Friday, 14 December 2007

Sharon Stone's Festive Fur

Hey everyone, time for something a bit different (cue huge groan of disappointment).

I just thought that with Christmas round the corner I'd share with you a little image I did with this year's Christmas card in mind. It's a bit of a tradition that I design the family card each year (slave labour, I tell you) and I found this year's inspiration was an image of Sharon Stone I found in that gloriously trashy publication, heat Magazine.

What was quite funny was that the article she featured in read something along the lines of 'YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF' because she had attended some grand red carpet event (the 'Cinema Against AIDS' benefit event in Rome to be precise) wearing an enormous fox-fur cape and it was all 'how could she ignore this blatant example of animal cruelty?' I took one look at the photograph and thought:

'She looks bloody fantastic.'

Something about fur that's so Wintery, don't you agree? Yes it's bad though, so bad...


P.s. The picture on the right isn't the one I drew from, but you get the idea, no?
And don't worry all you Kenji-a-holics, Christmassy treats still to come :D

Monday, 3 December 2007

My First Ever Commission (woop!)

Heya peeps, how's it goin'? So I could talk about how long its been since last I posted yada yada yada but that's boring, so let's just get straight to it.

A few months ago I was asked to produce a new logo design for a university's LGBT group, and well, I'll be honest, I wasn't entirely sure whether it was something I'd be interested in. I've kinda always thought doing commissions would mean having to do drawings of things you don't really want to do - I guess that does happen sometimes.

Luckily for me my client wanted me to come up with a new character to act almost as a mascot for the group, and being the sort of person who loves coming up with new characters this is what interested me enough to wanna take part. Though my client decided on a few 'ingredients' to the overall appearance, I was adamant that I didn't want to follow too many stereotypes of gay men, and yet at the same time I knew it was important to reflect what the group was all about.
So I came up with Russ!! Though I know there could be a few improvements I'm overally pretty happy with the way he turned out, and can see a lot of potential for the guy. Let me know what y'all think though, good or bad :D

Oh, and if anyone else fancies me doing a commission for them then please feel free to message me on my MySpace page, or send me an e-mail at with 'Commission' as the subject. I'm not saying I'll be happy to do anything because I know I won't haha, but I can guarantee I'll consider any suggestions and reply to all!! Don't be afraid to ask, that's all I'm saying.


P.s. I truly am sorry about how crap I am at posting, I will say that I have very little motivation these days for various reasons I won't go into. I'm hoping it's gonna pick up a bit though :)