Political Satire

Zombie banker

Zombie banker: Asleep at the wheel bankers.

Cleggmania

Cleggmania: Spruiking for the left at the height of poll Libdem popularity.

Gordon at the end

Tired: At the end of Labour’s term in office Gordon looking tired.

Screamin' Lord Sutch

Scream’n Lord Sutch: The real face of politics?

Not perfect but I feel like these are much closer to where I want to be in terns of layout, ideas and style for editorial work.

Loving the Deleter ink and dip pens suggested by Will Bailey. They produce a much finer line than the Uni-ball pens and provide more control than standard dip pens. The ink also dries in a more scanner friendly finish than Winsor and Newton calligraphy ink. The calligraphy ink can be very shiney and reflective making it difficult when scanning anything with colour on the page.

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Welcome (yeees welcome…)

Welcome

Another belated Illustration Friday post for this weeks ‘welcome’ challenge. Originally I had an idea for a caped Dracula character bowing in welcome but that just seemed a bit on the cheesy side.

So with this I thought I’d have a grotesque character offering a tiny little gift to make you ask whether this is the kind of welcome you wanted. Is he even welcoming you, maybe he wants to EAT YOU… mmm…. !

Another pen, ink and acrylic piece which ended up on cartridge paper, which isn’t ideal. Not as much acrylic work on this piece though. I did start colouring it in Painter X but it seemed to water down the more dramatic impact of the mono ink work.

I spent some time on the ink but the cartridge paper can only take so much before the paper starts to break up.

This piece was based on a series of character sketches that I’ve been exploring in my sketchbook.