Monday, September 15, 2014

Game of Thrones


Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Ryoynar and the First Men, Khlaeesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Animation Art Show 2014



The Animation Art Show is back bigger and better then its previous years. 2014's exhibition will take place in it's new home at TheTemple Bar Gallery at the address 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, from the 17th to the 19th of October. There will be an opening evening on the 17th of October and artwork will be on display for the entire weekend. The auction will take place on Sunday, 19th October. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to the ISPCC and the Jack and Jill Foundation.  

The show is opened to all animation professionals, past and present, and students of animation.  
I have been part of this show every year and it is always such a great event. So get involved if you can. Whether it is submitting some artwork, coming along and bidding on some of the work or just helping out. It is all for a great cause. 

Deadline 
The deadline for submissions is the 1st of October. So I better get my skates on.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Words Out


So the Cat, or in this case the Mouse is out of the bag! Boulder will be co-producing the new Animated series of Danger Mouse.
Can't wait to get started with this. I was a huge fan as a kid.
you can read the full article here

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jun/17/danger-mouse-return-cbbc-bbc

Friday, May 09, 2014

Little Me's


It's been a while since I posted to my blog. Work is crazy busy with the second season of Randy Cunningham so unfortunately I haven't had much time to do any personal work. So instead I have posted a little something that was sent to me the other morning. A young freelance illustrator called Dom "Scruffy" Murphy took it upon himself to do some little Gill's based on a sketch Jamie Teehan did of me a while back. Needless to say I was quite chuffed with the suprise.
I got my tattoo, my lipring, my beany's.....look, I even got a little Monster!!!!

Thank you Dom.
Love them.

Thursday, December 12, 2013




















Here it is, "Two Lost Souls", the piece in full.
And I am delighted to say all the prints sold out!!!
If you would like to see the other prints up for grabs, check em out here 

I would also just like to say a huge thanks to all the people who bought a copy of my work. I was really over the moon to see how quickly they were snapped up!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Subcultures


Here is my entry for the "Subcultures" theme on the Bouldermedia Art Blog. This is a Brony. A subculture brought about by the fandom of the "My Little Pony" cartoon. Bronies are typically male 20 somethings....

Who said My Little Pony is just for the girls?!?!?!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Today's the Day!




The exhibition is today. I'm really looking forward to seeing the new studio and all the prints on display. I reckon it is gonna be a really cool event. Here's a little teaser of my piece!
More teasers of the other artists pieces here 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Unicorn


Here's a little drawing Layla did for me over the weekend. She saw my little Unicorn I drew a while back and wanted to draw me her version of it. I prefer hers!

The Grand Total...


How about that. The grand total raised for the Animation Art Show was way above 2012's total. 12,500 euros raised for The Jack and Gill Foundation and LauraLynn House. Needless to say both charities were over the moon with the money raised and will go to helping out those families.


Nunu went to a wonderful little girl called Mia, who promised to look after him with lots of love and cuddles. She sent me this picture of him settling in in his new home hahahahahaha!!!
Roll on Next year!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lucky Break!

A lovely lady from Damn Fine Print saw my piece from "The Art of Superstition" exhibition and mailed me about this upcoming event ran by Damn Fine Print, called "Sounds Damn Fine". Running of the success of last years Damn Fine Dublin exhibition they wanted to do it again to celebrate the unveiling of their brand new screenprinting studio in Smithfield.

 So I did a piece.
It had to be a two colour design, as the posters are going to be screenprinted, inspired by a song or lyric
And....

I got selected to be part of the exhibition. I couldn't really believe it. Never in an exhibition and then two in the matter of a couple of months. I can't really say how excited I am...but I am! I have to keep my piece under wraps until the teasers come out on the FB page. Top Secret you see. But they are putting new ones up every day. So do check em out.

If you would like to find out more about Damn Fine Print check out their Facebook Page here
It is going to be a very exciting event, with lots of Art and Music. So save the date and head along on the 5th of December.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Copper House Gallery- The Art of Superstition




Here's a couple of snaps from the Art of Superstition exhibition I was part of. I was so happy to see what a beautiful job the framers did with my piece. It was a great night and the exhibition itself was full of super talented people that I was delighted to have shared the event with. The exhibition has been extended another couple of weeks due to popular demand and there are talks of it going on tour. Exciting!!!
Thanks to Illustrators Ireland, The Copper House Gallery, my Da, and all my Buddies for coming along to support me in my first ever exhibition.
You guys rock. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nunu

Nunu




This is Nunu. Created for the Animation Art Show and Auction 2013. He is part of a range of Monsters made by me aka "Freckles n' Fur" and will be available for bidding at the Art show running 2-3rd November in the Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin.

It is all for a fantastic cause. Lastyear we raised 8900 euro for Laura Lynn House and The Jack and Jill Foundation, both very deserving charities, so come along and see if you can grab yourselves an original piece of art for a great cause!!!








Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Art of Superstition.

"By the Light of the Moon"


I am super excited to announce that on Friday 11th (this Friday) an exhibition ran by Illustrators Ireland will take place called "The Art of Superstition" in The Copper House Gallery, Synge Street Dublin from 6.00-8.00. I have been lucky enough to have been chosen to have my piece, "By the Light of the Moon" hang along side 39 other artists, including Peter Donnelly, Steve Simpson, PJ Lynch, Niamh Sharkey and Kevin McSherry.
The exhibition runs from the 11th-31 October and by the looks of things is going to be a very an exciting event.













Admission is free and everybody is welcome. The exhibition will conclude with a Halloween Party were all superstitions will be put to the test!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Me's

by Jamie Teehan
by Sophia Daly
by Neev Brennan
Sometimes people in work like to draw the other people in work. Here are 3 drawings of me done by 3 of my Boulder pals, Jamie, Sophia and Neev. Love all 3, particularly Jamie's version. He got my bun perfick!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Animation Art Show 2013




The Animation Art Show 2013 is back and looks like it will be bigger and better then it's debut lastyear!

Here is a little bit of info about the event:
It will take place in the Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2 on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2013.
The art pieces will be on show in the Studios 1 and 2 during the entirety of weekend and the auction will take place in the Paccar Theatre on Sunday.
This show is fundraising in aid of LauraLynn Children’s Hospice and Jack and Jill Foundation.
The show is opened to all Animation professionals, past and present, and students of Animation.
The deadline for submissions is the 19th October!!!

This was a massive success last year and great fun. So get yer socks on and get out those art materials and get submitting.
Go to the FB and TWITTER pages to keep up to date on developments and get your submission forms.
Any other queries contact the Animation Art Show team at animationartshow@gmail.com.
It's gonna be great!

Monday, September 09, 2013

The Art of Superstition



I received some great news over the weekend that my piece has been chosen to be part of the Illustrators Ireland "The Art of Superstition" exhibition in October. I couldn't believe it. This is be my first time ever to be involved in an exhibition...well apart from our colleges ones. So I'm really excited.
You can check out the teasers of some of the entries on The Art of Superstition facebook page here.


Friday, August 09, 2013

Mr Sweet Tooth



I did these up for a presentation my cousin's wife was doing on cleaning teeth. She didn't want the talk to be all writing and bullet points and be all boring so I drew these up for her. Mr Sweet Tooth teaching the kiddies what they need to brush their teeth.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Wolverine


Don't get me wrong I'm not like a huge Superhero buff or nothin. I just seem to like drawing little sketches of em right now!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sarwah...Fwend!


I did this for the Jim Henson Theme on the Bouldermedia Artblog  this month. It is good ol' Ludo if you didn't know. From one of my favourite movies of all time, Labyrinth.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord

I went to see these guys a couple of weeks back in The Olympia. I'm just a bit obsessed with them at the moment. You can check the link out and see wot I mean......deadly!!!
 "Fatty Boom Boom".

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Man of Steel


Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
No, it's Superman
Technically this tagline doesn't work anymore cause of Supermans little friends here but anyways!!!!

This is also up on the Irish Sketch Societies Facebook page, Superman was the theme, would you have guessed???
More Superheroes to follow real soon...

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Stay Puft


I did this up for the next Bouldermedia Artblog Theme. Pop over and have a look if you feel like a look at some of the other posts(they are really cool). What I had in my head and what I finished up with are quite different. I really need to work on my lighting and colour and composition.
Well everything really. But at least I managed to get something done.

*Sigh*

Friday, May 17, 2013

Final Life Drawing


Some sketches from our last life drawing class for a while.

Slow Loris



I was working on something for the Bouldermedia Artblog for the "Animal Behaviour" theme last month. I didn't manage to get it finish at all what with being busy with deadlines and that. Only got a sketch and a colour kinda key done. I do intend to finish this little guy with a nice background and lighting and stuff so when I do I'll pop it up.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Life Drawing...Blind


Back to life drawing after a good few weeks. This time we took a different approach to what we were doing and drew blind (looking only at the figure, not at the page and trusting yourself to do the rest) . The first one I found myself cheating quite alot and looking down to the page but these four I stayed from looking at my page so I popped thme up cause I think the finished pieces are kinda interesting. I learnt alot about my approach to drawing and how I observe...really enjoyed the class.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Stephen and Liz's Wedding



My little brother Stephen got married to the beautiful Liz at the weekend. As you can see they are pretty happy about the whole thing LOL. They asked me to do a characature of them both for the guest book. So here it is. I don't do this kinda thing that often cause I find it really hard to get likenesses but these two seemed to turn out okay. Well, the happy couple were happy with it so I am happy with it :) They are off now on Safari in South Africa...Lucky Duckers!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Life Drawing







I thought I would go a whole lot of different with some ink and water this life drawing class. Here are the originals, the ones on the right have a little bit a camera trickery to them. The drawings aren't great but I am going to stick with it and see what happens when I get a bit more familiar with the materials.