Game of Thrones T-shirt designs

My final piece of work for HBO was a series of t-shirt designs celebrating ‘Westeros’ Most Deadly’. The brief was simple – one colour art of a Human, White Walker, Dragon and Dire Wolf. The trick was getting close enough to the subjects without having a hard, cropped edge, or holding shape (always a dead giveaway that the art hasn’t been created for the t-shirt), so I used negative space – the horse, shield etc. to blend the images back into the tees. They were produced colour on colour (the images at the bottom are a reasonable approximation). Working strictly in black and white was a good exercise, usually I go to town with colour. Then come back from town with tons more.

The Beautiful Death logo is something I made for fun. What do you mean that doesn’t sound like much fun?

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One final death…

I was commissioned to produce one last Beautiful Death for HBO, as an exclusive for SDCC (San Diego Comic Convention). The subject is Shae, strangled by Tyrion. It’s a pretty desperate scene. Cross referencing with the books, the Hand of the King wears a chain of interlocked hands. Both father and son had been the Hand of the King, both are responsible for the death so the idea was suddenly obvious.







Stephen King – Mr Mercedes

This project came through my mate Griff, who’s a film-maker, illustrator, art director, all round good egg. It was a series of shorts to promote Stephen King’s new book Mr Mercedes, by referencing a few of his previous classics. I learned quite a lot about drawing for animation – being much simpler, much more direct and not fretting about details on something that would be seen for a split second. It’s something I would love to do more of.

As usual, we wished we’d had more time, more resources, more everything, but I think the animation does the job. All the heavy lifting was on Griff’s side – I need to point out – I just did some drawings, and the video below should link through to Griff’s Vimeo channel.

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Beautiful Death Season 4:9

Whoops, I forgot to post this one, as pointed out by a kind soul in the comments section.



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