Sunday, 19 April 2015

I have been playing around with inks again. 
Here is an explorer, and then some more bugs....

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Train journey

So I have had lots of my photos from trips to the highlands over the past couple of years printed. I have started using them as reference for sketching. I spent New Years up near Garve in Wester Ross and enjoyed a spectacular train journey from Garve to Kyle of Lochalsh one day. I probably took 100+ photos from the train, there were so many rainbows, lochs and deer to enjoy. This sketch is taken from a section of the journey just outside of Plockton.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Creepy Wood

I drew these trees about a year ago and at the time I knew I wanted to layer them up but just didn't get round to it. It is nice to revisit an old sketchbook and digitise some of the drawings and have a play in photoshop.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

New watercolours

My lovely sister bought me some watercolours for Christmas so I thought I would try them out on one of my favourite themes at the moment; bugs (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


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' ( 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.