in June on purple vinyl!! Here's the sleeve art for it.

Gig Poster Sketch - The Misfits.

Sketch and inked version for a poster for The Misfits 2013 UK tour.

Gig Poster Idea.

Here's a thumbnail sketch for a poster/sleeve design for the band Caravan Of Whores.

Sketch - Wood Nymph.

Another forest inspired sketch - A Wood Nymph.

Sketch time - Rodney Matthews style minstrel.

Sorry for the poor photo quality... crappy phone! Here's a Rodney Matthews inspired multi-instrumental minstrel from the farthest reaches of the unknown forest (who has appeared on the blog a long time ago, when he was last passing through).

Inspiration artwork

Here's some great sleeve artwork, that I'm finding really inspiring at the moment.

Thursday, 30 May 2013


or this! for HEXVESSEL's appearance at Desertfest.


Slight variation on the Forest Princess picture... for the rather splendid BLOOD CEREMONY and their appearance at this year's Roadburn Festival.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Green Princess (revised)

Here's the final version of the Princess (I think).

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Green Princess

A work in progress taken from the previously posted sketch. I put this together with photoshop rather than illustrator to see how the image would 'feel'. I've also started putting it together with my 'traditional' illustrator approach as part of the exercise.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Queen of the forest.

Beware the wrath of the Queen!