Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Here is my latest illustration Aurora
I created it using pencil, watercolour and digital media.

This will shortly be available as a print, 
once I get round to sorting out my Etsy store!

I have already produced a print of this and have added silver stars
to the sky in the background.

It's rather subtle but works nicely with the delicacy of the piece.


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Etsy store: Céleste print

A new illustration entitled "Céleste" 
is now available as a print over on my Etsy store 
as a mixed media/print piece.

It is essentially a print wjich I have then 
drawn on top of with pencil, 
and also painted onto using silver paint.

The result is that no two pieces will ever be exactly alike.
I like to work this way as i like to have the basic lines form which to draw 
from, but also be able to add more definition and subtlety
 which I feel are things that can often be lost when a 
drawing is transferred to digital media.

My printer, although good, never gives me the full range of tones I want.
I want to be able to experiment and play around with a drawing 
and not be too precious with it. 
Scanning it and reproducing it gives me this freedom to play.


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Top Santé illustrations #1

Here are some illustrations I recently did for the 
September issue of Top Santé.
I drew a range of illustrations demonstrating different exercises.

It is quite a change to my usual style, but I do like to 
change it up form time to time.


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Progress 006

I'm currently working on a mixed media piece 
for my Etsy store. 
It's partially a print with pencil drawn over the top 
(mainly shading and accentuation in the hair)
and also silver paint.
This one is A4, 
I had started working on an A3 but I spilled silver paint all over it 
so will have to start again.

While working I'm listening to Imogen Heap: Speak for yourself.
A brilliant album, which, for some reason is making long for 
cold rainy nights spent cosy indoors and also snow.


Sunday, 2 September 2012


The fruit of this evening's labour...
It was created using pencil, and digital methods.


//Happy Sunday//

Hi everybody! I've been terrible at posting anything lately,
but as it's now september, I'm in the "back to school" mindset!
it's time to knuckle down and do some serious blogging, 
which for me means it's time to do some serious illustration work!

I've got a head full of ideas and also a healthy backlog of 
previous commissions I've recently completed.
Also to maintain I have me newly improved website!
You can take a look HERE
It includes an archive of some of my previous commissions,
personal work and sketch book work. 
All of which I'm still in the process of adding to.

Above are some lovely inspirational imagery,
 which perfectly reflects my mood this morning!