Fubiz has always been one of those online blogs I've hit to find out about emerging creative work, and guess what - it's only gone and made my year by having my work featured! Seems like my pop culture minimal Colour and Lines is hitting everywhere! You can check out the article here - Colorful Linear Illustrations of Pop Culture Heroes
Inspiration doesn't come any better than in the forms of the Abduzeedo blog, it's jammed full of insightful tutorials, interviews with designers, free wallpapers and a plethora of creative showcases - speaking of which includes my colour and lines.
A big thanks goes out to the Abduzeedo peeps for showcasing my work to the world, massively appreciated! You can view the article here - Colour and Lines illustrations
Proper nice guys, them people over at We and The Colour for selecting my work to be featured on their site. You can view the article here - Illustrative work from the series colour and lines by James Oconnell
In terms of inspiration sites - they are one of my favourites and have been for quite some time, they always have up to date content that's delicious to the eyes, not to mention their editorial is also spot on.
The awesome guys over at IdN world have featured my work - in particular my rendition of the Beatles - Abbey Road cover. Super simple lines, cutting right to the core of the subject matter - you can view the short, but sweet article here - Colour and Lines by James Oconnell
Music has always played a massive part in my life, whether it's crafting a piece of work or sitting in the sun listening to an audio book. I can see a hell of a lot more music pieces coming soon...
Characters are the lifeblood of most computer games, in particular Ryu and Ken from Nintendo's Street Fighter. I was never really a Nintendo fan and mostly owned Sega's Mega Drive and Game Gear - it was only when I used to visit my cousins that we would all gather around the SNES and fight it out to be the SF champion. Underneath the gaming structure there's a solid narrative behind each character too - I believe this to be one of the main reasons why the game saw such success through the 90s and beyond.
The curatorial team over at Behance have again chosen one of my projects to be featured, this time in their Characters Served arena. I'm really chuffed about this and loving the awesome comments from the public saying such ace things about my approach. I've never been one to hang my own work on my walls but I'd definitely go for the entire SF collection I've done so far.
Big thanks to the curatorial team at Behance - you can view the project here - Colour and Lines Part Quatre
Ever since moving to Behance from DeviantArt so many years ago I've never looked back, I mean they both have their pros and cons but for me - the UI and offering of Behance stands it leaps and bounds above it's competitors. I've had the opportunity to be part of the ongoing testing of the platform too, seeing the change of back end go from strength to strength.
Recently my Colour and Lines was picked up and showcased by Behance on their homepage, recognition like this doesn't come every day as the team involved in the curation process has super high standards. I want to say a big thanks to the curation team for choosing my work which can be seen here - Colour and Lines Part Trois
Whilst crafting away on my colour and lines work I was pleasantly surprised to have a ton of traffic one day hitting my social media - after a little searching I found that Shortlist Magazine had showcased my work online - so nice of the fellows over there!
It's always nice to find people interested in my work - especially when the work is so much fun to craft. Big thanks to the editor ... for featuring me - you can read the article here - Captivating Colour and Lines