Wednesday, 21 January 2015

2014 - A Year of Two Halves


I've been going back and forth to this since the end of last year but i'm going to stop stewing and call it 'finished'. This was a really personal piece for me and for a while I was debating not putting it online but it's good to share, so here it is.

2014 was literally a year of two halves for me. For the first half of 2014 I was living in the South of Spain, where I had moved to back in August of 2013, and working for a mobile gaming company in Gibraltar. At the beginning of July the job I had took me back to London where I was reunited with my much missed other half, family and friends.

I couldn't begin to try and sum up the experiences and adventures I had last year. Each place has it good and bad points. I had a wonderful experience living and working abroad but I was so happy to come back to the big city. In this piece i've picked a small selection of a whole bunch of highlights I was lucky enough to experience throughout the year; the left half representing my time abroad (Jan- June) and the right half representing my time back in London (July - December) 

Click the link below to read the details of each panel.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Sketch Dailies 2014

I looked at my Blogger dashboard to see that I, shamefully, had fewer uploads this year than the last four years. I have a proper New Years post due any day now but in the mean time i've done some tidying up and catching up with sketches and artwork that has been posted elsewhere throughout the year. Starting with a great discovery during 2014 - Sketch Dailies. If you somehow haven't heard of Sketch Dailies, check out the amazing plethora of work over at - https://twitter.com/Sketch_Dailies



'Bowser'



19/02/2014 - 'Mermaid'



05/03/2014 - 'Three Blind Mice'



06/03/2014 - 'Beetlejuice'



18/03/2014 - 'Fake Pokemon'



01/05/2014 - 'Caipora'



06/05/2014 - 'Miss Frizzle'



07/05/2014 - 'Serpent'



20/05/2014 - 'Merlin'



22/05/2014 - 'Storm'



17/11/2014 - 'Rafiki'



21/11/2014 - 'Snow White'


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Candycanedeer


I can hardly believe it's that time of year again! Christmas is nearly here and although i've been struck down with the lurgy this week it isn't dampening my festive spirit. Here's the rare, but sought after, cousin of the flying reindeer - the Candycanedeer!

If I don't get to post again before the big day; have a wonderful Christmas everyone :) Eat, drink and be merry!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Halloween Twitter



It's been a very busy few months and I'm currently very snowed under with all kinds of work. It's good fun but, unfortunately, I can't show any of it yet. I'm hungry to find some time to do some more personal work but, with deadlines approaching, it'll be a little while yet until I get some time to myself - I'm looking forward to it! In the mean time, here's a quick sketch I did for a Halloween themed Twitter picture. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A Wonderful Trio of Dachshunds


This project was for a lovely client who wanted an illustration of his three dachshunds with props that conveyed their individual personalities: Oxford who is very intelligent and dapper, Choxie the little princess and the mischievous, younger Riley. 

A week or so after delivering the illustration I received the most fantastic photo - my illustration, printed and framed with it's three wonderfully cute subjects. To say it made my day is an understatement! There's nothing better than a happy client, especially when there's three adorably cute doggy clients.



Thursday, 15 May 2014

Iron Man



I love Iron Man. 

Right, now we have that clear let's elaborate. This started as a quick sketch of Tony and Pepper Potts for the wonderful SketchDailies over on Twitter (http://twitter.com/Sketch_Dailies). Because of my love (and lust) for the greatest Avenger and super hero (ever) I decided to persist with it; cleaned it up and coloured it. I've been in a bit of an artistic rut of late, and even though this is a little joke piece, it's been a big help in pulling me out of a bit of a creative hole. 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Mice & Dice




I'm currently working with Michael and Stephen Stagliano on their new board game; 'Mice & Dice'. They are funding the game's production through Kickstarter and it's really working out to be a fun project to be working on, not to mention they are fantastic clients to deal with!

Above you will see my box art illustration and three sample playing cards for each of the three categories (Mice, Cheese and Rats). If you'd like to learn more about the project, the game as a whole and are interested in backing it; the Mice & Dice Kickstarter page can be found here: