Rodent Illustrations for STV Pest Control
Sorry I haven’t updated the blog in a while! I’ve been so busy recently setting up my other taxidermy brand Taxidermy Co. but I’ve still been doing a lot design and illustration work in between!
Here’s something I’ve done recently illustrated for the Big Cheese brand at STV Pest Control:
Skull Scarves, Oddities and the rebrand of ‘Perished Pets’
Remember the repeat skull pattern series I developed a while back? Well, I got them made in to epic things!!!
Initially, I thought they would look great as an exclusive set of posh wallpapers. I went on a quest and reached out to a whole bunch of retailers to see if they were interested, but with unfortunately no luck.
But it all worked out great in the end!Read More
‘The Anatomy Of…’ Watercolour Bird Art Series
I have forever been inspired by anatomy and wildlife, birds in particular and this original art series is simply a collision of my two inspirations.
I have always strived for perfection in my art, but this particular project has made me realise that I love the imperfections of the looser style of painting as I was experimenting. It’s completely unpredictable how the watercolours will bleed, how the drips will influence the painting and what patterns they will make, which makes these artworks completely unique and it’s exciting to watch them develop.
As a taxidermist, I’m constantly looking at and reciting anatomical references for my work. The idea of mixing this ‘Skeleton’ layer with the watercolour paintings came to me at 3am one morning – I tried it out the next day on a transparent layer and completely fell in love with the end result.
Once the paintings are framed, it becomes an almost interactive piece; If you look at it at a certain angle, the skeleton later aligns perfectly with the painting below.
True beauty comes from within.
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These one of a kind, highly artistic paintings will soon be available to purchase via my Taxidermy & Curios site www.taxidermyco.uk
Check out more on my Instagram: @Krys10Design
Grandad Portrait Painting – Watercolours
For my Dad’s birthday this year, I painted my lovely Grandad Newby (My Dad’s Dad) in watercolours for him. He loved it! :) Grandad Newby my be sadly gone, but he is never forgotten.
Ever since I got commissioned to paint a boat for a customer as a Christmas gift, I have been 100% addicted to painting with watercolours, seriously. They are so easy to work with and produce beautiful imperfections which makes the paintings so unique, I love the excitement it brings not knowing what unexpected patterns are going to be formed within the painting.
You’ll be seeing a lot more watercolour work from me in the near future.
Sailing Boat Watercolour Painting Commission
Just before Christmas, I was commissioned by a client to paint her husband’s beloved sailing boat. She wanted the boat to be sailing at sunset along the Wells-next-the-Sea coastline, where he loves to sail. She sent me photos of the actual boat in action and I imposed it into the prefered landscape and setting.
It’s painted in watercolours by hand on high quality A4 350gsm watercolour paper. It’s been a while since I’ve worked with watercolours, I forgot how much I enjoyed working with them and I am pleased with the end result!
This project has sparked motivation in me to work with watercolours a lot more, I’m excited to show you all what I’ve been working on since this!
Hideaway Band Logo Design
Here’s a recent logo that I designed for the upcoming Central New Jersey indie based indie-pop Band ‘Hideaway’.
They wanted quite a retro feel to their new band logo inspired by neon lights; Here’s what I came up with!
I made a little animated GIF of the logo too, with a flickering light effect, I thought it looked pretty eye catching and effective! You can check out Hideaways musical endeavours by checking them out on social media with the handle @hideawaytheband
Are you in a band and in need of an eye catching new logo to engage with your fans? Please get in touch today to discuss!