‘ello there Shart fans! (as few and far between as you may currently be) This is Quim, part one of two of the ‘ShArt Attack Illustration’ organisation, ‘ere to fill you in a bit on what we’re up to at the moment. I indulged in a spot of blogging before on Quim Illustration and thought it might be good to get back in to the swing of things, possibly weekly, here on Tumblr (now all the cool kids are doin’ it and that) as it’s also a good tool (not only for self-indulgent networking and shameless self-promotion) but also to keep the ball rolling on current projects.
If you’re a fellow illustrator reading this (and at that, one with a similar attention span to mine - little to none, who is also easily distracted and an absolutely PROFESSIONAL procrastinator) I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to weeks of dead end work passing, finding your passion and desire to do nothing other than create squandered, realising that the only thing you’ve completed is a minor sort out of the hundreds of files saved to your desktop as you never organize your laptop, and that the only things you’ve really drawn are inconclusive doodles and birthday cards for friends and family….
(I have some really ‘shit’ friends) Ho ho. There I go again with my awesome humour, there’ll be a lot of that so I’ll give you a chance to get out now. Still with me? Good. Be it on your head. Right so, basically we’ve got big plans here at Shart HQ and they start with our website.
This has been a work in progress for a while, and as much as I hate to share unfinished work there it is in all its half-finished glory. Despite a couple of technical changes, (by the way, this is me SERIOUSLY not recommending 123Reg for your domain needs…) It’s basically just waiting for me to finish a couple of silly and depraved animations and also we need to pull our fingers out and get something on the featured page. We’re mega happy with the site though and that’s thanks to the mega amazing website man that is Tetloose. Him we do recommend. Loads and loads.
In exchange for his amazing skillz we have been providing him not only with semen samples and Polaroid photographs of our neighbours on the toilet but with some drawings too for his totally rockin’ band 8BitBear. (Check ‘em out kids).
This is another long overdue project of ours, and here’s some of the stuff we’ve come up with so far, the first by Jake and the latter by yours truly.
Okay so, Jake’s one doesn’t wanna make an appearance right now ‘cause its TOO FUCKING COOL. But you can see it right here.
And this is mine.
To be honest, the more I see this image the less I like it. I think there’s some good elements but it got lost somewhere along the way. It could be the colouring on the bear, but either way an array of repositioning and variations of colour hasn’t helped much and I want to go back to the drawing board and hopefully create something better and more true to what I enjoy doing, which is the silly, sexually explicit, gruesome and macabre. I have some drafts, dismembered bears on stick n’ that, but you’ll have to wait to get your greasy little perving eyeballs on those. …cos my scanner is like, well far away right now.
Anyway, once we’ve got all our lose ends well and truly tied up, we’re gonna do some severe and shameless promoting muthafuckkaahss.
What else can I tell y’all about? Oh yes, ‘T-SHARTS’!!! < Clever that innit, huh, huh!? Basically we’re after getting some images printed on tees, we had a little votey thing on our facebook a while back, you can still get involved if you wanna give us a likey on some of our pictures wot you fink look alright n’ that.
In a previous post we also previewed to you our ‘Consequences’ project (and yes, a more inventive name is still pending…) and you can see a little more of this on our collab page of our website too.
I think that concludes for this evening! I’ll leave you with a grainy, backwards and unfinished photo-booth image from my sketchbook of a comic I’ve got in the works, it’s called ‘TERRY THE TESTICLE.’ and it’s about, well, a testicle…