Categories: Uncategorized • Tags: Adobe Illustrator, boys, Buildings, Café, Cartoon, Character design, Cooking, Crowd, Family, Food, Games, girls, Holidays, Home, Hotel, Humour, Illustration, Interiors, Landscape, Lifestyle, Men, music, musical instruments, Party, People, Transport, Travel, Uniform, Vector artwork, Women
Here’s another selection of recent publishing illustrations in a similar vein to those in the last post. People, locations, and situations pretty much sums it up. Click on any of the images to enlarge.
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The following is a selection of recent vector-style book illustrations, created for a series of educational publishing titles. The images I’m commissioned to produce usually involve figures in specific settings or situations. The subject matter can be pretty prosaic, but I managed to keep this project engaging from my own point of view by trying out a slightly different technical and stylistic approach to the final artwork. Experimental, but not radically so. It was also very well received by the […]
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If you were watching The Best of British Takeaways on BBC2 earlier this week, you will have seen Brighton’s very own Alun Sperring of The Chilli Pickle emerge triumphant in the Indian Takeaway contest. What you probably missed however, as it only appeared on screen for a split-second, was the one-off box design that I produced for packaging Alun’s amazing culinary creations. The focus was quite rightly on the food being prepared by the competitors, but in case you’re interested, this […]
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My latest poster for the Chilli Pickle restaurant, advertising their fab Kids’ menu. The kids in the image have been named Abheek (boy) and Baani (girl) – as chosen by the chefs, apparently. If you’re in the area, swing by and have a look!
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Red Chilli Sauce and Mango Chutney – now on the shelves at the Chilli Pickle restaurant. And now that we’ve got bonfire night out of the way, I believe it’s obligatory to start using the C-word, so here goes – the perfect Christmas stocking-fillers!
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Educational publishing, in particular English language books for the overseas market, has been a constant source of work from the very start of my career in illustration. It’s an arena that has perhaps unfairly gained a reputation among illustrators for being slightly uninspiring and workaday. While it’s true that these commissions tend to arrive with quite prescriptive and detailed briefs (the images usually have very specific roles to play in support of related text and audio content), and do not provide the ideal platform […]
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There is, of course, some element of character design involved in any figurative illustration. For characters that will be used multiple times, from different angles and in different situations however, special attention needs to be paid to aspects such as recognisability, consistency, distinctness, etc. I’ve had lots of experience of this sort of thing. Sample vector-style character designs for ELT educational title. My line-drawing & colour style was eventually chosen for this project as these samples were considered too different […]
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Poster design for the Chilli Pickle restaurant highlighting the take-away service plus latest of many awards. And taking huge liberties with the Hindu God Lakshmi.
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A slightly nebulous category, I admit. Food and drink, eating, restaurants and cafés all frequently play a peripheral part in my illustrations, but here I’ve selected a few in which comestibles, beverages and eateries have a more central role. A wider selection of my Chilli Pickle restaurant images can be found in their own section. Following two images produced for Square Meal magazine.
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Elaborate 60th birthday piece, jointly commissioned by a group of mutual friends and eventually presented as a large-format giclée print. It certainly helped that I personally knew the subject in this case. Good fun if a heck of a lot of work. A step-by-step account of the ‘making of’ this image can be found on my Drawstring blog.
A selection of labels designed and illustrated for the Chilli Pickle Restaurant’s range of Chutneys, Pickles and condiments. More are in the pipeline. If you’re ever in the vicinity, treat yourself to a jar of the Garlic Pickle. You won’t be sorry.
Categories: Uncategorized • Tags: Adobe Illustrator, Animals, Buildings, Cartoon, Character design, Chilli Pickle, Chilli Pickle Canteen, Cooking, Curry, Food, Fruit, Illustration, India, Kitchen, Lettering, Packaging, Restaurant, Travel, Vector artwork, Vegetables