Monday, August 22, 2011

Parental Units

The lady who commissioned this has never had a photo of her parents together (father now deceased). One photo of her mother and two of her father were referenced, here's hoping she likes the finished result!

Cissys Kitchen @ Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2011

For the Cavan Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, a friends dad is part of a comedy sketch based on a typical Cavan kitchen in the 1950's, which needed to be advertised via posters and a billboard.

After a few sketches, this was the chosen layout/drawing. The background was later modified (drawing was scanned and then coloured in on Adobe Illustrator and openCanvas to anyone interested)

8x4ft billboard... finally finished!

Taking a sneak preview in Cissys Kitchen before it's opening...

It was cool bumping into these signs! There is a number of them hung around Cavan town directing towards the venue.

Pesky kids, get off ma damn sign!

On top of the billboard and advertising posters, 1000 business cards were printed and left in the kitchen. Huge, huge, HUGE thanks to 'Mick' for the interest and trust and to 'Cissy' for the kind words! I called into the kitchen during the Fleadh and it was almost impossible to walk around inside and outside-- proving the show was a success! Well done guys!

Alongside the above, one of the creamy cans was painted for a collection for Self Help Africa

And not to forget Granny Annies late fifth husband who she couldn't bear to bury, so she had him stuffed, mounted, and placed in the kitchen.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


An old canvas painted over. I'm not particulary a fan of Hendrix but he makes for an excuse to do a fast colour-dy background!

A gift! How cool is it having HeMan, Tom Hanks and Yoko Ono all in one band?

Lots more of these coming soon!


Pen meets Adobe Illustrator. Just for fun!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Neglecting Blogger...

One of the wooden silhouettes dads been getting mental into lately. I drew, he cut.. unfortunatly he cut some of the wrong lines for the woman :/ He also made the well from scratch.

MMAT mandrake tie-dyed... thing! Originally made as a door curtain, but it seems to work as a throw too.

Hand-bound A5 hardcover book. I think think comic in question is.. Green something? One of the cheap ones from Forbidden Planet!