I painted this bright pink/red 1970s style phone in ArtRage 4 which has an excellent new painting mode called ‘workbench’. Workbench puts all the tools you need into a strip at the top of the screen. I took the idea for this piece from my sketch book, traced the outline and have been painting it up using the ink and oil brush.
I love last centuries old landline phones, each design speaks volumes about it’s time. This is a ‘futuristic’ 1970’s style phone. So expect more in the coming weeks.
This is to be the last post at guthriewatson.wordpress.com after some years I’ve decided to shift my blog and create a portfolio illustration site at…
I’ve owned this URL for a while and decided it was time to push forward make a better promotional platform and outlet for my illustration work.
It uses a custom self hosted setup of WordPress which means I can more easily update the main web site and manage the blog in a familiar environment. Which should mean more time for image making. It also means that the website and blog are configured for viewing on phones, tablets and laptops without lots of extra shenanigans and publicising new work is a breeze.
Not exclusively created for Illustration Friday this recent work seemed appropriate to this weeks theme. People and technology are entangled, how far are we willing to go. A swipe payment system integrated into ones arm certainly has a certain yuk factor!
Starting life as a pen and ink drawing in my sketch book I lifted it into Corel Painter and worked up this full colour rendering. Painter 11 has a more responsive feel and I’m looking forward to exploring more of the tools.
My project for my MA has become about exploring the issues of technology and biology. Everyday scene’s with ever more encroaching technology. Surely living in London with all it’s creepy camera’s and surveillance machinery has had an effect.
Another Illustration Friday post, it’s quite a good challenge even when I miss the deadline but not this week! ;p
Somehow I started with objects and kiddies with toilet paper playing in a garden but ended with the beastie that is the Zombie Banker, out moaning about his need for, you guessed it, “Pounds, more pounds!!”
I love zombie films and who could resist Zombie bankers. So many of my characters seem to end up in smart suits so it was only logical. This creatures of the undead even has a hanky to remind him of his pre-zombie existence!
Very much enjoying the calligraphy pen, paint brush, water coloured paper and the odd bit of acrylic! The pen makes such great scratchy noises on watercolour paper.