Wednesday, 4 April 2018

NEW THEME-April 2018 "Your Avatar"


Moving swiftly on to April....

There's a new film just out called Ready Player One (I've not seen it yet but have heard pretty good things about it). Here's the link to the trailer


So this months theme is.... "Your Avatar"
We want you to design your own avatar for visiting the 'Oasis' (like in the trailer). This can be characters that exist already, ones that you want to design yourself or even a mix of the two. 

How would you get around as well (the guy in the film uses the car from 'Back to the Future') you could also create some transport if you wanted, again using pre-existing designs, your own or a mix. Let your mind run riot.

We look forward to seeing some more really exciting entries.

The Deadline for this will be Tuesday the 8th of May

Happy geeking!!

SPACE!- March 2018 Winner

Hi Everyone,

                      The results are in and I can announce that the winner of the 'Space' theme is Nick Lennox, well done Nick. Second place goes to Rohana Mentz and Third place to Deirdre Behan so well done to you both. We had a huge amount of entries and all were of a supremely high quality. I had  messages from folk praising the high level of artistry on display so well done to all who submitted.

Monday, 2 April 2018

'If You're Out There'

This is a little looping animation I made in Harmony and comped in After Effects. I wanted to try a full rotation on something in Harmony, it's mad jittery, but it was fun all the same. The concept comes from a short film idea I've been working on called 'Time is a Gift' that I haven't really spent enough time working on, of course, of course.

Hope you guys like it anyway (Y)


'If You're Out There' from Jamie Carroll on Vimeo.

here's a little quiz you can play with all your friends. If you have any.









A Colony on Europa



Space is spooky :3

In the meantime....in the Future!


A Fox in Space

I love the Fox in the movie :)

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Asteroids!

                                                 

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Cosmic Somnambulism of an Unmoored Mind


Thank you Finbarr Martin for the amazing title which I don't really understand.
here's my entry for the space thingie, gouache on moleskine sketchbook

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Belka & Strelka

My portrait of Belka and Strelka, the first dogs to return safely from orbit.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

They should make spacesuits for hedgehogs, just in-case.

Memories of the Space Age




I've been reading a lot of JG Ballard recently so I was inspired by the theme to do a mock up book cover for his short story collection Memories of the Space Age. Ballard is an interesting and challenging writer. He claimed to have more in common with a surrealist painter like DeChirico than a contemporary novelist, and "Ballardian" is given to mean "dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments."
Although this may all seem a little grim, I'd encourage the viewer not to simply accept the most literal interpretation of this image. Although the subject may have befallen a catastrophe, the liberating possibilities of disaster are a central theme in Ballard's fiction. Perhaps our astronaut is simply dreaming of the gantries and runways of Cape Canaveral in the golden era of the Space Age, and will awaken to a new day, where its lost possibilities can be brought to fruition.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Space Explorer


Planet explorations are a pretty lonely affair for this poor fella.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018



Hi Boulder artbloggers,

Time to kickstart the Boulder artblog for the year, and in honour of the recent launch of The Falcon Heavy into deep space we thought we'd make the theme about that very thing: Space!  

And like space itself the possibilities for creative exploration are vast. So we've broken it down into sub sections: Vehicles, Aliens, Robots, Planets. Pick one or as many as you like and let your imagination take you to "where no man has gone before!!" (yeah - you can also pay homage to your favourite sci-fi books, films, comics etc). 

We'll run this one until the end of March after which we will all vote on the winner. The winner will receive a special prize. 

Anyone new to the company who hasn't already joined the artblog, and would like to, give me a shout and we'll get you added to the account.

Happy doodlin'

Friday, 15 December 2017

Merry Xmas





Been nice working with everyone during my first few months at Boulder, but I'm looking forward to going into a netflix induced coma over the holidays.

(I did 2 versions cuz I'm not sure which I prefer)

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Happy Holidays from Santymount




Quincy Fakin' being a Reindeer - just to have a Carrot <3

Polychromos, Gouache and Pitt Oil Pencil on Watercolour Paper.

Have a Quincy Christmas Boulderians!

Christmas Card Design



 I thought I'd make the company itself into a character. I also like the idea of a big boulder golem being innocent and wanting to give gifts to the local wildlife despite its exterior

This piece was created by Joshua Smyth


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Boulder Xmas card

Fish you a Merry Christmas

These seafaring cats appear in my work every now and again (don't know why). Anyway, here they are braving the elements to celebrate xmas.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas Card Competition 2017


Hello people of Boulder,

It's been a while since the last Boulder media artblog competition, but we thought we'd try and end the year on a high by announcing an in-house artblog challenge to design Boulder Media a Christmas card. 

Artwork can be in whatever medium you like; drawn, painted, digital, photograph, sculpture, collage.
Feel free to add a festive greeting to your design If you wish.

The deadline for submissions will be the 13th of December with the winner, runner up and 3rd place entries receiving a prize.

Finally.....

For those of you who haven't joined the Boulder media artblog but would like to please provide Gillian Comerford  or myself with your personnel email address (not your work one). You will need to be a member of the blog so that you can upload your image. 

Our goal for next year is to keep the blog running with a new theme announced  on a  monthly basis.

Thanks for reading and happy drawing!!!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Winner-Theme 2 Gangsters

A huge congratulations to Rachel Wilson who was our last winner for her Tony and the Ducks for our Gangster theme. Was a super submission! You can see more of Rachels beautiful artwork here 
And a big shot out to Arianna and Estrela who came in 2nd and 3rd place

Stay tuned for our next awesome theme!

Monday, 3 July 2017

Some pretty hip gangsters..

Watch out.. they're spreading!

More thugs than gangsters - and they mostly got their arses whoopped - but..
The idea was far more elaborate.. I ran out of time too. I just hope most of the people recognize them!

Sunday, 2 July 2017


This repentant gangster jumped to his death, rosary beads in hand. I was going to do a couple more shots for this scene to flesh out the story for this guy, but I ran out of time :P

30s gangster


Thank you for extending the deadline! I made this one yesterday during a 3 hours bus ride 🙂


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The gangster from the old country



This old fella is paying his respects to the Don by giving him a selection of food and drink from his cafe (after a quick security check)

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Theme 2-Gangsters



The new theme until the end of June is...

"Gangsters"


So look at your favourite films, tv shows and books for your inspiration. You may even be one......that would also help.

Enjoy and see you the end of the next monoth, looking forward to seeing your posts!

Winner- Artists Who Inspire Me


A huge well done to the Winner of this months "Artists Who Inspire Me" theme o Arianna Robustelli's piece Alphonse Marie Mucha took home the prize. You can see more of Ariannas work over at her tumblr
Thank you to everyone else who submitted and voted.
Especially our runners up tied second place Finbar Martin and Susan Ball.

Next months theme will be announced soon....stay tuned!!!

Monday, 6 March 2017

Piotr Jabłoński


I was inspired by Piotr Jabłoński. The man is the art equivalent of the Terminator. Tireless, merciless, unstoppable. He uses de-saturated colour palettes with splashes of intense colour, and limits his value range to create some really subtle paintings.

I started this on Sunday evening. I don't know what the hell it is to be honest hahaha

But I hope it seems Jabłoński-ish.

Alphonse Marie Mucha

One hour ago I remembered that tomorrow is the deadline for this month's theme. Here's my very, very quick tribute to Mucha, the first artist that I have seen in my childhood. My mother painted on glass a copy of the painting that inspired this little drawing. 




Sunday, 5 March 2017

Ridley Scott

The visuals in his films are great but he's also a great drawer and does a lot of storyboard panels. I'm trying to capture the style of them here.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Rebecca and Steven Sugar




I've a lot of love for Rebecca Sugar, who built a wonderful show based on her brother, Steven! Said Steven is the lead background designer on the show, and his stuff is phenomenal! Super inspiring!