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EGGS-MEN T-SHIRT AVAILABLE!

 

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 Eggs-Men – Now a reality!

 

It has been a long time we have last spoken, thats my fault and I don’t want you blaming yourself. Not for one minute. Half a minute I’m OK with.

So I always meant to redo this piece as I was never 100% happy with it but I just never got around to it and so after being invited to open a store withThreadless’s Artist Shop’s I was convinced today to release it as is and it is now available to buy. To be honest I’ve had the store languishing for quite a while and wasn’t until recently that I came up with it’s name – Murphed and put together a mark. I was super keen to incorporate my name into the brand so at the moment I am happy with how it has come out.

To give a bit of interesting information, the piece was done with my dip pen on bristol board and scanned and the coloured using the same colours for Marvel’s comics in the 60’s to give it a retro feel. I was planning on messing around with halftones when I redid it, maybe I will try that in the future but don’t hold your breath people. The t-shirt is yellow, I have stuck with that colour since I used the colour of the garment to colour Wolverine’s hood as well as Cyclops’s eye band thing.

So below are a couple of images and below that a link to where you can buy your very own t-shirt. The design is also available for women and children.

  

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Feel free to say hello or shower me with undeserved praise. Likes, shares and other Social Media shenanigans are appreciated.

Cheers,

R

 

HASSLE & TASSEL

Hey folks,

Here is another exciting and thoroughly read post detailing this drawing which I have drawn. The hassles were a last minute thing I addd, inspired by a burlesque life drawing thing I went to in London last summer. Sadly I drank a lot and forgot to take my work with me.

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I have been trying to clean thing up on this here weblog, categorising stuff and I may look into a theme or something as the default looks a little unimpressive, what do you think?

Feel free to say hello!

Cheers,

R

www.roryjmurphy.com

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FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING

Hey Folks,

He is a quick upload of a sketch I did in my book. I started out with a drawing of the head and wasn’t planing on going any further than that. But then realised it would be fun to drawing the figure too. And so I did. And it was.

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Feel free to say hello!

Cheers,

R

www.roryjmurphy.com

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END OF AN ERA

Here is the last batch for the while. I had planned this purely as a creative exercise, but I’ve enjoyed them so much and got a lot out of it that it’s encouraged me to draw from my imagination more. So I will. Yeah.

I have had these sitting in my book for a week or so as I’ve been very bust putting together some bits for a new clothing line for Mr Kelvin Vidler, founder of Bench so I’ve been busy with meetings in London and setting up flats and putting together designs and stuff. More on that as and when.

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Anyway, I am very happy with the latter of these pieces. I really tried to develop the visual emotion stuff far beyond anything I’d done before. Maybe I could’ve done more on the last one. Some of the hair isn’t so great. But a lot better than the earlier drawings. It’s funny how much easier it gets when you draw regularly (as stupid as that sounds) and more fun!

I think the trick is getting a style down as I’ve maybe gone a bit overboard with detail. Styled hair is a bit of a nightmare to draw, especially when it’s really over-styled. Having said that the last drawing’s hair is a triumph as far as I’m concerned.

At any rate, I really hope you have a Super-duper Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Take care,

R

roryjmurphy.com

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECTLY

Hey there,

I accidentally deleted this on Marsedit and don’t now if I can get it back so I’ll just redo.

I’ve had a fair bit of time taken up with attempting to recover money from an unpaid invoice and my deposit and additional money from my Dutch apartment which has left me me un an ungood mood, which has affected the last image in particular I think.

At any rate, I’m enjoying this and can defiantly see progress, which is nice. The 3rd – sly smile image is my favourite.

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Feel free to say hello!

Cheers,

R

It’s Not Custard

I actually had a fairly positive response to my last post (I have to try and come up with my own terminology for this stuff) so I’m going to coast the wave of success with another.

I recently did some work on some concept art for a It’s Not Custard. It’s Not Custard is a short film following the life of Louise and her daily struggle with everybody’s best friend, chronic acne.

The piece was a digital painting, which I really enjoyed working on, although I don’t know if the acne is a little too pronounced but the brief required it to look as disgusting as possible, so I had to exaggerate the look somewhat. I was probably asked too as well by Kate. I also did some watercolour paintings as well, which don’t look great. (I haven’t painted with watercolour properly for over 12, probably more, years apart from messing around with colour in my sketchbook for the last month or so).

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I initially finished the piece and then asked if I could work on it some more after the invoice had been paid as originally I saw the front subject as being more one-toned (kind of like the film-noir trope) but I wanted to add more tones, along with some more pronounced and yet subtle highlights on the hand which gives it a little more depth I thought, which seemed to be lacking. But thats just my opinion.

Apparently copying the embed code will result in a video magically appearing below:

It has worked! I even added some options to the embed code and I did it all by myself.

Feel free to say hello or shower me with undeserved praise.

Cheers,

R

www.roryjmurphy.com

If your interested in donating to It’s Not Custard then you can do so HERE!.. Every Little Helps

Underground Art

Last month I took part in the London Underground show on Regent’s Park. Along with the art in the station there was a private view at The Frameless Gallery in West London which a total of 8 people turned up to.

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A special feature (which I paid extra for) was having the top copy underneath the frame. I was assured this would be corrected and was overjoyed to see that it never was.

The piece is actually really old which was originally done for a scammy art show in Hong Kong at postcard size and scanned it at a stupid high resolution. Anyway I never got the originals back so the scans are all I have. Since they are so high-res I ended up throwing them on Society 6 as posters (and a couple of other POD sites but its so hard so keep up with all 3 of them)

Anyway the print, along with other stuff, is available as a print, t-shirt, mug, shower curtain (??) and other stuff on Society 6. Link below!

Feel free to say hello or shower me with undeserved praise.

Cheers,

R

www.roryjmurphy.com

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Prints and other exciting paraphernalia can be bought HERE!