I had a few free days waiting for client feedback a couple of weeks ago and decided to enter a Talenthouse comp. Because why not.
I haven't entered a competition for years, part of me disagrees with the ethics involved (ie. voting systems, "doing it for the likes") but I had a concept and took a stab at it. Judging is now on so hopefully I've got a chance at the final commission.
Last year I decided to make an annual limited giveaway where people send me mugshots and get a free illustrated portrait. I'd highly recommend doing this if you're a designer/illustrator as it's a great way to vary your portfolio and try something different.
I always have loads of fun working on them, and it's great sending them back to the people involved.
Huge thank you to Joward and Geena, Sally, Lori, Kayleigh and Emma (and James ;) ) for getting involved.
I've been working on this piece in-between travelling around the country and working on commissions this summer. I've wanted to get something nautical done for a while, and after spending weeks near the sea it's kind of spurred me on. I might work on a series based around this theme, who knows, it depends how much down time I get.
I recently contributed to Hero Complex's recent "I Am The Law / A Life of Crime" exhibition, celebrating figures of authority and/or criminal intentions in film. I chose "Filth" (Lionsgate) purely because it's one of the best British films I've seen in the past year and is one of my favourite pieces of literature.
I feel honoured to be asked to exhibit with HCG as a lot of my own design heroes have worked for previous shows. Thanks to Adam and the HCG crew for giving me the hook up.