Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Back To The Old School






These are just a few pictures i found the other day from time ago!
Reminds me of a simpler time...

Monday, 27 December 2010

Last one....


This is the last from this series of imagery...

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Grrr Arrrrg!


Mean face created with paint (applied by card), and charcoal...

Monday, 6 December 2010

Final Piece


This is one of my finals from my soon to be completed project...

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Figures 2


More projections...

Figures


This is another projection piece... again, just because...

figure.


I created this with a combination of photography, projections, and photoshop. It has no real intention or purpose, but i thought id share...

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. 'Beyond Vietnam'


This is portrait i did of MLK, originally not intended as a portrait, as it has no link to my current project, but got abit bored and tailed off with it....simply because i can really...

Friday, 26 November 2010

"A RECIPE FOR.."


This piece is my contribution to a collaboration created between all my fellow 3rd year illustrators. We've made a recipe book, with a wide variety of... situations covered, and are selling it as a fund raiser for our end of year show.
Now, obviously, living in England, i don't need to highlight to you the huge risk of a bear attack, their everywhere! But don't panic people, with my guide in hand, you can once again walk safely through the park without fear of a ferocious bear attack!
So, if you wish to once again walk freely in your local bear infested woodland, contact me.

Biker Canvas


This is a huge canvas i started with the intention to paint an entire motorcycle gang, butttttt, it was taking way to long and my uni work was suffering/being completely ignored, so i had to stop at just one biker. i may come back to it at another tym... who knows...


ANARCHY!

Hi people, sorry i haven't updated in a while, been busy. One of the many complex and elaborate reasons has been creating this book!
Based loosely on the theme of 'Anarchy', i've been exploring many new approaches to creating my work, and focusing heavily on developing the compositional elements in my design. I created these images using a combination of photography, projections, and very large scale paintings...

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

THE GODFATHER


Commissioned to draw an A2 still from "The Godfather"

Pencil sketch....




A drawing for the sake of drawing, for a Bug i know....

Friday, 21 May 2010

Unused 'Filthy Habits' Ad Campaign

These designs were intended to promote a club night at bar 176 last year, but due to various reasons it never went ahead and the designs were never used (or paid for now i think of it).
But anyway, just came across them again and thought they deserve to be seen....

Poster...

Flyer front...

Flyer back...

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Animation.

The ordeal is over, the animation complete. Hope you enjoy.


video

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Defeated Boxer (continued)...



Another still from my upcoming animation...

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Defeated Boxer...

My current project explores the realms of Divergence..... How something breaks down, comes apart....
The angle i've chosen is that of a defeated boxer; after training religiously for a fight with one goal in mind, the lose of that fight would be devastating. The mind would deteriorate, confidence would be deplete, self worth would fade...

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Process...

















The death of Peter Fechter

These images are from a narrative composed around the story of Peter Fechter.
On Aug 17th 1962, Peter, an 18 year old bricklayer, was shot by German border guards attempting to cross the berlin wall from east to west berlin. He was shot in 'no mans land', and lay there unable to move while crowds gathered watching as he bled; and because no one was allowed to go and help him, thats where died. He died in front of a crowd, on national television...
I decided to relay the story through my own narrative, parallel to peters ordeal in terms theme and emotion, yet different in content.
Within my narrative i wanted to highlight the themes within his story, that of fear, and captivity... The feelings he would have felt both before, and during his ordeal, how regardless of how big east berlin was, with knowledge he could not leave it was as if chained to a wall...
Here i used a combination of drawn imagery, photography, projections, and paintings.
See what you think..




1st image. Start of the race, the fear, the adrenaline...

2nd image. Running, stricken with fear, hope of success...

3rd image. Crowd watching, unable to interact in anyway, powerless...

Final image. Moment where all hope is lost, where he realise's he cannot escape...

1st Post!

Well hi world, welcome to Ben Brooks Illustration!
Currently i'm in my 2nd year studying illustration at the Arts University College Bournemouth, which i'm really enjoying. Here i'll be showing experiments, ideas, finals, failures, developing works...anything i want really. Have a look and see what you think...