Sunday, 20 June 2010

Avenge Thee + Naime - Hair repeated Pattern

A little challenge i set myself...

Monday, 14 June 2010

Beard related goodies

On the topics of beards, (see previous post) i was doing some research on the topic, and remembered i follow a super blog called I made you a beard - fake beards for all so i went and had a look through all of the posts, and saw some stuff i would consider similar to my own, quite old work, that i'd forgotten all about.

So i thought i'd show you. :)

this is from my first year of uni, but i jus really like doing patterns... this one is based on Louis Bleriot, the first man to fly across the channel.

...and this is quite simply me with William Fitzsimons' beard.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

More Avenge Thee + Naime

I also, on the side did some lovely photoshoppages of Chainy Rabbit, the drummer, it was along the topic of the Chode, (see previous post) you see, i'm not just being mean.

Facebook was not happy with this image and sent me a few warnings as it had managed to spread already. so i pixellated the... offending area, and they still were not happy. So i have read up on blogger, and they state

"As outlined in the Blogger Content Policy, adult content is permitted on Blogger; however, when adult content is flagged by users, we may show users a content warning page before they view flagged material to prevent people who don't want to see this material from stumbling on it accidentally. We feel that this is the best solution in order to maintain a safe online experience for users of all ages and to be a platform for the personal expression and creativity that has come to characterize Blogger and its users."

I'm thinking of doing something similar for each member of the band... but i am worried that they might not all have a similar sence of humour as Chainy.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Avenge Thee + Naime

here's some stuff that i've done for them so far:

It started off with horses... and hair, then, someone pointed out that what i was drawing looked like a beard, and the guys from Avenge Thee liked the beard idea... so, i've been told to go along with that.  This would be for shirt ideas, but i like the idea of abstracting the detail and using it for the album art, and i also looked at applying the hair design to the CD's
This would probably be for the single named 'Ear of the Horse'

They also have a song called 'chode' which i was interested in doing some illustrations for.

For those who do not know, a Chode is a penis that is shorter or equal in length to its width, i spent alot of time on this drawing, but unfortunately some members of the band did not deem them suitable. :(

I'd like to make clear that, i suppse that this shirt is simply for shock factor, i spoke to alot of people about this design, while i was drawing it, and i understand that people might not be willing to wear such a ddesign, but, i also understand that there are people that'd do anything to stand out/ make a scene kind of thing... i personally think it would sell. Obv this is just an initial sketch, i haven't gone on to do anything with this since they vetoed it.

 I'd love to know what everyone thinks :)

You can listen to Avenge Thee + Naime through their myspace, or buy their songs on amazon:

Red Car
Massive Massive Massive Massive Massive Feet
Broken Hand
Chainy's Song
Song 2