Monday, 22 November 2010

Work in progress, but this ones big

A halfway stage for a big (potentially) A2 piece to be screen printed later. Needs a major amount of tidying but I am excited in how it is turning out so I thought I might blog it.

Experimenting with ways of layering

New moto: Never stop experimenting.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Fireworks disturbing owls during this time of year.

Pretty obvious title but really working with the geometric style of working, coming up with some (hopefully) interesting results.

Pigeons are high risk takers

Unfortunately I realise now that the detail would be completely lost in an illustration that's meant to be only a6 in size... live and learn. I do like the new screen print overlay kind of effect so may use this a little more. With this image though I may need to change the colour to apply more to the title. eeek.

Just some totally usless experiment

Just playing with tessellating some images. It is definitely not even so I could only play with four but thought there were some pretty cool results.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Found a cool article about the maths behind geography or geomatics. I don't know if this is a right response to the article, although I really like how it came out. So applying colours and trying to cut it up and find a way of using it to push the article meaning more.

Black Hole

Really, really wanted to illustrate this :D and finally found a standard editorial article to link it to. Anyway, this is what I came up with in response to black holes. I hope it looks kinda scary! Just in time for halloween.

We age faster as we get higher

A quick editorial illustration to accompany an article for the title (above). Really enjoying working in a very formal, graphic kind of way. Still going through some colour variations and hopefully (fingers crossed) will get this screen printed.

Monday, 25 October 2010

And More experiments in screen printing ^-^

Fooling with screen printing

A world without Ice, continued

More experiments with the world without ice concept.... I just miss watercolours ^-^

Beddow 'n' Battini exhibition

First image to be exhibited in a show in Camberwell on the 10th of December! It's looking to be a great show of collaborations between illustrators and writers! All are welcome, follow the link below:

Monday, 18 October 2010

Are cutting down trees effecting kilimanjaro?

Experiments with masking fluid

Really enjoying using it ^-^ More experiments to come

A world with no ice

Very small illustrations for an editorial on a book titled 'A world with no ice'

Into the void

Abstract designs

A couple of experiments with patterns. I am dealing with the idea of doubt and posibility to an article in NewsScientist. Hoping to eventually expand them into something more. The photos are not great but thinking of scanning if I will use them later.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

More format experiments

Playing with formatting

Testing out new colours with the electrodes illustration and seeing how it would look when contextualised. Sort of happy with it so far but needs more playing with before it works out exactly right.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Cosmology is broken

To illustrate an article on how the study of cosmology might be flawed. I need to give this image alot more narrative to accompany the article so I may put it in a frame similar to a telescope.

Martians are right handed ?!

It's impossible to pass up a title as good as that. So just because, this is a small illustration to the article.

Is the Sun dying?

This is trying not to do the obvious but for now this is a planning image. I really like using watercolour so I am a bit determined to get at least one watercolour painting into the project.... we'll see how it goes.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Pelican more dynamic

Definitely an improvement on the last attempt. Still want to add colour, so may try to screen print/ play in photoshop a bit to find a good combination. But overall, much happier with it.

Chicks can count...

A small side illustration to a story on how chick have been found to be one of the only animals besides humans that count from left to right. Still in progress (as everything seems to be) but just getting what's in my head on the paper.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Interesting find

Found some really old records in the attic from the previous couple that lived here. The covers are graphically kinda interesting. A random unique reference for some interesting layout ideas. (hopefully)

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Update on tessellation

Update on the way the tessellated snakes are going. Kinda getting a blurred/3d effect when multiplying them. Getting there.....

Pelicans on the Gulf

Working on an article about how the pelicans in the Gulf of Mexico are close to becoming endangered. Tried to draw one in oil, but (again) something more is needed. Gotta think on this one for a while.