Monday, 25 November 2013

Gizmo is Go!

A few pages from the newly published 'Gizmo' Book by Oxford University Press. amazon. Just at the start of a new book by them at the moment - something about Knights and chickens - should be fun!

History Man

I've not posted my BBC History Illustrations for a while. Still having fun with them!
1. 'Swein Forkbeard' - Illustrating the first viking king of Britain. I tried a quick linocut for a change for this one, still meaning to do my regular style for the final, but the client liked it and went with it!
2. 'Napolean Submarine' - Illustrating the supposed plan to rescue Napolean from St Helena by means of a new fangled submarine. Loved trying to mimic an old plan/drawing for this.
3. 'Mob Caps' Where did the name come from fro the cloth caps?
4. 'Groom of the Stool' - Illustrating the job someone had of wiping the Henry VIII's royal bottom!

Economist Drive

4 of 10 small icon illustrations for The Economist. Quick deadline and small pics but enjoyed coming up with ideas and the images.
1. A comment on the new Google Glasses.
2. Goal line technology.
3. Tablet computers that you can use on take off and landing.
4. Damien Hirst has an art gallery.