Monday, December 5, 2011

Macro Shrub- it's coming...

Macro Shrub Issue One (First of Six throughout 2012) is coming out in january... are you ready?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dazeray Tent!

The dazeray tent! The combined efforts of me and the wonderful daisy whitewolf have yet again produced a creative marvel, this tent design was for newly launched brand "Field Candy" who's tents are of the HIGHEST calibre! Check it out below and also check out http://www.thecoolhunter.co.uk/article/detail/2032/fieldcandy-tents-designed-to-stand-out where we featured along with the rest of the brand for our awesome tents! YAY!

they can be purchased here, but bear in mind these are top of the line/ limited edition tents so they're at a high standard price too! http://www.fieldcandy.com/art_gallery/always_room.htm




(photographs- ©2011 FIELDCANDY)

Old Animations

I'm sure I've already re-blogged these, but found them again so here they are- the first two are the best, the other two are re-hashings but experiments if it were... the simpsons? not quite, but meh







Friday, November 25, 2011

Enter the Clutter Matchbox

I was involved in Enter the Clutter's matchbox exhibition in brighton alongside a roster of another 49 illustrators! Check out my matchbox!



Friday, November 18, 2011

Beck's Competition Winner!

So everyone- my 24th birthday has arrived today and as promised I said I would announce a winner for my Beck's Beer Art Label Photograph Yourself competition! (Really could have had a better name!) Loads of pics were uploaded on facebook, especially of the bottle itself, which is not only flattering but just down right awesome! However I wanted the photograph to be with the person as well as the bottle in an interesting manner, which came down to two last entries- but the winner is... Ruby Taylor! Ruby had obviously put some thought into making this photo and forgetting that it looks arty/cool, she also deserves it for effort! So congratulations to you Ruby, you'll be receiving a melon shrub 2 signed by me and jack burston (co-founder) / a becks beer bottle signed by me / an original sketch / you'll be integrated into our next zine "macro shrub" coming out in january!!

Also the runner up was Catherine Jones, who at the very least will get some sort of cool assortment of stuff off me for sending in such a brave and ridiculous picture of herself! It was a tough call! I've put the winning pictures up below!

Lastly a BIG thank you to everyone who has went out of there way to contact me or upload pictures and congratulate me on the art label- it's greatly appreciated! This was an awesome opportunity and I'm glad so many of you got to enjoy it!




Winning photo- Ruby Taylor



Runner Up- Catherine Jones

Monday, November 14, 2011

Beck's Competition Update!

Ok so I'm overwhelmed by the amount of pics that have been sent in for this competition! It's awesome! The end of the competition is this friday, coinciding with my birthday, but here's a little recap of the best pics that are in the running! There's still time though!







Blog Header

I drew a blog header for my friend Chris who has recently moved over to norway- the header is to go with his blog about his experiences over there. Check out the pic below and the actual site over at

work continues behind the scenes as always...

So an update on what I've been up to... I'm working away on bits and bobs for some commissions and also mainly for macro shrub! Alas I can't show any of images of all this upcoming work, BUT it's not long til MACRO SHRUB issue 1- january!! Plus I'll upload pictures of my illustrated matchbox for enter the clutter's matchbox exhibition next month! Dazeray's tent for field candy will also soon be unveiled! But in the mean time, here's a lil something to ponder on...

Lion Sketch

Something out of my comfort zone a little bit, but someone at my work wanted a sketch of some lions...so here we go! Check it out!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Beck's Competition!!!!



Ok! So my beck's art label has been about now for just under a month and I've already heard great feedback and even had pictures sent in- which is awesome! Some people may recall I mentioned I was going to set up a competition related to the bottles, well here it is! I want you to upload a picture of yourself with the beck's bottle in the most imaginative way possible, which can either be uploaded to twitter / facebook or sent to my email murraysomerville@hotmail.com ! However you get them to me, I will then be uploading them to my blog- and the winner, which will be picked on november 18th (my birthday) will win fantastic murray based prizes!

The prize currently consists of a signed version of my beck's bottle, with an original piece of artwork inside / a signed copy of Melon Shrub 2 by both me and co-creator Jack Burston / (and what I think is the coolest one) You will become integrated as a character in one of the featured comics in the first issue of Macro Shrub, scheduled for release in January 2012!!!

(I'll chuck in badges and some other goodies and photograph it all soon- for now enjoy these pics of melon shrub 2)




And here are all the possible winning pics I've seen so far: (although from now on- pictures with yourself in it are more likely to win)











Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vapour Clothing Line Tee's For SALE!!!!!!

EXCITING NEWS! 4 classic Murray designs have now been made into awesome wearable tee's for you to wear, courtesy of my teaming up with Vapour Clothing! They're now selling each of the 4 designs below on top standard tee's at the modest price of £25 per tee! These are some rocking designs that I've wanted on t-shirts for a long time, so much so that I've already bought two for myself and Daisy!!! Check out the original designs below and then head over to this link to check the tee's and get one for yourself! I may run a free prize giveaway competition for best pics of people wearing my t-shirts!!!!

http://www.vapoursoftwear.com/category/Products/Featured_Artists,i.html





Monday, September 19, 2011

Dino Conversation has a home

For over a year my original A0, 60 hours plus of drawing. behemoth of an illustration, "A Dinosaur's Conversation" has sat in it's clip frame, hidden behind couches and doors... until Daisy raised the practical question as to why I don't simply put it up on the wall...I'm not sure why I hadn't thought of this, but there you go! So it now adorns our wall! Check it out!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Versus Playing Cards

Hey! So last week the Versus volume 2 illustration playing cards, ran by Dave Ashby, were released and exhibited! Here is my set of 2 and also a link to the website so you can buy a pack of cards and see all the lovely drawings! http://versusillustration.co.uk/




Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's been a month....

It's been a month since my last update and I'm not even quite sure how to start on updating what I've been up to......! Let's try!

First things first, I'm part of the "Versus" Volume 2 playing card project, an exhibition and playing card pack which is orchestrated by Dave Ashby and includes 13 unique artists making a set each for a pack of cards! I can't show any pics due to the unveiling of the work on thurs 8th of sept in Bristol....which is today!!! Go check out more details here! Should be awesome, I alas can't make it, but if you can, then go, go go!!!

http://versusillustration.co.uk/

I've also been working on commissions- two of which have been alongside Daisy Whitehouse in our "Dazeray" collective! One of them is finished which is going to be an AWESOME tent for company FIELD CANDY, more details as they're allowed to be released! The other is an on going project with the university of warwick on a website design!

An individual commission which is just coming to an end is my work for company cardoo, producing two sets of kids cards for them, here's a sneak peek of one!



I did a weekly feature for Just Us' Blog through out August! You can see a bunch of the pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/justuscollective/ or alternatively backdate through the blog itself http://www.justusdesigncollective.com/blog/ Check out a couple of drawings-





Ok so the big announcement if anyone doesn't know, that following my successful win with Becks back in march to have my design sprayed and painted as a mural on great eastern street in london, Becks actually wanted to also put the design on their bottles as part of the music art label promotion! So limited to the uk, approx 8million bottles are being distributed out this month! ...so umm yea thats pretty goddamn COOL!!! go get one- im running an informal competition for people to post up photographs with them and around some time in october I'm going to pick my favourite one and give them a free signed special copy of melon shrub 2!!!! (apologies for the rubbish photo booth picture...ill take good ones later...im just being lazy for the sake of finishing this post!!!)




And let's talk about melon shrub!!! Issue 2 is still selling like hot cakes over at no guts no glory and we've nearly sold all out, with no reprints- they were limited edition didn't you know! But me and fellow creator are looking to the future of the shrub, and are planning to hit 2012 in a BIG way, creating a bi-monthly version of melon shrub, titled "Macro Shrub" which will be a whole new cheaper, condensed and delicious flavouring of illustrations/writings and no doubt some more strange videos of me and melons!!! so i suggest getting excited about it- I know I am!!!




There will also be a new Dazeray feature, every week (im not picking an exact day because knowing me it'll change) in which we shall be posting up doodles, mini comics and the like from both me and daisy's mind! The first should be up either tonight or tomorrow from daisy! get your eyes peeled over at http://dazeray.tumblr.com/


Hmm...we seemed to have covered alot here- I'm sure there's more but for now, but this will do...I'll leave you with this, my new favourite song today which is by the flaming lips and lightning bolt!



Thanks for tuning in and staying up to date in murray land... you mentalist you