Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Happy Birthday!

This is an invitation I designed for my nephews 1st Birthday and Naming Ceremony.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

British Waterways

An explorer enjoying the British wildlife.

Birds, animals and bugs to spot down by the canals.

A boy leads his horse to Bath.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Playground Project

My friend Ion and I have been asked to paint a story map on the playground of a Primary School in Bristol. I think it's going to be a great project. We went on a trip to look at the place and meet the teachers. I really wanted to join in with the P.E lesson that was going on while we were there...bean bag races...FUN!

They want a story map to go next to the story telling hut in the playground. It is based around all the stories they cover in the year such as Goldilocks and the three bears, The Enormous Turnip (one of my favorites!) Peter and the Wolf, Little Red Hen etc. The idea is for them to use them map to enhance the story experience and encourage imaginative play.

So I have done the design, which you can see above. Now we just need to get our supplies and get painting! I will post more pics as it is completed!

Book Covers

I was asked to redesign two book covers for Bloomsbury books and make them more fun and appealing to girls. Here are the final covers! I am really pleased with how they turned out. They are due to be published early next year.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Poor Pooches!

They don't look very pleased do they?


I have been working on some new pieces for my portfolio recently. Here is an illustration inspired by the cafe I work at in Bristol. It is for a little series of pieces based on jobs people do.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Poorly Pirate!

I am currently working on updating my portfolio (long overdue) and wanted to produce a quick editorial image for a kids magazine. After perusing the interweb this morning for a suitable subject, I came across an online mag for kids with lots of great inspiration for illustrations.

I love pirates and this artical (written by Dr. Bennet) about all their nasty diseases seemed like a perfect choice. It made me quite sad to draw this guy, soon to be residing in Davy Jones's Locker.


Thursday, 5 May 2011

Norton Priory Gardens

I was given a brief at the beginning of the year to produce illustrations for a family guide book for Norton Priory. I received the finished book in the post a couple of weeks ago and I am delighted with the final outcome!

It was my first attempt at an illustrated map, which was a pretty complicated and time consuming process. It is nice to see it printed with all the labels and symbols added in, I am really happy with it.

It was great to work with writer Elizabeth Newbery again.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Rainbow Animal Tower!

Red Horse, Orange Fox, Yellow Cat, Green Rabbit and Blue mouse all think YOU ARE ACE. So there.

More monsters join the family!

This happy little family of monsters will soon become a groovy set of greetings cards. Watch this space and you can soon take them all home for a cup of tea and a joke.

Monday, 4 April 2011

MONSTER! GGrrrrrrr...

This stripy guy is feeling pretty hungry...He's trying to sniff out some dinner. Unfortunately he has no nose.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Teapot designs

I'd love to see all these tea pots whistle and puff steam out of their spouts...

Sweet Treats Birthday Card

This is the first in a new range of greetings cards I am designing. I seem to have developed a taste for drawing yummy party food!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Ice Cream Delights

A little simple repeat pattern. I like the triangle shapes the cones make. I might try and add a few textures and layers to make it more fun! I think I could probably eat all these ice-creams in one go!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Spring has Sprung

I have just moved into a lovely new flat, with a beautiful garden. I have bought 12 different types of flower seeds and can't wait to get planting! Above are some pictures of the very overgrown vegetable patch, and the first flowers of the year.

This little cat is enjoying the view. What a nice day for a balloon ride.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Giant Aardvarks

I have very busy recently what with moving house and working on a couple of new illustration commissions. I have set up a new Facebook page which can be found HERE. It's only a wee baby at the moment, but hopefully it will grow into something wonderful, like a giant aardvark.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Illustration Friday: Reverse

Frank just loves to keep his master happy. Good boy Frank! Off to your bed! Don't chase the cat!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Repeat Pattern Experiment

I found a great tutorial on creating repeat patterns on the 'Ape on the Moon' blog. I thought i'd give it a try, so here is my very simple arctic tile.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a joyful and exciting 2011!

Three of my illustrations have been entered into this years V&A illustration awards which is exciting. I have been looking at the entries and the quality of work is excellent. I recommend that you go and check it out HERE.

I particularly like these illustration by Emily Golden for her new book 'Loon on the Moon'.

I am starting work on some new paintings so watch this space!