Finished drawing of Jon Hopkins, producer of my favourite album of 2013, ‘Immunity’. I chose to do the portrait in a 12”x12” format as a personal alternative to the sleeve design used for the record (although I’m pretty partial to the existing image too).

Probably the most texturally complex piece I’ve worked on to date, plenty of detail and layering to get stuck into. 

This morning I also launched my brand spanking new website, which has kept me elbow deep in unfathomable CSS code for the past week or so. So take a look and help me break it in. 

www.rupertsmissen.co.uk

The second image in my series of personal favourite producer/DJ/musicians, its Simon Green aka Bonobo. 

Bonobo’s ‘Black Sands’ was probably my album of 2010, and his pretty extensive back catalogue and brilliant boiler room mix (which had me obsessively collecting the tracklist up until the release of North Borders last month) went a fair old way to getting me through uni, keeping me, my pencils and my hoard of caffeinated beverages company.  Pretty pleased with this one, different flavour from the previous image, some leafage going on, made a nice change from bark/woodgrain. 

And you’ve gotta love the satisfaction of those clean masked edges, worth it every time :). 

illustrationking
A rare reblog, but by a good artist for a good cause. Get on it. 
illustrationking:


Hi, As my close friends will know, I cannot fashion any facial hair, so have drawn Tom Hardy as ‘Bronson’ to raise money and awareness for Movember instead.Check out my facbook page for the Auction 
http://www.facebook.com/events/118309978329523/ Prints will be available for £30 with 10 percent going to charity.I am putting the original up for auction with ALL proceeds going to charity, so dig deep people as it goes to a worthy cause. Auction starts on this page, now. The winning bidder will pay the money into my Movemeber page.http://uk.movember.com/mospace/Spread the word about this auction to all your friends, it would be great to raise even more awareness (and money) for this cause. Thanks! Aaron King.

A rare reblog, but by a good artist for a good cause. Get on it. 

illustrationking:

Hi, 

As my close friends will know, I cannot fashion any facial hair, so have drawn Tom Hardy as ‘Bronson’ to raise money and awareness for Movember instead.

Check out my facbook page for the Auction 

http://www.facebook.com/events/118309978329523/ 

Prints will be available for £30 with 10 percent going to charity.

I am putting the original up for auction with ALL proceeds going to charity, so dig deep people as it goes to a worthy cause. 
Auction starts on this page, now. The winning bidder will pay the money into my Movemeber page.

http://uk.movember.com/mospace/

Spread the word about this auction to all your friends, it would be great to raise even more awareness (and money) for this cause. 

Thanks! Aaron King.

A portrait of Michael Haneke, Austrian film director and persistent beard owner. As far as I can tell. I’ve seen two of his films, The White Ribbon and Funny Games. Though tough going at times, I loved the former, but despised the latter, which I guess that was in many ways the point. 
Anyway, Haneke’s most recent film, ‘Amour’ was released last week, and I hope to catch it soon. 

A portrait of Michael Haneke, Austrian film director and persistent beard owner. As far as I can tell. I’ve seen two of his films, The White Ribbon and Funny Games. Though tough going at times, I loved the former, but despised the latter, which I guess that was in many ways the point. 

Anyway, Haneke’s most recent film, ‘Amour’ was released last week, and I hope to catch it soon.