Saturday, 26 July 2014

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Manila Luzon at Menergy

Another of RuPaul's favourite queens - Manila Luzon - often plays on her Asian heritage as influence for her looks and performances. I decided to create a digital illustration of her smashing her way through New York, like a 1950s B-movie monster.

Tammie Brown / Milk at Menergy

The weirdest queens to have appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race are to star in a double bill of MENTAL!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Mutate Design / Facebook

Please 'like' me on Facebook!

Thanks!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Taking commissions for portrait painting / portrait illustrations

I'm really enjoying portrait painting at the moment. Please have a look at the images below as a guide as to the kind of work I produce. Please contact me at gregorlaird@hotmail.com if you would like to discuss a commission. I work from photos so no need for long sitting times. Prices are very reasonable and start at £60 for an A4 black and white portrait.

Edinburgh based portrait painter

Raja Gemini Menergy flyer

Menergy played host to the winner of season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race - Raja Gemini. Raja has based many of her looks on her East Indian heritage and so I decided to make her a Kali-esque multi-armed deity/demon.

Savage Unicorn Mask

This mask is made from a bull horn, leather, suede and goat fur. Based on mythological monsters.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Sarah Green - fine artist logo

Very proud that one of the most talented people I know asked me to design a logo and take some photos for her blog. Sarah Green is a painter, costume designer, illustrator, collector and all-round creative powerhouse. Her interests in anatomy and the human spirit informed my design.

Please visit her blog here.

Three Rivers Systems Development Company logo

A software development company based in Houston asked me to come up with a logo for their rebrand.

Tortherm Ltd. Renewable Energy Systems logo proposals

Proposals for a green central heating company.

Saskia Eng logo

Was commissioned to design a logo for a ten year old singer who is making a name for herself in Scotland.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

A Midsummer Night's Scream - zombie logo character

I was commissioned to draw a character to help advertise 'A Midsummer Night's Scream' - a weekend horror festival taking place in Thurso, Scotland. More information on Twitter.

This isn't the first time I've drawn a zombie however! Click here for more undead!

Menergy - RuPaul's Drag Race contestant PHI PHI O'HARA

I cut up the promo pictures supplied to create this collage-style effect.

Menergy - Jodie Harsh

Drawing of baby in womb

Scanned from a sketchbook.

An out-take from the Carrion show.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Erotic Art Festival artwork

A few months ago I posted about the Erotic Art Festival I was taking part in. I never posted the illustrations I did for it, so I thought I'd remedy that. The illustrations were produced in vinyl - gloss black on matte black to emulate the look of rubber or vinyl to add to the Gods and monsters being fetishistic.

I took photos of the finished images to show how the light moves over them and affects how they are seen as the viewer moves past as parts of the images appear then disappear.

Centaurs, 2012

Medusa, 2012

Satyr, 2012

Unicorn, 2012

The Unicorn was never produced as a print.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Kill Star Clothing trade show flyer

Kill Star Clothing commissioned me to design a flyer for their trade show. They had seen my Sharon Needles design for Menergy and wanted something in a similar vein as their latest collection was inspired by the dark and the unorthodox.

I took lots of hints from the Kill Star Tumblr, a spooky and stylish pinboard of all things satanic and magickal.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Sharon Needles live at Menergy

Sharon Needles, the biggest star to have emerged from RuPaul's Drag Race was booked to perform at Menergy. I couldn't wait to start designing the poster. Much to my dismay, I was sent the over-used promo photo from the TV show by her agent which has been all over the internet for about a year. I wasn't sure I was allowed to mess about with this image, but I did anyway and it was approved.

I decided to use The Seal of Lucifer from the Grimorium Verum to break up her face as one of her catchphrases is 'Hail Satan!'.

Poster:

I also created little icons for web and print use:

Some weeks after my flyer had made it's way round the internet via Tumblr, someone pointed this out to me... by illustrator Tom Christophersen. (Tom uploaded it onto his website and has never acknowledged that I re-created the image digitally). I hear that Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Menergeddon (Menergy Apocalypse)

The end of the 5,125-year Mayan Long Calendar had triggered predictions of a catastrophic end for mankind but fortunately it didn't happen.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Gary Wilson

I was messing about with Derrick Argent's photos of Gary Wilson's remarkable clothes for the Menergy poster and did this. It didn't fit with Menergy's brand so it sort of turned into an image for Gary himself. Tongue-in-chic neo goth.

Harvey Nichols Trunk Show 2009 invitation

Found this the other day - I did it as a freelance job for Harvey Nichols. I used the houndstooth as Alexander McQueen had just used it to startling effect in his 'Horn of Plenty' collection.

As McQueen had used a mix of gloss and matte fabrics on top of each other, I had the type printed with a spot UV varnish so when it was moved, it would catch the light and then disappear into the background pattern.

Menergy Nov 2012 - Gary Wilson

For this poster I used a photo of soon-to-be-huge fashion designer Gary Wilson's graduate collection.
Photo by Derrick Argent.
Gary was judging the catwalk competition and has just designed a dress for everyone's favourite - Sharon Needles!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Menergy Nov 2012 DJ setlist

A list of records that were played by me at Menergy.

1. Sharon Needles - 'Everyday is Halloween'
2. Queen of Hearts - 'Neon' (Mark Reeder's Electrically Excited remix)
3. Experimental Products - 'Glowing in the Dark'
4. Marilyn Manson - 'The Beautiful People' (Sébastien Léger remix)
5. Size Queen - 'Paul's Groove'
6. Outrage - 'Tall 'n Handsome'
7. Scissor Sisters - 'Invisible Light' (Boys Noize remix)
8. Peaches - 'Burst' (12" mix)
9. Britney Spears - 'Gimme More' (Armand Deluxe remix)
10. Madonna - 'Like a Prayer'
11. Kylie Minogue - 'What Do I Have to Do'
12. Utah Saints - 'What Can You Do For Me'
13. Sylvester vs Edwin Starr - 'Do You Wanna Contact?'

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Engagement card design / illustration

My brother got engaged recently, and this is the card I illustrated to say congratulations. All the colours are vinyl, including the sparkly ring!

Menergy House of Fraser logo

A few months ago Menergy were to be doing an installation in a window at House of Fraser in Glasgow. Unfortunately due to illness, it didn't happen. Here was the logo that I designed for it.