Sunday, 29 March 2015
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015
Thursday, 19 March 2015
'Not sure if this is the right place to be showing these as they're not particularly scribbly (although they are/were most definitely tea-powered), but here are the other Northbrook Theatre posters I mentioned the other day.
I was particularly happy with the two-pronged publicity attack that was The Witches Of Eastwick campaign though I was told that someone involved in the production queried the imagery as there were no cats in the play. Hmm. Anyone for semiotics?
Mixed media. A3 posters.
Posted by Mike Chester at 9:52 am
Saturday, 14 March 2015
I signed in to Blogger the other day and was met with a message telling me to remove any sexual content from my blog or it would be removed for me. In the spirit of mischief, I'm considering creating a series of innocuous posts with provocative titles to see if I can wind up the thought police. Here then, is a recent sketchbook double spread with an ENORMOUS COCK AND BALLS in it.
TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and watercolours, in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.
Posted by Mike Chester at 6:50 pm
Friday, 13 March 2015
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Monday, 9 March 2015
Poster design for Northbrook Theatre's impending production of Bare.
I've been designing posters for shows at the college theatre for a couple of years now and have been using the opportunity to try out different things each time (I'll post the results of previous endeavours some time in the near future). I thought that it was about time I that I should draw something in my own style.
I'm relatively happy with it and that's high praise given that I'm extremely critical about everything that I do. This was an exercise in trying to complete a job quickly, so that I couldn't agonise over every single mark and redraw everything a thousand times until all sense of spontaneity and freshness evaporated. The nose troubles me somewhat, having 7.30pm on a single line causes me no end of misery, and the more attentive viewer may spot a finger too many in the clasped hands. However, I DO like the wings, the minimal colour palette and the sharp contrast between white and green (originally blue, but I couldn't get the printer to match the shade of blue I had onscreen.)
TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink, digital colour.
Posted by Mike Chester at 9:59 pm