The Bristol Festival poster is now out and about featuring my illustration.
The Bristol Festival; a volunteer built celebration of Bristol culture, inspiring passion and creativity. This exciting community festival is a showcase of talent from the Southwest region, from music and dance, to cabaret and art. Following last year's success, with the Bristol Festival winning Venue magazine’s Top Event of 2008, this year’s festival is planned for the weekend of September 18th, 19th & 20th.
The festival is made up of two parts, Brizzolfest and Rave on Avon, which include multiple indoor venues and an outdoor hub of activity in Lloyd's Amphitheatre, Bristol’s central Harbourside area. Performances across 7 outdoor stages and 10 nightclubs will encompass a huge range of the region’s arts, theatre, comedy and music, in an engaging weekend of action packed, highly interactive entertainment.
My poster illustration is a Triceratops head type of affair made up of the various locations where Brizzolfest and Rave on Avon take place. The Lloyds Amphitheatre is the eye and the Thekla boat is one of the horns. I have also managed to sneak in Westmoreland House with Before Chrome graff on it.
I went round to the various venues taking photos and drawing sketches of them to work from. Some of the venues ended up not taking part in the Fest and the nightclub Chesters is now no longer open! Here's the sketch pages, I quite like them.
I use my drawing skills and love of detail to create bizarrely
intricate collections of creatures; from rabbits made of tanks to
dinosaurs mobilized by ‘lots of stuff’. I was trained in the
traditional techniques of animation and drawing, becoming influenced
by Miyazaki and Geoff Darrow amongst others. I use a combination of
graphics, line drawing, ink and paint pen to create my beasts and I am
now assaulting windows and walls with my unique menagerie.