Under the sea

After my Marilyn in the stars piece I have been playing around with some other elements. This piece was meant to blend together a bit more seamlessly than it currently does but I think it still has a little something. That may just be because it features Anna Paquin, my all time favourite anything!!

Its in the stars...

I am on a bit of a mission at the moment trying to combine photography with watercolour. This is something I came up with featuring the iconic Marilyn Monroe. I wanted to keep it subtle so that there is no real line between where she starts and the stars end. I quite like it, got more to come...

Clowning Around

Had a weird dream about clowns and hadn't done any work on Illustrator for a bit and this is what happened...

David Hunter: Superstar

Maybe it’s his stellar voice or his brilliant acting ability. Maybe it's his cheeky smile or the fact that he is so sweet to his fans. Maybe it’s because he has an uncanny and hilarious resemblance to my friend Rhys Byfield. Whatever the reason, I am now totally convinced that David Hunter was born to play Jesus in Jesus Christ: Superstar. So much so that I am indulging in fan art, which I basically never do.
I find the angstiness in this faux-poster mildly hilarious but it’s kinda funky. I can’t seem to get enough of this technique at the moment; you can expect to see more of it soon.

Tons of T-shirts

Seems to be a huge amount of t-shirt competitions around at the moment and so I decided to take a chance and enter some of them. This is my t-shirt for the Music themed design challenge on DeviantArt. The image I had when I read the theme was of a smoky night club where the silhouette of a singer can only just be made out. In a way it’s about how we see through the music, hence the melting isolated image suspended in the air. I decided to go traditional and use ink for this one. I actually like it and it got a hugely positive response for which I am extremely grateful.
This other one was for the Disney Villains Design Challenge on Threadless. They had a list of some of the best of the villains and the aim was simply to create a design around one or more of those characters without changing their original design too much. I went for Maleficent because to me she is the most beautiful and insane of the Disney villains. Basically she is totally badass. Done in ink and touched up in photoshop.
You can expect more posts along these lines soon...

Play time...

seems to be something I don't often actually have time for. So, as a way of unwinding I decided to play around with photoshop. I realised it had been a while since I had used it for anything other than sketching so I decided to try and do something in a different style to my MA film as well as incorporate text, which I haven't used in my work for a while. These are some of the things that I came out with...
Thanks to my sister Asha Cecil for letting me steal your photographs/not being mad when you find out that I stole your photographs...