Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
ARGH! Apparently it's Christmas already?! When did this happen? Although the shops of my lovely town have been playing Christmas music since the beginning of November, so I shouldn've seen it coming. But as it's December, I reckon it's legally time for all things Christmassy.
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
A lot of the artists and creatives from Soupa will be selling handmade products such as greetings cards, tee shirts, screen prints, prints, original artwork and all manners of various gifts and cool things that no self-respecting human should go without. If you can, please come down, at least to say hello!
Here is the special location of the market, and by special, I mean really badass.
F Block 1st Floor.
Entrances from Ely’s Yard, Brick Lane and Hanbury Street.
As well as greetings cards and prints, I shall also be doing some mini-comics. I'll post more about them closer to the time, but here is a sneak preview of one of my mini-stories. Yup, It had to happen, it was more of a question of when. I present to you; STEREOTYPICAL ENGLISH HAMSTER.
Monday, 2 November 2009
Here he is, Splodge in his current incarnation. Look at him go! I think I'll upload some more of his progress leading up to this point, but this is what he's currently looking like. It's weird, I'm not very used to using watercolour, I'm definately more in my element with digital painting, but I'll tell you what, I had so much fun using the REAL paints. It's been a suggestion for a while to add more of a 'children's book' feel to my work, so I'm doing a bit of experimentation to mix digital and watercolour together. It's nerve-wracking yet exciting times!
Monday, 19 October 2009
Here are some very initial sketches of a new character (new in the sense that I haven't really posted anything to do with him yet, I've been working on him for a few months now, it certainly feels like we've bonded and made the beginnings of a beautiful friendship...) called Splodge. Who is a cat. Quite a grumpy, devious one at that. Hopefully you'll be seeing more of him in the near future (i'll post up some more recent designs soon, he's gone through a few design changes...), I'll keep my fingers crossed. For as I said, Splodge is quite grumpy, and will not be pleased if he remains confined to my sketchbook and computer.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
If you would be able to help me out, and believe me, you would be massively, you could sign up to the great new clothing label Limited Ink and vote for one of two of my designs up on their page to go forward and become part of the companies next clothing range.
The link is as thus:
My designs are called 'Mammoth' and 'We're gunna need a bigger boat'. Thank you so very much, kind public and blog watchers! It is immenseley appreciated!
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Ah, I'm here, I'm here! Ooops, bit of a delay in posting, but I have been immensley busy trying to get back into the swing of being an illustrator!
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Whoa. Wow. Phew. I'm back, after 5 weeks and 12 countries, I have finished having a little backpack around the lovely continent known as Europe. It was an incredible trip, a real education as well, where I met the coolest people and experienced the most amazing things...and also suffered from a huge lack of sleep and salad.
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
The above is a cover I have recently done for a rockin' band called Tobacco Road. The one below is a variant I did...slightly more abstract I feel, but the one at the top was the chosen, final design. It was very weird for me to do, I don't usually do portraits so I was a bit scared to draw the band (I love drawing people, but as soon as they want a likeness to an existing person I begin to tremble) but hey, it worked out much better than I thought it would and it was a great experience to give it a go!
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
These are my inked drawings, awaiting my wacom tablet to colour them up, but I'm gunna go get some ice cream before that happens. There will eventually be a forest in the background, but at the moment my characters will have to just enjoy floating about in space. I know I would.
Saturday, 30 May 2009
I don't know how well this works, the idea is that the sailors are mistaking the tip of the tentacle for a giant shark, ala the Jaws quote, but little do they realise they have a much LARGER problem. A bit like the MASSIVE cat watching me outside my window. Visious, cat stare. Whenever I show this piccy, people seem to miss the fin element, but hey, squids are waaaay up there on things I would be terrified to be 'got' by in the sea, so i enjoyed drawing it. BAM.
Monday, 11 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
This is the very destination to find my tee design should you want to score it. I think you may need to register on the site, but it's free and easy, so if you have any time for scoring, you would be helping me out a whole load....
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Monday, 27 April 2009
Sunday, 26 April 2009
I've got a few things I need to update on this blog, such as when this Poole exhibition will be and the like, but I need to get a few details straight before I make any bold statements. I also need to upload some photos from the Gramaphone show, which I will do, I have just been crazy busy (is that a real phrase?) with my graphic novel and designing tee shirts for various outlets, which I will eventually post on this blog. Phew. It's like an endless cycle of posting...or not, as the case may be.
In a desperate attempt to distract you from my lack of solid, interesting information, here's a flyer I did for a promotions company called White Rabbit this month.
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Where have I been all my life?!
Busy, busy, I didn't realise how long it had been since my last post. I've been doing quite a variety of things at the moment, including tee shirt and flyer designs, an exhibition piece and more book projects...phew. There's going to be an exhibtion in Poole soon which I'll post more details about closer to the time, but in the meantime I did the illustration above because of a burning, un-relenting desire to draw a raccoon. Mission successful.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Hey ho...let us continue.
I've just been added to the creative network of Soupa, which is awesome! It's a site full of artists and designers from various fields, demonstrating what they can do. Definately check it out, and, why, it's only over here:
Thanks for that Jo!
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Firsty, gorgeous weather today.
Secondly, here's an old illustration i did roughly last year (I'm gunna be honest, i can't remember), where I tried doing some covers for classic literature. This 'ere one is Narnia, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe. Hence the Lion. And the wardrobe, now that you mention it.
Monday, 9 March 2009
Sunday, 22 February 2009
I've been quite busy with various thingies and lots of majigs, but I thought I'd better post something this week! This is a drawing I did of an old man because they are definately interesting to draw, every wrinkle a story as they say...but I think it's clear that this man knows something...and I don't like it. Watch your backs.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
This is some conceptual art I did for Kingfisher Books last year. I won't divulge too much at the moment, but the actual book has the go ahead for later this year which I'm very excited about!
There were changes to this illustration, but there's something I like about this version, so I thought I'd post it up! And yes, your eyes aren't decieving you, those are Scottish warriors haunting a moor.
Friday, 30 January 2009
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Friday, 23 January 2009
The storm is coming.
There will be an exhibition soon.
It's going to be in a great venue called The Gramaphone on Commercial Street, London. They have a website:
There's gunna be a collection of illustrators there, and it's gunna be awesome. I'll post the flyer as soon as it's done with all the details. I'll be exhibiting a mix of final pieces and sketches, one of them being everyone's favourite black and white bamboo eating endangered animal. I'll leave you with that. x
Thursday, 8 January 2009
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Happy New Year! It's all on, 2009. I've been very busy recently, mostly eating and drinking far too much and having good Christmas times. It's definately a hard life.