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Monday, 16 February 2015

Character design updates

Hi there!

I've recently added some new examples to my character design section of my website.



Visit my character design section of my website (or click here if you're feeling a little lazy) to browse through my latest work on character design. Some for small films, some for branding, some for comic books. Next time I get a little spare time I will divide the examples up further and add "branding" and "film/animation" sections to help you navigate to more specific areas.

Until then - enjoy your look around.



For all your illustration, character design/concepts for branding, films, animation, and caricature needs drop me a line: mikeyb@theartyone.co.uk
Mikey
Birmingham based illustrator, cartoonist, character/concept designer and caricaturist.

Monday, 9 February 2015

TheArtyONE! Bears All!

Get your minds out the gutters! Not THAT kind of bare ...but a grizzly bear.

Last year I was commissioned to design a bear for a dentist surgery in Kenilworth in Warwickshire. This is to help the surgery to interact with children more, make the dentist surgery a none scary day by having activity days for the children and to encourage kids to understand the importance of teeth care.

Below is "Pennington Bear" - the mascot for the children side of the surgery.





This was a welcome break from my usual caricature work and it was fun to work with the surgery on defining their iconic bear. 



For all your illustration, character design/concepts for branding, films, animation, and caricature needs drop me a line: mikeyb@theartyone.co.uk
Mikey
Birmingham based illustrator and caricaturist

Friday, 6 February 2015

Pet Portraits

Hello there!

I'm no stranger to the odd Pet Portrait be they caricatured or more detailed/realistic. Below is a commission I did last year...


The final image.

Printed onto canvas (photo courtesy of client)
As you can see above my client wanted it to be printed on canvas (I have a canvas supplier who does good prints at good prices).

 
For all your illustration and caricature needs drop me a line: mikeyb@theartyone.co.uk
Mikey
Birmingham based illustrator and caricaturist

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Gettin' ma paint on!

Howdy folks!

I've recently been reminded, by a French cartoonist I like, just how much fun watercolours are to use. Watercolours are a medium I've been meaning to get back in touch with (as currently I draw by hand and colour on a PC) and recently I finally got the push/inspiration to start.

I'm hoping to start adding painted artwork to my list of services but practice only comes between commissioned jobs I get. Still... a little here, a little there...

Below are some examples of sketches I've managed to do...

A cartoon sketch of a pensive me.

A couple at Gibraltar airport - a Hipster guy and his fashion concious lady

More Gibraltar airport quick sketches

A random google image search for a man's face photo (just as something to practice on)

No idea.... just made this one up.
I have an Instagram and a Pinterest with my "behind the scenes" sketches and experiments should you be interested.



For all your illustration, character design/consepts and caricature needs drop me a line: mikeyb@theartyone.co.uk

Mikey
Birmingham based illustrator, character designer and caricaturist

Monday, 2 February 2015

Caricatures update.

Greetings one and all,

I hope the cold, snow and wind isn't troubling you too much. Just a quick update on some recent caricature work I done.

Below is a Christmas Present Gift I did last year for someone. The guy in the picture commissioned me to do this for the lady in the picture and he told me after she loved it!


"Dude, Gotta say, Kim loved it , thank you sooooo much!"



For all your illustration and caricature needs drop me a line: mikeyb@theartyone.co.uk
Mikey
Birmingham based illustrator and caricaturist