Tuesday, 31 January 2012

To Dry For // Tea Towel Competition // DRINK COFFEE

Competiton time again. This time run by the makers of the world's most informative, cute, stylish and funny tea towels To Dry For. I entered this competition last year also, sadly to no avail but then the tea towel that won was well good and mine was a admittedly a bit strange. To be honest this years entry is pretty weird too (IMHO) but hey ho, that is obviously how my mind works. I don't even like tea not sure why I want to save it from being scalded to death. I hope it's funny to some and not just odd. DRINK COFFEE! cos it really is possibly my favourite thing in the world and I'm ace so you should listen to me :)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Colorado State Lottery (banner adverts)

Before Christmas I did some work for Cactus advertising agency on their new campaign for the Colorado State Lottery for the Powerball draw. The slogan of which being "Huge is better than big". These drawing are now animated and I would assume being displayed to the people of Colorado as they browse the internet. I will link the animations when I can, however in brief the action of the three ads is: 

Smaller (bit still pretty large) sumo wrestler walks into wrestling ring dances about a bit and then a huge belly comes alongs and boshes him out of the ring. BIFF!

The setting is a monster truck arena, the lights flash, a car drives in and a monster truck falls down from the left on top of it crushing it, the from the right an even larger monster truck falls down on top of that monster truck crushing it. BAM!

Underwater setting with bubbles and rays of light beaming through the water a little fish swims along and floats in the middle of the frame. Suddenly from the right a larger fish comes along and gobbles its up. Then from the left a whale comes along and eats the larger fish, but then from the right a larger whale come and noshes down on the lot. Bit like the was an old lady who swallowed a spider, kinda. BOOM!

I'm most pleased with my whale. He's a happy and ever so slightly evil little chap.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Ohh Deer - Stuck on Repeat Stationery Competition

And so the never-ending competition entering mission that seems to be becoming my life continues. This one is being run by the purveyors of lovely design and illustration products Ohh Deer . The competition is to design the cover for a new sketch/note book with the theme being Stuck on Repeat.

I doodled these little cassette tape dudes and thought they might make a nice repeat pattern (they have different faces depending on which way up they are, thought that was kinda cute, je suie une dork).

If you have to time to click this link and give me a like on Facebook or a tweet about my design, that would be most splendid of you.


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter // House of Illustration & Folio Society Competition

It's that time of year again when the lovely folks over at The House of Illustration (champions of fine illustration) & the Folio Society (purveyors of fine books) run a competition to illustrate a new title. This year the chosen book was Angela Carters, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories. A selection of short stories based upon classic fairytales but more 'grown up' versions basically more blood, violence and sex. This presented an awesome topic to illustrate, after much procrastination I finally finished my entries today and *drum roll* here they are. Wish me luck!!



You never saw a wild thing as my mother, her hat seized by the winds and blown out to sea so that her hair was her white mane, her black lisle legs exposed to the thigh, her skirts tucked round her waist, one hand on the reins of the rearing horse while the other clasped my fathers service revolver and, behind her the breakers of the savage, indifferent sea, like the witnesses of a furious justice.


A-hunting we shall go! Loyal to the last I play catch as catch can with Tab's dead rats, giving the dying coup de grace and baying with resonant vigour to drown the extravagant screeches that break forth from that (who would have suspected?) more passionate woman as she comes off in fine style. (Full marks, Master.)


What big arms you have.
All the better to hug you with.
Every wolf howled a prothalamion outside the window as she freely gave the kiss she owed him.
What big teeth you have.