Monday, 22 November 2010

HOME is where the HEART is.

Images for recent little job done in paper cut out with marker, pencil, liner.... bit of glue. God awful scans- will put nicer ones up very soon.

Monday, 25 October 2010

The Room

Self-explanatory really. This room is all made from paper cut out with a few details like drop shadows and so forth are done in chalk and water-based marker.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

The Mad Doctor 1933

During my research for this Bulgakov project I couldn't help but think of this Mickey Mouse short released in 1933.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Heart of a Dog

Currently doing a little loose work for Bulgakov's short novel 'The Heart of a Dog' set in Moscow. The stories sees stray dog Sharikov slowly turn into a man with chaotic consequences as a result of an experimental operation in which the pituitary gland and testicles of a dead man are transplanted to the dog by Dr Philip Philipovich. Getting excited about it!
This last image is more of an experiment in gouache. Its unfinished but so it still needs a little work. Cathedral in the upper section and dog needs a penis... that sort of thing.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Tying the Knot

I was asked to produce to small illustrations for a client wedding invite recently. (Well actually a few months back but there you go...)

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Flyboys: Test run

Last month I began work on a new childrens storybook which I am calling Flyboys. It was my eves-dropping on a kid telling his friend to 'stop being silly' because it was impossible to fly, that lead to the creation of the basic plot. I then did a little research and found myself intruigued by the Wright brothers. Later a trip to the Science museum resulted in the story of Orville and Wilbur, two brother who always dreamed of flying. Encouraged by a bet with the school bully the little boys set out to learn how to fly; trying out all sorts of odd things from feathered wings to drinking fizzy pop to make them lighter than air. The plot is set out over the space of a week and is written in a ditty narrative rhyming verse. Off course as in all good stories- the dreamers succeed after much hard work, the bully loses and all ends well. Below are a few of the initial concept drawings, character sketches and colour tryouts in prep. As per usual comments are much appreciated!

This is Your Kingdom

The website which has had my hands full with illustrating tea pots and Union Jacks for the past months has now gone live... See it at http://www.thisisyourkingdom.co.uk/.

Friday, 26 February 2010

In the pipeline

I'm currently working on a project for a lifestyle company which is currently building the site ready to launch later this month. Ive been working alongside a wonderful group of people for the past five months to create a site with a contemporary, twee, English-country feel to it with. I cant share too much info (or visuals) at the moment but needless to say its a very exciting prospect so i'll keep you posted on the launch!

Mr Client

This was for a project for my university during the summer. Something to do with creating a dictionary of artsy terminology for new students... and if my memory serves me right I was given "Client" to illustrate. The Mr. Client bloke gives it away I think. The final product was produced in greyscale due to the shallow pockets of the university!

Saturday, 23 January 2010

An old dear

I see this post as a digital blowing-away of the cobwebs since I haven't posted anything for quite a lengthy about of time. I've been very busy since the end of summer with some top-secret stuff which meant my updates had to be put on the back burner. However I also realised I would never forgive myself if I went without making a January post so, granted a bit of a cop-out, here are a few pictures of a clay model from a while back accompanied by the promise of regular uploads this year.