Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Guardian

A rather poor scan of an illustration I did for The Guardian a couple of weeks back.


I started a printing evening course with aim of getting to grips with screen printing. However when I started the course I found they only had a very basic set up, and the printing available would be more along the lines of lino, wood cut, dry point etc. I've really enjoyed getting back to basics, feeling that I can just experiment and not worry about the out come. The print above was done with different coloured blocks of lino. I've also bought myself a Gocco
printer but haven't had a chance to try it out yet.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Accidental Heroes

An illustration for Credit magazine. It had to be done super quick and they wanted a crowd scene.. so I tried to capture the atmosphere of a crowd rather than draw one.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Picture Book Idea

This is for a picture book idea I am working on, I won't say too much because I'm still trying to straighten it all out in my head and get it down on paper. It is do with the past being ever- present, but seen through the eyes of a young boy. Imagining the day to day things that have happened in the familiar places he inhabits.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Above is the latest cover for my mailout book, I try and do a different cover for each batch I send out. (So art directors can collect them all! ) This was inspired by Morris Dancing often the subject of much ridicule, but I think in the right context there is a strange other worldliness to the ancient dances and costumes. I wanted to try and get that feeling across in this illustration. The hobbie horse/unicorn in the picture was inspired by Westminster Morris' dancer. The picture below was taken of him the weekend before last at the Day Of Dance in Trafalgar Square. CLICK HERE to see the horse on some film I took of morris men at the same event this year and in 2005.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Frankenstein for The Independent

After a few months of being very busy things have got a little quieter, so I have some time to do things like update my blog. The above image is one I did for Susie Feay's column in The Independent a couple of weeks ago, it was printed in black and white so I thought I'd post it in colour here. I've been doing a lot of kids work and I'm hoping I'll have some time to do some personal stuff now, experiment a bit.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Childrens Graves

A small panel from an on going personal project/comic about the search for my roots. Caroline Sherwin was my Grandfathers cousin. On news year eve 1929 she wrote down the family history on one sheet of paper, this was my starting point, so she crops up a lot (or will). Some of what she wrote down was correct and some of it wasn't. This particular bit is about the grave of the little children, which I found at Christmas when visiting my boyfriends sister in Derby. I want it to be as much about the present as the past. It is taking a long time to do, I think I need to be a little bit less precious about every image and concentrate more on the story as a whole.

Monday, February 26, 2007

A Space To Talk

This was for an article in Computer Active magazine about keeping children and teenagers safe on social networking sites like Myspace.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Wurstminster Dog Show

This was my entry to the Wurstminster Dog Show run by the Wurst Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Artists were invited to reserve a dog breed on a first come, first served basis. I was a bit slow on the uptake and ended up with the Welsh Terrier. I don't know a lot about dogs, and even less about the Welsh Terrier, so I had to do a bit of research to find out about his characteristics.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Reinventing The Wheel

I haven't posted on here for ages mainly because I don't have a whole lot to show. I've been working on two large projects, which has meant that most of my days are full and I haven't had much time for personal work, or the type of stuff I like to stick up on here. Above is an editorial job I did recently based around the idea of reinventing the wheel.