Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Specter

Hey guys it’s been awhile since I last posted something up on the blog, needless to say I have been busy working on a few projects. Today I can finally unveil a piece of work that I collaboratively made with another artist, Steve May. The piece was an interesting challenge to integrate two separate styles that are to be displayed on the same plain as each other. The piece will be displayed at the Armadacon in Plymouth and will be up for auction with the proceeds going towards a charity.
I am also currently working on a 4 page narrative with a story that ties in with my family history specifically in WWII and doing a comic anthology with a local group based in the South West region too, so exciting little things happening that may turn into something later on. 


Friday, 19 October 2012

Aaaaand another portrait

Messing around and cleaning up after, exploring and getting lost, experimenting and getting big bang out of it, learning and failing...then exhausted falling into the depths of my armchair...


Thanks! 
O.
http://ondrejbuchta.blogspot.cz/

Back to digital...


I know I mentioned some time ago I decided to practice more water colours...and look, I'm right back where I started, digital stuff. More exactly - Adobe Illustrator and all the joy and happiness that comes along with it : )) 
In a way I think this piece was inspired by a recent discovery of Lichtenstein's painting "Cable", which went missing for about 42 years. 



The next one is still work in progress, but I'm sure I'll keep you posted as soon as possible. 


Thanks.
O.




Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Strange things happen

Ok, guys, this is something I've been working on for last two weeks. I have to say it's been delightful cooperation with a client, they were very helpful and we kept in touch for the whole time, discussing all the details and anything I was interested in, I just asked the question and got an answer immediately.  Unfortunately what originally was meant to be a cover for a photo book had been turned into T-shirt design. It's all about this guy, Kamil Holan, who won The Isle Of Man TT Newcomer's 2012. It's the first Czech guy ever who won this and it took some balls to do it, so thumbs up for this racer, it's a hell of a success.

Initial wraparound cover:


And the T-shirt designs:

Thanks.
O.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

I've moved....



Hi all!
I've now made the move from Blogger to Posterous in anticipation of the relaunch of my site and Portfolio.
Please share your thoughts and go check it out at

Monday, 8 October 2012

Shaun of the dead

I was going to do a poster for this film ages ago, when it came out but never got myself to do it. Couple of days ago 
I went through my DVD collection ( yes, some of us still keep DVDs, even in the age of downloads : ) and found SOTD.  
I couldn't resist and watched it right away and few days later it made me sit down and actually do it.Then some time later I realized how much time I spent on this, while there is something else I should be working on right now. However it was a good exercise, that should help me with my current project. Of course I could spend lot more time on it and I wouldn't call it perfect, but hey, I did it for the fun of it. Hope you like it!


Thanks!
Ondrej
http://ondrejbuchta.blogspot.cz/

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Comic Strip

Just to update the blog with a little something, here is a comic strip that is part of my daily sketch regime that I recently started. I got pretty cheesed off (yes I am allowed to say that) with some people yesterday so I decided to vent said frustration in a creative manner. Again I have called upon the great 'Space Hamster' to aide this cause and the age old nursery rhyme of 'The Muffin Man'. Now I have to apologize for misspelling Drury in this strip but I hope it is still clear enough that it ties in with the 'Muffin Man'.

I had a lot of fun putting this little piece together and has made me think that I ought to do more sequential imagery than just 'pin-up' illustrations so that I may continue to get better at telling narratives sequential which is essentially what I want to do rather than just do one off drawings.



Little practice with water colours...

it's been a while since I used water colours, so I thought maybe it's the time to come back to them and do some analogue work, instead of digital I've been on for quite a while. So here it is, hope you like it!


Also ( looks like it has become my habit lately  ) little bit of the process


Thanks!