So I have been slaving away recently on a massive piece as you may have seen on instagram.
The artwork is over 5m in size so you can imagine its been a slow process to create and it took nearly an hour to save each time!
The project is for a competition in conjunction with ‘BBC’ and ‘Arts Thread’ called “BBC Worldwide’s Creative Challenge”.
So here is the final image some close-ups!
My main inspiration for this project was the slogan/statement “Audiences are at the heart of what we do”. I shortened this to The Audience at our Heart”. From this I wanted to create an image that as you view it, it is like you are looking out of a TV screen at the vast audience that view or listen to the BBC. That is when I came up with the idea of having the landscape look like a living room, with city and oil rig like chairs and a hillside sofa. Finished off with the slogan Hollywood style across the top.
Style wise I am hugely influenced by animation such as “Wallace and Gromit”, “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy”. But also by illustrators, “Rod Hunt”, “Gary Baseman” and “McBess”.
To create the piece I used a drawing tablet and Photoshop to produce the image completely digitally at 60% of the size of the wall space. First I planned and sketched the drawing out on one layer, followed by the people planned on a second layer, then I drew the outline in black and finished of by adding the colour.