December 17, 2012
the zombieking.co.uk website is now up and running…
that means i’m gonna be winding things down on wordpress [not that i’ve been very active of late anyway] and begin blogging over on the new site.
it’s quite a weird thing to do y’know? although i have very few followers on here, i have certainly found the sense of community to be inspiring. but just cos i’m blogging elsewhere doesn’t mean i wont still be reading other folks’ words here….
November 30, 2012
November 21, 2012
does anyone want a chance to win one of my new t-shirts?
i have a fresh delivery of each of these lovely three designs arriving in the next week or so. they’re gonna be available in boys & girls shaped tees, in sizes S/M/L/XL. when the delivery arrives i’ll pick a one of you guys at random to whom i’ll send a zombieking t-shirt of their choice. simple.
i’m running the competition over on my facebook page – so hit this [link] and follow the instructions.
November 2, 2012
i’ve been reflecting on how quickly things have been coming together recently…
on the 11th August, i wrote a blog post [link] saying that i was getting back into the studio to do some drawing. specifically, i was busy revamping a very old sketch – this one infact:
- the sketch was refined, the idea adjusted, redrawn and inked.
- then it was scanned and cleaned up digitally.
- from there is was emailed to the screen printers, and put onto t-shirts.
- the t-shirts have made their way around the uk, and some have even left the country, going as far afield as ontario and california.
- they’ve been photographed professionally using an alt. model, and one of these images is to be used in a magazine [that i love] to advertise my range of designs.
- the t-shirts are currently available for sale in a couple of shops, and once my website is finished they’ll be available to buy online too.
so here we are now – less than 3 months later – we have moved from that sketch above, to this…
not too shabby, eh?
October 31, 2012
the results of the photoshoot…
this fantastic image is to be used as my first advertising spot in big cheese magazine, which comes out in a few weeks time.
the model is Vivi Vicious, and you can find her model mayhem profile here [link]
these are the shots featuring my other two designs..
i must admit that organising a photoshoot was quite a daunting prospect, as i have never been involved with anything like this before – but having an experienced model, and a professional photographer who took the reigns made the entire experience stress free. i did little more than sit back and watch them work. it was brilliant!
it was an absolute pleasure working with these two ladies, and i couldn’t be happier with the photoset.
[note: the web address [www.zombieking.co.uk] across the bottom of the photos is not yet live, but it will be soon!]
October 23, 2012
this happened today…
“what’s going on in the picture?” you may ask.
well, that’s one of my newly designed and printed t-shirts. being worn by a professional model. who is being shot by a professional photographer.
i’ve been a struggling artist for so long now [and i dont expect that to change in the immediate future!]. but to see the things i’ve been working towards in recent years start to come to fruition is so very satisfying. it makes all the long nights, the blue times, and the financial troubles fade away that bit further – because things are really starting to happen.
infact, it’s coming together so well, and in such a professional manner, that my usual cynical demeanour is also evaporating – leaving me with a positive outlook for the future, the like of which i haven’t known in years.
all this means that the reign of this particular zombieking may be dawning very soon 🙂
the king is undead! long live the zombieking!
October 22, 2012
it’s exciting times over at Zombieking HQ – i’ve taken delivery of my first batch of t-shirts, and they look absolutely amazing!
tomorrow i have a photoshoot booked with Lu Lowe [who is absolutely brilliant] so i will have some cracking shots to show you all very soon. these will be the main images for the publicity i have booked for the christmas issue of Big Cheese Magazine.
i’ve also been working with Lynne Roberston, and other mentors at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at my University, Liverpool John Moores. this culminates in a presentation to panel next week which will give a much needed boost to my business [as long as things go well!]
AND i am also undertaking a halloween project for Speke HAll, which is a National Trust property here in Liverpool (but i can’t share any of these pics until after it’s all finished).