Robin Hood

Another alternative film poster… This one for one of my favourite so-bad-it’s-good films, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. I love its flagrant historical inaccuracy, dodgy geography (Hadrian’s wall? Near Nottingham Forest? Really?), Alan Rickman, and terrible… I mean amazing dialogue:  ‘This is English Courage!’ said in an American accent. Such fun!

I actually finished this last week and I wasn’t going to post it because I’m not mad about the result, but then I figured I might come to like it retrospectively so here it is for what it’s worth…

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We are having fish

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This is genius

Originally posted on hovercraftdoggy:

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Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard makes art out of fish. The Paris-born artist uses market-fresh fish to create her wacky scenes. After she is done photographing, she cooks and eats them.

“It is the perfect recycling of art. Nothing is left over – and I can live from it”

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Kung Fu Hustle

I love Kung Fu films. Here is an imaginary poster -not completely finished but I sort of like this stage so I’m posting it now- for a kung-Fu film. In my mind, it would be one of my favourite old-school films where there were no special effects and massive set-pieces, just pure FIGHTING. I’ve included some villains, an annoying kung-fu master, and an angry and vengeful hero up against impossible odds. I seem to be very pink at the moment (see previous post for confirmation); maybe I’ll branch out and go blue next time..?

Points for those who get the 37th chamber reference; we on a swarm.

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Alternative Movie Posters

Here’s my alternative movie poster for the film 28 Days Later. Possibly it makes it look misleadingly jolly.

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A Dyslexic’s Lament

This is a picture I’ve done for a brief, just as practise really. It was for a poem which described the trouble the poet had as a child with numbers, something I could well relate to. Actually I still have trouble with numbers. I can’t print the poem, sadly. Again, I’ve gone for the childish style, because it seemed appropriate to the subject matter.

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Going Underground

 

 

 

Channeling my inner child with this one:

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More sketchbook gems

Well, ‘gems’ might be pushing it a bit… My sketchbooks are usually a mixture of doodles and written notes. I make lots of lists, such as ‘Euphamisms and Local words’, and ‘Reproductive Rhyming Compunds’, or ‘Imaginary English Place Names’ and ‘British Dinosaurs’ (I’m cross with dinosaurs at the moment after they gave me a nightmare two nights ago).

In between my lists and scribbles you can find the following:

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I often prefer the really fast doodles I do in my sketchbooks to anything it takes me hours and hours to do. Admittedly I’m not convinced anyone else gets my sense of humour, but it keeps me entertained. Here are some of the things I do in between my more *serious* works…

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Laws of Nature

Wow, it’s been SO long since my last post! Bit of a mad summer… And a sad summer. A lot of travelling about, a funeral, a music festival… So I didn’t manage to get a lot of work done, apart from sketchbook stuff, which I tend not to post, although maybe I should do a sketchbook post soon for variety’s sake. I have found time to do a cartoon; this is it:

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Down in the Park

Extra marks to anyone who gets the occasional musical references in my titles.

This is quite a big picture…. two A2 sheets side by side and stuck together. I finished it a little while ago but have had other stuff going on. It was inspired by walking in Richmond Park. As I was walking around, I noticed how all the trees looked like they were shouting at the sky. It reminded me of a quote from Edvard Munch:

“I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”

At the moment, I am thinking of someone I love who is going through a hard time, but that has nothing to do with these trees or this picture!

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