Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Ebook - new generation

Hopefully the new generation of ebook illustrations... of little red riding hood. Very different from what i'm used to but working out ok.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

A lonely character

A lonely pose and study of one of the characters in the last man. Although I might make this my main character to study for now...

what happens to boring books...

... this is what i think of The Last Man. It can mean more torn apart and drawn on than being read.

trying to catch a scene

it's hard to catch something completely - so i tried to catch it all on camera

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Trying to experiment with watercolors. This time I tried putting acrylic texture underneath to help create a rock effect.

Wanted to try a challenging technical watercolor and so broke some glass over a leaf to draw. It's not totally random as it was in response to some Sylvia Plath poetry...

Just some mock up labels for my aunts fledging bee honey company.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Sing a song of sixpence was the nursery rhyme I chose for my semester project. I tried to use Ronald Searle type inky birds over textured acrylic backgrounds to give an edgy feel to the rhyme.

Friday, 24 April 2009


Tried using the paper that we use to prepare the drypoint on and overlaying it with the final image - the result was a kind of window for the etch. Might go back to this one day...

A stab at editorial illustration, maybe not too successful yet but was definitely a good experience and I'm really liking the very quick deadlines which need really witty and quick thinking.


My creature of sin. Using all my previous experiences of how guilt made me feel i applied them to the human skeleton and muscle forms to get this little guy...

definitely a little creepy conclusion.

Medical brown paper

I really loved working on brown paper ( I know it sounds strange) but it was interesting to see how colours popped out. I also have found a little interest in medical illustration, it involves so much interesting knowledge that keeps it really interesting.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Objects from Eygpt

Objects drawn from the british museum in watercolour. The first object is a vile that is thought to be used to hold perfum, the second is a knife with an ivory handle and the third is a doll, strangly, it is accuratly propotioned but may have been a childrens toy.

Monday, 23 February 2009

soft focus

An experiment with soft focusing on a background image through photoshop, definitely one technique I'd like to keep.


Pharaoh in the british museum, part of a series of watercolours resulting from practically living there for a project at university.