Irregular Handshake – Artwork

50cm x 40cm personal artwork inspired by the song Irregular Handshake by The Animal Objective.

Available as a signed digital art print in my online shop.

Theme: A reoccurring theme in many of my personal illustrations is that of the of The Underground Merry-go-round – A fluid, fantastical world of curious, metamorphosing lifeforms, living together in a constant state of oppression and conflict. I also use this theme within my musical project The Animal Objective where surreal and twisted stories from The Underground Merry-go-round are recounted in the form of songs. Sometimes the artworks inspire the songs and sometimes the songs inspire the artworks.

This piece illustrates the mayhem caused by a mysterious and, at first, seemingly harmless virus, plaguing The Underground Merry-go-round world. It is unknown where the virus sprang from but there are rumours that the evil Barefaced Queen had something to do with it. Many of the common Underground Merry=go-round folk are ignorant to the potential dangers of the extremely contagious virus and continue to gather in large groups despite warnings against this. They do however take the small precaution of altering their way of greeting their friends, using a peculiar non-contact handshake technique rather than their usual smoochy loving embrace.


  • Hand drawn in photoshop via wacom tablet.