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Monday, 31 August 2015

The craaaazy jazz, man, craaaazy.....

Beatniks!

"Bless you"

No really - they're a thing... well they were... well... maybe they are again thanks to the current hipster trend. 

I'd seen the 'look' before but when I was asked to draw some "Beatniks" for a gallery of jazz themed artwork at the back of a friends re-published comic book I was confused as to what I was asked to draw.

Some research later and I find it's a group of people who dressed a certain way and were "...a media stereotype prevalent throughout the 1950s to mid-1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s." Thanks Google, old friend!

So below is the final image and as I like cats - I threw some in for fun. Cats and Beatniks go well together, don't you think?

Image Watermarked as there's a new wave of art thieving ******** out there - GRR!
I enjoyed drawing this and can't help but think these characters could become a comic book in themselves.

Looking to get your band drawn like this for an album cover or for promotional material? Drop me a line! mikeyb@theartyone.co.uk


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

Monday, 3 August 2015

The Walking Wed


Hola hello!

I hope all you awesome people out there are well ...and not dying in the heat (although the current heatwave has subsided now it seems).

Speaking of dying.... do you like Zombies? Who doesn't like zombies? They're so cute!

A recent commission I was asked to do was a little different. Not so caricatured but stylised in a comic book way with the theme of 




The Bride to be wanted a customised comic book style picture of her and her hubby sporting weapons of characters from the TV series and to be surrounded by zombies. Below is the final result...


I have to watermark my artwork now as there are thieves out there stealing my artwork to sell for themselves - please note that any artwork I do for you will not be watermarked when you receive it.


I really enjoyed working on this commission. If you are after a zombie themed or other tv series themed picture of yourself, your friends or family or even someone at work - drop me a line caricatures@theartyone.co.uk





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