Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Quick Brown Fox

Quick Brown Fox, originally uploaded by mike(toons).

...and Lazy Dog.

Scraperboard illustration in a woodcut style which was used as the logo for Quick Brown Fox (typesetters and pre-press company in Manchester, UK). It was based on a colour painting by another artist, whose name I don't know.

It was done in my first years working as a freelance illustrator. Back then, if anyone asked "Can you draw wildlife?" (or virtually anything under the sun), I'd answer "Sure!" and worry about how I was going to do it when I got back home with the brief and the purchase order.

Apologies for the intrusive copyright notice. I'd prefer a lighter touch but I'd like any rip-off merchants there might be out there to have to work for their ill-gained goodies.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Assassination of the pretender

Sketchbook work. Some time free from the clutches of the Digital Life. Using inks which I've had for over 15 years. And they still work.

Playtime with the materials... slowly evolving from the colours and shapes.

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