Wednesday, 30 November 2011


So here is some of Wills work, the winner of the recent illustration competition. Will is a 21 year old Leicester local studying Illustration at De Montfort Uni. Will has a real good attention to linear detail and uses contrast very well in a lot of his work. I asked him some questions and got some of his drawings from him.

what kind of media do you use for your illustrations?

I use a lot of ink in my work, with dip pens. i like useing ink beacuse of the messy effect you can get from it, i think its quite a free medium to work with, its fun!

Bird marathon: This is a sketchbook page for a project called the bird marathon, its about aloud of runners dressing up as birds. dip pen and ink.

what/who inspires your illustrations?

ermmm loads of stuff, skateboarding, funny youtube clips, everyday life, movies. Some artist that inspire me are Mike Perry, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Templeton.

Colour: I hardly use a lot of colour in my work, so this was to encourage me haha. watercolours, dip pen and ink.

what do you like to do when you are not drawing?

SKATEBOARDING! love to skate, i also like photography i think its really fun, having beers is always good as well

Old lady: An illustartion i did for a old peoples alphabet, this is one of my favourites. Dip pen and ink.

where do you best like to work?

I probably get more work done at uni because theres no distractions, but i like working at home with my music on coffee, tea biscuits on the go.

Birds hanging: This is an illustration for a book competition im doing the book is called the bloody chamber and this is from the story "The Company Of Wolves". Dip pen and ink.

if you were making a dream sandwich, what would it be made up of?

wow, well lets start off with the bread it has to be granary i love that stuff, then both sides buttered and a layer of mayo, then we add the meat layer i nice bit of ham on both sides then salmi, just a lil bit of lettuce and tomato and then to top it of McCoys salt and vinger crisps to go in the middle.

Everypeoples: This is an Illustration i did for the leicester based company "Everypeoples" this is also a t-shirt design. Dip pen and ink.

what do you want to do with your illustrations? where do you see them going, whats next?

i don't know man im just going to keep drawing and enjoying it, i want to try and get a zine out with some of my work in it, id love to put a show on in the summer with a few people but will see, ooh and finish uni well haha

Veg: These are prints i did with different veg and then drew on top to finish them off, i think these are really fun! haha. Block printing ink and pen.

what was the last song you listened to? (not the last song you heard, but the last song you chooses to actually listened to)

Ive just gone to look on my itunes and the song that was on last was Rick Ross-aston martin music, but realised that i had it on shuffle, so i thought back and that last song i choose was Bad brains- I against I

You can see more of Wills work over on his tumblr, here:

Friday, 25 November 2011


HEEEEY SOOOOOOOOO its the weekend. its friday. that means voting has officially been locked off for the wicked-land illustration competition. here are the results!

In third place came Vicky Von with her chav mum complete with tesco bags and all. when she emailed me this she told me that her character 'brushes her teeth with blue WKD' looooooool.

In second with a very impressive entry was Peter Heyes, i really really liked this one and would fucking hate to have to fight him.

BUT THE WINNER WAS WILL WRIGHT! he duppied the dance and got the most votes and therefore wins the competition.

im going to get in touch with will now and let him know. expect to see his work soon on this blog! I wanna say a huge huge massive thanks to everyone who entered and voted!

Thursday, 24 November 2011


AYUP EREBODY!!!!!!!!! ooooh its getting cold isn't it? I'm sat in my room and in the corner of the room my computer is in it is two external walls. I'm cold mayn.

hold tight birdman because he is still doing his thing. hater proof.

these are some next level badboy thing that frank shown me. they are from the same shop as the little snickers on steroids things, same brand, same pack.

my ipod fucked me up the other night. it deleted everything off itself. i love my ipod. i hate my itunes. im one of those guys who has loads and loads of music, but loads of it is stuff i don't listen to anymore. it did this because i didn't eject it properly, i just pulled it out. i never eject it. i never have ejected it properly. i have never ejected anything properly. pendrives get pulled out for a fucking laugh.

i had to do this and it killed me a little bit.

it was a bad week really. i have had these green suede adidas years and always kept them really nice. i wore them out to sophbeck the other saturday and fucked them. i didn't know until i pulled them out from under my bed and found out.

darryls cat did this to him. I'm a dog person if you are asking.


we recorded a really nice grime song with a really basic drum loop. its gonna be on my new mixtape.

i achieved this the next day.

the inside of fleece sweaters are the best thing ever.

out of all of those deep tubes you get for christmas, like cadburys buttons and them other ones i would so fucking furious if someone thought to get me a love hearts one.

deeper roast at natalies the other night. fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked. pure nice chicken and that.

she made like a chocolate bread and butter pudding for desert and we had that with ice cream.

happy meal toys are shit now aren't they? remember they used to be so so fucking sick back in the day, some of them even had some real longevity to them. look at this. two little plastic figures of men. that's it, they don't do anything. that's it.

yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! been boshing these this week. sour maoam. sickest little things, there is a strawberry and rhubarb flavour one that is different. very, very nice.

the little wrappers on the inside would make unreal t-shirt designs.

its a sad day when dappy is selling out concerts and having number one singles, tulisa is killing shit on x-factor and uncle fazer's phone is not ringing. having to take up gigs on his own at loughborough is a rough deal ain't it? i bet he wont be getting a lot for this.

this made me laugh. i think the fact that he is being branded a 'paedophile' is enough to shake free from the trust in his words.

me and max went to see dave gormans new show at de montfort hall. it was fucking spectacular, one of the best live shows of its nature i have ever seen. dave gorman is hard to explain to people who are not familar with his work.

he is sort of a stand up comedy, but he doesn't really do jokes. he is more about experiments and studying stuff but his attention to detail and just how committed he is to finding out something is what is funny. he did a tremendous tv series where he followed his horoscopes, taking all of the loose sentences super literally, and them measured how it changed his life in terms of finance, love and health. he measured results over a month against his twin brother, the control experiment.

we met frank and went mosh afterwards. it was a right laugh, we all got stupid pissed. waaaaaaaaaaaaay.


i have never noticed this wicked pink building. i really liked the colour. balamory shit.

thats it!! ill be sorting out the illustration competition entries tomorrow and seeing who is the winner so keep your eyes peeled for that!

thankyou for reading!

Saturday, 19 November 2011


So here are your entries for the wicked-land 'Draw the Ultimate Fighter' illustration competition. pick your favourite fighter and register your vote by either voting using the poll at the bottom of this post, or by going to the facebook fanpage and using the poll there. all votes will be counted and a winner will be announced on friday the 25th at 9.00 when voting will close!

I would like to say thankyou to everyone who entered, and even though the deadline was set with quite short notice i will be running some more, so if you didnt get your entry in just enter next time. cheers!

Thursday, 17 November 2011


Hey everybody. i think I've got a cold coming on but i don't want to acknowledge it, because i think that's kind of when you admit defeat and you start to actually get the cold.

doesn't this hair dryer look like MF dooms mask.

frank hooked me up with these little chaps. a plain wafer, nutella, more plain wafer, peanut butter, then sweet peanuts on the top. oh my god. the best thing ever, seriously. they are from some shop on granby street, photos will follow.

went to peri peri the other night and i got a BIG BOY portion of chips, and max (bottom left) got fucked over haha

MARYLAND NOW DELIVER. BIG LEICESTER NEWS! thats everyone sorted over winter then isn't it.

devilman was in peri peri in town.

this is the real devilman. looks like him innit!

saw the best invention. this guy was selling these bottle tops that fitted onto any size can. ideal for when you don't want to drink a whole can at once, or spill it like at a festival or something. i was quizzing him and he said they go along to all the big summer festivals and make an absolute killing. one of those annoying moments where you ask yourself why you didn't think of these first innit? how simple and obvious.

not homeless, just sat on the floor in town singing.

i bet this bitch is so so cool to hang around with. in her fake moschino all in one hoodie and trouser combo.

that weird shop that is in a house round the corner from me had some customers in the other day. how uncomfortable.

the mandem were getting tvizzled at my yard before leaving out for max's birthday.

it was good fun, i was smashed before we left.

we went to see caspa at some dub step night at the O2.

i liked this photo, as if it was a skanking dancing war or something. jones and lescott are battling iniesta.

bradley dislocated his finger in goal for us the other night. its all bruised and horrible now.

i don't think i could write the number 14 this shit if i tried. seriously, what the fuck happened here? i hope it was a super old fucked up person or someone let their little kid to it or something.

this is mental. if you haven't heard there is a law coming in that all black cabs will be fitted out with both visual and audio recording equipment before 2015. the recording will start from when the doors open to 30 seconds after they close. big brother watch dogs are deeming it a massive invasion of privacy, and the article went on to say that their has been no justification for the passing of the law. this shit pissed me off.

my delicious pasta lunch on tuesday. panchetta, pepperoni, red and green peppers and sweetcorn. i could fucking eat this right now.

these dumb middle class wankers are set up in town. moaning about the banking system. fuck off you twats, I've not got time for this. we asked him if he worked, he said he was in training for something. that'll be a no then. so there by not paying taxes they dont get a say right? they will get bored after a few days and jog off back their nice little homes.

wish list? they were asking for food donations and clothing. this isn't a wish list. its a 'pay for me to live' list. pathetic. i hope drunk people set their tents on fire last night.

this woman in the bank had a fucking disco ball for a hat. why did she see this and think yeeeeah, that'll do. ill wear that.

in another news, that shit chip shop on narborough road has shut down. i swear down that property is haunted or something, no business ever lasts more than 2/3 weeks. long live zarcone's chip shop just up the road, don't ever comp with a master.

thats all, as ever, thanks for reading and ill be posting the competition entries up tomorrow. cheers!!!!