11 December 2010

Illostribute, tribute to Earl Oliver Hurst

Freddy Boo illustration Illostribute Earl Oliver Hurst Tribute

This tribute is to Earl Oliver Hurst an American illustrator born 1895.
"The vitality of his work unquestionably rests squarely upon his superlative
line, which was both spontaneous and precise in it’s description and variation."

The image I interpreted was for a clothing ad for Jantzen. You can see the other
great interpretations by fellow illustrators at illostribute.

8 November 2010

Giant Book-Reading Amblers

Freddy Boo Illustrator Giant Book Reading Amblers

Illustration about people who read whilst walking through 
busy streets.

11 October 2010

3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration

Freddy Boo 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration issue 15

This is my spread in the Gallery section of the latest issue 
of the excellent magazine 3x3.

Illostribute, tribute to Norman Saunders

Freddy Boo illustration for illostribute, Norman Saunders master of pulp fiction

This months tribute is to Norman Saunders, a prolific 
commercial artist renowned for his pulp fiction illustration 
covers of the 1930's - 40's. As commercial demands changed 
he adapted his talents to painting comic books, paperback covers, 
men's adventure magazines and bubble gum trading cards.

His pulp fiction covers are very intense usually centered around 

a female in perilous danger. I interpreted a slightly somber cover 
with the heroine taking the shots, literally.

You can see all the other great artists interpretations at illostribute.com

20 August 2010

Illostribute - tribute to John Held Jr.

Freddy Boo illustration Illostribute John Held Jr. Tribute

Last week I received an invitation from the wonderful illustrator 
Toby Thane Neighbors, to contribute to his new collaborative 
illustration blog Illostribute. The idea is to "pay tribute to master 
illustrators from the past, by investigating their work through 
interpretation". A 'master' is chosen and illustrators are asked to 
interpret an image in their style of the chosen master illustrator.

The second master illustrator chosen was the extraordinarily 

talented John Held Jr. recognized for his jaunty characters and 
humour which graced the covers of Vanity Fair, The New York 
Times Sunday Magazine and Life.

In researching John Held Jr.'s work I was drawn to his characters 

based on observations of 1920' - 30's youth. The image I chose 
was from a Life cover titled 'She left home under a cloud'.
(picture link via Gatochy's flicker site of Held's work.)

12 June 2010

Cycling in London

My entry for the Serco Prize for Illustration 2010 Cycling 
in London Competition.