Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Friday, 25 November 2011

sir, i challenge you to a dew-ell

couple weeks ago I got involved with a wonderful little project/blog called 'ten paces and draw',
you send in a sketch on a certain theme, you get sent a sketch by someone else which you then take to a final coloured version;

my finalised piece:

made from a nice sketch created by paige vickers, im assuming a tribute to one of her family members.

now whenever I think of thanksgiving I immediatley hark back to the earliest interpretation i can remember seeing, one orchestrated by the rather delightful wednesday addams

click for video

resulting in my sketch submission

taken to a very nice final by rachel dougherty

nice collaborative fun to be involved with, I plan on contributing more in the future so keep watching ;)


yoyo piece got tied 1st place :)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


yoyoing has been a big passion of mine for...about 8 years or more now, i love the scene, the tricks, having it as a hobby has been a constant source of fun, creativity and inspiration for me.

made this piece as an entry for a competition on the blog, in conjunction with brazilian yoyo company vulto.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

if wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets

continuing the colourful/experimental collage vibe some new creations of mine:
a slightly surreal christmas card/poster design (will be sold on once they launch)

and a lil textural aquatic critter

more to come, so stay tuned

Monday, 24 October 2011


went back to one of my favorite methods of working to bring a forgotten scanned in sketchbook doodle to life for this.

i do love how quickly i can mess around and experiment with shape, space and texture when doing collage in digital space, enjoy!

Monday, 17 October 2011

space race

this is a personal piece in response to the cancelling of the US shuttle program earlier this year.

60 odd years it took between first powered flight and landing on the moon.

now 40 years after that and its hard not to see the space shuttle grounding as a gigantic step backward.

( bear in mind this is only one possible viewpoint, i am well aware of continuing plans for mars, and other non-manned explorations of our solar system)

Friday, 23 September 2011


ive started moving a select few things over to a behance portfolio:

also, just for shits and giggles, heres a shot of my super proffesional home studio/ shared bedroom setup.

Sunday, 18 September 2011


just a doodle, in a nice natural paper sketchbook I found in a charity shop for 50p!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

tried my hand at a bit of photomanipulation/retouching recently after I emailed a retouching agency, they sent me the photo on the left as a test project to have a go at, one on the right is final result

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Space Squid!

Self initiated book cover for a short story by one of my favorite scifi authors, Stephen Baxter.

the story in question can be read here:

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

greetins cards

very happy to hear that one of my designs got picked by cardcub, will soon be available for purchase on their website.
(cardcub is a greetings card startup that will run essentially the same business model as threadless, i.e. crowdsourced images and so is open for submissions for any aspiring artists/designers)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Perception series done!

finished my final project of third year, the full series is up on my flickr here:

aand i found time to record myself while making the smallest of the images, edited together a superspeed glimpse of how i work, volume up, enjoy:

Thursday, 12 May 2011

take a line for a walk...

...i like drawing patterns

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

new project images

a couple finished pieces from this final series are up on my flickr,
heres a sample of the one i am working on now:

Friday, 8 April 2011

new project!

started a large series of images for my end of term project,
detailling the journey from unconcious sensory input to our individual concious perception.
because, you know i like to tackle easy concepts ;P

anyhow heres a mid-way sketch for one piece

finals will be up on my flickr portfolio:

Thursday, 31 March 2011

3x3 and penguin!

ive updated my flickr portfolio with a few new pieces, some of which i entered for the 3x3 annual student show.

i have also almost finished my entry for the penguin design awards,
final draft full book cover artwork:

starting work on an entry for the cheltenham illustration awards as well, fingers crossed!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

book cover

heres a sneaky peak at my entry for the penguin design award this year, book is 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

third year

well i guess its been a fairly hectic time in my final year so far as i havnt updated this in far too long. well what have i been up to?
last term i did a fair bit of editorial style illustrations such as this piece on antidepressants:

i really enjoy the quick working pace of this kind of thing, it forces me to come up with new ideas quickly.

i also did some pieces based on extracts from Eon by great sci-fi author Greg Bear:

i tried new ways of working with these, trying to keep away from the computer until necessary, caused some stress but made me rediscover my love of actual drawing, i think my process as it stands now is much more well-rounded because of it.

all the editorials and book extract pieces are online on my flickr at