Last year the Museum of London hosted a competition as part of their ‘Our Londinium 2012′ exhibition which coincided with the London Olympics. As I did the illustrations for the exhibition they asked if I could supply a pair of custom doodled pair of VANS for a competition they ran for the year which was nationwide.
The style of the doodles was a step back from what I normally do due to custom requests for what was to be doodled!
To raise money for Comic Relief, my studio, Monty, are putting on a 25 Hour Doodle run across 14-15th March (Red Nose Day) at Boxpark Shoreditch Unit 56. The 3 of us (all called Olly as it happens) will be drawing for the two days inviting illustrators and designers as well as the general public to come down and join in to help the great cause. We urge you to pass this on as we are trying to maximise the amount of money we can raise for this.
This is a great opportunity to collaborate with others and to get involved. If you want to come along and support us then please do! We’ll have an inflatable penguin if that tempts you…
The final masterpiece thats created will be sold at auction with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.
Happy New Year everyone! 2013 looks to be a busy year and I’m excited to get more into freelancing. I have a couple of projects to update with from the christmas period which were interesting to complete, so keep your eyes peeled!
For now I’m, for some reason, illustrating moomins – not entirely sure why, mainly as a character exercise!
Last year I was commissioned by the Museum of London to produce a series of illustrations as a visual identity for a new exhibition to coincide with the Olympics called ‘Our Londinium 2012′. They asked me to adapt my doodle style to incorporate modern day and roman objects to build a larger final image. The objects that would make up the final image were all chosen by the museum’s youth panel ‘Junction’. The same panel that chose the doodle style for the exhibition! (Cheers guys!). From the very start the nickname ‘The Doodlist’ was given to me, think it might catch on!
The illustrations will be used for the marketing and internal displays of the exhibition which runs from 22 June 2012 until 2014. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and meeting the panel that have helped organise it all. Can’t wait to see it all come together!
More info: “The Museum of London is working with young people and artists over two years to create bold and imaginative installations in its popular Roman Gallery and other key spaces in 2012.The project will feature new sculptures, creative films, animations and sound, witty and thought-provoking insertions of contemporary objects, drama performances, Latin-inspired poetry slamming and other exciting events…”
A recent article on the guardian website talks to the Junction panel, read here
Over at http://www.doodlersanonymous.com/ they offer a blank t-shirt for avid doodlers to fill with their own thoughts and ideas… and simply their doodles. I thought it was a cracking idea to try out seeing what my illustrations would look like on a white t-shirt so gave it a go. The finished shirt is pictured below… I kinda cocked up the display of my name but the rest should make up for that error! This was all done straight onto the shirt with pen.
After countless hours I reached a point I was happy to hand in my illustration for my final piece for uni. I still would like to complete it properly and add more detail for the whole thing but it’s pretty much there! Photos and a time-lapse are below:
This is a time lapse of a 4ft x 4ft illustration I did for a university project called ‘Imaginary Worlds’. It took me countless hours to finish and still needs more work but here is the progress so far!
This is part of a huge bad ass drawing I’m doing for uni. My back aches & I have blisters and around 15 hours left on it until its finished. Named after the song from the Lion King soundtrack which Im listening to as I draw…
These are a few photos of a piece I created today to go in my year 3 uni exhibition. Unfortunately I was late in submitting it on time and therefore it won’t be displayed. It will however be available at the private view in a silent auction! I will be creating more of these in a set for my project and hope to finish an A1 version.
Details of the exhibition: ‘PERSONAL BEST’ EXHIBITION OF 3RD YEAR BA ILLUSTRATION @ London College of Communication 10TH JAN – 14TH JAN & PRIVATE VIEW 13TH JAN @ 6PM http://tinyurl.com/32zs3gp
On my way to Exeter today to go see the Mansons Guitar Show I was able to spend the few hour journey doing a continuous doodle. I haven’t done one of these for a while so it was nice to get back into the style…