Archive for the ‘Illustration’ Category

Emoji Remix Flex

January 20, 2021

I decided to redo some of my most used emojis back in April last year. I asked friends and followers on IG if they had any special requests and included those.

I then went and made these into stickers and have been using them on WhatsApp. You can download the Sticker Maker pack here.

I mostly just use the unicorn and the eggplant.

I have also been compiling a list of emojis we need (well I need) but don’t have. Once I figure out how to get them into android/ios/whatsapp/signal, etc I’ll make them.

There’s a story behind this guy. The Steve Jobs of mattresses as I call him.

Since moving to HK over 4 years ago now, I often find myself being followed by this man (and not just me). He doesn’t follow me in the conventional way since he’s always pasted to the side of buses.

He will however appear when I least expect and always look down at me from the bus with a mixture of confusion, disapproval and superiority. I’m amazed that one look can convey so much. It’s like Magnum, Le Tigre, Ferrari and Blue Steel all in one.

Why do you stare at me DeRucci man? What to you want from me?

Josh

Nacho, Nacho Man!

November 3, 2020

Be a while eh? Ok, quite a while. I have at least 4 years of cool stuff to update you on. In the meantime I thought I would ease back into this with something simple.

For just over a year now I have been doing all manner of illustrated stuff for Shady Acres (a bar in HK, more on them later).

To celebrate Dia Los Muertos (day of the dead), I made this little poster for them:

I have been doodling plenty (will talk about that later), but feel like I haven’t done anything with much rendering, it’s all been rather flat, because the extra rendering takes time and if it wasn’t apparent, I’ve been a little bit busy.

So, for the upcoming International Nachos and Sexophone Saxophone day (also at Shady Acres) I produced this:

Which has a tiny bit of rendering. I feel like I could have done more and of course given a bit more time I would…will even.

 

Josh

March MODOK Madness Again

March 25, 2016

It’s March MODOK Madness again, and it’s been a while since I’ve done one so this year I have done two, one of which is slightly topical. I’ll let you decide which.

You can find them here and here or just have a look below. I even went one better and created a little gif breaking down the steps.

Trump ModokModok-Process-Gif-c


Josh

See Tom Cruise Run – Support the Cause!

May 22, 2014

I noticed that it has been a while since I last posted anything. This is probably because I have been posting doodles over here on an almost daily basis. Well that’s going to change. I’m going to be going back to the blog and putting stuff on my flickr too.

The main purpose of this post is to get people subscribed to the facebook page I have just launched for my first book ‘See Tom Cruise Run‘ which is now complete (please like it and share). I will be creating a kickstarter soon in order to raise the funds to print it. Unsuprisingly the book occupies a morally grey area that publishers don’t want to go near because unlike me they feel that they have something to lose.

To help spread the word please tweet about it, reblog, share the links with everyone and anyone you think might be interested in a humorous book about Tom Cruise running. Any help is appreciated. #seetomcruiserun #livedierepeat #liverunrpeat

See Tom Cruise Run - Edge of Tomorrow - Joshua Kahan

Josh

The Outrage Book Cover

January 28, 2014

I finished this one off at 4am with an eyegraine and in dire need of sleep.

the outrage Book

In case you were wondering, no, the book is not real. It is as fictional as the author. I can however reveal an excerpt from the book but don’t tell the publishers (wink, wink):

‘She was outraged.

There she stood on the threshold of the dining room in what she once belived was her home, her beautiful home, to find Michael, the Daschund making love to her grand piano.

The rage took hold and she screamed. She screamed loudly.

It was like an earthquake.’

Why do I do this stuff?

Josh

Run, Run as Fast as You Can, You Can’t Catch Me I’m Tom Cruise Man.

January 2, 2014

Things are taking a little longer than I had originally and optimistically anticipated. Having said that they’re still going and they’re going well unlike the ungodly experiments the scientists that produced this monstrosity are involved in:

Botched Tom Cruise Clone - Joshua Kahan

I had to take a short break.

The work sessions were never ending and days/weeks/months were running (see what I did there?) into one another. My concept of time was nonexistent and I completely lost all touch with reality.

It had gotten to the point where I would conclude sessions really feeling affected by the beauty of Tom Cruises’ face. At one point I considered getting some form of transformative surgery in order to make myself into him. When I closed my eyes all I could see was his face. Hell I was going to change my name to Tom Cruise it got that intense.

Still, it’s not as bad as the time I spent a whole summer indoors animating David Hasselhoff in just a leather jacket and underpants to Prince. Dark times.

Aaaaanyway the point is it will take a little longer for me to finish even if it costs me my sanity.


Josh

47 Rollins

December 2, 2013

Get ready, it’s almost here…

47 Rollins - 47 Ronin with Henry Rollins and Keanu Reeves

As excited as I am about the prospect of 47 Ronin (+1 Keanu) running around kicking ass and taking numbers, the idea of Henry Rollins doing the same appeals to me a little bit more for some reason.

If anyone else agrees with me and has a bunch of money just lying around and can get both Henry Rollins and Keanu Reeves involved I have a plot for the film and everything. It would be the next (possibly first) great American action/musical epic.

Josh

Sneaky sneaky sneak peek.

November 6, 2013

Alright folks you asked for it. Well you didn’t but I’m going to give it to you anyway.

This here is an unfinished sneak peek from my upcoming childrens book See Tom Cruise Run.

It’s two thrids done so am optimistic it will be done by the end of the year.

See Tom Cruise run from the mob

Josh

Damon Albarn Likes Apes

October 17, 2013

What started off as an idle doodle ended up becoming an image of Damon Albarn squeezing the buttocks of a surprised ape.

Before you ask, I didn’t set out to draw it. Maybe I channelled it from somewhere. It was titled subsequent to completion, the title just felt fitting.

Damn Albarn Likes Apes

Josh

The Flight

October 9, 2013

Here’s a little something just to let you know I still exist and that some more excellent stuff is on its way.

Airplane journey

Josh