Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sunday, 23 September 2012

HotchaPotch

double-page-spread by Doodle Howls
double-page-spread, a photo by Doodle Howls on Flickr.

Do you enjoy creative writing? Well fill in the blank speech bubbles and text boxes. If I like what you've written, I will post it here in full colour. The story goes from left to right, across two, then down. Just copy and paste and print.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Knockabout Park

knockabout-park-final by Doodle Howls
knockabout-park-final, a photo by Doodle Howls on Flickr.

it has taken me nearly a year to pencil, ink up all of this ( the original is on A2 paper) But finally!!! I have done it. It was truly an epic task.

This picture will hopefully be published in up coming children's magazine, named "Loaf"
If i am lucky it will be made into a pull out poster.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

LOAf Magazine

Hello everyone.

There's an exciting new children's magazine on its way... but it needs your help!. LOAf is a fresh new comics magazine for 9-12 year-olds, coming to a bookshop near you!

The publication is designed to be relevant, entertaining and helpful for the young people who read it.

Please take a moment to watch the film, read about the project and forward this email to anyone who you think would be interested in supporting LOAf.

Link to the project page: http://www.peoplefund.it/loaf-magazine/

Yours Sincerely
LOAf Magazine

Sunday, 5 August 2012

10 of Triceratops

10 of Triceratops by Doodle Howls
10 of Triceratops, a photo by Doodle Howls on Flickr.

A playing card design for the global Dino Wars event. Each participant was dealt a dinosaur card to illustrate. Mine was the Triceratops number 10. I thought i'd add a female pirate, vampire as a steed.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Dreams

Dreams by Doodle Howls
Dreams, a photo by Doodle Howls on Flickr.

My submission for the Festival of Ideas art competition. I left the top left corner of the illustration blank in order to house their logo. The bottom of the illustration was designed to fit text.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Circus Interview


Those creative people at The Circus of Illustration featured an interview of me and my drawings on their website. A big thank you to illustrator Rachel Lovatt for taking the time to interview and forward all of this. Thanks Rachel.



http://bedfordshireillustrators.tumblr.com/post/24969256015/rachel-lovatt-interviews-stuart-adams

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Interview with Illustrator, Scarlett Tierney

This week i interviewed Scarlett Tierney, a Bedfordshire based illustrator and co-founder/member of the "Circus of Illustration" team. A group created to promote illustrators based in Bedfordshire. Hello.Firstly,what do you like to do when you need inspiration? I like to get away from the studio and refresh my brain, maybe do something else creative like baking. I don't tend to look at blogs or other's work when I'm not feeling inspired because my ideas after that are often too similar. I get ideas at the most boring or unpredictable times and always when I'm working on other projects so I like to keep busy and not fall into the trap of having no planned work. Do you collect anything? I like to collect vintage tins, man I love tins. I have loads of them all with varying degrees of use. They look like they could be perfect for something... just not sure what. Do you have a favourite fine artist/painter? My favourite painter is the amazing Lucien Freud, I adore his portraits, if you haven't been to the exhibition at the NPG I absolutely recommend it. I also adore Egon Scheile, Alphons Mucha, Aubrey Beardsley, Marc Chagall.....all quite figurative artists. Do you have any hobbies on the side, such as playing a musical instrument? I attempt to play the ukulele but I've never been very musical and I'm a bit crap really so I don't like to play of anyone can hear me practice. So if the neighbours are home I won't play. Silly right? What role does modern technology play in your artwork? Are you an Adobe addict? I am a huge advocate for hand drawing, a lot of the skills of hand drawing and painting I feel are being lost with the increased popularity in digital art. I love the depth and textutre of real pencils and paints! I do use a bit of digital magic to tidy up my work or change colourways. I'm not anti digital by any means I just like to get my hands dirty. Who would be your ideal client/company/band to work or collaborate with? I'd like to illustrate for magazines like Vogue, I get very bored of all the photography in those mags. I don't think I have a dream client. I'd like to illustrate a book, not a story book though.. For you what is the least favourite aspect of being an Illustrator/artist? At the moment, not having enough time to actually produce work, so much of my time is taken up with promotional stuff, approaching new clients and agents and just basically trying to sell my work. I don't know if other illustrators feel the same but I sometimes feel like everything I draw needs to be important for something as I have such little time to draw and I don't do it enough for the joy of it anymore. Hopefully that will change the further I move into my career. Your work seems to come from using lovely traditional, tactile materials. How do you feel about artwork that is made completely digitally? I appreciate that it's an artform in itself but I don't feel it has enough soul in it for me. I'm a lover of the good old fashioned pencil. What is your poison of choice? In addition, have you ever over indulged in the name of art? Haha poison? I'm quite fond of a Bailey's. I rarely over indulge, unless it's cake, or cheese, or roast potaoes... ok I quite often over indulge, but in the name of gluttony. Do you play music; listen to the radio whilst working? If you do, what band/radio station do you find yourself listening to the most? I love BBC6 Music, I can't really stand Steve Lamaq though so I'll listen again to the gorgeous Cerys Matthews or the brilliant Craig Charles Funk & Soul show. Anything that is upbeat. Failing that it's The Beatles every time. What project(s) are currently working on? Right this minute I am working on an illustration for The Circus of Illustration for our exhibition in July, it's of a tattooed lady and I'm rather enjoying it! Do you have any projects lined up in the future that you are allowed spill the beans on? Bits & pieces. At the moment I'm concentrating on getting prints of my work done ready to sell and creating a cataloque of products to approach stockists with. Again, not enough drawing! You can find Scarlett's illustrations at: http://scarlettrebecca.co.uk/

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012

Cambridge Creative Network member

I am now a member of the "Cambridge Creative Network" Very happy about this. It means I'll part of alot more exhibitions,exhibiting work along side some really wonderful artists.
You can find my profile here:
http://cambridgecreativenetwork.co.uk/users/stuart-adams

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

I just received this T-shirt from a personalised t shirts company, clothes2order.com. I am very happy with it. The colours look bright and the design has been printed exactly how I wanted it. The fabric also feels strong and durable. My friend will be very happy with his birthday present. Thank you Clothes2order.com


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Theme Park Page 1

Here's a a very rough preview of what i've been working on the last few weeks. It's an activity page for children. Lots of items to find. Just need to ink it all up now.

Activity book, page 2

Untitled by DoodleHowls (Horsey McBoo)
Untitled, a photo by DoodleHowls (Horsey McBoo) on Flickr.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Link to Beefstik zine

http://issuu.com/randymozier/docs/beefstik3?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222

Beefstik Zine

Recently contributed a page to Beefstik issue 3. A meat themed zine. Here it is:

Sunday, 4 March 2012

The Salloon

Ok so i know i've uploaded this image bfeore, (twice already if i'm not mistaken) BUt i always wondered what it would look like with a bit of colour to it. Previous attempts didn't work because the colouring was too literal and didn't really add anything. This version has a bit of both worlds. Plus it looks like a screen print , which is just cool anyway.

meat-eating-creatures

I made this page for Beefstik issue 3. A meat themed zine. I thought i would use some of the characters i've been posting recently and compile them together. It's nice to make use of everything you draw.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Day 07

Day 07 by DoodleHowls (Horsey McBoo)
Day 07, a photo by DoodleHowls (Horsey McBoo) on Flickr.

Just keep telling yourself it's only a day invented by gretting card companies.. and you'll be ok.
-Thinking about it , this drawing could have been much better had i not drawn it straight into pen and messed his leg up.- oh well.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

The Dirt Fairy

Ever woken up with gunk in your eyes? Yeah well that's the dirt fairy. I won't tell you what he's been doing whilst you've been asleep. You don't want to know.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Website banner.

I've been making a few header images to go in my website. This is one of them. The website will be up and running bhopwfully before the end of February.

Jellyroll Bird

Jellyroll the beakless bird.