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Friday, 23 December 2011

Boisterous Betsey and the Blue Bird. *NB this later became Betsey Wren and the Satin Thief






For those of you that know me, will know that I've been working on a book for the past 9 months. Finally, I am nearing my last edit - once that's done - publishers be ware. I've now had time to do the cover and illustrate two pieces, one the ghastly faux beaver and secone the shoe telephone. Still not sure as to whether illustrate the whole 40,000 words or just keep it as a written novel - only time will tell I presume. Anyway I'll be adding more stuff to do with my labour of love soon, but for now, please enjoy the cover and a drawing.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

The tripple penetration spacehopper...


For busy women who like to come and go.

Jarvis Cockatoo

Jarvis Cocker combined with a cockatoo; a character from my up and coming book 'Betsey Wren and the Satin Thief', a story of a charming Bower Bird  and a curious, young, vivacious woman - keep those eyes peeled.


Saturday, 15 October 2011

A portrait of Walter Adolph Georg Gropius

"Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning." Walter Gropius.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

A rogue surprise

Having always been obsessed by the hair of the spring onion, it became apparent that one; one day; would feature as a character in one of my drawings. After being widowed only three weeks ago, this lonely spring onion ordered an onion bride as a bonny companion. Fate would have it that she should not be succulent to the eye, however, he being such a stubborn old mule decided that he had made his bed, and eager for it not to be such a lonely bed, decided he would have to lie in it, with her...




Thursday, 28 July 2011

Classic Cottages - Naturists

I was recently commissioned to do a couple of drawings for the Classic Cottages Journal, designed by the wonderful Kate Tregoning, and written by Pete Kirby who is slightly bonkers. The main illustration was based on Naturists, hence the mermaids playing nakedly and coquettishly in the tide. The other was depicting a tiny little sand athlete, the sand hopper - Who I've now fallen in love with, left my life in Dalston and moved to the Desert with; it suits.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

The AOI


Just came across this which I did many moons ago for the AOI. Good to know it's still being put to good use!

And now for something completely different

Hate. Upon releasing my tender thoughts I clench my robust fist. As we speak, unforgiving demons seep from my every pore, I cleanse my thoughts and release my fist. Purity trickles into my consciousness and I am reunited with a positive, indignant stance. My lips purse. I close my eyes then gently caress my warm and moist bottom lip, the heat pulsates. My thoughts turn to all things dear to me. The feeling hits me for 6. Love.

Monday, 3 January 2011

The cure


This is England


Construction Magazine


Commissioned by Construction magazine, an illustration tackling the green restraints that builders face under construction laws. http://construction-manager.co.uk/construction-professional/green-clauses-new-ties-bind/

Another strange drawing . . .


Insdie Housing Magazine commission


http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/analysis/in-depth/the-gold-rush/6511767.article

Stella Magazine, The Telegrath - Secret Liasons

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/relationships/8140103/Why-are-so-many-married-women-having-affairs.html


Yet again, fate had landed me with another splendid art director to work with, this time going by the name of Jason Morris from The Telegrath.

The commission was to illustrate an article about 'the wife' seeking glamour and escapism from her loving familytaking her straight into the arms of an explicit, hot, sex affair, obviously all foreign to me. One can only imagine the scenario . . . One full page image and two drop ins were required, here are my favourites.

The New River Path Troll


Smile and you'll be fine.

Feeling fruity


Blueberries, Orange Squash, Plumb'ers, Pearshapes . . .

Cent Magazine - Millicent Fay


And back to drawing again. This was commissioned by the good folk of Cent magazine, and it was to illustrate the next part of the Millicent Fay chapter. She's a hellov'a gal.

Waterstones Books Quarterly p.1


Working with a wonderful art director called Simon Campbell (which to an illustrator is like a gift from the gods) this illustration was created for an article by Laura Marlin. It was inspired by the Famous Five and the adventures that lead them on to all sorts of wild and wonderful adventures.

English Pen drawing


Howdy!


Firstly, happy new year to y'all. Secondly, having finally found some sacred time to upload work from the past 6 months, I thought I'd well and truly take advantage of that fact. So, in drawings terms back to firstly, here you will find a drawing I was asked to do for English Pen promoting their Autumn events. English Pen are a literary group who support writers and host wholesome events, they're website is: www.englishpen.org . Check them out - they're an extremely good bunch. The artwork was based on free speech hence the reason why the speech characters are trying to break from the literary jail.