I have just completed my most recent poster project – and this time it’s (very surprisingly) not cuppa related!
Having watched Gasland some time ago, and then gone and done a little reading around the subject, I was quite disturbed to hear of the extensive hydraulic fracturing already happening in the UK. My last trip to Bristol saw me paint a fracking related piece, and I decided to continue on the theme.
Caudrilla Resources are a UK based oil and gas exploration and drilling company, and their recent efforts in Balcombe have met with some strong resistance.
I started by plotting out the design in pencil a few times before inking it. I really enjoy using a Pentel Fude brush pen to ink my illustrations – the variety of line widths you can create is brilliant.
I then scanned the drawing, adjusted some of the text sizes, and recoloured the image. The little red drop shadow on the text at the bottom of the poster is a bit of a photoshop cheat, and is done more to ensure some colour balance throughout the image than for anything else.
Please feel free to distribute this image digitally or place a print from your home computer anywhere you like!