Sunday, 5 December 2010


I havent done Illustration Friday for ages now, so i thought id do one this week. Also, i had free time as i havent been sleeping much lately. The topic is 'prehistoric' and i immediately thought 'pterodactyls'. i dont know why.

I love my Pterodactyls
But it's harder than you think
To keep them fit and healthy
When they're already extinct

monoprint, pencil, watercolour, acrylic

Saturday, 27 November 2010

new new new

I'm sick of the sight of my front page at the minute, so i thought it was time i put new work up.
A quick character sketch i did in about an hour, didnt really have anything planned, just got some reference together and started drawing. i think it came out ok

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

dead men...

tell no tales

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Friday, 3 September 2010


dessert, just thought id have fun with it.
ink , watercolour

Sunday, 22 August 2010


he breathes the flies,
and they swarm around him
his own hellish atmosphere
crawling about his head

Sunday, 8 August 2010


ok so its not really caged, more tied or grabbed or restrained. i was gonna paint a criss cross of bars on top of the picture but i didnt want to ruin it.

acrylic,pen and ink

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

artificial heart - ticking clock

the original drawing and the ink and watercolour coloured version

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

double face

one man, and two fake faces

thought id do this pretty quick, got lots of work to be getting on with.

its a pretty bad scan, i tried to colour correct a bit in photoshop.
pen, ink, acrylic, watercolour.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


so iv been working on some bookbinding lately as well, thought id post a few photos i had lying around of the sketchbooks iv made recently.

the photos arent too great lol.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

breakfast eyes

its 6 am,
i havent slept,
im tired.

and i want some eggs.

ok this is a really bad scan, i didnt realise until i uploaded it and clicked the big version.
pen and ink and watercolour. it was actually 6 in the morning when i did this, and i actually was desperate for breakfast lol

Friday, 9 July 2010


been trying out a wash method for colouring my ink drawings.

its time consuking but pretty fun.

Saturday, 26 June 2010


tried to do something a bit different for this one. im interested in the way the title of a book or film can suggest so many different routes for a story, and how just making up a title, not creating the narrative inside, but using an image to suggest a certain story or theme can make for an interesting image.

i think the image is a bit too dark, still working on my confidence using colours.

pencil, brush pen, photoshop

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


illustration friday
pencil, gouache, masking tape, photoshop.

attempting digital colour

well i cant seem to get any results i want with paint and brush, so iv started trying to add a touch of colour to my drawings on photoshop. not sure about the final outcome though.

Friday, 18 June 2010

floating crown

done from photo reference.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

new pencil page

working on anatomy. really dont like the face in the background though. im trying at the moment to introduce more colour into my work.

Monday, 14 June 2010

quick pencil sketch, done from a photo of frank auerbach. didnt have reference for the jawbone bit, which is why it looks a bit off

Sunday, 13 June 2010


i used the bird from the last post in the illustration friday piece for this week. im focusing more on pencil work lately.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

drawing of the bird embryo preserved in alcohol in the astle study centre.

Friday, 21 May 2010


piece for this weeks illustration friday. its weird, being a smoker, doing a piece which is basically anti - smoking. oh well

Friday, 30 April 2010

cocoon 2

another one on the same theme, just did it for fun

coccoon 1

illustration friday : cocoon

oh and a bird mask

after drawing birds at the museum i tok time out frm my project work to do this.. i think it turned out well.


some new stuff iv done lately, got back to the scanner so posting some things from the last couple of weeks.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Sunday, 11 April 2010

gaslight lurker

dont really know where this came from, just kept adding to a drawing.

Friday, 9 April 2010


more experiments with ink, page from my sketchbook


an ink painting i did tonight, practicising trying to get a more realistic feel with the inks. dont really have the patience for full rendering usually >__>

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


experimenting with collaging drawing elements together. should really be working on the uni project though :/

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

new things

one new ink piece, one new pencil piece.

havent been working much over easter, but i quite like these;

Monday, 29 March 2010

ok i cheated on the head, its collaged

Friday, 26 March 2010

some new stuff, drawing on collaged and painted surfaces, trying to put a more solid background behind my lines

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

working on my blac and white technique...


from sketchbook.................

quite like the colour of the sky, dunno about the figure

Friday, 19 February 2010

perfume stuffs

been working on things for a cover for 'perfume' for a project.

focusing on white marks on black surfaces

Thursday, 21 January 2010


inspired by news footage of amputations,
Francis Bacon was heavily in my imagination haha

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


baby, drawn with scalpel into wet white printing ink on top of a glossed black basecoat.