Posts tagged “Illustration

New Year. ./ … New Beginnings. .// /. Back In Black// . ./.. ….. ./ .

2017. ././ . Its been a seriously long year, its been a seriously tough year and I’m only just reaching the end of the the beginning…

There has been a massive shift and change of course in my art work. The past four years have seen a long and slow decrease in the out put of Original Artworks and a sharp increase in the output of Drawings and  Tattoo designs. it has been a conscious effort to pursue a career that allows me to create everyday, change peoples lives and develop as an Artist. I am on the cusp of achieving this goal and  becoming a licensed Tattoo Artist, But that’s not the end of the journey it is in fact only the beginning of a new field to explore.
While Painting will always remain a true love of mine, Drawing, Design and Tattooing will be at the forefront of my output now, which has over the past few years given me completely new ideas to explore, New challenges to overcome and new skills to master.. ././.   The body too is an canvas and one i cannot wait to start making my mark on. . /././/. . Let 2018 be the year for Ink. ./ /. Black Ink. ./ .

 

A Selection of Designs from 2017. ./. Black Ink Only. ./ Black Book


From the bottom of my heart. . ./ .//.. /./.

I have been so rubbish at posting absolutely anything for a good year now./../.I put it down to getting married. /. From the bottom of my now full heart i’m so very sorry. . //.

Glitch Heart WATERMARK


Courting a new art form. . /./.

Glitch Courtesan WATERMARKSince i exchanged the brush for the pen my work has changed so dramatically, while it still holds the hallmarks of my fine art, it has grown into a completely different monster. . /./.

‘Courtesan /./. GLitch’

 


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Make A Thousand Paper Cranes . . ././/. . /.///.

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Walking The Plank. . . .. …/. ///. .

Its finished! The biggest drawing i’ve done in a while and the first finished piece of 2015.. . /. . I give you a pirate themed sleeve with a slightly more modern take on it. I’ve mixed up the order and scale of the main themes, where in most sleeve the ship takes center stage, I’ve given credence to the octopus and compass and added a huge abstract paint smear which blends into the waves instead of filling exclusively with flowers and treasure.. ././. .I am very pleased with how its turned out. /

Full sleeveWATERMARKEDPirate sleeve Commission ../ .Black ink and Blue Posca on Card
75cm x 30 cm

Below.. Close-ups.


Scrub Tha Decks. .. .././.. . ./ .

Making progress on the pirate full sleeve design.. . /. /. Finished pictures to arrive tomorrow. . /


H..@y New FIIIII-sh. .. . ///. . ../.

Taking the idea of GLITCHED koi further, by adding more fish and colors, water ripples and flying lotus flowers. /. ./.

Glitch Koi Fish WATERMARKKoi Fish GLITCH
Ink On Card.


All Hands On Deck!!!!.. . . / ./…/

Working on a new commission, a full length pirate sleeve, drawn to scale./. . ./ .
The brief was to include an octopus, a pirate ship, a compass and a pirate pin-up girl./ I decided to keep it quite traditional, so after a bit of research i also included treasure, black roses , an anchor and coral to fill up the gaps and tie the whole piece together./.

After a days work i managed to get pretty much the full outline inked and the blue water/paint smear filled and tidied up./.
The rest of the piece is going to be shaded with black ink for a  dark high contrast finish./

So far.. . .. /././


Shogan Glitch. . . ./../.

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Shogan Glitch Tattoo Design.. . /./../. Black ink and Posca on card. /


‘A Christmas Carol’/ / /.. ./ .

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The finished product. . ./../ The newest piece of fine art i have created for quite some time./ (i’ve been busy designing tattoos) and for those veteran followers it will come as a surprise that it is in fact a celebration of Christmas. ./. I’m clearly softening up.

‘A Christmas Carol’
Black and Red Ink on Distressed Paper
A3
20/11/2014

This is now available in limited edition print and can be posted in time for xmas.. .//.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141481091823?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649./.. Alternatively you can contact me privately and order personally (jbelbin@live.co.uk)

All prints will be hand numbered and signed and delivered tied with ribbon for just £20.

Not forgetting those not so friendly with Christmas http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141457845819?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

 

 


SLEIGH BELLS RINGING ALREADY!?!

It’s been a hell of a while since i was working on a new explosion../../ But here it is kids.. /. Ready in time for Christmas, A new limited edition Christmas Explosion Drawing. . /.//.

Through the stages so far.. /.

Black Ink on Distressed Paper


Koi Blimey!!?. . . ////.

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Glitch Koi (small)

Expanding on the ideas of bringing classic Japanese tattoo bang up to date/.. Glitt—-chE/D KOI F¦¦¦s+.. /.


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Flower Fringe.. ./ ./ .

Glitch Geisha (small)


N000+H |\/|. ..@Ask. / .

Glitch Noh (small)

Noh Mask Glitch Tattoo Design.. ./. A3 Ink on Card


News Papers Make Me Sad.. . /./.

Free art drops today in Brighton.. . …/./.


Primeval Sketch.. /. /.

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A recent commission for a good bunch of guys, The guys in question are a local Punk band called Primeval Soup, who as well as preaching against wrong doings in the world and standing up for what they believe in they actually fight it.. ./. Raising money for charity, hunt sabotaging and boycotting . ../. This art work is designed to couple with a track focusing on animal rights, and whilst i am a vegetarian myself i’ve never had the guts to take it as far as these guys.. ./ . More to come. /.


…/ . SWwwWWan. /G-lllllIIItcHHH. /

Glitch Swan


Life. . /In Little Pieces. . . . ././.

The more i practice for the art of Tattoo the more my half finished ideas of art and expression slip away, today i sought to rekindle one such project, changing the pen for the brush to take on an old adversary

In 2012 i started a series entitled ‘Life In Little Pieces’.
The idea was to create a wall of 12 ‘saints’ all of which have had their place in my life past and future. essentially they are all self portraits  /. They would be exhibited in a row, like the imposing art in a christian church, but take on a more gothic and self reflecting tone. Rather than these idols that celebrate the idea of virtue and sacrifice i wanted to focus on the parts of humanity which we might not want to fully admit, misdeed, alienation, heartbreak and ultimately, mortality.

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Today’s two new additions means that there is only one more step to complete this long forgotten project././ The hardest step ‘Passing The Seed’./.


Tattoo Design Sheets. . . //. . ./

Here are some of my most recent work sheets for tattoo design. . . ./././. As you can see it is heavily slanted towards Japanese themes of design.

I do take commissions and can be contacted via email or facebook../. jbelbin@live.co.uk facebook.com/jakobbelbin


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Give Em Hell . /. / ./

Crow Finished


Dragon vs Samurai.. / ./. . ./ . // .

Dragon Samurai

 

‘Dragon vs Samurai’
Black Ink on Paper


CRAWWW. / //. .

This is a new chest piece I’m working on..It’s done to scale using black ink and posca pens  //. There’s gonna be a lot more tattoo designs coming this way over the next week or so. . / . Its nice to be sat back at a desk drawing in comfort. /. 🙂

Still loads more colouring to do for the background/. But you get the idea


Alien Vs Predator

A little while back a was commissioned to design a half sleeve  of Alien Vs Predator../ . I never posted photos here so ./. here they are
Black ink on paper. /.

Below are stages in the drawing process. /


ERROR. . //.

Couple of new bits im working on as i dont have a camera to take photos of paintings .. / / /./.

 

Ben

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