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I am a freelance Illustrator based in Lincoln. Creating art and doing crafty things.

Thursday, 26 February 2009


This is for a project handed in a while ago but I had to tweak it a bit again. I seem to have to do that for a lot of projects recently. Comments welcome, I want to print it soon so any changes kinda have to be done sharpish.

Dream Project begins...

This is going to be the first thing you see when you open my "Dream Project" sketch book. It is clearly inspired by Tara McPherson but I have always been influenced by her. I originally coloured it red but like the maths book cover I played around with the colours. This in my opinion is the best of the several I made. I may post them up later if I have other opinions thrown my way. But this is the beginning of my dream project and I am really looking forward to it. The picture above pretty much tells you what I am planning on illustrating.

Maths book cover revisited

Well the tutors told me a few things needed to be tweaked. Firstly I chose the wrong colour. So here is the new one. They also said that the little character in the corner could be changed to suit an older audience. I will leave him how he is for now, but I may change him closer to the final hand in. This version does have a better contrast to the previous one, but I always lean towards purple as it is one of my favourite colours. I have to learn to broaden my colour choices a little.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Mathematics book cover

Well this was one of the most difficult projects so far in my opinion. We were given one of four book covers to illustrate. I got the maths one... this is the best I could do. But its more interesting than half the ones out there. Part of the brief was to make them more appealing to your audience. I know that if I saw this on the self of my college/school library I would pick it up and think "what the hell is that doing in the maths section?"
Any way, if anything has come from this project at least I had fun at the end adjusting the colour levels so I got different versions of the same thing. See if the tutors like that...

Saturday, 21 February 2009

IT LIVES!!! *insert evil laughter here*

This is "Fwanken Bunny". Done for a project called monster mash... bet you can guess what song it was based on. I really loved painting this. I think this is a style that really suits me, I like thick out lines with thinner details inside. Some how makes it stand out more. Also these projects are not posted in any sort of order at the moment. I am just posting them if I can find the file. Once I have caught up with all my stuff new stuff will be in order... hopefully. Don't hold me to that though.

Friday, 20 February 2009

He will cut you up....

This is Doctre (this is the correct spelling of his name). 
He is a mad scientist and he made him self a new family by stitching them together.
Just watch out he doesn't do the same to you. He was made for a character project.

20 Tiny Fingers

Well this was the first project of my second year at university. The project was called "20 tiny fingers" and we had to include the mother and father and two babies. We had to use the song also called 20 tiny fingers as a starting point. Not the best thing in the world but it is a style I would have not considered if it were not for this project. Painted in Gouache, I had never used it before but it was worth a try.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Daft Punk Essay

You would think that being on an art course, art being very practical, that essays would be a thing of the past. Wrong! They are very much alive a well. The good thing is for most of them we get to choose what ever we want. And so I am currently watching my Daft Punk dvd "Interstella 5555". I'm not slacking off... seriously. It is relevant, I think that this was Daft Punk's most important era. This dvd is basically a feature length animation of their "Discovery" album. Leiji Matsumoto was involved in the animation process of this movie, so no wonder the animation is so smooth. You would expect an anime based movie to be clumsy at times. but this is so well done, I am currently watching the "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" video and even the hair moves . It is all in time with the music too!
If you love animation, you love illustration, and you love Daft Punk this is a must have. 


Well then people, this is my first ever blog. This is new to me... erm... yeah!
I'm starting this blog because I felt that it would help me to start showing my illustration work.
I am currently about half way through my second year of university, and studying Ba (hons) Illustration.
I have always loved drawing, so this course is perfect for me.
I will aim to update this blog weekly, however if life becomes busy it may be less often.
I will mainly post images when projects are completed, but if there are any rough sketches to go along side I will post those too. It will mostly be universtiy projects on here, there may be one or two personal things here too.
This blog will mainly be for illustration, however if there are any significant events in my life then photos of those may appear too.
Hope you enjoy my work.