Thursday, December 18, 2014
Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year. This has been a particularly bad year for the amount of artwork I have posted on my blog so hopefully next year I'll be back with a bang with some really cool news on the new projects I'll be working on in 2015.
So on that note I wish you all well.
Friday, December 05, 2014
Last weekend I went to my second Dr. Sketchy's life drawing class. The theme was Dr.Who which I have never really been a fan of or given much thought to. I didn't come out with too many great drawings but these I thought turned out interesting and it was really good for the drawing practice anyway. They are completely different from anything I have ever tried before in life drawing class and I really enjoy it so good times all round. Next theme is going to be Labyrinth....YES!
Friday, November 07, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
I was asked to do a little picture to be part of a limited edition print collection at The Animation Art Show this year. So here is my contribution, whadoyaknow more Monsters and Birds. This is a refreshed version of a little flash sketch I did yonks ago.
There will be only five 8"x10" high quality signed pieces from 7 different artists, me, Paul O' Flanagan, Chris O'Hara, Eimhin McNamara, Ciaran Duffy, Stephen McGann and Lousie Bagnall. All print were done in the Copper House Gallery and they did a beautiful job.
So if your not lucky enough to bag yourself a piece at the auction there is still hope with you going home with something special.
Opening night tonight...Temple Bar Gallery 6.00pm. Be there or not be there the choice is your but you'll be missing out.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
This is Nanook, meaning "Polar Bear". He is my submission for the Animation Art Show taking place in the Temple Bar Gallery, Temple Bar on the 17th-19th October 2014.
So if your interested head along to the show, it is always great fun and very exciting!!!!
You can find out more about the event and all the artwork that will be showcased and auctioned off here
Monday, September 15, 2014
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 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.
The deadline for submissions is the 1st of October. So I better get my skates on.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Can't wait to get started with this. I was a huge fan as a kid.
you can read the full article here
Friday, May 09, 2014
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.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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
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
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
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.
Roll on Next year!
Friday, November 15, 2013
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
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
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.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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
|"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
|by Jamie Teehan|
|by Sophia Daly|
|by Neev Brennan|
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's gonna be great!
Monday, September 09, 2013
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
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
Monday, July 29, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013
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
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
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.
Friday, May 17, 2013
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.