Last month, I was invited to provide live art for KPMG’s annual executive breakfast, here in the Czech Republic.
Over the weekend prior to the event, I sketched out a number of concepts based around the managing partner’s speech which were to be hand-inked during his presentation on the day.
Using wide-nib calligraphy markers and Sharpie paint pens, I had two hours to complete four posters mounted on A1 boards placed strategically around the conference room.
Working as a freelance artist can get real lonely at times so it’s nice to un-cap the old nib in public every once in a while.
Thanks to everyone at KPMG Prague for their support and encouraging commentary during the show.
Over the last few months, I have been able to amass dozens of rare original ink illustrations dating from the early 90s to the present day and I am pleased to announce their sale here on the blog.
Included in the sale are rare and unseen KMFDM concept art, original draft illustrations, animation storyboards and frames plus original BRUTE! pulp covers and vintage advertising artworks. Ranging in price from 50 to 500 euros, each one is a collector’s item, signed by Aidan Hughes.
To explore the current collection, please refer to the ‘Inks’ section of our Products page.
In April of this year, I was contacted by a client with an interesting proposition: to create a piece that accurately described his philosophy of the defence of freedom.
Conceptual roughs for ‘Homeland’.
Over the ensuing weeks and months, and guided by his specific and intricate instructions, I condensed the dynamics of our conversations into a series of roughs. The more successful of these roughs were compiled into the final image which represents the defense of the weak from the predatory aspects of human nature.
This was a complex and challenging commission and one that I’m proud to have completed to the client’s satisfaction.
To commission your own BRUTE! illustration, please contact us with your ideas at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To purchase the ink original, please also contact the above email address.
During my long-postponed visit to the UK this month, I came across a number of original artworks.
Stored in air-tight folders and packed into a steel chest, items from the early to late 90’s (including a number of animation frames and storyboards from the two animations I did for KMFDM) came to light as well as a treasure trove of ink originals, sketch books, silkscreens and graphic porn – all in perfect condition.
Discovery of lost 9/11 series.
I will be auctioning many of these rare items on eBay in a month or so, so please keep watching this space.
I‘m often asked how much preparatory work goes into each album cover I do and this series of rough conceptual work goes some way in illustrating how the final design comes about. 3 months before the final artwork was completed, I started outlining the various ideas I had for the sleeve and a slew of pictures emerged from the process which Sascha and I discussed before I began to build the final image. Now, I am able to present these images for sale. Anyone interested, please leave your contact details in the comments box below or contact me via our Gmail account email@example.com and I’ll provide prices and size details. All the above are rendered in black indian ink and signed.
This A3 (16”x11”) ink original is now for sale. Originally designed as a wall mural for a bar that went bankrupt, I am selling the conceptual artwork for 350 euros (plus postage/packing). If you are interested in purchasing this intense piece, let me know via firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments section below.