I’d seen Illustrated Ireland member Brian Fitzgerald’s excellent submission for Sharp Suits previously, and have admired his work for some time. The line work is playful, and the textures and colours are always beautiful. The processes people use to create and illustrate has always fascinated me, so I was pretty happy yesterday to find a great step-by-step of the process of putting his Sharp Suits submission together.
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You have to be made of stone not to get inspired by this.
Illustrators Ireland member Niall McCormack is a master of the vintage look , with his retro-stylings put to particularly good use on his Japanese-matchbook-inspired piece for The Illustrated Beatles (Tomorrow Never Knows).
Luckily for everyone interested in such things, Niall has put together a brilliant step-by-step for his incredible process for making this piece. The time and thought that went in to the composition and technique is pretty staggering…
Have a read of it here.
Also, for fans of period design, check out Niall’s amazing blog of vintage Irish book covers. Retro design drool.
Professional Irish comic book artists Declan Shalvey (Marvel’s Thunderbolts, 28 Days Later) and Stephen Mooney (Angel, Half Past Danger) talk about their experiences in the comic book industry – everything from creator owned work to the importance of social media in getting your name out there – on the latest episode of the Comic Cast. Listen here.
Above image: front cover to issue 1 of Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney
The Blog of Kells - Cartoon Saloon‘s production blog for their Oscar-nominated film The Secret of Kells – was a fascinating 8 year read into the behind the scenes of making an animated feature film from start to finish, warts n’ all! So I’m delighted to discover that they’ve created another production blog for their current feature – Song of the Sea (of whom Scamp’s very own mr steve mccarthy has recently joined as part of the key background team).
Illustrators Ireland member Jon Berkeley created one of the most memorable pieces at an incredible show in his ‘Here Comes The Sun’ for the Illustrated Beatles exhibition. Thankfully, he also recorded his process in making it, so head over here for a fascinating look at how a top illustrator practices his craft.
The song is ‘Paperback Writer’ and Jesse’s step-by-step invites you to go down a brilliantly seedy rabbit-hole*
*Unfortunate choice of language?
“All you will need is a pencil, some paper, a global recession and some corporate anger and you’ll be able to draw this handsome fellow.” – Merill Kazanjian
Watch the making of video of the concert poster DKNG made for Explosions in the Sky here.
Illustrators Ireland member Eoin Coveney was recently approached by Sony Ireland to produce an illustration to accompany the new single by Christy Moore- “My little Honda 50″ - the Client’s concept was to film a time-lapse video of an illustration to accompany the song instead of the usual route of showing stills or other arbitrary imagery…