Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Books Available To Pre-Order!

Now that the book is being printed, I am happy to start taking pre-orders. I've included three options for shipping, UK, Europe, and Rest of the World. The books will take about a week to be printed, then another 3-4 weeks to arrive from the printers.
To pre-order the book, choose your destination below and continue to the Paypal website for payment.
UPDATED 29/10/09: Thank you to those who have ordered so far. Just to restate, to avoid unnecessary emails and payment requests, please choose the correct shipping option for your location. The price of the book is £16.99, so the shipping options for your location will already have the shipping costs added. Choosing the wrong location will result in an extra payment request before the book can be shipped to you. Thank you!

Shipping options

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Waiting for colour digital proofs- and sketch of camel

Hi guys, sorry for the absence, a lot has been happening. Firstly, I've finished and sent off the book to the printers, so I'm now waiting for the colour digital proofs to arrive for my approval. I've also relocated to the coast, which has been both exciting and stressful, but definitely worth it, the new place is great! I'm also working on some private commissions along with all the unpacking still to do.

Once I've got the proofs, I'll set up a page for pre-ordering the book, really looking forward to seeing the proofs!

Finally, above is a quick warm-up sketch from yesterday.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Same background, different jobs!!???

Managed to squeeze these jobs in between working on the book artwork last week. Two commissions, both for different magazines, both using the same background. The first is for the Radio Times of Steve Coogan, one of my favourite comedy actors, and the magazine should be on the shelves from today. For creating the bricks, I painted one, then used layers to create the rest, adding more detail with each layer to avoid too much repetition. I used various brushes, one I found on the internet (sorry, can't remember where) for creating the gritty effect of the concrete.
The second is for The Weekly Standard, of Chancellor Merkel of Germany. They asked for the poster to be on a brick wall. Quite handy really! Still had some work to do to the poster, but all in all, an interesting combination of jobs.

The artwork for the book is now FINISHED!!! I am so pleased with the work I have put into it, I can't wait for you to see it. There are still a few things to do, in terms of production, but it's pretty much done.

Got lots to do this week, getting ready to move house, 20 week scan for our forthcoming baby on Thursday and drawing at a wedding on Saturday, plus other commissions to be worked through. Plenty to keep me busy! ;)