I’ve been itching to play with ink pens again and #Inktober has offered me the perfect excuse! This global illustration challenge invites illustrators and doodlers to set themselves the task of creating a new ink illustration every day throughout October.
Jay Sharples & Art Battle Manchester present The Mancunian Spray – an Urban Art Jam and Charity Fundraiser for the Manchester Mayor’s Homelessness Fund. The event takes place on Saturday 15th September from 11am – 6pm, on Baird Street in Manchester.
Affinity Designer for iPad is a full spec vector drawing app from Serif, based on their desktop app of the same name. The app promises to be fully optimised for mobile with the capability of supporting huge multi-artboard canvases and thousands of layers.
I love using my iPad Pro as part of my creative process but always found it lacking in any decent vector drawing software, so I was keen to try out Serif’s latest offering to see if it really did deliver.
This summer, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce launched their first ever Summer Showcase event – a jam-packed evening full of delicious food and drink, networking and top class entertainment.
During the lead up, I was asked to work alongside the Chamber’s Marketing Team to create a visual identity that was both in keeping with the Chamber of Commerce branding, whilst also being recognisable as a stand alone design.
I finished up another set of designs for my ongoing Specimen Series, adding to my army of colourful quirky characters! I’m taking my time with the series, working on them during my breaks, playing around and experimenting as I go.
You can now collect exclusive limited editions of my character illustrations over on KnownOrigin.io – a unique online gallery that allows collectors to purchase rare digital assets that are permanently embedded into a blockchain.
The idea behind KnownOrigin.io is simple: “Can we use the power of the Blockchain to mint Digital Assets for artwork that evolves proof of ownership, provenance, and authenticity?”
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Panini sticker book contains 682 stickers featuring players, stadiums and badges from the 32 nations taking part. However, as the book is released in April and the National Team Squads aren’t announced until May, that often means some footballers aren’t included in the book.
This year, 254 players in total will be at the World Cup but missing from the official sticker album. The aim of the MIFA Project is to focus on those who have been missed out, by illustrating them instead. Designer Dave Will has brought together over 200 artists from across the globe to illustrate the missing players. I was asked to illustrate Amr Warda from the Egyptian Team.
To see the full set of submissions, head over to davewilldesign.com/mifa
I’m delighted to be taking part in Play Dead’s Trans-mission Exhibition, opening this weekend in Southsea.
The collaboration and fundraiser brings together over 20 street artists and illustrators to create unique pieces of work that celebrate the LGBTQ community. What’s more, the show will be the first ever street art celebration of the LGBTQ community.
The new #BunnyInvasion limited edition sticker pack has finally landed! And I’m real pleased with how they’ve turned out.
I’ll be mailing these out to Patrons over the next few months, with a new design to collect every month. If you’d like to be included in the post run, head over to my Patreon page and make a pledge of $2 or more!
Infohackit is a hackathon style event which invites Designers, Researchers and PHD students to collaborate and create compelling infographics, all within a timed 12 hour period. Having taken part in the Manchester Infohackit last year, I was excited to hear the event was making a return to the North West and I’d get to join in the fun all over again!
Collab Nation is a collaborative art project featuring international artists, illustrators & doodlers from all backgrounds.
Each artist taking part starts a drawing and then posts it on to another artist to add to. This continues until 4 artists in total have collaborated on a drawing, a process which produces exciting works of art and sometimes brilliantly unpredictable results.
36 Days of Type is an open call project that invites Designers, Illustrators and Graphic Artists to share their view on letters and numbers, with a different character being explored each day via daily posts on Instagram and Twitter.
Here is a round up of my A-Z submissions. You can see the individual letters in more detail over on this Twitter thread.