Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Gogol Bordello // Amelia's Magazine // Wilderness Festival 2011

This illustration was commissioned by Amelia Gregory of Amelia's Magazine for her review of Wilderness Festival 2011. Gogol Bordello headlined the Saturday night you can read Amelia's review here. I'd actually never heard them before Monday but the brand of crazy gypsy punk they are peddling is pretty awesome and I reckon they are rather exciting live as the eight piece band appear to have boundless energy. You can hear some of their music here. Loving that fiddle. Gone a bit clash-tastic with the colour scheme. What ya reckon? I think it might be a bit of a love it or hate it scenario ...

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Here we go again! // All Tropical Competition // VOTE KATHRYN!!

Unfortunately I never heard back from the Picture This! peeps about my submission to their competition :( and it seems a shame to never use this image for anything (especially as I was eventually really really pleased with the outcome). So I am entering the design into All Tropical's weekly competition, another chance for one of my illustrations to be printed as a T-shirt and to win £150. Your support would as always be greatly appreciated.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Upstairs at the Ritzy // Flyer // Parakeets of Brixton!!

This illustration is for the back of the Upstairs at the Ritzy flyer, which lists the upcoming events for the bar above the Ritzy Picturehouse Cinema in Brixton (tis my favourite cinema in London but I might be a bit bias).

The brief was to produce something Music or Brixton related. In the wake of a week of rather depressing events throughout the whole of London I decided to make an illustration that is positive and colourful, something that would reflect the diverse and rich culture of the area in which the cinema is located. I've also been thinking about drawing these birds for a while, this little guy is the Alexandrine Parakeet, a character that has taken up residence in South London.