Sunday 29 April 2012

Work update

Hey there, it's Jem, remember me?

If, although I doubt it, you've been waiting desperately for a new post since my last one in December then here I am and I can only apologise for the delay. It's been a hectic 2012 so far, with my illustration work taking a distinct back seat to my role as Art Director at Oil Productions and my battle to finish "Animation", a new Laurence King book that I've been working on for a while but is finally wrapping up. That doesn't mean to say I haven't done any illustration work, I have, but I now have the luxury of picking and choosing nice projects to fit in around my daily commitments. The image below is one such piece, it's the cover for Accounting and Business International magazine and makes a feature of St. Basil's Cathedral:

Here's a piece I did for Attitude magazine:

I've also just completed two illustrations for Ink Publishing about solar energy in Africa and how it is empowering people in rural areas for many reasons. I can't show those images yet, so check back to see how they turned out later in the week.

I think that gives a nice flavour of the sort of thing I've been doing recently and as always I am happy to discuss commissions or prints of existing work.

In my role as Art Director at Oil I've been working on several projects, but one that has been a personal favourite is our new iPad app "Mimi Good and Bibi Bad". It's an interactive storybook for children 6+, based on a new approach called 'rotale' where the story can be seen from any axis of the iPad but depending on the way you hold it you get a different viewpoint. It's here on the itunes store and there are some screengrabs below (all character design by Cuckoo Animation Studio)...

So that's what I've been upto, I'll be updating my website soon to reflect this. In fact I'm looking to overhaul the website so hopefully I'll get some time to work on a new design at the same time as updating the content.

Have a great week..