- FREAK OF THE WEEK
- HAPPY FRIDAY
- MULGAS ZOMBIE ZOO
- INSIDE THOUGHTS OF NOW
- IMAGINARY FRIENDS
- CREATURES FROM THE URBAN JUNGLE
- CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
- BARKING MAD
- GODS AND MONSTERS
- ANCIENT RULERS OF BRITAIN
- 5W+1H = ARTIST INTERVIEWS
- 1 MINUTE CREATURES
- GETLIFFE – BUNNY STRIPS
- ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
- AROUND THE WORLD
- WHO’S THAT CREATURE?
- SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND
CREATURE EDITIONS (2006-09)
BROWSE THE ARCHIVES
Image 1 by Nikki Pinder
Happy Friday! This week we celebrate a Christmassy Happy Friday with an amazing experimental collaboration between Nikki Pinder and Kate Egggleston Wirtz. They have really outdone themselves this time. From what we can deduce, Nikki created an image (above) then gave it to Kate and Kate created an image over the top of Nikkis (below). Then they did it the other way round (further below)!
Brilliant… never seen anything like it. We really love the humour in these images, aside from a Christmassy theme, Creature gave them a sentence to base their drawings on, we went to a random sentence generator and got this: “The wandering degenerate dances”.
Image 2 by Nikki Pinder and Kate Eggleston Wirtz
Artist: Jo Cheung |Shannon Wirtz
Project: 1 Minute Creatures
Two more one minute Creatures from Jo Cheung (top) and Shannon Wirtz. Thanks guys.
Release your inner Creature, get involved in our 1 minute Creature project. It’s all explained here: www.creaturemag.com/one-minute-creatures
Pass it on!
Happy Friday! This week we celebrate with two Christmas themed pieces by Nikki Pinder and Kate Eggleston-Wirtz. Creature loves these images, they are somewhat “anti Christmas”, Nikki going for an evil tree and Kate with a different approach, evil baubles! Over to them:
Nikki says:It’s called ‘The Tree Of Terror’ and it’s a giant Christmas tree which used to live in the centre of an old Edwardian city. When the clock struck 12 on Christmas Eve it would come to life and run around the streets, climbing down chimneys into peoples houses so it could drink their Sherry and eat all their presents and mince pies whilst they slept. Apparently it’s still creeping around the streets of England somewhere in Gloucestershire
Kate says:Seemingly the tree and the baubles have had a domestic…psycho baubles!
HAPPY FRIDAY AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!
Welcome to the second in our new series of posts highlighting tweeting illustrators (we’ll call them “Twillustrators”). Artists who make good use of social media to promote their work. There are many tweeting illustrators, it’s mind boggling, in each of our ongoing series we will hand pick three that stand out from the crowd. As well as being talented visual communicators they all make good use of social media, self initiated projects and blogging to promote themselves and their work. Enjoy…
Kate Slater is a freelance illustrator in London. Clients include Andersen Press, Random House, Frances Lincoln Publishers, Passion Pictures, Zig ad agency, the Guardian, Fast Company magazine and Verde magazine among others. Kate’s first children’s book, ‘Magpie’s Treasure’ was published in October by Andersen Press.
Born in Oldenburg , Germany 1983. Sandra moved to London in 2002 in search of new adventures and further education. She grew up in Germany in a tiny village surrounded by nature and believes that her versatile approach to creating images stems from her childhood. Sandra currently lives and works in East London and is very content with her friends and her cat Little Crumb by her side and is waiting for you to hire her colourful services.
Sandra published a children’s book in 2009 entitled ‘The Bumble Bear & The Grizzly Bee’… buy it here.
Jamie is studying illustration at the university of Gloucestershire and looking to get involved in as many projects as he possibly can. His Twitter account states: “Drawing animals to prevent the apocalypse”.
He says: Currently, my work seems to be about mountains – nature, generally, plays a very big part in my drawings as does geometry. I like quite fine, textured pencil work mixed in with big, simple, colourful shapes which, ideally would be screen printed. And bears. I really like bears. (courtesy of http://illustrationrally.blogspot.com/)
Jamie has been working on a 365 project: http://jamiemilk365days.blogspot.com/ bloggin new artwork and inspirations everyday. He is also and is collaborating with Sandra (above) on a series of endangered animal illustrations: www.society6.com/studio/endangeredanimalsseries