Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Designer Cocktails for Computer Arts

If you have a flick through of the latest Computer Arts magazine, then you may of seen the images I had made for CA.

These were done for the manual section of CA magazine for the Drinks by Design article about if certain designers were cocktails, what would they be.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

illostribute: Mary Blair

Here's my tribute illustration for latest illostribute post based on the works of Mary Blair and her fantastic conceptual work she had done for Walt Disney.
This one in particular is from Blair's concept paintings of Peter Pan with Hook and Smee Lurking around in the dark.
As usual, there are some amazing tribute illustrations to behold from other contributors to illostribute.
Check it out:

Cat clock

I've been wanting to make an illustration based around the iconic Kit cat clocks for some time now.
And here he is with some brush marks for added fur effect.

Sunday, 11 September 2011


just felt like creating a personal illustration based on a more editorial-esque manner.
this is loosely based around the notion of internet privacy, with more and more people sharing things on social networks private or otherwise. This image depicts a tablet as a window with the viewer pinching open the blinds in an anonymous fashion kind of like a nosey neighbour watching whats going on.
Its a bit cheeky but also a lot of fun, i think i might venture with some more experimentation with photos within my work.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Brand Spanking New Website

This has been something which was long overdue, but now i present to you the new and improved website full of new work and a slimmer design.

Plus it should be easy as pie to update :)


And not only has the website been updated, i have also added an new online store to buy prints and other things of my work. Right now there are only a few things available but this will grow over time.

go here if you want to go directly to the store:

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

illostribute - a tribute to Ernesto Garcia Cabral

here's my contribution to the latest illostribute tribute post. Based on the illustrative works of Ernesto Garcia Cabral.

Personally, all the tribute illustrations are fantastic and i would urge folk to go and see for themselves.

here's my contribution to the latest illostribute tribute post. Based on the illustrative works of Ernesto Garcia Cabral.

Personally, all the tribute illustrations are fantastic and i would urge folk to go and see for themselves.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Spilt Milk

think its safe to show this now

This was done a few months ago for some book for Nokia (don't know if its in the wild yet) where they were going to hang the pieces up and then take pics of them to put in said book or something like that.

Friday, 17 June 2011

The Hirsute Ranger

a little something you can get screen printed live at Loop this weekend.

I think it will be available in a different colour, I just designed it black and basically told the guys to go nuts on the colour front but i trust 'em.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

mass in motion

this started like as an idea for a client that wasn't picked but i thought i'd take it further.

there's a few more from that commission which i am gong to take further.

but anyway, this piece has been make into a print and is going to be auctioned in Edinburgh for a good cause.

more can be found out on the Aartvark blog on when the auction is, should be a fun night.


pumps proto 88

here's something fun which was done for Art & Sole.

The TOY posse had to create their favourite pair of Sneakers. I went with the reebok pump as i wanted something that had a bit of a novelty to it. After some more searching, i based this piece on the proto pumps which featured a dial instead which looked more interesting to me anyway.

then i got carried away and made a swamp thing monster wearing them.

more can be seen on the art & sole blog


it also got a good write up on CR


Sunday, 24 April 2011

the taming of the namazu

illostribute: a tribute to David Klein

Here's my contribute to the latest illostribute tribute.

This time its the fantastic works of David Klein.

I was really drawn in to the wealth of expressive and varied travel posters that Klein had produced in his lifetime. I was debating on whether to recreate the rome one which focused more on buildings or the greece one which all the mythos captured so colourfully.

well i ended up doing the image above. had a really good time trying to capture the essence of Klein's piece.


Some work from Hylozoism exhibition

The Hylozoism show is coming to an end (ends this week on the 27th so there's still time to see the works of both Jake Blanchard and myself) so here are a few pieces which appeared in the show.

Monday, 11 April 2011

inkygoodness character totem

done this piece above to make up for not being able to paint on the actual totems that inkgoodness were sending off to the Pictoplasma exhibition currently being held in Berlin.

anyway, had fun playing about with this one though.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Hylozoism Exhibition opens this thursday

I've teamed up with Jake Blanchard for this joint exhibition Hylozoism. A journey of ancient majestic tribes, beasts and even the odd artefact or two.

As stated the opening night is this thursday so if your in the London area your more than welcome to join us on this expedition of a cosmic kind. but fret not the exhibition is going to be running for five weeks and all work is up for sale.

here's a facebook page for more info

Friday, 11 March 2011

intergalactic protect-zoids

This was done for society6's SuperHeroes San Fran exhibition and is available to buy not only as a print but also as a laptop/iphone/ipad skin for here:

Saturday, 19 February 2011

illostribute: a tribute to Al Hirschfeld

illotribute has now put up the 5th tribute post, this time based around the masterful pens strokes of Al Hirschfeld.

I have to admit this one was a bit awkward in the sense of working out how to combine the simplicity of the shapes with confident strokes. Should i go like Hirschfeld and do this completely in line form? Maybe a mixture of strokes and shapes? what about some colour or adding some texture? in the end it was mostly all of the above to create my tribute illustration way up there. Based on Hirschfeld's drawing of Clark Gable, i had so fun with this one since its been a while since i've done any form of caricature based drawing, though i think my version i need to make the head a bit fatter in places.

As always, there are some fantastic illustrations done by Steffi Schuetze, Sol Linero, Freddy Boo and also some new contributors have entered the fray including Jon Boam and Jonathan Edwards.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

owl laser cut for NB studio

This laser-cut was done for NB studio's This Year 2011 promo.

A set of limited edition laser-cuts, based loosely around what will happen this year, in this case, the cuts in 2011 will us sharper.

these limited edition cuts were laser-cut on 10" x 8" 350gsm Colorplan.

i initially came up with the concept while playing around with a pair of fold up scissors, after i started doing roughs of birds with the scissors acting as their facial features, even experimented with different types of scissors and how they could relate to a species of bird.

In the end, the fold away scissors offered the most flexibility in how they could be manipulated into various different forms which lead me to create the owl after working around the scissors.

here's the original vector of this owl before being burnt onto paper