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 214 – True Grit Poster

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True Grit Poster

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.”

Okay so looking at this week and last week’s post, you might think there’s a ‘punishment’ theme going on but I assure it was all by accident. I had just watched the Coen brothers remake of ‘True Grit’ (with the awesome Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn) which is one of the rare films that I think a remake actually works as well as the original. I was inspired and wanted to create an image that I saw captured in the film.

The scene lent itself in particular to my style of silhouette design and so a quick sketch later and some Photoshop work and here we have it!

*EDIT*
I was playing around with the colour on this piece and put together an alternate that I quite like.

True Grit Alternate Poster

Creative Mondays 200 – New Dawn

“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.”

As last week was ‘Back to the Future’ week, I wasn’t sure if there was anything that could top it. I tend to post things that are personal to me on this site but usually only in the design sense. As I’ve hit my 200th Creative Mondays post (something I’m damn proud of) I felt the time was right to share my latest creation but this week there’s somewhat of a collaboration to talk about. It will be nine months in the making and most of the work will be done by my beautiful wife! If you haven’t guessed it yet, we’re expecting our first child!

We’ve had the scans and fingers crossed everything is going well so far, it’s such an exciting time I won’t be able to properly express it in words (hence the quick design). So here’s to 200 posts, the constant inspiration, my beautiful wife and our new addition!

Creative Mondays 196 – Super Blood Moon

Super Blood Moon poster 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.”

Super Blood Moon sounds pretty gross right? I mean why not call it Super Red Moon? Maybe it won’t get all the headlines but I just kept picturing this image when everyone was talking and posting photos of the Super Blood Moon today. Gooey.