Or, how to distract yourself from actual work.

I’d seen the 36daysoftype project before and always loved seeing what different artists and illustrators came up with but never thought about doing it myself. I kind of hate those prompt things that people do on Instagram, I don’t know why and I don’t really ‘hate’ them. It just seems like a total waste of time as they’re either crap or they’re so full on you have to dedicate all your time fulfilling the prompts each day. It never seemed like a fun thing to do so I never really questioned doing it myself, I just enjoyed seeing others seemingly fire them out each day whilst still creating fantastic work in their ‘day job’. I kind of felt like I’d hit a wall recently though – I still do as theres a lot of work I’d like to do but just don’t seem to get round to doing it for

Hello new site – what’s new!?

Hello everyone and welcome back to the brand new adamberry.net -what do you think? Following on from some feedback I realised the site needed a bit of an update. it’s a little more streamlined than before and now works a lot better on mobiles and tablets.  The portfolio pages have been simplified and cleaned up with a load of older work being cut. The shop is a lot clearer and easier to use (hopefully)! We’ve added prices to the gallery page so you don’t necessarily have to click through on a piece to find out the  cost. The layout has been simplified to work better on mobiles and the checkout page and email confirmation has all been updated as well. Theres also an updated newsletter that you can subscribe to (at the bottom of the page) that will keep you up to date with anything going on and any discount codes or

Guerra per amore

I think we can all agree that not much happens during February (publicly wise anyway, I’m not talking about your mates birthday or anything).  Theres the Super Bowl, but I’m struggling to think of anything else. Other than THE greatest day of all -PANCAKE DAY!! It was always my favourite day as a kid -and even though the shine dimmed a bit when I grew up and was able to make my own pancakes on whichever day I wanted (:D) its still a reason to rejoice, as you can’t beat a f**king pancake, can you? With the greatest day fast approaching, it sets me up nicely to explain how I came to do… a Valentine’s Day piece this year. The original plan was to do a diptych. One about Pancake Day and one about Valentine’s Day. I’d roughed out the Pancake Day one but couldn’t get it right to match the

Dammit

Inktober is over for another year and I royally suck at taking part in it. I will at some point (probably like, February!) but I’d prefer to think of it as ‘Blinktober’ instead as that ties nicely into this post, even though its now November… Oh well – read on and just pretend I’m not a day late. I created this poster design a while ago hoping to be able to offer it to the band as one of their tour date posters. They didn’t go for it unfortunately and in a weird/lucky kinda way, this was one of the original files I lost when my computer went doolally (see 1st post below). Literally the day before the computer crashed I opened this file and played around with some of the colours and saved a flat version of it for no real reason… Turns out it was a good thing

Fudge

…for the delay in posting! I didn’t mean to leave it this long but since the site relaunched I’ve had a load of work on and you know how it is, when you’re super busy with stuff, the last thing you think of to do is to sit down and write a blog post about it. Well, for me anyway but I suppose I should change that… Anyway- I’ve been working on a load of fun stuff recently. Some big, some small(ish), some branding, some rebranding and I’m soon starting a mural which I’ll hopefully have done in the next couple of weeks and have some photos to show you. Its also that time of year on the Island where local businesses start gearing up for TT and (as I type) I’m working on this years Manx Cider Co t-shirt. I’ve got some new designs planned for them as well