Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Rolling with the Pebbles

Friday, September 12th, 2014

I’m very pleased to say that I’m now working part-time with the wonderful bods at Fat Pebble Games :)

Several of the faces here are old friends from within the games industry so I’m in excellent company and I’m loving making fun gamey bits and pieces with them.

For any of you that don’t know about Fat Pebble, they specifically make hand made games for a range of mobile platforms, including the beautiful Clay Jam!

Check them out here for more info, www.fatpebble.com.

FP

Holiday Sausage

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Just ’cause :) Have a good one!

 

Mmmmmm!

Mmmmmm!

First post in forever!

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

So yep, it is.

A lot’s happened in the world of Jimbobbin over the past year or two. I had the pleasure of working with the lovely folks at Mind Candy in Shoreditch and Brighton for 18 months which was a fantastic experience and a very valuable one. I made some genuine friends there, many of which I keep in touch with since leaving in August to kick start Jimbobbin as a going concern.

Shortly after that I discovered I had trapped a nerve in my elbow which affected my drawing hand and was a major blow to any freelance work plans that I had. And so here we are now, a little rusty but getting better and feeling able to create stuff again. To celebrate I’ve resurrected an old piece, another folky character in the shape of Jack Frost. It is getting bloody cold after all…

 

Jack Frost

Brrrrrrr.

New gallery

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

I’ve added a gallery section to my website with  selected works for easy ogling…

www.jimbobbin.com

It’s Pancake day

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Enjoy ;o)

It’s been a while…

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Indeed it has!

Part of the reason I’ve not been posting lately is that I’ve been working on an ever-so-secret side project that will hopefully be revealed in the coming months. I’m remaining tight lipped on that for now though!

Aside from that, I’ve joined the ace Lunarize gallery and am happy to be a part of it with loads of other great artists.

Have a look, they offer a reasonable quarterly subscription and publicise work in various places with specific galleries for editorial / publishing, design and advertising & media.

I also have to give props to the wonderful Uppercase magazine, with whom I also now have a subscription. Each edition is always such a beautiful thing to behold and often has some lovely little samples from letterpress, illustration & graphic design folks.

In the most recent issue there was even a free old matchbox label stuck inside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m chuffed to say I’m involved with forthcoming Uppercase book ‘Work / Life 2′, but more on that when it surfaces…

(Illustration by Alyssa Nassner)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve made it my mission to keep the updates more frequent. There should be some exciting stuff coming up so stay tuned!

Sketchbook stuff

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Here are some scans from my sketchbooks.

These pages are pretty typical of what I fill my books with, trying out different pens, sticking stuff  in etc. For me, sketchbooks are a dumping ground for quick, rough ideas and I try never to get too precious about what goes into them.

More often than not I’ll just quickly doodle a lot of ideas down and end up doing nothing with 90% of what I draw. Amidst the chaos though, there’ll occasionally be one or two characters that I like the look of; the shape of a head here, a nose there, and oh those feet look cool…

Whilst it’s a different approach from other artists who fill their books with beautifully finished pieces, it works for me – partly because I’ve had the idea of rapid iteration and quick idea generation drummed into me through various jobs. I also find it quite liberating to just scribble down stream of consciousness stuff!

If you get the seed of an idea down you can always work it up later.

Dude

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Don’t even bother talking to this guy, cos…

This was initially based on one of my old uni friends, but as my work tends to it progressed into something quite different.

A simple thing

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Sometimes it’s nice just to keep it simple.  But what is this guy? Nobody knows that.

A thing