Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Tuesday 28th May 2013 - We Grow Cherries Talent Pool

Me, and a fair chunk of other BCU art students have had our work put up on the official Talent Pool.

I know nothing more than the fact my work is there with other people, so, yeah! Go take a look. I think we're all desperate for jobs, heh.

http://wegrowcherries.com/portfolio/jack-holliday/

Root: http://wegrowcherries.com/

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Wednesday 22nd May 2013 - Coloured thingies




These are a few of the 'portfolio filler' paintings I've been tackling - dealing with subjects which weren't explicitly shown, or were entirely absent from my portfolio.

This is just under half of them I believe, with more on their way!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Monday 20th May 2013 - Framed Art






Who would be interested in a "printed-and-framed-to-order" service of pretty much any of my images in A3? Will be printed on demand and mounted up like this and then posted to you! Prices for pre-orders (orders before my exhibition) will be £30, afterwards £50, to cover costs of printing and frames. This cost is excluding postage.


This is inspired by the success of my last collaborative exhibition at The Custard Factory; Birmingham: http://www.jhillustrations.com/2012/12/thursday-6th-december-2012-exhibition.html


Monday 20th May 2013 - Merch Packs!


These are the merch packs that were mentioned in my previous post!

There are 2 versions, a standard and an uber, for £5 and £7.50 respectively - they contain varying amounts of merchandise, with the uber containing some exclusive items.

These will go on sale at my exhibition at university, and if there's any left, they will be peddled down the pub, or online, wherever a quick pound can be made!

Monday 20th May 2013 - Merchandise!













Yesss! I've spent a lot of my time over the past couple of weeks applying my art from the last 6 months or so to different things, in an attempt to prove fantasy art's applicability, and of course, to make a bit of money!

What can be seen here is pretty much the full accumulation of the merchandise - badges, stickers, business cards, bookmarks and postcards! These will be packaged up and sold in batches at my exhibition.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Friday 3rd May 2013 - Pencils pencils pencils!







People at uni seemed slightly interested in my pencil sketches. Personally, I've never seen them as more than a means to an end - the end being a digital painting, which I want people to be slightly interested in.

A few things to point out to pencil nazis: I know the line weights are even, I know there's no sense of depth, blah blah blah, I know all of this. As I said above - these are a means to an end, they don't need to work by themselves, they just need to contain enough detail to carry over to the paintings to make my life easier in that respect.

Oh yeah, and these were all scanned in with my new, super sexy, A3 scanner. Boom.

Finally, as I remembered, yeah, very very very inspired by World of Warcraft. I accidentally tripped up and found myself re-submersed in the world of pandas and dragons and large shoulderpads. So I figured, hey, make the most of it and feed the inspiration into my images.