Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The bigger picture

I also work on the Horrible History magazine for Eaglemoss Publications, these are the pencils for a double page spread on the Georgians. You may have noticed that the picture is partially inked, this was back when I inked directly on the pencilled illustration, lately I've been lightboxing the pencils and inking on a seperate sheet of paper although that's mainly because I'm working on smaller illustrations these days which makes the lightbox option more convenient, I'm not too sure I'd enjoy the process on a larger image. Click on the image to see a larger version, it might take a while to load, it's pretty big.

This is the pencil rough for the turntable battle Hi-Fi Choice illustration from a couple of posts back.

Heavenly Illo

I'm still new to blogging so I'm just trying things out here, I'm finding out how to post images and how they'll look when posted. This is just another experiment in doing so, here's another picture what I did draw for Hi-Fi Choice....


This is the finished version of the previously posted pencil rough. I can't remember what most of these Hi-Fi Choice pictures were meant to be illustrating, I have a vague recollection that this one was about some kind of comparison between two different turntables (or something similar and equally fascinating).

I thought I'd try out using Flickr to post images, just to see how they turned out and how the text would display on the blog. Ooooh, the excitement.


My Final Hi-Fi Choice Illustration

I illustrated a humourous article on the inside back page of Hi-Fi Choice Magazine for a couple of years, this is the final illustration I did for them. The writer was finding it increasingly difficult to come up with something funny to say about the world of hi-fi and they decided to knock it on the head. Despite some of the strange things I was being asked to depict, and the difficulty of illustrating sound, I enjoyed doing these. I was given a lot of freedom to interpret the brief and could pretty much draw in my own style which, unfortunately, is not always the case in this line of work.