Creative Mondays 221 – The Joker

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The Joker Silhouette Design

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

I took a break from the concept art style this week and went back to an old favourite. I started the DC Superhero collection this year and I couldn’t continue unless I added a super-villain and what better than the Joker himself? I went with a classic style on this one as that’s the iconic Joker I remember growing up.

DC have some pretty great villains (especially in the Batman comics) and I’ll probably put together a few of the Bat’s main enemies.

Creative Mondays 216 – Superman

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Superman silhouette design

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Once Batman was out of the way, it had to be Superman next. Continuing with the DC Comics superheroes, Kal-El makes an appearance in front of his all important life source. If there’s any suggestions as to which DC (or Marvel) hero I should do next, please feel free to leave a comment below!

Creative Mondays 213 – Boba Fett – Punishment

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What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Star Wars and comic books. I can’t get those two subjects out of my head. So if you can’t beat ’em, create a remix with Boba Fett as the Punisher! Mixing my favourite bounty hunter with Marvel’s awesome antihero. I want to see this as a comic!

This image was built from scratch using Photoshop and Illustrator and using reference images of Boba Fett I found online.

Creative Mondays 211 – David Bowie

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What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

It’s a sad day when someone who has influenced so many leaves us. But there’s no reason for the sadness to be the overwhelming emotion. Celebration of a life lived is also important and like many others marking today’s news of David Bowie passing away I wanted to create something to tribute the artist.

I don’t claim to be Bowie’s biggest fan or know all of his catalogue but I can appreciate the creativity and passion the man had for music and art. Reinventing himself and producing original music for over four decades is something of an achievement not to mention influencing the ‘Glam and Punk Rock’ movements in the 70’s.

And that’s the beauty of his legacy. For what I missed in the past I can still revisit and his music will be able to live on well into the future.