Thursday, 25 September 2008
In between commissions I like to work on personal illustrations.
They tend to influence my commercial work and vice versa.
This retro comic style was inspired by my work for Guitarist - "The Guitar based Gurner."
The subject matter is about the battle between the brain of man and artificial intelligence, informed by a Radio 4 programme about how a computer has been programmed to beat the best poker players in the world.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
I just went round to our local newsagents to pick up the latest edition of Junior magazine to see my work illustrating Sophie Conran's excellent article about educating your child's taste buds. It was a great job, as it mixes my love of food, and the simpler brighter style I've been developing in the main for greeting cards.
Some of these have been published by Tigerprint for Marks & Spencer.
You can see the cards here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24380936@N08/sets/72157604036898451/detail/
I've just completed another illustration for Guitarist magazine, which is now a regular two columns per month. The first I did was a piece about the closure of recording studios, this was influenced by looking through old 78's in my parents record collection.
The latest about the funny faces guitarists pull when playing. I did this in homage to my childhood love of comics, the Beano, the Dandy, Whizzer and Chips and Whoopee!
These pieces reflect my slightly different styles, one comic, simpler and lighter and brighter, the other darker, and more complex.
This is the first post of my new blog, I will use it to publish my current news and latest work as an illustrator, I'll also include anything creative that I'm doing. I've just come back from Seville and Andalucia, here's some photos from my trip. You can see more here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottrhodes/sets/72157607337460018/