Saturday, 29 May 2010

creativity bubble

just playing about with paints, shapes and stuff to come up with the image above.

Friday, 21 May 2010

The First Batch of icons

For the first batch, I have made some shapes with paint to create these simple but eye-ctching icons which are now available to download from today.

Both screens show the 12 icons for all versions of mac osx (snow leopard pictured above) and also different flavours of windows (windows 7 pictured below.)

Monday, 17 May 2010

Good/Bad weather

I Thought I'd better post something just to say that i'm still alive and that image making is still my game, for now anyway.

As with most of my work, this piece started off as going to be something completely different. Initially this was going to be a multi-coloured lightening bolt being held by a hand with some clouds at the base. but as always I just go nuts with my instincts and create things on the fly (which is something i do a lot, i guess i'm hooked on instant 'on the fly' decision making!) and came up with this above and below, an image that flips with the rain cloud and the sun acting as flowers in these chaps lapels. And thats not all, take a closer look and see the texture within that flash and all the other elements.

I need new postcards and this was the sole reason that this image came to be. Postcards to tell the illustration universe that i still exist so it looks like i'll be ordering them this week. along with other goodies/bribes for those art directors (if you want some of this gear once its in mineral form just email me and i'll send them over.)

Other things that i'm planning to make are desktop icons for both windows and mac and once i've figured it out, a screensaver (yes way make a wallpaper when you can make something that moves and at the same time make it ten times more harder for yourself!).

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Introducing the Mr. Wicker-Man news widget

Just a small piece of news which is as of today, an rss news widget is now available to download. So if you are using mac osx (starting from tiger and above) and want to catch news about me and my work then this widget is here to help.

Here is a direct link to download the widget.

Another small piece of news is for folks using iphones,ipod touches and ipads i guess. I've now created an icon that is used if a link is added to the home screen. it is a handy feature if you visit any site often though I think once iphone os 4 is out these links could be organised into folders which is great for the folks on the go who want direct links to their favorite sites and have them organised in this way without going through each and every section of the home screen.

here's a small pic of the icon on it's own.

that's it for now. Once I've experimented a bit more there might be some more goodies coming this way.

Monday, 3 May 2010

introducing Mr. Wicker-Man

Its been something I've been thinking about doing for a while but I've decided to retire my previous logo for something else, so as of today I have started using the new design above.

Other things to sort out next is a complete revamp of the website which will happen soon once i've decided what is the best way to present the site to the masses.

Stay tuned for more info on this and other things that are in the pipeline.