Thursday, 29 September 2011

Hey

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Copy Cat


Ink, collage, paint experiment.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Commission

A recent commission I've done. A set of four A5 portraits.
If you're interested in getting some Illustrations done specially for you, or even if you just want a print of one of my past Illustrations. Contact me at jackgilliland@hotmail.co.uk






Sunday, 24 July 2011

The Sunday Times Style Magazine- The Power of love


If you haven't seen This week's issue of Style magazine then here it is!
And behold! My illustrations are featured within!!

The Article I illustrated is called "the power of love"
And is about various womens' experiences of sex.

Now believe me, getting reference material for this one was tough.
One does not enjoy spending the day googling the words
"people having sex" and "dry humping" which is what I did.

Enjoy!
xXx

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

140 Characters at MOTHER

In June, photographer Nick Ballon was invited to spend some time at the offices of MOTHER, an advertising agency based in Shoreditch, London. The inspiration of these photographs was a play on the Twitter limit of 140 characters per tweet. With this in mind his photographs capture the lively,hip environment of MOTHER, with the images also being typical to Ballons and use of a strong composition and selective colour palette.
You can see more of Ballons work here www.140charactersatmother.tumblr.com/




http://www.nickballon.com/

http://www.motherlondon.com/

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Catherine Okada- Nightbus

This is a Rough design for Catherine Okada's vinyl cover for her single 'nightbus'- alterations to be made.

Monday, 27 June 2011

The Life Tree: Yggdrasil.




SO HERE IT IS, THE CULMINATION OF THE LAST FEW MONTHS WORK! MY FINAL FINISHED AND PROFFESIONALLY PRINTED COMIC, "THE LIFE TREE", IT'S A STORY CRAFTED ARROUND AND ABOUT NORSE MYTHOLOGY FEATURING CHARACTERS AND PLACES NAME CHECKED IN THE ORIGINAL NORSE MYTHS!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF IT THATS GREAT, AS ALL THE MONEY I MAKE FROM THE COMIC IS GOING TO CANCER RESEARCH UK.

SO THERE'S TWO WAYS TO GET ONE EMAIL ME AT, tom-b1@hotmail.com.

OR IN A FEW DAYS I'LL HAVE MY OWN ETSY STORE AND YOU CAN GET ONE THERE, I'LL BE SURE TO PUT LOTS OF OTHER COOL STUFF YOU CAN GET HOLD OF UP THERE AS WELL!!!

HOPE YOU LIKE IT, AND WANT TO BUY ONE IF NOT THATS COOL KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR MORE FROM ME IN THE FUTURE!!! PEACE OUT!!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Portal.



Music Video- Styles, Portal.
By Patrick William Bethell, Keiran Jones and Henry Styles

Friday, 10 June 2011

FMP- The Carnival





So i've Finished my FMP and I thought i'd show you what I came up with. Take a look :)


Saturday, 28 May 2011

Awkward

This is some of my recent work that went towards my project about awkward situations. Enjoy.



Thursday, 26 May 2011




Some illustrations i did of my family starting from my sister at the bottom, then mum then dad.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Coast.

This is my (almost) final piece for my current uni project. It needs a little tweaking here and there, but, TA-DAH!

Tower and Device

Ferbin and Holse approach the D'Neng-Oal Tower on caudeback.



The Machine


The final images for my third year final project, intended to book-end the main story of Matter by Iain M. Banks.

Wish me luck, I'll be handing this in tomorrow.


With thanks to Ellie, for being very patient while I waffle on about aliens and composition, and for helping with the strenuous task of tearing paper in two.

and also, of course, Iain M. Banks, for writing such good books with plenty of imaginative visual material in the first place.


Saturday, 14 May 2011

Holse's Notebook

Xinthia

(Tensile Aeronathaur) an Airworlder; giant airships (smaller than dirigible behemothaurs); semi-adapted for high-pressure gaseous/liquid environments and space-capable. Now rare and generally Developmentally/Inherently/Pervasively Senile; see WorldGod, the

Nariscene

Sarl mentors; insectile MLI


Aultridia

upstart species that evolved from parasites living under carapaces of Xinthia; mat-like/pelliform (also “Squirmiform”, term of abuse); LLI

Morthanveld

Nariscene mentors; spiniform waterworlers, HLI



From the "Culture" final major project, for the appendix of Matter by Iain M. Banks.

Work not affiliated to Banks or his publisher.

Marain script with attribution to Daniel Solis danielsolisblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/free-font-marain-scr...

Friday, 13 May 2011

Oct



Oct/Inheritors



claim descent Involucra; control (most) travel within Towers of Sursamen and many other Shellworlds; octal Waterworlders; LLI

For my final project at uni. For the appendix of my fictional ‘Illustrated Edition’ of Matter, by Iain M. Banks. Here's some shite cameraphone pictures, taken today just after the books were finally printed and completed!



Not affiliated to Banks or his publisher.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Tsungarial Disk

"Three hundred million space factories of half a million tonnes or more each sounded like a lot, but, spread out around an entire gas giant from within a few hundred kilometres of Razhir’s cloud tops to over half a million kilometres distant from the planet, in a band forty thousand kilometres thick, it was amazing how empty the space around the planet could seem."

- Surface Detail, Iain M. Banks

The final back-cover image for the speculative book cover project, illustrating for the jackets of all of the main Culture novels.

Not affiliated to Iain Banks, or his publisher, Orbit.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Werewolf.

Planet of the Dead

'. . . A sky like chipped ice, a wind to cut you to the body core. Too cold for snow, for most of the journey, but once for eleven days and nights it came, a blizzard over the field of ice we walked on, howling like an animal, with a bite like steel. The crystals of ice flowed like a single torrent over the hard and frozen land. You could not look into it or breath; even trying to stand was near impossible. We made a hole, shallow and cold, and lay in it until the skies cleared.'

- Consider Phlebas, Iain M. Banks

Back cover forConsider Phlebas, from the speculative book cover project. Again, not affiliated in any way to Banks or his publisher and purely a speculative university project.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Indentured Intalgiation

The speculative front cover for Iain M. Banks latest book, Surface Detail.

From the blurb:


"It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture.


It begins in the realm of the Real. It begins with a murder. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself."


Again, this is a speculative university project. This work is not associated to Iain Banks or his publisher.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

..........

The Werewolf By Angela Carter, taken from The Bloody Chamber

The Bloody animation- By Lorna Leigh Harrington

Untitled from lorna harrington on Vimeo.




Go and visit grandmother, who has been sick. Take her the oatcakes I've baked for her on the hearthstone and a little pot of butter.

The good child does as her mother bids - five miles' trudge through the forest; do not leave the path because of the bears, the wild boar, the starving wolves. Here, take your father's hunting knife; you know how to use it.

The child had a scabbby coat of sheepskin to keep out the cold, she knew the forest too well to fear it but she must always be on her guard. When she heard that freezing howl of a wolf, she dropped her gifts, seized her knife, and turned on the beast.

It was a huge one, with red eyes and running, grizzled chops; any but a mountaineer's child would have died of fright at the sight of it. It went for her throat, as wolves do, but she made a great swipe at it with her father's knife and slashed off its right forepaw.

The wolf let out a gulp, almost a sob, when it saw what had happened to it; wolves are less brave than they seem. It went lolloping off disconsolately between the trees as well as it could on three legs, leaving a trail of blood behind it. The child wiped the blade of her knife clean on her apron, wrapped up the wolf's paw in the cloth in which her mother had packed the oatcakes and went on towards her grandmother's house. Soon it came on to snow so thickly that the path and any footsteps, track or spoor that might have been upon it were obscured.

She found her grandmother was so sick she had taken to her bed and fallen into a fretful sleep, moaning and shaking so that the child guessed she had a fever. She felt the forehead, it burned. She shook out the cloth from her basket, to use it to make the old woman a cold compress, and the wolf's paw fell to the floor.

But it was no longer a wolf's paw. It was a hand, chopped off at the wrist, a hand toughened with work and freckled with old age. There was a wedding ring on the third finger and a wart in the index finger. By the wart, she knew it for her grandmother's hand.

She pulled back the sheet but the old woman woke up, at that, and began to struggle, squawking and shrieking like a thing possessed. But the child was strong, and armed with her father's hunting knife; she managed to hold her grandmother down long enough to see the cause of her fever. There was a bloody stump where her right hand should have been, festering already.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The Staberinde




Front cover for Use of Weapons, one of the Culture novels by Iain M. Banks for my final projects, illustrating most of the Culture novels as speculative book covers.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Sleeper Service

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Culture "Plate" class General Systems Vehicle Sleeper Service (previously Quietly Confident)

For the spines of the speculative book cover project. A full set of the covers reveals the image of the ship.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Matter

Cover image for Matter, detailing Level Eight of the Shellworld Sursamen, and its supporting Towers.

For the ongoing speculative book cover project, working with Iain M. Banks' 'Culture' series of novels.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Pittance Store

A hollowed iron-nickel asteroid used as a store for Culture weaponry.

For the back cover of Excession, for the speculative book cover project, illustrating the covers for all 7 Culture novels.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

O you who turn the wheel

I'm hoping this one is clear. Its supposed to represent the curved surface of a Culture 'Orbital' (think of the Rings from Halo), bathed in the light from a dying star.

Here it is as if you were looking at it on its side.

Its from the ongoing major project at uni illustrating the covers for the Iain M. Banks 'Culture' novels.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Norse Mythology is RAAAD!!


So! This is a fake comic cover for my final major project I've done about 4 of these covers all can be seen HERE!! But I thought this one deserved some Coloured Vapour exposure, as I'm really happy with the colour job I've done on it!!

This is 'Nidhogg' the serpent of the Norse underworld 'Nifelheim', along with countless other serpents and snakes and creatures of darkness it chews on the roots of the world tree 'Yggdrasil'. When not having a good gnaw on the world trees roots, it basically spends its time trading insults with the great eagle giant 'Hraesvelg' through a squirrel called 'Ratatosk' the gossiping bitch!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Drones

The Drones, Chamlis Amalk-ney and Mawhrin-Skel, for the speculative back-cover of The Player of Games, a Culture novel by Iain M. Banks.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Excession

Final image for the front cover of Excession, for the "Culture" novel speculative book-cover project.