Thursday, 23 February 2017

Character Design

Did this to try out Instagram's new 'swipe left' feature.
It's from something I'm working on at the moment.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

More Coal Yard Sketching

Went out to tend the boiler in the dying light of the day. Thought it would be a good idea to continue the drawing outside thing I started yesterday. Chose to do a quick drawing of the JCB the Coalman uses to move coal around the yard.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Drawing in the Coal Yard

Did some drawing outside in the yard today, it was cold but worth it.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Colouring Process Rethink

I have been rethinking my colouring process. and experimented with combining hand colouring with Photoshop digital colouring. I like hand colouring but my technical abilities are not up to making paintings. I like digital colouring but I loathe the amount of time it takes to prepare the Colour Flats.

A combination of the two seems to be the way forward.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Kitten Coffee Label

My refillable coffee tin for weaker strength coffee needed a new label. The old one had got grubby and didn’t really reflect my morning moods of late. I drew a new one, coloured it with water colour and ‘laminated’ it to the tin with plastic tape.

Saturday, 26 November 2016


The Kate Bush Cloudbusting video (1985) is about Wilhelm Reich, his son Peter and the invention of Orgone Accumulators which he hoped could make rain. It featured Kate Bush in a dodgy wig and Donald Sutherland as the inventor father, Wilhelm.Not being aware of the back story back in the eighties, I imagined  there was more to the video than we were being told.
The mechanical invention seems to work but fails, only to be resurrected through the flesh of his child, just in the nick of time. The psychic desire to control the elements passed down through the fathers genes (a sub plot involving him hiding the identity of his daughter from the Men from the Ministry is in there too). Desperate to save her Dad, Kate channels her mutant powers and hurls a thunderbolt at the speeding black car.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Illustration Time

I have been busy with ad agency deadlines all week and finally this evening, got around to colouring my illustration for Save Our Souls magazine. It will support an article about ash dieback written by Charlotte Dixon in issue 3 (out early December 2016).