Sunday, 16 November 2014

Bug Theatre - 'The Bee and the Flower' (starring Stanley Stick Insect and Lionel Lady Bird)

This is me just playing around with a rough sketch and layers. The theme for this weeks Illustration Friday is 'Theatre'. 

I seem to have picked up again my obsession with bugs so watch out for more insects.


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Here are some more images from the project I am working on; the story about a bear.





Saturday, 16 August 2014

Summer school course - Children's picture book illustration

I went to a summer school course the other week at Edinburgh College of Art. The course was run by a great, enthusiastic illustrator Kasia Matyjasek. I came up with a story about an Alien who lives on a grey planet and one day goes in search of colour.

At the end of the week we had a mini exhibition along with the other courses that ran that week... having a glass of fizz and strawberries.....mmmm.....

Creating my character

Storyboarding

Book mockup






Mini exhibition of work in progress

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Here are some images I have been working on for another project. A story about a bear......


Saturday, 15 March 2014


These are for a project I am working on, a series of short stories set in a kind of victorian Edinburgh about a medical student. I have started looking at medical illustrations and have created a few sketches which I have then played around with in photoshop.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Ink Planet

I found some scraps of paper I had used for creating textures for another project and decided to create an image. This is a new planet, lifeless and unspoilt.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Imaginary Bookshops project

The past few months I have been studying another evening class at Edinburgh College of Art. This time I took a course in digital drawing. My project involved taking a webpage and coming up with concept artwork and a logo. The tumblr page I used was 'Imaginary Bookshops' (http://imaginarybookshops.tumblr.com) published by Claire Dean.

I had a play with the animation function in Photoshop to create a snow globe filled with books and tried to give the concept images a sense of movement, to compliment the falling books.

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Monday, 9 September 2013

Stamp Bug

I have been collecting stamps at work from all over the world and have finally cut and stuck them down to use as backgrounds images.


Monday, 19 August 2013

Robot loss

I originally did just the one image of a robot looking out of a spaceship window looking sad and lost and then decided to draw a couple more images to give it a narrative. This is robot loss.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

I have been playing around with charcoal and pen. I really like the hard lines of the pen mixed with the smudging of the charcoal to soften and add depth.