Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Sunday, 18 August 2013
This was a pitch I worked on for a high street fashion brand a month or two back. They needed some illustrated decorative elements to collage over photography.
It was one of those jobs where the brief was quite open at first but then quickly gets extremely specific as soon as you put pen to paper. I think often, people will not fully know what they want, until they see something that they definitely don't. So two or three shoe-horned attempts later, you're told you're just not the right illustrator for the job (despite that probably being quite apparent from the start.)
It's always a little frustrating, as it's hard to not feel like it's been a waste of time.. but in the same breath, when the hell else would I have drawn a peacock feather with a creepy eye in it surrounded by flowers?
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Monday, 25 February 2013
Monday, 11 February 2013
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Sunday, 6 January 2013
My Rocky Votolato inspired illustration 'Weight For The Anchor To Keep Your Ship Here' is folded up and tucked away in the latest issue of dreamy Australian magazine Frankie. It's in the shape of a large pull-out poster with a calendar printed onto the back... and I'm made up with it, it's printed so nicely, I love Frankie Magazine!!
Also, to my lovely surprise.. one of my favourite photographers Annie Collinge is also in there with her amazing mermaid project. Go take a look : http://www.collinge.com/
Saturday, 5 January 2013
This was a little private commission I got just before Christmas. It was a wide open brief for a portrait of the lovely fashion designer www.emmamanley.com and her two year old niece, Emily who is completely obsessed with her. I've drawn Emma before (over here) so it was lovely to do it again in slightly more bonkers surroundings.
I hope it made her laugh on Christmas day.
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Some little postcard / letter box doodles for ANORAK's Letters to Santa workshop that happened at the new store in Richmond's opening day yesterday. Big thanks to the ever fabbo Cathy from ANORAK for a wonderful year of working together. One of the best eggs.
As a side note, santa is quite hard to draw, like hands and horses.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
A bunch of three colour spot illustrations relating to me and the jobs I do or have done. I have selectively left out a bunch of the shittier jobs I've done in my time, although may extend the series if only to draw the time I worked as a cleaner in a Jewish ladies home, who had me polishing religious trinkets with what turned out to be her dead husbands old Y-fronts.
Friday, 16 November 2012
Lucky old me got another wonderful opportunity to work with Cathy and her dreamy magazine ANORAK with this pull out colouring - in sheet for H&M's winter wardrobe. A slightly different spin on the advertorials I've done this year and working with such little colour scared the crap out of me at first. But i'm proud to announce that the Christmas issue is OUT NOW!!! So sharpen your crayolas and get to work....
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Since summer's well and truly over, I thought I'd post up a few photos from my travels this year.
New York, New York : June. Spent two weeks out in my favourite city earlier this summer. It was wonderful, that city kills me. Lots of amazing food, good friends and a new snazzy Myles Karr doodle on my ribs.
Bontddu, Wales : July. I took my bike and rode to the camp site from the Station, I think I saw about 3 cars during the entire 45 minute journey... not a double decker bus in sight.
Bath, Somerset : September. A surprise trip to Bath which involved running round a woods in army gear, fancy pants dinner at the Royal Crescent, a peaceful journey in a hot air balloon, a not so peaceful landing in a farmer's field somewhere and finally a party at the Roman Baths. It blew my mind.