Hola Hello and thank you for stopping by to see my latest update on my “The Great British Bake Off 2020 weekly Art Challenge” If you are new to my work – WELCOME! Nice to have you here. If you have followed me for a while you’ll know I set myself this challenge last year as a bit of fun. This year was also for fun but also to practice with my watercolours. I also did some a GBBO style portrait of Jo Brand and Tom Allen from The Great British Bake Off 2020 Extra Slice as my gi
Who is Senior Hernandez? I have an Instagram friend called Ana who enjoys travelling locally, nationally, internationally. On her adventures she gets to meet some interesting people (and for me following her on Instagram – some interesting looking people). Below is one such gentleman, whom I later found out was also an artist, Senior Hernandez. This was based on a photo she took which captured him mid-drag of his cigarette between his discussion about art and philosophy with
Hola Hello! Would you like to hear a story? …and by “hear” I mean “Read”. A story called: The Dangers Of HOT Weather (A True Story*) featuring Pod and Tarth. “The Dangers Of HOT Weather (A True Story*)” is a short silly story inspired by the really hot weather we had in the UK. The first sequentially illustrated story I’ve done in years. I must do more! I am looking for comic strip and comic book opportunities so feel free to get in touch if you want to collaborate or have a
Hola Hello and thank you for checking out my Portrait Artist Of The Week #PAOTW update. Sky Arts decided to do a LIVE Facebook feed of their popular TV show: Portrait Artists Of The Year and as I am wanting to have a go at entering one year I couldn’t resist giving it a go. Below are the weeks of Portrait Artist Of The Week #PAOTW I’ve done. Week 1: Akram Khan Akram Khan was the first model to take part in this weekly challenge and he was painted by the previous winner to Sky
Hola Hello and thank you for checking out my Portrait of Captain Tom Moore who raised (as of this post) £27,641,681 for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his back garden for his 100th birthday. This is/was (depending on when you read this) during the period of the COVID19 epidemic of 2020 and our NHS was under a lot of pressure and this inspiring gentleman helped inspire a nation to raise money to help. As an exercise in traditional media (watercolours in this case) and as a
It was sad to hear the artist and creator of Asterix and Obelix, Albert Uderzo, died today. My early comic book influences while growing up were the Smurfs and Asterix. I read so many Asterix comics/books in my School libary over and over again and was surprised a few years ago the comics were still being published. Here is a “quick” watercolour sketch tribute I did… “THESE ROMANS ARE CRAZY!” Twitter First name * Last name * Email Address * Enquiry Subject * Enquiry details.
Last year I entered a competition to Illustrate a poster for Carnival of Cádiz. As my girlfriend is Spanish and from this small city I decided (as well as encouraged) to enter. So the Carnival of Cádiz Poster Illustration had to be done! I have attended the Carnival of Cádiz before and it gets crowded and busy but interesting to see the different costumes and floats of the acts who sing and perform. Even if my Spanish was better it still takes a while to get your head around
I enjoy watching The Great British Bake off with my girlfriend (who has become a bit of a master baker herself and am trying to convince her to apply for the show). This year on The Great British Bake Off 2019 I decided to set myself a drawing challenge to draw whichever contestant gets voted out each week. UPDATE: I didn’t finish this challenge by the end of the show as I had paid work come in. …but I will be updating the rest (I currently have a few in different stages of
Hola Hello and thank you for dropping by to read my latest update on my illustration work of which this time is a Mascot Character Design of a dog called Rudi. This was for an Orthodontist and Rudi is not only the owner’s pet dog but also the mascot of the company. These will be used for both stationery as well as cute fun features on the company website. Mikey #Illustration #PromotionalIllustration
Hola Hello and thank you for stopping by my latest illustration update. On a long week trip to Brighton and nearby towns I, as I often try to do, sketched some places and people around me that caught my attention. Below are what I managed to capture. My fave of all sketches is this one… I have another brief trip coming up soon. Let’s hope I get time to sketch some people and places to share. #Illustration #Illustrator
Hola Hello and welcome to an illustration update talking about illustrating the life I’ve seen on my many visits to Cádiz in Spain. Cádiz is a very old, and small, city in the south of Spain with a rich history and nice beaches to play and swim at. It has plenty of interesting characters around for you to see and I’ve captured a few to illustrate the feel and vibe of the city of Cádiz. From market traders in the markets to people in the street. The people here fascinate me. N
Hola Hello and thank you for dropping by to check out what could potentially be a character for a children’s book. As an I.O.U for a “Three Kings Day” present I produced an illustration of Doctor Printer. My girlfriend and I weren’t sure what kind of printer her brother wanted so as well as buying, bringing it to Spain to be given as a gift before he took it back to the UK (a different part of the UK to us) would have been a bit of a pain in the bum to do. So this was easier…
Hola Hello! I hope you’re well and thank you for dropping by to read my latest update of which this time is about my illustration work featuring in an exhibition. Exciting announcement time!
I am in an exhibition with other artists at Basement Cafè & Bakery in Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands courtesy of Anchor Gallery that starts on 16/11/2018 and runs until 13/12/2018. This will showcase some of my illustrations and recent development from my usual caricature work into a
Hola hello and thank you for checking out my latest cover illustration work of which this time is covers of a trade directory. In neighbourhoods around Birmingham and elsewhere in the West Midlands there’s a Trade Directory called “QuickFinds” which gets posted through the letterbox every few months. They have humorous cover cartoon illustrations to stand out from other trade directories and catalogues. After the previous artist stepped down I was commissioned to do two illus
Hola Hello! Time for another murder… But can you solve the mystery of who did it? Stephan of Murder On The Side commissioned me again to produce a poster to promote another themed Murder Mystery and this time is was: 1001 Arabian Frights Murder Mystery If you’re looking for a fun evening with friends then look into booking a place on the Murder On The Side Murder Mystery nights as there never seems to be any Butler who did it so it could totally throw you. Looking for someone
Hola Hello, I hope you’re all well. What have I been up to recently? Well other than some personal projects which there isn’t much to show yet and some watercolour coloured sketches I’ve been doing as practice – I’ve been busy with the other side of my work and the commissions for that but I’ve also finished one of two poster commissions that have come in. I was asked again by Stephan of Murder On The Side to produce another poster image for one of their new Murder Mysteries.
Hola, Hello! November last year I produced some promotional illustration work for Waters Restaurant to promote the variety of people and the friendly atmosphere at the Restaurant.
Below is the final image. It’s currently being used on their Facebook page and their website homepage and there was talk of using it as a picture in the restaurant itself and on menus. If you’re looking for some artwork for your company please drop me a line at the email below. – Mikey For all you