Helmets, Creatures & Droids! Oh My!
Helmets, Creatures & Droids! Oh My!
BY SAMUEL B. THORNE
I really love the styles of the old Marvel Star Wars comics from the 70s. I love the vibrant colours and old school printing styles and so wanted to emulate this in my portraits of my favourite non-human characters.
▪︎ Exclusive to Nine By Nine
▪︎ Only 50 limited edition prints per size
▪︎ High quality A2 or A3 archival Giclée print
▪︎ 210gsm Hahnemühle matt-coated paper
▪︎ Includes signed certificate of authenticity
Free UK delivery over £50 / Worldwide shipping available
▪︎ 3-5 working days for prints
▪︎ 5-8 working days for print + frame
Hand crafted frames
We've partnered with one of the UK's leading art framers to bring you custom made, beautifully crafted frames for your new print. All frames are custom made here in the UK using new technology and old school craftsmanship. These high quality, totally custom frames will last a lifetime.
Your frame comes with Clarity+ glazing. Although this material is more expensive than glass, it's used in your frame because it offers superior UV protection, is far safer and is beautifully clear.
Backing & Fixings
Your frame arrives ready to hang, with a backing board and hanging kit.
Our supplier is recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild. All custom made frames have tightly pinned corners, contain crystal clear Clarity+ glazing and are made from precision cut real wood.
Made to order
Every product is individually produced in England, allow
3-5 days for delivery and a little longer for framed prints.
All of our prints are produced using an archival Giclée method on 210gsm Hahnemühle matt paper.
All artists receive a fair commission on every print sold which helps them to keep doing what they do best.
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Illustrator and designer inspired combining the worlds of vintage animation and comic books with psychedelic colours and general weirdness.
Tell us a fun fact about you I am allergic to both fun and facts.
How did you get into illustration? After mucking around with graphic design and textiles in college, I realised that what made me happiest was drawing, so I went back to the, urm, drawing board.
Who or what inspires you the most? Vintage animation, adverts and comic books and imperfect printing methods.
What does a typical day look like for you? I have a day job as a junior creative director which takes up my weekdays before dragging myself home to work on freelance stuff. At weekends it's a mix of drawing, wishing I was out with friends and then beating myself when i am out with friends because I am not drawing.
What do you do when you have a creative block? Get away from the desk, go for a walk, and look at other artists work to get envious.
Top three clients you've worked with? I won't name names as I have been lucky enough that almost every client has just wanted my vision undiluted and that really is the dream!
What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? All work in drawn with ink on paper, using a brush pen, sharpie and a fine liner. I then scan this in and colour digitally using Photoshop.
What's your favourite resource for inspiration? Street art like graffiti and stickers, weird shops full of curios and of course, the Worldwide Webarooney.
Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance? Have a safety net, be prepared to be crushed and have excellent time management skills. Very boring, but essential.
What would your dream project be? Branding a brewery and then sampling all of the brews
How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram
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