R.I.P. Lemmy

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Merry Christmas!!

merry-christmas-illustrationSee you all in a few days x

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Keith Richards is all over it…

Keith Richards Rolling Stones IllustrationOngoing illustration project. For more visit my behance page.

Better still, grab yourself a print. 😀

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Happy December!

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Peter Jackson and the Importance of Planning

Peter Jackson Directs The Hobbit“Day after day you’re shooting, week after week you’re shooting. What you are lacking is the time to think.”

Peter Jackson inherited the directors mantle from Guillermo Del Toro for The Hobbit films shortly before having to start filming. Continue reading

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The Panoramics of Breaking Bad

The Breaking Bad Wide Shot from Jorge Luengo Ruiz on Vimeo.

For all you Breaking Bad fans out there, this is a great little compilation of all the panoramic shots from the epic series.

One of the many aspects that I enjoyed about the show as I binge watched episode after episode, was the amazing cinematography on hand with its nod to the classic spaghetti westerns. It seemed to perfectly capture the bleakness of the environment and maybe even helped to illustrate how lonely and isolating Walter White’s descent into the criminal underworld would become.

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Nine Things I’ve Done to be a Better Illustrator

Illustrator Gregor Louden at WorkI’ve always been encouraged by my peers to care about getting better. If you don’t go forward then you go backwards. You never stay in the same place.

So in other words, we’re all moving on to something, it’s just up to us to decide upon which direction that we go in.

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what it is I’ve done over the past few years that have helped to move me forward. Here are my findings below.

1. Focused on my Weaknesses

I’ve always seemed to do better when drawing architectural structures as opposed to anything else. It is my comfort zone. Continue reading

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An Interview with Mattias Adolfsson

Mattias Adolfsson Illustration
I recently came across an interview with the fantastic illustrator Mattias Adolfsson.

If you’re looking to learn from one of the best then you could do much worse.

Follow the link below for the full interview.

Mattias Adolfsson Interview

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The Scottish Saltire is Complete!

Scottish Saltire Art
It took a while. Totally worth it though.
I was amazed by all the new stuff that I found out about my native country whilst researching it.

Time for a Scottish walking trip I think. Next year when I’m home that is. Continue reading

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Finding Your Inspiration – A Meditation

Scottish HighlandsBeing in an inspired state of mind can be frustratingly elusive at times.

Sometimes it’s just there.

Other times it’s not.

The more you try to find it, the further away it seems to get.

I have no way of knowing whether or not whoever is reading this is familiar with the practice of meditation or not but I certainly am. Continue reading

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