I'm a freelance illustrator with a fierce (and frankly, dangerous) imagination. This blog is where I quarantine my creations long enough to deem them safe to move on to my website.
If you think I can help with your project, want to offer words of encouragement or simply say hi, feel free to get in touch.
If you want to be updated on my undertakings, then subscribe to this blog using the little box belowand you'll be informed every time I trap something and haul it (screaming and from time to time, kicking) into reality.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
And yes, as people have been asking, I'm working on others in the series ;-)
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Follow the link to see Nicola's kind words http://beta.imaginefx.com/image-day-69098
And here is my original post http://nscurfield.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/robin-of-loxley.html
Or just scroll down a bit :-)
Saturday, 4 May 2013
As a life long fan Star Wars has been a constant source of inspiration and its an honour to be able to pay tribute to the franchise with these pictures, and hopefully others to follow.
Here's the information I've received regarding each print.
Little Lukes Destiny
Type of Art: Giclee on Paper
Edition Size: 150
Size 13 x 19 paper dimension
Retail Price $89.00 (£58 €68)
Shadow of the Hunter
Type of Art: Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 50
Size 16 x 20 paper dimension
Retail Price$250 (£160/€190) Rolled Canvas /$295 (£190/€224) Gallery Wrapped
Both of the prints will be on sale in coming days. Watch this space for news or subscribe to the mailing list at www.starwarsfineart.com/ to be updated on future announcements.
OK, I need to go and stock up on provisions in order to watch Empire. Have a good one.
May the fourth be with you.
Sunday, 7 April 2013
A concern I had was making him seem powerful and simultaneously playful without him appearing incapable, like a medevil version of Steinbecks ill-fated Lenny. The sterner expression on the final pose was added to address this issue.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
by Francis James Child, 1888.
Friday, 1 March 2013
It was on one Christmas and recording it I proceeded to watch it as often an humanly possible to the degree that I can still recite vast portions of it almost word for word.
It felt grounded and, as with Star Wars, it hinted at a world beyond what was on screen. It had Little people, dragons, trolls, great warriors, drunk brownies, faeries, sorcerers, love potions, princesses, witches, bar brawls, a troll skull wearing bad guy, armies, magic and sledging. What's not to love?!
The Evil Queen Bavmorda ruled, sitting in her looming, slate grey castle, her robes clearly inspired by the garments of catholic nuns and Jesus' thorny crown, whilst her willingness to stab a baby to death was testament to her being a fully qualified nasty piece of work. Jean Marsh played this off brilliantly against the gentle and somewhat paganistic 'nature magic' of the simple country folk personified by Warwick Davies' perfect turn as the titular, naive Nelwin.
Twenty five years later its arriving on Bluray (11th march kids!) and I cant wait to sit down and watch it in shiny HD. I'm half tempted to order hundreds of copies in the hope that Disney are gauging if there's a market for a sequel.
I'm pretty sure there is. Right? RIGHT?!
OK. Love letter over. Move along.
Monday, 25 February 2013
Inspired by watching a documentary showing that primates have now been recorded using a number of tools I imagined what they'd be up to in the future if we left them well alone. It was tempting to put the ruins of our civilisation amidst the trees in the background but it became a little too distracting and interrupted the serenity of the scene.
Having learned of the brutality chimps are capable of when hunting or patrolling their territory, the fact that we have always been a pretty temperamental species is hardly a surprise.
Put it this way, they don't just eat bananas.
Sunday, 10 February 2013
Last year I did an image of Judge Dredd, a character that bares some similarities to Mr B. Fett so I was encouraged to revisit the image with a Star Wars take on it.
As with my most recent Star Wars image Little Lukes Destiny, this is also part of a series featuring armoured characters from the Star Wars universe, as they all posses such iconic designs and can be easily recognised from the bare minimum of information.
Hmmm... Perhaps I should do an accompanying Solo image?
Lets hope that these new films will build on the best Star Wars has to offer and like the outstanding Clone Wars series, really deliver what was missing from the prequels.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Friday, 4 January 2013
I figured I should start back after a holiday break with something fresh and exciting! Star Wars! Bah, OK, so not fresh. Comfortable? Definitely.
Regardless, this image is the first in a series of pictures depicting key characters from the series as 'younglings', engaging in acts that reference key moments from their future. Despite being completed before Disney took over the Galaxy, the style isn't out of place with their mantra, representing the childish outlook of the subject whilst drawing on and exaggerating the colour palette of the films worlds.
I also liked the idea of Luke playing with his toy Star fighter just like many of us did in our youth.
The 'wide-screen' format gave the image a more cinematic quality whilst making the colours seem more vibrant and the text added to generate a more positive, motivational and life affirming blah blah blah blah blah...
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
I hope everybody makes the most of their Christmas break by fattening up for winter, getting intoxicated, watching plenty of movies and catching up on those backed up games. Hold up... I just described 2012...Here's to 2013!
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
You may have noticed a lack of reference to the end of the world. That's because this myth is based on the scribblings of people from over a thousand years ago, and should be taken as nothing more than a silly story.