Thursday, November 19, 2009

Travelling Moleskine


Here's my efforts for the Travelling Moleskine. The subject is 'Food For Thought' Cheers to Phil at Thompson Brand Partners for sending the Moleskine on to me. I'll get it back in the post so it can continue it's journey towards completion. For more details on the project visit the Culture Vulture website

Cheers.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Work

Here's some new work I did recently for Cincinnati Magazine. Thought it might be interesting to include a few of the rough ideas I had to start. The illo is for a short piece about Ilya Finkelshteyn the new principal cellist for the Cincinnati Symphony. He also happens to have a huge passion for golf, so the brief was to privide a mix of the two.




Below are two versions of the final illustration, I prefer the all red background. Dennis at Cincinnati decided to go with the other featuring the colours of the Russian flag.



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Delivery


I've been watching the baseball a bit lately. Anyway felt like knocking something together based on the pitchers wind up and came up with this.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mail Art


A bit of mail art ready for it's journey. Safe trip fella, now be on your way. More details here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More images 33

Tuesday night was the open evening of the Association of Illustrators ‘images 33’ exhibition at the London Collage of Communication, south of the Thames in Elephant & Castle. The UK’s leading illustration competition dedicated to showcasing the best of British contemporary illustration.

Sadly my illustration didn’t win a Gold, Silver or Bronze award on the evening. Just having a piece of work on display in a room full of work by other illustrators, who I’ve looked up to for so many years was award enough for me. The exhibition continues until the 12th August, admission is free. More details can be found here. So if your in the area please check it out. here's a few pictures from the evening.




Saturday, July 25, 2009

Images 33


Just a quick one to let you know that one of my illustrations 'Grow your own' was selected for 'Images 33' this years Association of Illustrators annual of the best of British contemporary illustration. Accompanying the release of the book will be an awards evening and exhibition taking place this Tuesday 28th July. For more details about the exhibition click here. Needless to say I'm pretty chuffed at being selected, hopefully I'll be in on the touring exhibition too.

Cheers.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Waiting for the bus little guy


I remember this little guy waiting for the bus, just had to draw him in my diary. Good to give him a little colour.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Another one...


Another page from last years diary that I thought deserved a little colour. Muted colour mind, but still. Don't think I was having the best of days on the 11th April 2008, really like the drawing though.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fishing for ideas

Flicking through last years diary and came across a few sketches that deserved a bit of colour. Here's the first.

Monday, April 27, 2009

New Work

The latest issue of the subscription magazine Benhealth has just been printed and features a couple of new contributions from myself. The first accompanies an article about the 'Change For Life' incentive, aimed towards families to make a change towards a healthier lifestyle. The idea for the illustration was from a group collaboration, essentially the family dropping all the bad and unhealthy activities and raising the flag for a healthier life.


The second illustration is a bit of a change in style for me. A full on mixed media piece. I used pencils, charcoal, acrylics, ink and some photo's for added texture. The illustration accompanies an article about heart disease and how through lifestyle changes you can lower your risk.


I hope you like.

Cheers.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mail Me Art


The Mail Me Art book by Darren Di Lieto is out on the bookshelves. It's full of some really cool pieces by some great illustrators. I feel pretty privileged to be included along side them. It's not one of my best pieces, but it was fun to get involved with the project and see some of the other submissions in print.

You can get your own copy at Amazon and also at Mail Me Art where you will find further details about the exhibition supporting the books release which is taking place at Red Gate Gallery, London from the 3rd until the 9th April.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wall drawings

A few pictures of part of the studio wall at Kindred. Myself and Stephen Bagshaw have been doodling about on it for a while when time and work permits.





Hopefully we will find a bit of time to get the 'Posca' pens out again soon and add some more. Cheers.

Monday, February 16, 2009

In Print.



A couple of recent pieces of work in print.

Cheers.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Some new work



A couple of pieces I've done for the latest issue of Benhealth magazine focusing on why us blokes refuse to visit the doctors believing we will sort ourselves out naturally.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sad day

Artist and TV presenter Tony Hart died today. He was a pretty big influence on me as a kid growing up and possibly guided me like many others into wanting to be an artist/Illustrator, creative person. RIP Tony.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Diary Doodle Books


Evening. Happy New Year to you, the person reading my blog. It's been a while and it's not like I haven't done anything since my last post some months ago. Anyway it's a new year and I aim to keep things up to date a bit better this year and who knows people may actually stumble across it and have a read.

Because I liked the idea so much I've decided to have another go at sketching in my diary every day. I tried it last year and failed to keep up with it, but this years going to be different. Instead of posting every day It's going to be weekly. I've bought a lovely weekly diary and will endevour to see it through this year. You can check out how it's going so far by clicking here. Hopefully a few of my friends will find the time to join in too and share their weekly doodles too. Cheers.