Drew this little guy for fun. He is nothing but a sneaky, smoking, stealing beastie.
Archive for the ‘Work’ Category
Some friends and I have made a game for iPhone and iPad!
It’s called Sploosh, and my role was art direction and implementation. Collectively we go by the name of Spooky Moon Studio.
The art style is something of a departure from what I usually turn out under the Jimbobbin moniker. That was of course a conscious decision – it’s always nice to flex your creative muscles and keep yourself fresh!
Sploosh is a mere 69p – if you feel so inclined check it out at Spooky Moon Studio.
I’ve added a gallery section to my website with selected works for easy ogling…
Really chuffed to have been able to do an illustration for issue 6 of AMMO magazine.
Off on another folky theme, I chose to illustrate the character John Barleycorn. He’s a staple of traditional music and personifies both the crop of barley and the important beer and spirits made from it!
The stories in the songs are varied, but they all celebrate John’s growth despite being poked, prodded, left in the sun and generally abused:
They’ve hired men with the sharp-edged scythes to cut him off at the knee
They’ve rolled him and tied him around the waist, treated him most barbarously
They’ve hired men with the sharp-edged forks to prick him to the heart
And the loader has served him worse than that for he’s bound him to the cart
Regardless, John grows up to be a strapping fellow and the tales mostly end with a note of celebration at the fact that without liqour, and without poor John , everything falls apart…
And the huntsman he can’t hunt the fox nor loudly blow his horn
And the tinker he can’t mend his pots without John Barleycorn
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I’d been involved in the Uppercase publication ‘Work / Life 2′.
Here’s my spread! It features an illustration I did specifically for the book, ‘Flute Dawg’. Of course, he’s not at all inspired by codpiece-wearing rocker Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull ;o)
Also featured are some photos of me in my everday surroundings and a few of my treasured possesions. The book is packed with wonderful work from a hundred international illustrators including some faves of mine, Brent Couchman, Gemma Correll and Ty Wilkins. It’s lovingly compiled and a very pretty thang…
A quick, burping yeti I doodled for the Pictoplasma ‘Missing Link’ project.
It appears Mr.Yeti here has been chosen to appear in a slideshow in one of the character walks at the Pictolpasma festival in Berlin. Yussss.
My ‘Slayer’ and ‘Kenzie’ pieces are now up on the excellent Poolga to download FREE as iPhone wallpapers.
Merry Christmas ;o)
Whilst trying to develop more characters for my postcard series, I realised how few female characters I create and that they could perhaps do with a girlie member on the team.
Here’s one! She may or may not make it into the series in this form, but I really enjoyed making this nonetheless. Man, I seem to be loving wintry colours at the moment!
She’s based on the traditional dragon slaying characters of fantasy and folklore, like our own good old St George.