Tags: 50s, 60s, artprint, bigtrak, captain caveman, cartoons, digital, fixie girl, glamour, hanna barbera, hollywood, illustration, life magazine, manga, marilyn, retro, teen angels, toys, vector, zoltar, zowie
I've been studying a lot of photos of Marilyn Monroe recently and thought I'd create an homage to a photoset Alfred Eisenstaedt photographed for Life Magazine in 1953. I just loved colours in these pictures and took them as a reference for this illustration that'll be available as a print very soon.
An exercise in getting stuff done quickly – each of these illustrations took 8 hours to complete. I was going to print these off just for my little boy's room, but I ended up finishing a printrun of 50 for each design. Based on old 70s Fisher Price playsets, I know a lot of you will know recognise these from your childhood. They're only £20.00 each and are available on the HDC Store right now.
Well, we're officially on holiday this week, taking a break to visit old pals in Sheffield. The Hand Drawn Creative Etsy store is on vacation mode, but don't forget you can now also buy any of my prints from Brough & Ready's website too. Here's a taster of some new prints for sale there. See you next week...
Hey everyone. Just dropping in to announce an exciting new print venture between Hand Drawn Creative and Brough and Ready. Brough and Ready are a UK based team of experienced Illustrators, Designers and printers producing high quality cards and art prints aimed at the interiors market (you may know them from recent promotional campaigns through sites like ACHICA and FAB).
I approached Brough and Ready at the start of summer to discuss a possible collaboration, The guys at B&R were really interested – especially in my series of Stone Roses print ideas celebrating the legendary band's return to the stage this summer.
I've been working steadily all through July to get a bunch of great designs together, which I hope you'll really like. The main reason for teaming up with B&R is quality and size. Now you'll be able to order Hand Drawn Creative prints at large format sizes on gallery quality stock at prices I just couldn't match if I was working alone.
Here's the first of a new series of illustrations I'm calling Indie Crush. I'm harking back to those days when playing in an indie band was the coolest job in the world and a long sleeved tee, crumpled pack of Marlboro lights, black jeans & a pair of Doc Martens were standard issue. Ah, the early 90s were a blast, weren't they? Now who remembers Miki from Lush?