Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Friday, 22 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
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!
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
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
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
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
Monday, 4 April 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
Monday, 21 March 2011
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.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
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
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
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!