Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Follow me on Tumblr and Twitter!

What can I say... Blogger has served me well over the last couple of years, but I've decided it's now the right time to make the move to Tumblr (shock horror!) to bring you my latest offerings and in-depth analysis.

Join the revolution and click the link to follow my new blog: www.owengatley.tumblr.com

I also recently joined twitter and you can follow me here: www.twitter.com/owengatley

Fret not though loyal blogspotters, I'm not leaving blogger completely. I still endeavour to post the odd project here and there as I go...

Enjoy the sun!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011



www.owengatley.co.uk is go!!

Big relief to finally have it sorted, should have been up months ago! I've uploaded loads of new work over there which I never got round to blogging, so please explore its wonders as there's plenty to keep you busy.

Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Pick Me Up

I will be doing some live drawing for It's Nice That, along with a load of other artists, at Pick Me Up exhibition this year. The exhibition is a brilliant showcase for contemporary graphic arts and it runs from 17th-27th March at Somerset House, London. I'll be doing my stint this Saturday so I'll see y'all there.

On a different note, more apologies for posts being so few and far between of late. I've been busy on a number of different projects which I endeavor to bring you up to speed on soon, including my new website which I've FINALLY got round to doing. Stay tuned!

Saturday, 26 February 2011


This months map for Ling Magazine is Athens.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Vienna and Wallpaper*

Happy New Year reader! It's been a while, and I apologise for that...
Anyway here's a map I did for Ling Magazine's January issue, this time it's for Vienna.

In other news, Wallpaper* magazine have kindly put me in their 'Graduate Directory' for art practitioners, among other talent spanning the width and breadth of the creative sector. Thanks guys! Take a look HERE.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

The Times 'Eureka' app

Last week, The Times' launched their 'Eureka' science magazine as an app for the iPad, a very slick editorial app with particularly nice design (take a look HERE for a peak). I did a couple of illustrations for one of the articles, based around how road car design is influenced by formula 1. However this wasn't just any newspaper article, oh no, the cars at the bottom of the page were animated driving from left to right and overtaking each other. Awesome!

Unfortunately though, I'm not lucky enough to own such a flash gadget so if any of you cool cats have seen it working yet, let me know if it's any good?

You can download the app HERE from itunes for 59p!

Friday, 5 November 2010

A Coruna

Illustrated map of tourist resort, La Coruna, for 'Ling' flight magazine.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

T-shirt sneak peak

Here's a cropped fragment of a t-shirt design I did which will be available in the new year. Full details to follow!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Ling Magazine

Here's a piece I did for Spanish airline Vueling's inflight magazine 'Ling'. The article was about the boom in spinach’s popularity between the two world wars. Parents stuffed their children with the leafy vegetable, because of a recording that Popeye latched onto, that suggested Spinach had an extremely high iron content. It wasn’t until 1937, however, that it turned out the iron content had been recorded with a comma in the wrong place and that there is, in fact, barely a trace...

Thursday, 9 September 2010


So the Urban Outfitter's bookmark project is now online (mine can be seen here - top row, middle). Apparently the bookmarks will be in stores next week given away with purchases, but for now click HERE to see the designs and read the interviews by the artists. PLUS you can download desktop wallpapers of any design that takes your fancy, fancy that!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Yorokobu and Computer Arts mag

My work's been featured in some exciting places this month! First up, the lovely people from Spanish design magazine Yorokobu have got a four page feature of my work in their latest issue (see above)! I'm not really sure what they said about me as it's all in Spanish, but hopefully nice things..

And secondly an animation I worked on a while ago now, 'A Record of Life', is featured on the disc of Computer Arts Magazine's summer issue so go pick one up if you fancy a copy of it ^_^

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Urban Outfitters Bookmark Project

Urban Outfitters asked me to design a repeat pattern to be used as a bookmark and a desktop wallpaper, so this is what I came up with. It depicts a quiet fishing town, blissfully unaware of it's impending attack from outer space.

Apparently they should be kicking around in stores mid August so keep an eye out!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


A limited edition print run of my piece, 'The Slaying of the Beast', has just been released by The Working Proof Gallery, an online gallery that sells prints, with 15% going to a charity of the artist's choice. Everyone's a winner! I have chosen to support the Jane Goodall Institute.

Prints are $30 and are digitally printed on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. There are 50 up for grabs so get involved and buy here!

There is also an accompanying interview you can read if you fancy a look.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

YCN's 'World Cup Moments' Mural

I was asked to illustrate one of the semi final games of the World Cup as part of a 'World Cup Moments' mural exhibited downstairs at YCN's studios. Click HERE for pictures of the wall.

I was given the Spain - Germany game and my piece depicted the Spanish veteran defender, Carles Puyol, whose blinding header put Spain through to the Final. Bit of a quick turn around for this one, which is probably why Puyol looks more like Roger Daltry..

Friday, 9 July 2010

Hacker & Muldoon

Flyer/poster design I did for a friend's play showing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. I've read the script and it sounds fantastic so if you're around, go see it! More info here

Thursday, 24 June 2010

It's Nice That

Today is a good day! The lovely guys over at It's Nice That have featured my work as part of their 'Graduates 2010' feature. I also did a little interview with them for you to have a butchers at here.

Jimmy Maverick

From a project based on car crashes.

The 'Killer' Collection


Lots of posting at the moment, I'll be selling these sweet babies on my Etsy shop (when I set one up) in packs of three, for you to cut and stick together at home and make your own toy model cars. They look incredible on anyone's mantle piece!

Out of this World

So here is the final comic strip, and it's also my submission for the Cheltenham Illustration Award, the theme being 'Traveller's Tales'.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

'Send' Exhibition

Mine and Luke Jinks' animation 'A Record of Life' is going to be shown as part of the 'Send' Exhibition in Sheffield which opens today. The exhibition presents work from many a talented illustrator and artist, promising to be a right treat! Go check it out if you're up north :)

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Alien Invasion

Here is a panel from a comic strip I've been doing, will post the finished piece soon!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

'The Slaying of the Beast'

This week saw the end of our exhibition at Here Gallery :( however on the plus side I finally got my drawings back to scan in and post ont' internet for your viewing pleasure! These five drawings depict the members of my fictitious brotherhood of knights, 'The Order of Succor'.
Pictured above:

Sir Digbeth won his knighthood for slaying the evil beast 'Shirog'.
Available for Purchase Please email for more details.

'Francois the Saviour'

Sir Francois won his knighthood for rescuing the Princess from the vicious bird-demon 'Peckadrir'.
Available for Purchase Please email for more details.

'A Thousand Bloody Corpses'

Sir Ladislaus won his knighthood for bravery and prowess in battle.

'Godfrey's Rage' and 'Dead Shot Percival'

Sir Godfrey won his knighthood for his wisdom, council and magical powers and Sir Percival for being a fine huntsman.
'Godfrey's Rage' Available for purchase Please email for more details.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Across the Way!

Here's a picture of my corner in our 'Across the Way' exhibition at Here Gallery this month. The collection of work I produced for it followed a chivalric brotherhood of five knights called 'The Order of Succor'. Each piece on the right-hand wall depicts why the five men were knighted, or 'won their spurs', and below is a painted shield with the coat of arms of each brave knight. Close-ups to follow!

Here's a miniature castle I made from paper. I imagine they would have made castles from sturdier building materials in those days, but I think I made the best of the materials at hand.

Friday, 5 March 2010

The Order of Succor

Last night we had a lovely private view for our exhibition 'Across the Way' at Here Gallery (photos coming soon!), which runs until April 3rd. Here's a sneaky peak of one of the pieces I'm exhibiting. There's some really nice work on display so I strongly advise you to drop by :)

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Kvlt Black Mehtul

Found these fellows lurking when I went down to the woods today.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Here Gallery Exhibition

So it's been a while since I last posted, I've been busy producing new work for an exhibition with my good pals Adam Hancher, Jack Hudson and Luke Jinks at Here Gallery in Bristol. I'm having a lot of fun creating the work for it as I'm looking at medieval knights for inspiration, it's like revisiting childhood! The show runs through March and I'll be sure to post some work for your greedy eyes soon.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Friday, 20 November 2009

'The Uninvited guest'

I was asked, along with fellow Just Us-ers, to put a piece in for a christmas exhibition at the LCB Surf Store in London this December. The theme is 'In Sequence' so I went for the most obvious outcome of a comic strip :) I quite enjoyed doing this really, nice not having to rely on the ol' computer for once.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Monday, 2 November 2009


GOOD NEWS! Our animation, 'A Record Of Life', has been selected for the Flip Animation Festival this weekend! It will be it's first public screening so I'm quite excited really ^_^ The festival is held in Wolverhampton at the Light House Media Centre and our film will be shown on Saturday afternoon, if you find yourself around those parts.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Good day :D

Yeah! Tiny Showcase is a website that sells tiny, high quality prints and they are now selling a limited run of 100 prints of my piece above!
NOT ONLY can you get yourself a tasty picture, but $5 of each print sold goes to a charity of the artist's choice, I have chosen the British Red Cross

so go buy HERE!

Saturday, 15 August 2009


FINALLY the animation is done and ont' internet!! It's only a couple of minutes long so MAKE SURE YOU GO WATCH IT :D and let us know what you think! The sounds a bit quiet so play loud or use headphones for maximum results. Presenting 'A RECORD OF LIFE'..........

click HERE to watch.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers

I was asked along with others from the Just Us Collective to do something for the Desktop Wallpaper Project by the design blog Kitsune Noir, so I drew this. Click here to download this for your wallpaper and brighten up that desktop!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009


After being inspired by the culture of Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) I made this cheeky little pop-up. This scene stages the epic fight between the infamous Mr. Barrios and his arch nemesis, Mephisto.
All Pop-ups are orignal one-offs and not for sale, thankyou :)

Pop-Up Adventures

A spread from a pop-up book I made following a small boy's daily walk with his dog. No sooner have they set out, when the boy's imagination takes them over and allows them to visit distant lands. As the book progresses the magical dog turns into different animals taking the boy through dramatic landscapes, only to return home safely at the end of it all. See all four pop-ups at on my Flickr page.