Sunday, 20 December 2009

Christmas Cards!

Here are the selection of Christmas cards I did this year!

The Chrimboodle Market went well - despite it being absolutely freezing! I sold 30 of the cards within the first hour which was pretty ace.

Have a good Christmas anyway!


Tuesday, 1 December 2009


Teehee! My shadow puppets got a rather spanking review in TTC's Theatre Magazine, for the review go to

I have a whole paragraph and everything.


Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Banner-based fun

My good friend Leanne Moden is a most excellent writer, and recently found the land of blogs.
So I designed a banner for her blog, "Never Trust a Womble", to be found... ... here.

And here it is! For the full sized version, check out Leanne's blog, and have a good read as well.


Wednesday, 11 November 2009

A Little Thank You

About a month ago, for a special treat, two of my friends organised a surprise day for me. They got me all dressed up, took me for dinner and cocktails, and then whisked me off to see Cirkus Cirkor; this travelling Swedish circus show.
It was pretty amazing, and a fantastic day all round, so I decided to make my friends some thank-you notes. (this is something that got drummed into me from an early age, my mum used to give me thankyou note sets in my christmas stocking)

Anyway, here is one of the thankyou notes i did in cut paper; I always think your feelings are expressed more sincerely when there's a risk of serious scalpel-based injury. I've had to wait until they got them, which is why it's taken so long to post... but tada!


Monday, 9 November 2009

Shadow Puppets


My mate Catie works as a props mistress for a dramatics society called YAT, who recently did a production of The Labours of Heracles (better known as Hercules).
Being rather weighed down by the making of hydra heads and giant skeletal hands (don't ask) she asked me to come up with some shadow puppets for part of the play.
So here is Heracles, the Stymphalian Birds, the Erymanthian Boar and the Cerynian Hind. (Background wise: the birds were meant to be impervious to harm and were said to be able to fire their feathers like arrows, the hind belonged to the goddess Artemis and was meant to be the fastest animal alive and the boar... well the boar was just a mahussive boar tbh)

They were recorded in action and projected onto the stage and the whole production was a complete success! Hooray!


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

The Oyster Chandeliers

The last two in the Chandelier Posters series; the concept with this one was the same chandelier in different colours, that give a completely different atmosphere to a place.

The black chandelier is quite sleek, and almost a bit ominous; like a cyclone of bats, but the white one reminds me of sails, or feathers.

Here are the posters anyway, hope you like them!


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Swarovski Chandelier

This chandelier's particularly funky, in that its actually designed to change shape. It's made from skirts of crystal beads in concentric circles, that start on the same level, and descend into this crystal spike formation - pretty cool huh? Design by George Singer, poster by me.

And this is the point in the internship I fully embraced the lens-flare as a tool in my work (although I couldn't settle for the preset photoshop version - and had to construct my own)

Speak soon!


Friday, 16 October 2009

A brief break from my chandelier posters: I got offered the chance to do a cover design for Read This, a poetry magazine based in Edinburgh.
So here is my jazzy Shakespeare cover, along with a couple of little famous literary peeps for inside the mag - two of the three bears, Dracula (and Igor), Harry Potter, and Poirot.



Thursday, 15 October 2009

The Honolulu Chandelier

The Honolulu Chandelier! Porcelain dancer's legs in various poses with powder pink skirts.
There'll probably be single lamps available at some point.
This one was quite hard to get right, because my favourite part of my original design - the vegas style typefaces - just didn't work with the complete design and had to be cut. What one of my tutors used to call 'killing your babies'. On that note...

Speak to you soon!


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Deco Chandelier

The third in the series of the George Singer posters.
The Deco is made out of glass tube of different lengths with angled cut rims to create a curve.


Monday, 12 October 2009

The Cascade Chandelier

The next in the series of seven promotional posters for George Singer, The Cascade Chandelier. Made of suspended brass 'leaves'.

These posters will be printed A2 (and cropped), so they'll be pretty big once they're all sorted.
It's gonna be great.


Friday, 9 October 2009

Greetings all!

Sorry about the lack of updates: have been working with a chandelier designer for the last month, designing promotional posters for his work (and by extension my own).

There's a series of seven I've managed to get done in the month I've been working at Hothouse by London Fields; the first of which is the Butterfly Chandelier, shown here, by George Singer. The chandelier is designed with 1000 porcelain butterflies (created by Christina Sterlini).

To see his website go to:


Thursday, 3 September 2009

Star Girl

Just another little piece I've been working on - using coloured line instead of my normal black. It's called Star Girl and I had fun with what an agent I know would call 'ice-cream' colours. 
There was going to be a series of these; I had started sun and moon-based pictures, but they felt a little forced, so for now I'm happy to let Star Girl be on her own.


Friday, 28 August 2009

Phantom Barber

A test piece for the lovely people at the Fortean Times, about a phantom barber that crept into people's room at night to cut (and steal) people's hair in the Deep South. It got blamed on a fat 57-year-old chemist. Obviously a very stealthy one.

Anyway hopefully they'll like it. And you do too!


Monday, 17 August 2009


Greetings all,

Another piece for you all, which actually took a fairly pivotal place in my degree show. I didn't realise, until an Art Director at a magazine pointed it out, that it wasn't actually on my site.

Here's Peter and the Wolf - a poster for a showing of the amazing animation by Sergei Prokofiev.

Speak to you soon!


Friday, 7 August 2009


Just a quick update on happenings...

My meeting with the publishers went well - so watch this space for developments, and its looking like I'll have an agent pretty soon as well, so more updates on that when the process is a bit further along.

Also, my website is having a few changes in the gallery areas. Instead of scrolling through images, it will be based on thumbnails to make everything a bit easier for the viewer and so new work is easy to find. 
Obviously until that's finished, no new work will be going up in that section, so I'll be putting some on the blog just so you know what I'm up to!

One for you here - more character design...
Found a quick sketch of her in my portfolio so I finished her off. She's a pilot, so she's called Amelia. Ink and digital textures.

See you later Illustrators


Thursday, 30 July 2009

Work in Progress

Greetings all!

Just thought I'd give you a bit of an insight into how I work, using a piece of character design I've been working on.
Particularly as I've been atrociously bad at posting so I thought I better do something a bit more in-depth. I do have a fairly good excuse, because I've just moved to the other side of London, and moving makes everything take twice as long as normal.

Anyway, the original pencil sketch, the line work, and the colour and shadow layers as they built up. I haven't got a proper name for her yet, but I've been going with 'Atti', just coz she's got a bit of a 'tude.

In other news, I'm going to see a publisher's tomorrow for a portfolio viewing) and I've been discussing the possibility of doing a children's book with a published writer. I did some audition pieces for a graphic novelisation he wanted to put together (which I'll put up soon), and while he and his publisher's decided to go for a more photorealist look for that project, he has some ideas he wants to go over.

So an all-over hoorah.

Comments on news, my site and work always welcome.

See you later Illustrators.


Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Father's Day Card feat. Derrick

Every year I make my stepdad a father's day card.
This is this year's model. With Derrick the penguin.


Thursday, 4 June 2009

Shows Up!

Greetings all!

My final show is up at Kingston University now, and the private view is on Saturday so it's all very exciting!

If anyone wishes to check out either the show at Kingston Unversity or the London show in Shoreditch Town Hall basement, the details are as follows:

Kingston Unversity, Knights Park Campus - 7th June til 12th June - 1pm til 7pm

Shoreditch Town Hall basement - 18th June till 21st June - 18th and 19th 10am till 6pm, 20th and 21st, 12pm till 6pm.

Hope you can make it!


Saturday, 9 May 2009

Website Finished!

Greetings again!

The website is all finished, with some updates as promised, in narrative and main gallery sections of the portfolio.

At the moment I'm just getting my portfolio and my final show mapped out, so its all go here.

I'll be back soon with more for you to see!

See you later illustrators!


Sunday, 19 April 2009

First Post

Greetings all,

Welcome to my blog, following the start of my website - for all your illustration needs!

The website isn't completely finished, but it's well on its way, and by the time it's all done and dusted, I'll have some more images for you to look at. Mostly from my Final Major Project (I'm currently on the Illustration and Animation BA at Kingston University) but also my entry to the Penguin Design Award 2009.

Any questions or comments - please feel free to email me. The address is on the website.

See you later Illustrators!