All Seeing Eyes ‘Trinity Road’ Album Cover, Painter/Photoshop, 2014
For those of you following my recent posts, this one might throw you a little.
I have just completed work on an illustration for the front cover of an album titled ‘Trinity Road’ by Hertfordshire based band ‘All Seeing Eyes’. The illustration is one of the most complex I have created to date. It was painted digitally in Painter (and a little in Photoshop) with over 50 layers! It was developed from the bands concept and incorporates elements such as a power station, TV and viewer, CCTV, rain, a Saturn-like planet, a pyramid, an explosion, a radiation sign and the three roads – all knitted together in to one image. I am also assisting with the layout of the CD inlay for the album which will be released around Halloween.
I have begun to build an illustration portfolio alongside my Fine Art research. I am currently available for further commissions, so if you like what you see and would like to put together a brief, please do get in contact or share this post with someone who has illustration requirements!
This new painting has been inspired by the visuals and atmosphere of the excellent film ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ – the story of a young girl who escapes the harsh realities of war, nationalism and fascist rule through fantasy and imaginings.
“Whilst Watching RED”, Oil on canvas, 50x60cm, 2014
Here it is – my latest painting. An abstract work. My first complete abstract painting in nearly 17 years! This painting comes from a recent desire to separate the photographic/digital and painting in to two distinct practices – with the marks in this painting entirely generated from (quick) observational sketches.
Over the years my abstract painting has been there – quietly milling around within my figurative work – usually as small passages and occasional glimpses. My intention is to push this to the front. So let’s see how it goes..
An atmospheric street scene at night in Letchworth Garden City showing the effect of two types of street lighting going from vibrant colour under a white light to an orange monochrome under older sodium lights. The composition is approximately half dark and half light with little blend between the two, intersected only by the glow of the more recent street light with the stars above completely overpowered.