Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Don't Make Me Angry on Qwertee

Don't Make Me Angry on Qwertee
Don't Make Me Angry is going to be printed on Qwertee from Saturday 26th of November! That's £8 or €10 or something else entirely in $ for a top quality screen printed T-shirt. Can't be bad.

Because this is a bit of a big deal for me, I'm having a bit of a giveaway as well. So if you head on over to Doodle Dojo on Facebook and hit the like button you will be entered into a random draw to win a sticker from Redbubble. That's any sticker of your choice from my Redbubble store for nothing. Got to be worth a go right? You can see the full range of available sticky goodness here. So click that like button and I'll keep you up to date with all my doodling.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Moustache Men for Movember

Moustache Men - an evolutionary relative of the wookies.
These are the mysterious moustache men. I doodled these for Creaturemag's Moustache Illustration Awards. The brief is nice and open, draw something moustache related. Success with these guys I think! I tried to cover the full gamut of moustache styles and colours. I figure they are probably about 6 inches tall and live in a very cold part of the world. Their extravagant facial hair could be used to attract females during the mating season and also protect them from the thorny bushes in their natural environment.

My entry is now up on Creaturemag for viewing along with a whole bunch of other awesome moustache related pictures, so take a look. The awards are in support of Movember which aims to raise awareness of men's health issues, so its in all for a good cause too. Not only that but all the illustrations will get published in an ebook at the end of the month, result!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kurgan Fried Chicken on

I think that says it all!

The amazing people over at Catch of the Day Tee will be printing my tribute to the Highlander's nemesis on Friday November 18th. You will be able to get hold of this my Kurgan Fried Chicken T-shirt for only $10 but only for 24 hours. So either put it in your diary or tell Siri to do it for you. Unless it is Friday when you read this, in which case head on over there now! If it happens to be after Friday, where were you? Of course it will still be available through the Doodle Dojo Store afterwards.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cavorite - A Remarkable Alloy

Invented by Dr. Cavor in H.G. Wells First Men in the Moon
As you might have spotted, I'm a bit of a science fiction geek. So for this one I've gone back about as far as its possible to go in the genre and taken some inspiration from one of the originals. H.G. Wells had some amazing ideas and wrote some incredible books. One of his best ideas was Cavorite, which featured in The First Men in the Moon (Its free! Download yourself a copy). If its possible, his character reasoned, to have materials which are transparent and opaque to different forms of energy, why shouldn't it be possible to have a material opaque to gravity? It still seems like a pretty good idea today, so I thought I would have a go at designing an ad for just such a material.

I had a good look at some victorian adverts to get a feel for the style and made sure I got the copy in period too. The illustration shows the cavorite spacecraft which the heroes of the story use to visit the moon. That's where the main part of the story takes place, but as usual I got sidetracked by how cool it would be to fly around space in this contraption!

When I added this to Redbubble, I got a nice mail from Synaptyx (of Synaptees) asking if I would like to add some of my work to a group he admins called Corporation Inc. Of course I said 'yes please,' and they have been kind enough to feature some of my stuff on the group's main page. Thanks very much!

As always this design is available on all sorts of T-shirts, iPhone Cases and Stickers. Just go through the Doodle Dojo Store to find all the links.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Flying on Threadless

Flying up for scoring on Threadless
I thought it was about time for another submission over at Threadless. This is a little sketch that keeps cropping up in corners of my sketchbooks so I thought I would finally give it some proper attention. Its a bit of a daydreamy thing, but I like it, so its time to see if other people do as well!

It would be great if you could head on over there and send some points my way if you have the time.

Flying - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Harry Tuttle - Heating Engineer

Harry "Archibald" Tuttle - Freelance Heating Engineer
Terry Gilliam's science fiction movie Brazil is one of those often overlooked gems of cinema. Its got a wonderful dark view of a future taken over by bureaucracy, red tape and complications. The people are scared into a life they don't really want by a fear of terrorism. But in the middle of all this comes a man who has ducked out of the world of forms and doing what you're told. A heating engineer called Harry Tuttle (played by Robert De Niro). He tells Sam, (the hero of the movie,) that he became a heating engineer for, "the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone."

I love the utterly surreal idea of an armed man busting into a house in order to fix the air conditioning without doing the paperwork. Reminds me of those soldiers that do the missions we never hear about, black ops. So what beter way of representing Harry than as the guy from Call of Duty.

Yes, this is also available on T-shirts, iPhone cases and stickers. Click on over to the Doodle Dojo store to find out more.