Tuesday, 2 November 2010

06. Vampire (Post-Halloween)

A different costume for Wolverine, he looks a bit grumpy - maybe he didn't get too much candy when he was trick-or-treating with it on. Clearly he was jumping on the vampire bandwagon that's gripped much of television and film but maybe he was in a werewolf-loving neighbourhood.

Not paying homage to anyone this time, just using the same style as the Maurice Sendak one, next time it'll be a different style (either my own or someone else).

Saturday, 30 October 2010

05. Maurice Sendak

For Halloween, Wolverine is wearing a costume ready for some trick-or-treating with the rest of the X-Men (possibly not his idea, but perhaps a beer bribe persuaded him or Prof. X just tweaked his mind a little, for fun).

This time I've not gone in the style of Maurice Sendak, but was inspired by his book Where The Wild Things Are and Max's wolf costume as worn in the story (it was also what I based my actual Halloween costume, in 2009).

Saturday, 28 August 2010

04. Katamari

In the style of Namco's Katamari games - a crazy Japanese creation that has appeared on PS2, PSP, PS3 and Xbox360.

They star only a few main characters; the Prince, a tiny, wide-headed boy dressed in green and purple, and his father, the King of All Cosmos, who is rather accident prone - in the first game he drunkenly destroys all of the stars and the Moon.
The gameplay involves controlling the Prince as he pushes the titular Katamari (a ball that can pick up anything you roll it into) around various locations, to rebuild the night sky and in later adventures to fulfill the demands of his hard-to-please father, and even his robot-clone.
There are many cousins of the Prince to be found who all look a little odd, with cone-heads and banana-shape bodies, so this Wolverine wouldn't look too out of place amongst them all.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

03. Gemma Correll

In the style of Gemma Correll - a fellow graduate of NSAD and a successful (pug-obsessed) illustrator, she has documented her daily fashion choices in a series of self-portraits and sells her cute work; including t-shirts, prints and zines, in a range of shops across the country.

02. Tom Gauld

In the styles of Tom Gauld - as seen in the Guardian and on some Boots adverts a while back, he brings a modest style alongside a wry wit to all his work, whether it's a print of characters for an epic tale or a book cover for The Three Musketeers.

01. Jamie Smart (Updated)

In the style of Jamie Smart - a great British illustrator/cartoonist who I have known of since enjoying Space Raoul in The Funday Times section of The Sunday Times, and continue to follow his Whubble strip (like Dilbert, but weirder and with more animals) and now his work is to be animated with a series based on Fish-Head Steve, about a town who wake to find they're all a bit deformed in the head.

Update: I contacted Jamie (on DeviantArt) to tell him about being the first style I had attempted to reproduce with Wolverine and not long after he got back to me.

"i bloody love this! thank you so much for showing me, turns out Wolverine looks great as Whubble (or vice versa). Wholverine?
The other styles looks great too! ^_^