Monday, 17 December 2012

Snow man card :)

Recently for University, we were set a new project where we were to compete and participate in numerous competitions, and upload an work we created.
Well I uploaded a art piece for PCA:SU who asked for images for a Christmas card design, and so I did, and believe it or not, my image got selected with 4 other images from other fellow designers, I myself was very chuffed, as was my family and friends, so here we have the image of the original art piece and a picture of the christmas card printed version

enjoy it everyone and merry christmas :)

(obv one massive change in the original and the printed version because I previously uploaded this image for another comp, the message season's greeting was changed to Merry christmas)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Troll - Me

Was a tad bit bored after having no coursework to do, so I decided to doodle for a bit, and came up with this hairy character. After drawing out a quick sketch, I thought I may as well give it some character features of mine (hence the glass's, Ipod, and cider cans), also rembrandt the rat couldn't help but pop into this image as well.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Animal repetitive print idea

Above is an idea I had while working on a project for uni, the idea came from drawing out simple sketches of animals (mine being my pet hamster Fooey, named him after seeing the Foo Fighters at the Isle of wight festival) I was quite pleased with the outcome of a silhouette image of my hamster, which i thought could work well for a repetitive pattern. As you can see the above images are the outcomes of my ideas.
The other idea coming in to these pieces was to have a surprise element e.g. one standing out. So I decided to add a longer tail to one of the silhouettes to make it look like a mice/rat/mouse was trying to imitate the hamsters to try and fit in.

Welcome to the Cloud appreciation society

Last input for a while posting my uni work, but we were given the task to illustrate and create either a poster or postcard for the cloud appreciation society, with the themes either being : surrealism, propaganda or psychedelic.

As you can see I went for the Psychedelic final effect, but to begin with i was going for the propaganda feel, especially the communist posters, which i find to be very effective and iconic images.

After designing the initial piece, the colouring that I was intending to use (being red and white) were too hard and harsh on the image, so i ended up experimenting different colour combo's. And as you can see i ended up on settling for the orange and pink combo, both of which work pretty well, especially to give the image that soft effect that I was asked to find for my image to work with the cloud image.

The text in the middle is the manifesto for the cloud appreciation society.

enjoy :)

Dinner anyone?

Again with the last post, I was given a written article by a re-known food critic criticising people who go a bit barmy over who pays what on the bill (article being called "Sharing the Bill" give it a read quite a good piece, make you laugh as well as you can relate to it).
Anyway my take on the whole thing was to have instead a table of 8 people, I decided to do 8 birds instead, with the waiter being a mouse, and the thing to be scrabbling over is the last worm.

Enjoy people

(c) Kyle Finnerty

Friday, 5 October 2012

The cloud appreciation society

Recently we were given a written piece from the "Cloud appreciation society" from our tutors to work on as a project
heres my idea, what y'all think??

Saturday, 4 August 2012


Recently I've been asked to do a commission for a family friend, not going to spill out any details yet, but I'm dead thankful for this commission as its given me a fresh new challenge, and given me some much needed practice before i go back to university (dont start til end of september but from the 23rd of this month I'll be going to reading festival, and then a week later going to portugal for 10 days)

To be honest I've always specialised in Fine art, i've got plenty of diplomas in that study, but over the past two years I've started to strengthen upon my illustration skills, where I've been heavily Influenced by Cartoon-ising (as you'll see in amongst most of my posts, esp my dragons)

(c) Kyle Finnerty

Friday, 29 June 2012

IF: Refresh

While flying away, Ronin and his rat friend Rembrandt, suddenly notice the sky going weird and a mysterious white arrow hovering over a peculiar symbol....

Enjoy people :)
and if anyone has facebook, heres my new page

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Illustration summer stall

Here is a few photos of my class's end of year illustration stall, this is to accompany the FD second year graphic and illustration summer show. All the items on show is mainly BA based (those on the shelf) and most on the table was done by the FD students who had items to sell. The bottom picture is my contribution to the stall, a dragon book I created which is currently for sale at £5 :)

Monday, 4 June 2012

I have a dragon book :D

Recently for my project I've been building up a series of pictures for a book that i was gonna make and sell at my university's summer show
you can buy a copy via
heres the link to my book

I'm also going to show you a few pictures from the book

enjoy :)

(c) Kyle Finnerty

Friday, 18 May 2012

Dragons need glass's as well

Haven't done a Illustration friday topic for a while, bit busy with university.

but here we have our protagonist finally needing glass's thanks to his poor sight

enjoy :)

Friday, 27 April 2012

IF: jump

After Derek jumped out of the water to have a quick smoke, he didn't realise how much time he had to enjoy his pipe

Friday, 23 March 2012

IF: swamp

Here is our friendly swamp neighbour "Sludge" who has kindly welcomed us to his home, what a kind.........swamp monster he is.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

sweet idea

Was bored after university, and decided to draw an experimental piece towards our latest topic - which was to design a label for sweets, and i chose to do pink Mice sweets,

enjoy :D

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Dragon badges are GO!!!!

Here are my first batch of hopefully fast selling badges that i'm going to sell at my Illustration class stall this month, fingers crossed they get well received :D

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


At uni i finally learnt how to create my own badges, and i decided to use some old photos of my dragons that i've drawn over the past few months. After the process i have to admit i love how they came out as, and was really surprised at how easy the process was, the packaging will need to be done a lot better (only had 10 mins to complete one design so...yeah) but over-rall i'm pretty pleased with how these came out

Hopefully i can make some more in the future as i enjoyed this process quite alot and think they'll be well received by the public