Gonna Be a Revival by Simon Sherry

My entry into the The 2012 Railroad Revival Tour T-Shirt Design Contest

I tried to capture the energy of live music and combine it with a phoenix-like reimagining of the heroic depictions of trains from the middle of last century.

The artwork was initially drawn in Alchemy using my trusty Wacom, then further work carried out in Illustrator before finally dragging it into Photoshop for some colour treatment.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it!

Raised on a diet of Doctor Who, Tolkien, Dungeons & Dragons and comic books, Simon Sherry has been making monsters from the moment he could put a crayon to a flat surface. Combining elements of post-apocalyptic science-fantasy, post-human horror and a black sense of humour; Simon’s work is preoccupied with notions of humankind’s ability to determine the course of its own fate in the face of forces larger than itself.

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  • Michael Alesich
    Michael Alesichover 2 years ago

    Awesome work. I’m a big fan of the perspective of it.

  • Thanks Michael – glad you like it. Getting that perspective right was a real challenge, i can tell you!

    – Simon Sherry

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomover 2 years ago

    Great Work…I feel the energy! Looks like a winner to me : )

  • Thanks Penny – not sure if you can make it out at the displayed size, but the trail forming the train is made up of a gazillion little notes and music notations – a fun task, that’s for sure!

    – Simon Sherry

  • Jess McHutchison
    Jess McHutchisonover 2 years ago

    I think this is absolutely BRILLIANT!!!

  • Wow – you’re too kind! Glad you dig it!

    – Simon Sherry

  • frederic levy-hadida
    frederic levy-...over 2 years ago

    this is such an awesome entry!

  • Thanks a lot frederic – big fan of your work, so it means a lot!

    – Simon Sherry

  • Jay Williams
    Jay Williamsover 2 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thank you Jay – glad you like it!

    – Simon Sherry

  • MrCLPeters
    MrCLPetersover 2 years ago

    Good work…. My hopes were high for mine, but I think your in the top spot…

  • Don’t count yourself out yet – love the hand-drawn, vintage feel of yours (especially the type). I’ve just got my fingers crossed like everyone else in the comp!

    – Simon Sherry

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomover 2 years ago

    Yes I notice all those little notes… A lot of work your are very talented. I enter also just for fun ;)
    there are so many talented people out there wish I was one of them. Good Luck.

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowover 2 years ago

    Nice work once again Simon, good luck in the judging! Still working on mine…

  • Thanks Randy – looking forward to seeing your entry when it’s done! Good luck!

    – Simon Sherry

  • fixtape
    fixtapeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature!

    – Simon Sherry

  • geekchic  tees
    geekchic teesover 2 years ago

    This rocks.

  • Thanks mate – glad you dig it. My appendages are now crossed!

    – Simon Sherry

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