Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Surprise 6 Classroom Poster by CarlPearce Surprise 6 Classroom Poster by CarlPearce
This was a huge A1 poster I did a few years back for Oxford University Press. If you look in there you'll see a few of the reoccurring characters from the series (and some of my previous submissions).

I've not done anything this huge before or since. It was a bastard trying to scan it and move things about. Hope you like. Think it looks better printed, myself.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconchainblade:
chainblade Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   Artist
very cool.. like a said before about colors and hues :D

really feels like a warm classroom. and great character designs and interactions are top notch
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional
Cheers. I'm gonna have a swollen head by the time you've finished...
Reply
:iconchainblade:
chainblade Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   Artist
lol sorry .. i did check out all your peices though.

you are very very talented..
by the way how old are you?

ive been told by an artist that people who dont have training are not good and are ignorent.

this is the same artist who refuses to put up his work at galleries for free but knows his work will sell itself because hes "soo talented".

needless to say he was really full of himself but i did meet alot of people like him saying i cant be a good artist because im under 45.

just wanted to know..
i ask every great artist i see. it gives me alot of confidence to go on practice to become a better artist.
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional
I meant by the time you've finished with all the compliments. Thanks. Really is nice to read.

I'm 27. Just this month. I really wouldn't listen to that pompous arse who you were talking to though. I've seen some people on here who are still just teenagers and they blow my mind. I really love the work of some of the people on here. As I said, take a look at the people I watch in the 'Friends' section.

I would never refer to myself an "Artist" thought, so you won't find any pomp here. I'm a trained Illustrator with a degree from one of the finest collages specializing in Children's Illustration and all I learned was how to do the job and not a thing about how to draw.

If this idiot says he needed to be taught how to draw or paint and it took him years of education then that tells you more about his 'skills' than he would want. People who can do it do it and evolve and grow and get better. You can't teach this shit. This website is proof of that, with some of these fantastic young creatives on here.

There are 25 year old's who are better now than a lot of the 45 year old's will ever be.
Reply
:iconchainblade:
chainblade Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   Artist
im pretty much self taught.. and ive yet to post some of my better work. but yes i agree completly, there are some teens younger then me who blow my mind lol.

i need training and i learn alot faster then i should. but sometimes i get convinced im learning to fast and im really not learning anything. so i give up on the subject for a while.

im not usually effected by the people around me. but it did in the art world for a long long time.

its just until recently i got myself more lessons. (which i find really really interesting!) i dont care if people try to take away it away by saying "real work isnt fun" or "you have to take years to learn this".

i can understand getting better over time but i think somethings come more natural to some people then others and thats true with almost everything.

i guess i like to know the age of every artist i see. it gives me more confidence to continue on. even though i think its fun to learn alot of things. i still like to have that reassurance.

well nice talking with you. goodluck with your awesome art !
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional
Cheers, mate. And thanks for all of your kind compliments. Put me down on a watch if you want to keep track of this stuff but don't feel obliged to. I'm not one of these Deviants who see the site as a competition over how many views etc you get, ha ha.

The best thing to remember about being a scribbler is to just have fun. I always think that if you don't enjoy it anymore you may as well give it up and work somewhere else just as hateful but with a better wage.

You have fun with your images and keep going. We all evolve.

All the best!
Reply
:iconalbundyland:
albundyland Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Epic illsutration man! The level of detail here is outstanding.
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional
Cheers. It was a huge image though. It was an A1 size classroom aid.
Reply
:icondiegopizzini:
diegopizzini Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Your art is really impressive.. what a great work my friend!!
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional
Thanks, mate. You've got a damned fine gallery yourself too. Well done.
Reply
:iconpearlypony:
PearlyPony Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009   General Artist
Stunning!
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional
Cheers. That's very kind of ya.
Reply
:iconpearlypony:
PearlyPony Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009   General Artist
Yeah and there are lovely shoes and clothes all over the place :D
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional
And yet I dress like a homeless Pikey. Ha ha ha.
Reply
:iconeltasia:
Eltasia Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Wonderful work, fantastic colors!
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional
Cheers. That's also the reason I responded so well to your images. Lovely.
Reply
:icondipri:
Dipri Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
wow amazing work mate..
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional
Cheers, mate.
Reply
:iconghostpockets:
GhostPockets Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Wow, I want this poster. So much work.... they better have paid you bloody well.
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional
Yep. The suuurrrre did. OUP are a very very well payed outfit.

The poster came out well. I only have one copy myself though, otherwise I'd send ya one.
Reply
:iconghostpockets:
GhostPockets Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Np, maybe I'll break into my local school and nick one ;P
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional
Sorry, old mate. They were for Spanish schools to teach the kids there how to speak the Queen's own...
Reply
:iconghostpockets:
GhostPockets Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Well I'll still break in there and nab that Jonathan Edwards anti-bullying poster I saw last time I was there. And then maybe a trip to Spain can be organised....
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional
Ha ha ha. Or you could write to OUP and ask for one? Do you mean Jonathan Edwards as in the dude who goes to Doodle Planet?
Reply
:iconghostpockets:
GhostPockets Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Aye that be the guy, I loooove his stuff.
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional
Hmm. Didn't know he did that kind of thing. Thought he was editorial only. That's MY niche mother fucker! :fork:
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconjrhill:
JRHill Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Man, talk about attention to detail...
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional
It was mostly in the brief. It's a large classroom aid where the kids have to spot stuff. Educational briefs can be so bloody strict!

There were a couple of little details for me in there. One of which is the little cowboy on the t-shirt of the kid in the wheelchair. It was a toy my editor at OUP gave me as a pressie because she knew I like wooden toys.
Reply
:iconjrhill:
JRHill Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Wow, how do you get into that sort of thing? Making educational briefs that is.
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional
Making the briefs, I wouldn't have a clue. Work for one of the publishers such as Oxford, Macmillan or Pearson would be a start. As for illustrating them, I get most of my work through my agent. Getting with an art agency is a good start if you want to get into that kind of trade.
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional
Keep trying, mate. It's horses for courses. Different people like different things so just keep trying the buggers. They all have different personal preferences and all. Try going directly to the publishers too. Try Oxford University Press. ELT Department. I think they may possibly respond to your work.
Reply
:iconjrhill:
JRHill Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Well I tried that but got no replies, lol. I guess either I have to work harder on my art or be more persistent.
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional
Keep trying, mate. It's horses for courses. Different people like different things so just keep trying the buggers. They all have different personal preferences and all. Try going directly to the publishers too. Try Oxford University Press. ELT Department. I think they may possibly respond to your work.
Reply
:iconjrhill:
JRHill Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Excellent, I'll give that a shot!
Thanks!
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional
No problem. The key is to look in shops or online for similar styles to your own and chaise those publishers. You'd be very good at board books, I think.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconcitizen17:
citizen17 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the colors you use.
They are dynamic and attractive. And to me, the colors of a cartoon have always influenced a lot whether I want to watch it or not.
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional
Cheers. I love morning sunlight, uplifting colours and the kind of light you get in Cornwall and Los Angeles. A big influence on my pallet are the movies Falling Down and L.A. Confidential amongst others.
Reply
:iconcitizen17:
citizen17 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can tell! It's really nice.
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional
Cheers!
Reply
:iconhorrorbyte:
Horrorbyte Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   Photographer
Amazing work.
Reply
:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional
Cheers!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
March 8, 2009
Image Size
32.0 MB
Resolution
9935×7075
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,144
Favourites
16 (who?)
Comments
56

Camera Data

×