Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mail Art


The Mail me Art project is coming to a close at the end of next month so figured it was about time I submitted another before the deadline. I only hope the pencil lines survive the journey and don't become a victim of the eraser.

Cheers.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Christmas


Another year nearly over, all the best for the next one. Cheers.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Still reaching

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Reach for the stars

A couple of little drawings I did on the bus this morning, better than sat doing nothing. Made me feel a little queasy though. Travel sickness, I can't even read on a bus without felling like I'm going to lose my breakfast. I think I'll leave it there. Click on the pic for a closer look.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

New home page illustration

It's been a month or so since I updated my website with something new. I realise I've missed Halloween but spent so much time working on this illustration that I would of posted it over Christmas.

Cheers.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Beard

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween


Click on the image for a closer look.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Baked Beans


Can't stand them, but like the can. An English icon.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tea & Toast


It's about time I posted something new on here.

Friday, August 10, 2007

#15 final


Hopefully it will be accepted for the calendar.

Cheers.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

#15

Rough sketches, ideas for the 'art bureau' and their 'what's your number' calender.






Cheers.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

How do.


It is ofcourse good to be back home around family and friends and my beloved CD collection again. I'm not sure my CD player quite agrees however. After leaving it with adoptive parents it's possibly felt a little neglected and is currently refusing to play the majority of the CD's which have been fed into the little machine since our return. I do ofcourse love my ipod but did miss looking at the CD artwork from time to time. Currently it's like visiting old friends although these ones are not in the mood to entertain at present. Oh well.

I've just updated the website with some new contact details and home page illustration. Still on the hunt for permanent accomodation so these details may change, phone numbers that is. My e-mail address is still the same so feel free to drop us an e-mail, it would be good to hear from you.

Cheers.

Friday, July 27, 2007

August home page


Rough, coloured idea for the August home page for the website. Memories of the one sunny day we've had since returning to England. Hopefully summer will arrive in August.

Cheers.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Back Home

First sketches I've done since returning to England. Inspired from the top of the hill of Queensbury looking down towards Bradford.

I grew up with this and similar landscapes, returning is like seeing them through new eyes.

The search for a new home, studio space and work continues. Hoping to have things set up soon and produce some new illustrations. Looking forward to seeing how the change of scene influences my work.

Cheers.

Monday, July 16, 2007

More Travel Pictures

Arrived safely back in England last week. It's great to be home with family and old friends again. Just been going through some of the photos from the trip down the west coast of America and found a couple of nice ones from Palm Springs that are worth sharing.



Cheers.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

More travel pictures





The cigar store was in San Francisco, the rest are from various places on Melrose Ave, Los Angeles. Currently relaxing in the desert before making our way to Las Vegas on Sunday. I'll post more pictures and hopefully get the sketchbook out at some point.

Cheers.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Travel pictures

Not really had the sketchbook out whilst we've been travelling, which isn't too good I know but I am on holiday. The cameras been busy though. Here's a little selection.





Pictures from Seattle and San Francisco.

I'll post some more soon.

Cheers.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Moving Sale


Nearly moving day, all our boxes have been picked up, which was a really stressful experience. Waiting 3 days for people to pull their finger out. Still have a few electrical items which will not work back in England. So trying to sell them in the apartment. Did the above illustration to try and entice some buyers. Looking forward to the trip to Seattle on Monday.

Cheers.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Montreal

Went up to Montréal over the weekend. Didn't really have time to sit down and do any sketches so did these from a couple of pictures I took. You can read a little more about the trip here.

Cheers.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sunny Day

Quick little drawing whilst having a cup of tea down near south station. Added a little summer colour in photoshop.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Advanced Photoshop

In your local newsagents now is the latest edition of Advance Photoshop magazine. I know a little bit about this photoshop, it plays a big part in the creation of my illustrations. And maybe I'm an advanced user in some peoples eyes. Anyway I was pretty chuffed when they asked me to contribute some illustrations for their fine publication. Check out pages 20-21 of issue 31, there you should find a nice double page spread featuring some of my favourite pieces of work.

Lovely stuff.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tea, Music & boxes.

Quick update on things. No response from Thumbtack Press so far so guess I've joined the 99% of submissions that don't make the cut. I'll try again sometime in the future and attempt to make the accepted 1%. Looking into other avenues with regards to prints, hopefully I'll have something sorted in the next few months.

My time of living and working in Boston is coming to an end. I'm moving back to England in July after a little jaunt down the west coast, starting in Seattle and finishing in Las Vegas. Hopefully I'll see and experience some inspiring things and do some good sketches to post on the blog.

The apartments full of boxes, plenty of packing still to do.

Cheers.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bountee delivered

Ordered my shirt on the 24th April, by the 12th May it was snuggley stuffed in the mailbox. Quality wise the prints pretty good as is the shirt. Emma ordered a girls shirt which arrived the same day and again I'm really happy with how it's come out.




Drop on over to bountee.com to get your own, and to those who have already put in an order, thanks very much.

Cheers.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Thumbtack

I've submitted a couple of my illustrations to Thumbtack Press for their consideration. If accepted I'll be able to create prints of the illustrations for sale through Thumbtack. They do have pretty high, I mean really high standards. In fact they reject 99% of the work submitted to them. So we'll just have to wait and see if they like them enough to add them to their gallery. I'll never know unless I give it a shot.

Cheers.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Website

I've made a few little changes to my website, which I hope you'll agree have made it look a bit more aesthetically pleasing. Simplifying the navigation bar to just text, instead of the chunky boxes I feel looks and works much better. The illustrations have been shuffled around too, going in a more chronological order now. Also adding a couple of new pieces including a t-shirt design for bountee.com. I have a shirt on order, so I can check out the quality of the shirt and print. According to their jargon, they use a 'state of the art DTG (Direct To Garment) printing process'. Not vinyl or iron on transfers and is directly comparable to screen printing, which sounds good. so I'll let you know how things look when my shirt arrives.



Cheers.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Old Shoes (Colour)


As promised, final coloured version. This will be the featured illustration on my websites homepage through May. Just as the trees themselves start to come back to life and add a bit of fresh colour to the landscape. Which is nice, tired of the grey winter.

Cheers.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Power Struggle


The early bird catches the worm.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Old shoes

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

Final drawing. Going to be adding colour to this one over the next few days.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Recent drawings

Preparation sketches of Thom Yorke. You can view the final illustration by clicking here.

I have no idea where these are going but kinda like them.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobe


Not sure if I'll be able to get Emma all dressed up Princess Leia style to post a letter to old Ben. More details here.

Cheers.