Tuesday, 19 March 2013

My Illustrated bird's nest "Wired" Logo for April 2013..

...is in this month's issue! Last November I was asked to illustrate the iconic "Wired" logo for their Magazine's April issue here in the UK. Every month they commission an artist/designer to re-create the logo in a new way for the magazine's credits page. 

I am happy to say that I can now finally show you the complete logo... (click for larger view)

It was quite a challenge to design the letters as the square shapes forced me fit the natural flow of the twigs, branches etc into an unnatural square shape! There is also a lot of space to fill up - especially in the center part of the "D" where I resorted to adding in another smaller nest. The "I" and "E" were much easier to fill out of course. Below are some single letters and close-ups of some of the details:


As it appears in this month's issue: 

And here is the front cover of the issue:

Friday, 15 March 2013

Tattoo: A Phoenix Risen!

A few weeks ago I accepted a commission to illustrate a phoenix in the style of my crow series from 2011,(see here). It is to be part of quite a large tattoo including the two crows which will spread over the back and up towards the shoulders. A mythological creature was a fun challenge!


After finishing the requesting colour-scheme, I then painted my own, more fiery version....this one is much more my style!

Edit: You can now purchase the red/orange phoenix as a fine art print in my Etsy shop here

Images are copyright Amy Holliday. Please do not use without permission. 

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Wild Rabbits in the Sunshine

A very short series of wild rabbits in the sunshine. These drawings are from a while ago and I had been itching to paint them for quite some time, so when I had a chance 
to finish them it felt so good to finally see them in colour! 

I can't wait for Spring to finally take hold in the uk, it feels like one endless winter here!

All images (C) Amy Holliday all rights reserved do not use without permission.