Stag & Serpent - The Art of Glyn Smyth

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Postby FrankBooth on Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:54 am

Glyn is killing it with these album covers.
"A Prison For The Stars". Illustration for the forthcoming gatefold vinyl version of "The Irrepassable Gate" by Ash Borer. The title of the piece is taken from the Gnostic text "The Book Of Enoch", in a description of the purgatory created for the fallen angels who had bred with mankind and spawned the Nephilim. Stylistically I drew chief inspiration from from specific works by František Kupka - "The Black Idol" in particular. The work and techniques of William Mortensen were also helped inform both this and the front panel illustration also. The stark architecture was inspired by ancient sites from across he globe, but most notably by the ruins at Baalbek which some historians and theologians have theorised is actually one of the sites referred to in The Book Of Enoch. The piece was hand drawn digitally at a high resolution to emulate old engraving and etching techniques. After laying down base tones and modelling with stippling, further tone and highlights were added by repeatedly drawing in and scratching out hatched patterns over the piece.

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Postby FrankBooth on Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:10 pm

Apologies for a quiet feed so far in 2017...currently recovering from a nasty virus and inflamed optic nerve that's seen me having to down tools temporarily. Looking forward to returning to normal service as soon as possible... In the meantime, The Flood Gallery are releasing my poster for the 1967 British film version of Quatermass & The Pit. This was commissioned a good while back but fell into into the void until surfacing now just in time for either a) the films 50th anniversary or b) the end of humanity. (nervous laughter...)

-20 x 29.75", 2 colours on Cougar Natural Paper. Regular numbered edition of 50. £45.
-Variant numbered edition of 10 on silver foil. £60.
-Both prints come with signed certificate of authenticity

On sale Thursday 9th February at 5pm UK via thefloodgallery.com


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Postby deancc on Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:40 pm

This one has been a long time coming. From over 2 years ago...

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Postby FrankBooth on Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:25 pm

deancc wrote:This one has been a long time coming. From over 2 years ago...


Nice catch on that, guessing it was put on the back burner for a time. Glad to see Glyn stretching his legs more into film prints, it's a crowded space but his growing style(s) would lend itself well to more than a few properties.
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Postby FrankBooth on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:26 pm

Digital study (from reference) Finally getting back to work after taking time off due to falling sick, followed by the sad loss of my father, Isaac Smyth, who passed away last month after a long illness. This last year has been particularly challenging in so many ways, and whilst much of it has been very difficult it has served as a keen reminder to cherish those close to you and take nothing for granted.

With this sentiment to hand, I'm excited to be moving forward and making new art...growing...learning... I'm currently working on numerous (overdue!) projects that I can't show right now so I'll try and keep things ticking over with sketches and suchlike in the meantime. (Please note I am not booking any new work commissions at the present time whilst I get back up to speed with my current schedule). Thanks for your interest! - Glyn x

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Rough concept sketch for book jacket design (2016)


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Postby FrankBooth on Sun May 07, 2017 4:20 am

Hard at work on various projects I can't show just yet so here's a teaser for something new coming soon to the store.


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Postby TOTM on Sun May 07, 2017 9:22 am

I'm liking this very much...
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Postby FrankBooth on Thu May 25, 2017 9:24 am

Glyn getting in the pin game.

Hard Enamel Pin Badge inspired by the historical artifact known as "The Dorset Ooser". Comes with illustrated postcard & black envelope suitable for gift presentation. Limited to 100 pieces - on sale now! (store link in profile). Thanks!

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Postby TOTM on Wed May 31, 2017 11:05 am

Poot! Was hoping that would be some kinda print... Pretty neat though!
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Postby FrankBooth on Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:27 pm

Quiet feed of late...hoping to share more soon. Hoping the skies augur well today for those watching it.

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Postby FrankBooth on Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:31 pm

Samhain greetings to all...tonight, the veil is thin! New work - “Guiding Light” (print edition in the works...more details soon)


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Postby FrankBooth on Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:41 pm

Study for "The Star"


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Postby FrankBooth on Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:03 pm

Glyn looks to have a print in the works.

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Postby deancc on Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:23 am

Looks to be his Tombs "Thanatos" shirt image.

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Postby FrankBooth on Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:30 am

:pint:

New print releases dropping today via my BigCartel store, Friday 24th November, 2017, 6pm GMT. full details and pics to follow. Thanks!

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