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November 4, 2015 - No Comments!

Illustrate a guilty pleasure

The final in our mini series of illustrated vinyl covers is guilty pleasures. If you missed the first two, check them out — Week one | Week two

Luke: Justin Bieber — What do you mean?


My illustration this week is of Justin Bieber, he is my guilty pleasure with his track 'What do you mean' although as I am writing this I am listening to his new track 'Sorry' and that's pretty good too.

To build on the last few weeks of learning, I did this whole thing entirely in illustrator. As I drew the outlines and features to his face I realised that he has a pretty featureless face so I gave him a bit more character.

I think lately his music has gotten a bit more serious and less focused on teenage girls, so it's only fair to give him some props by way of some fan art.

#Beliebers #JustinBieber #TheBiebs



Oliver: Britney Spears — Toxic

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The princess of pop, until she went crazy and shaved off her hair. I've unashamedly gone for Toxic by Britney Spears — what a song. Doing this I also found out Miike Snow were involved in the production — probably a reason I don't mind it.

For this I kept it strictly vector, with a real bright, intense palette. I like the idea of having loads of different colour variations of the artwork on a shelf (hence the above GIF).



Dave: Ewan MacColl — Dirty Old Town


My penchant for Irish folk music started back when I was maybe 6-7 years old. Day trips away with my Irish nan meant hours of listening to The Pogues, Steve Earle, The Dubliners and this guy, Ewan MacColl. Later in life when I visited the pubs of Temple Bar, Dublin, I realised I knew all these classic songs, I just never realised.

The lyrics go, 'I met my love, by the gas works wall…’
I pictured a dark, foggy Irish night, where two silhouettes puncture the skyline. This was achieved using white 'tracedown paper’ – useful stuff to have around the studio.