Thursday, 30 October 2008

Images 33

I just found out that 3 images I entered to be included in the AOI "Images 33" annual and exhibition have been selected.

They are part of a personal project illustrating Philip Larkin poetry, which I find very emotive.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Book Launch

Last night was the book launch for the republished "The Hound of the Baskervilles" I worked on with publishing students at Napier University as part of the 500 years of Scottish Printing celebrations.
I was very proud to see my illustrations and book jacket in print, and the students did a great job with the project.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Picnics and Cat Chasing

Another image from my new story. 
Rabbits like picnics.

Rabbit in a superhero mask

This is another image from my new story.
I am really enjoying seeing it come together.
It is about a rabbit, an old book, and lots of adventures.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

New Book

I am working on a new idea for a book this week using a lot more painting and drawing, and relying less on the computer. 
As my background is in fine art I am loving the chance to use more traditional methods in conjunction with photoshop and seeing what happens.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008


I am working on a book about Hilly the hen and her 5 little chicks at the moment. It is the first time I have written and illustrated so it's very exciting!

Monday, 7 July 2008

Scared Simon

This is Scared Simon in winter. I have illustrated him being scared in every season of the year.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Chicken Facts

I have been reading interesting facts about chickens and illustrating them today.
It has been very educational!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

New work

I am currently working on a story I have written myself based on four popular fairy stories. 

I am recovering from "illustrators flu" which seems to be going round Edinburgh at the moment but it isn't stopping me from working!

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

More 3 Little Pigs

I am really enjoying this work. I like playing around with a combination of flat colour and texture. I use the scratches on the reverse of my old etching plates, and old pieces of paper to create most of the textures.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008


Finally got round to creating the pigs as characters. It's a shame that two of them get eaten by the wolf though.
I'm going to carry on working on the story for the rest of the week seeing as the sun has disappeared.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories

This is Painted Jaguar, he is a character in "The Beginning of the Armadillo" by Rudyard Kipling.
He is a bit stupid and not very good at catching hedgehogs or tortoises.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

I have been working on illustrating "3 Little Pigs" this week. 
More images to follow as they are produced!

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Hound of the Baskervilles

I've been commissioned by Napier University Publishing students to create a modern interpretation of this classic novel. It will be published as part of the Celebration of 500 years of Scottish Publishing.