Here are some shots from last Friday’s exhibition in Sydney, with some live drawing on the Wacom Intuos Pro which is a lovely bit of tech and easy to pick up. DKR Batman is my go-to character for such events since he’s easy enough to draw and somewhat of a crowd-pleaser. Thanks to Wacom for the product and special thanks to Matt, Bec, and Zoe for making the exhibition happen. Keep your eyes pealed for the next Affectors show!
rachwong asked: I just watched your process videos (including the recent Cthulhu one), really amazing stuff. May I please ask are you using Frenden brushes to ink by any chance? Or is it a billmund special :P
Thanks for the feedback, and yes you are spot on! I use brushes by the amazing Ray Frenden, which he has made available to purchase for both Photoshop and Manga Studio, and I highly recommend them!
Here is a process video of my Cthulhu artwork if you can stand my monotonous drawl. This piece will be showing at The Art of Storytelling along with art from Ken Taylor, Gina Kiel, Mike Watt, Chris Wahl, Supervixen, Borja Gonzalo and many more!
sketchamadoo asked: No question, just know that you are amazing
You’re sweet man, I appreciate the boost! I dig your Steven Universe fanart, you nailed it!
whiterosebrian asked: I visited your blog some time ago and left a greeting; I had your response saved in my inbox. I thought I would take another look at your blog. Would you like to take a look at mine?
nice blog man, checked your deviantart too, I especially like the coloured pencil works, keep it up!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOBBLYNNE! I love you. xoxo
I finally got it! I’m pretty excited. Here is a link if you would like to buy one.
And this is my Lovecraft-inspired piece available for purchase at the Art of Storytelling exhibition!
To celebrate the New Year and the stories of past, future and present, Affectors will bring you their greatly anticipated multi-sensory exhibition, ‘The Art of Storytelling’.
The event will be held at Comber St Gallery, 5 Comber St, Paddington on Friday the 31st of January 2014. Opening at 5:30pm – 9pm.
This unique exhibition will showcase the illustration, animation and photography of 25 Australian and inter- national artists, including Ken Taylor, Gina Kiel, Mike Watt, Chris Wahl, Supervixen, and Borja Gonzalo.
Based on the art of storytelling, artists will select a novel, play or poem from some of the most classic and greatest storytellers of our time to re-imagine their experience through multimedia illustration and video.
Join The Affectors for an exploration into literature, language and the imagination. Let multi-sensory art, live music and installation propel you back in time or perhaps, into the future, through old world adventures, space exploration, eccentric experiments and world moving moments.
I’ve got some new art coming soon but in the mean time (if you can put up with my monotone voice) here’s a process video!
Just a reminder that my inprnt store is a good source of prints, shop over here!
CONGRATS BILLMUND! YOU WON $10,000 FOR DESIGNING THE NEXT BIG TEE!
The Next Big Tee winner is here! Watch as we surprise Billmund with the big news that his design “INTERNET” scored him $10,000. Then, read about his process, plans for his winnings and his thoughts on internet cats.
Hi - How about a quick introduction? Who are you, where are you from, and what do you do for a living?
My name is Billmund, I’m originally from Sydney, Australia, now based in Bristol, UK and I’m a freelance Illustrator represented by The Drawing Book Studios.
When you’re not drawing, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading comics, drinking.
Where does ‘billmund’ come from?
It’s a weird nickname from High School that I’ve unwisely allowed to endure throughout my professional life! A friend decided ‘Bill’ was too pedestrian and stuck ‘mund’ on the end because he enjoyed the name Edmund so much he felt all his friends should be munds.
How did you hear about Threadless?
I have a feeling it may have been via the Faesthetic blog, I’d ordered Faesthetic 7 and 8 and then somehow stumbled onto Threadless and immediately jumped on board!
We saw how you reacted when you learned you won - do you have any special plans for the winnings?
Haha, yeah, you guys got me good! The prize money will come in handy in a bunch of different ways, I’ll blow a bunch of it on Xmas presents, comics for me and dog sledding with my girlfriend when we’re in Iceland next week.
How did you go about deciding what the “next big tee” was?
I’ve got a growing list of ideas that I plucked this from, just unordered notes a few words long, this one was basically “Voltron made of real cats” which I thought was stupid enough to be kinda funny. I really wanted to push the stupid factor so turned up the 80s affect with the mackintosh body and keyboard pants and big blonde mullet. After I’d sketched it out I realised this thing is basically the internet, and then I designed the logo and put him in space.
Can you share any process pictures/videos of your design, Internet?
Yep, I’ve sent the pencils, inks, flats, and final colours via wetransfer (as you can see he originally had a unicorn head)
I love the old school Voltron look of this. Who would be the Internet Cat’s version of Prince Lotor (archenemy)?
That might be an entity called Señor Censorship, whom is basically made of millions of dark matter censorship bars (not necessarily Spanish).
Who is your favorite internet cat? Do you have any cats of your own? (Feel free to include any pictures)
I don’t actually own any cats, but my favourite internet cat is probably Smoosh.
Thanks for chattin’ with us Bill! Congrats on your win. Now, everybody go buy The Next Big Tee!