Sunday, April 28, 2013

Illustration Friday: Farewell



I recently said 'FAREWELL' to renting and joined the housing market, so here's a little self-portrait piece based on that idea and feeling. Fortunately for this piece I now live opposite the rented house so could glance across to see what it looks like!!

Comments welcome.

Not available for purchase!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The GeeBees #2: Art Latest News




I've been designing some character type things this week. Some or all of this stuff should be making an appearance in the next issue of The GeeBees.

Part 1 online now!! 

Written and Created by Steven D Quirke
Illustrated by Kel Winser
Lettering by Mike Stock


All artwork is Copyright © 2012-2013, Kel Winser. 



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Illustration Friday: Train


This week's Illustration Friday is TRAIN and this is kind of a piece on tribute and celebration.

I wanted TRAIN to mean something about runners (as we in the UK held the Olympics last Summer - not that I'm massively patriotic or am one of those continuing to milk the proverbial cow, but the olympics is still very much on our collective consciousness). However, the recent Boston bombings and the fact the London Marathon went ahead anyway was kind of heroic in my mind and so this piece is a tribute to the runners who were hurt and those who were heroes and also those who had the determination to continue amidst the horror in the London Marathon. And not to forget all the innocent bystanders, helpers, first aiders, and emergency service people - we love and adore all of what you did to help too!

I am also dedicating this piece to all the people I know at the moment who are running for various charities. Admittedly and shamefully so, cannot afford to give cash to each and every one of you, but I have to some - I want to wish you all the very best of luck with your charitable pursuits and hope you raise plenty of good cash for the good causes!

Hope you all enjoy my drawing! Comments welcome, thanks!

Print available to purchase! Please contact me for more info; quote: Train.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The GeeBees is RELEASED!

Hey ya'll, I've been working on my Illustration Friday brief this week and it's coming along a treat. i'll hopefully get that up in the next day or so. In the meantime, the comic series I'm working on at the moment has just been released.

You'll find it here:

THE GEEBEES COMIC


Please share with your friends far and wide!


Written and Created by Steven D Quirke
Illustrated by Kel Winser
Lettering by Mike Stock


All artwork is Copyright © 2012-2013, Kel Winser. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Illustration Friday: WILD


This week, Illustration Friday's topic is WILD. I think the situation in North Korea is pretty wild at the moment so I went with this humourous offering of Kim Jong-Un farting out a ballistic missile - good luck K-Ju, just hope we don't get a world war 3!

Comments welcome, thanks!

Print available to purchase! Please contact me for more info; quote: Wild.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The GeeBees; An Art Update


OO What a big pair....OF REALLY SHARP AND DANGEROUS SCISSORS!

Yes things are getting dangerous when our hero finds himself at the mercy of tailor assassins in a new pin up poster by ME!




The GeeBees Comic Issue2 - coming soon!

Written and Created by Steven D Quirke
Illustrated by Kel Winser
Lettering by Mike Stock


All artwork is Copyright © 2012-2013, Kel Winser. 



The GeeBees Comic Art Update!


Stomp, crack, rustle! A quick dash through the woods...

The GeeBees Comic Issue2 - coming soon!


Written and Created by Steven D Quirke
Illustrated by Kel Winser
Lettering by Mike Stock


All artwork is Copyright © 2012-2013, Kel Winser. 

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Illustration Friday: Urban


For this week's Illustration Friday topic (Urban) I wanted to make something of a comparative notion on Urban Landscapes...combining the countryside and urban landscapes in one image. My ideas went so far into thinking about the animals in either environment, ones that are hunted/targeted by others as prey in one form or another. Other ideas that came to mind were the urbanisation of countrysides and small villages to get trade through tourism and also human beings destroying country landscapes to put up cheap housing (hence the reason the tower block scene is above). By the way, the animal in the countryside scene is a deer, not a horse...!

This image is a bit of a mish-mash of other images too. Below is a little insight to my process.


First I created a painting of the idea using watercolours.

   

I then scanned the painting, turned it into blue line and printed it so I could trace it with inks. I used a Platinum refillable brush pen and a Kuretake brush pen. Once dry, I scanned again and turned some lines dark red, brown and grey. The lines were changed and layered over the painting in Photoshop. I fiddled about with the opacity of all colour line layers until I was happy with the final mix.

Print available to purchase! Please contact me for more info; quote: Urban.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Self Inflicted. A Future Shocks contest entry.







This is a contest piece I did for a 2000AD Future Shocks contest. Needless to say I did not write this nor did I win the contest. Learnt a lot by doing it and I have improved since I think!

This is also on my website, but you can read it better and clearer on the blog here!

Comments welcome.

Final Illustration: First Doctor


Watercolour and gouache with an ink line later over the top - some additional digital drawing over the lightning.

Comments welcome.

Print available to purchase! Please contact me for more info; quote: Harnell.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

First Doctor Illustration

Preparing for THE RIFT (a Doctor Who themed sc-fi convention in The Forum in Norwich, August 18th) doing an illustration as limited edition prints of all 11 Doctors. Here's the pencils which will end up being the first one.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Illustration Friday: Egg



This week's Illustration Friday topic is EGG.

My entry this week is the classic pun on the Dalek