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Monday, March 07, 2016

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 'The SuperPower Project' is on the list for the @readingagency ‪#‎SummerReadingChallenge‬ 
http://goo.gl/7UXZaX ...Hurray!

...and this made my week: For World Book Day, this amazing kid (above) dressed up as TJ (the robot guy on the front cover). Brilliant.



Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Here's a cover I did for 'The SuperPower Project' by Paul Bristow (Out 2016)
For synopsis / pre-order, go here:



Thursday, July 02, 2015

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Hey! Buy my stuff, ON stuff. I've set up a UK and a US shop so you can buy my artwork on phone cases, notepads, tote bags, shower curtains, laptop skins, wall clocks and more!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

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The robot chickens are BOK-BOK-back, and they've upgraded! Out 16th of July.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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 I put the bridge vid at the top here on instagram for a laugh: Shot fifteen years ago on an 'antique' Super 8 camera, edited by pointing a miniDV tape handycam at an (also) antique 8mm projector... and then of course re-edited digtially today...what could be more instagram?!

Most of what I shot at the time is terrible, shaky, blurred and streaky... mainly because I was too excited, but also I was very concsious that I had only eight minutes of film... So I kind of caught 'snippets', somewhere between photo and video! It's difficult to watch as video, but gifs allow them to be seen, so I thought I'd put them here.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Just how we roll.
Spoof / homage of those super trendy illustrated fashion blogs.
They'll all be wearing this lot next week.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

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Congratulations to Alex McCall for winning the  2014 Scottish Children's Book Award. Pleasure to be hitching a ride!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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IN A WORLD where everyone is a beanbag... Decided to pastiche some little known indie movies for this. You won't have seen them unless you're VERY cutting edge.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Monday, October 06, 2014

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It's all change at the mo. Consolidating some old bits and bobs. Here's a rough that became something very different in the end... but it's spookily accurate for right now.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Well done to Alex McCall and all at Floris Books, 'Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens' has been shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2015!

I was interviewed about illustrating the cover, and other illustratory things, you can read it here...
http://www.discoverkelpies.co.uk/news-and-events/?p=676
Good luck all!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Wonderbook 'Hansel vs Gretel': Story / Layout Process from Luke Newell on Vimeo.
One of the things I'm most proud of through the long twisting development of Wonderbook was working on how to get an end-to-end story on the Wonderbook.
Challenges:
It's a book!: Story pacing must accommodate physical page turns.
It's a stage play!: Layout must take into account the fully rotateable 'stage'.
It's a movie!: Ultimately all imagery displayed on a 16:9 ratio TV screen.
It's a game!: Interactive content. How to include games without breaking the story flow.

Each on the ten story 'spreads' broken down into three stages... Illustration, 3D Layout, Final. This is all a massive simplification of the twisty turns we took, but I think it shows the solid outcome.

I was story / layout artist on this (see video... of course the 'final in-game' stuff is not my work, that is down to a team of massively talented team!).
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A snippet of some further concept / character work I did below. Full Wonderbook website page to follow .

Face texture sheet... 

Witch hairdo fun...

Exploring facial options....



Witch design maquette, development....



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Spoilers!

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Here's some old Wonderbook 'StoryTeller' character design / dev stuff I did.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014