23 Jan 2012

SOYU: Creative Zodiac 2012

I've got exciting news for everyone today, I'm taking part in an amazing creative project,  SOYU, a brand new brand that is all about East meets West through the medium of art and fashion, this is their launch project, the Creative Zodiac 2012, which takes designs from twelve fabulous artists for each of the animals of the zodiac and gives them a modern reworking, bringing the Zodiac out as an expression of creativity as fresh as the new year.

I've chosen  the Rooster as I wanted to draw a Japanese onagadori, it’s a long tailed chicken as you can see! I have taken inspiration from the Japanese painter, Jakuchu Ito, his composition and colours are dramatic, the details he puts in his work are almost crazy, you should check it out if you have a chance, Most of my rooster is hand drawn with ink and gouache to give it a traditional feeling then rendered in photoshop.

See the details of my drawing here, it has been printed beautifully by Ripe Digital.

The prints are available for sale at a discount during Chinese New Year week! (23rd to 29th January)

Below is a little bit about the project by SOYU.

12 Artists x 12 Animals for 2012!

SOYU is a new brand that aims to bring together eastern and western culture through art and fashion, with the force of a Bruce Lee kick to your face - just at a time when the world could do with a bit of positivity.

SOYU's launch project is the Creative Zodiac. A set of 12 prints, by 12 fantastic artists inspired by the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Each artist was chosen for their unique style, skill and craft they put in to their pieces. Limited to just 10 prints per piece it is also a response to the mass produced 'Upload and Order' printed products that are appearing online. Each A2 piece is digitally printed on 315gsm cotton uncoated rag, resulting in some of the finest quality wall art you're likely to see around.

SOYU also wants to be fair and accessible with their product line, so they are selling these beautiful prints with a launch offer of just £15 per print during Chinese New Year week (23-29 January).

Head on over to www.soyu.co.uk to grab yourself a bargain, and find out more information about this exciting new brand.

WEBSITE: www.soyu.co.uk
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/soyuHQ

The full roster of artists is:
J3 Concepts
Natsuki Otani
Robin Boyden
Ruben Ireland
Stephen Chan
Tarin Yuangtrakul
Travis Price

Sponsors include:
Ripe Digital
Thunder Chunky
Always Thinkin'
Illustration Rally
Blood Sweat Vector

19 Jan 2012

The Machine

This design was submitted for Patterns for Colouring where you can download free colouring pages designed by Carlton Hibbert and many more artists. You can submit your own design like I did too! "The Machine" is mobile house/wagon for these two catty girls, I reckon he has a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom somewhere inside him... If you want to download this for you to colour in please visit Patterns for colouring from here, this design is also available for sale as an art print, t-shirt, iphone skin and many more on my shop

16 Jan 2012

Summer cycling

Commission for Digital Artist issue 23 "Liven up your line art work tutorial", I've done this ages ago actually but again I've been really lazy with promoting myself since Illustration Rally became so busy! I don't draw landscape image often but hope you like it, I'm not sure if you can tell but I was inspired by beautiful Russian architectures. This image is available as art print, laptop and ipad skin also iphone and ipod skin here