hey, I love ur art style, it reminds me of Jen Lee (@repoghost)'s stuff. do u know any other artists that draw like that whom you could recommend following?
Thanks, thanks, thanks!!
Jen Lee is definitely a huge inspiration to me, but a lot of it also comes from Jamie Hewlett and Kichaa. You should definitely check out their stuff if you’re looking to find highly stylized kinetic characters with great attention to detail.
I’m a big fan of character driven art, and I typically pick my favorite stuff based on how energetic and lively something is. Color theory and clothing also play a big part in my taste, so hopefully that helps!
“I’m starting recording in September for a new Gorillaz record, I’ve just been really, really busy so I haven’t had a chance. I’d love to just get back in to that routine of being at home and coming to the studio five days a week.”
“I’d like to make at least one more record with them. A happy, positive and funny one!”
“I’m determined that my next record will be very upbeat, and I will try to set myself the benchmark of 125 bpm and nothing underneath that. “
Hey guys! Its been a while since I posted. Anyway, lets get back into this with a bang! Let me present to you some of my most prized possessions… the Kidrobot Gorillaz figures! With the new album coming out sometime soon (?) I’ve been super hyped!
So unlike most people I actually ordered these babies when they were first available on Kidrobot’s site. It was right when Demon Days came out in 2005, I was about 16 and my Gorillaz obsession was at its highest. I was plugged in. I knew when everything they did was coming out. If you know me personally you know that I will consider Gorillaz and Jamie Hewlett’s art a pinnacle of modern animation, a truly unique beast, and a huge inspiration to my own art.
The figures are perfect. Based more on the first “phase” of the band, where the designs were much more simplistic with smooth lines and more defined shapes. The figures capture both that and Jamie’s unique sense of anatomy: Long legs, ape-like faces and wacky hands. Noodle’s guitar can be removed but there’s no reason to do it. 2D’s arms can come apart and be moved to his front. He also has a cigarette that you can take out of his hand. Russel is massive. Just holding him feels satisfying. Murdoc has the least amount of mobility, only his head swivels. But you could argue he’s the most uniquely designed of all the band members.
I can’t say enough good things about these figures, they’re so beautiful. So I’ll just shut up and you can just look at these pictures.
“This really, really excites me to make more of a narrative for the next Gorillaz album,” he enthuses. “Give it a real story from beginning to end and give each character a real voice and a singing voice as well.”