Thursday, 26 May 2011

Dark Tales

At the moment I am working on a really wide range of things which keeps me as balanced as I possibly can be. After the bright colours of 3-7 year olds and band stuff I have enjoyed working on illustrations for 8-12 year olds. This is one of my favourite things lately which is for some really quite nasty and dark stories for older kids. 


Here is a great looking flyer for a great band!
And look who they are supporting, how very exciting. 
I love doing this kind of work so any bands, please get in touch!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

MORE birds (makes a change from foxes)

Birds birds birds.
21 pigeons to be exact. This is what I am doing today, although the actual work is for kids so this version is purely for me. I redrew the little blighters to be more kids-book friendly and have just finished it. Again, it's for a publisher so fingers crossed once more.

Why do roughs look better than finished artwork?

Here are 2 characters I am working on at the moment for a publisher. Fingers crossed they will love them and ask me to illustrate their books.
These guys are pretty much me and my Grandad in the old days when everything was fun and I was still small. Although at 5'2" I don't think I've grown that much!
My Grandad was an amazing artist and I think of him everytime I draw.
I think he accidentally threw me in a river once. He definitely covered me in ketchup (by accident) and he could build anything at all with a few boxes, sheets of cardboard and a roll of masking tape. Genius!

Modern Faces

For those of you who don't know me, I am REALLY into my music, and love working with bands.
These guys are the amazing Modern Faces from Dunfermline (and their loyal and enthusiastic fans) at Capitol in Glasgow last a couple of weeks ago. 
I was being their photographer for the evening, and after immediately breaking my camera upon arrival I fixed it with a screwdriver and a miracle, and got some good shots.
Hopefully I will be working with them on artwork and things in the future.
They are supporting Kasabian next month at two of their English gigs, very exciting indeed!


Here we are, back again with more stuff.
As previously mentioned, my very good friend Holly Archer and I are having an exhibition in York soon, and here is a sneak preview of one of the screenprints I have printed from our collaborative drawings.
This is the colour-scheme for all 9 birds. So far I have printed 4 and I can't wait to get back into the workshop to get the other 5 onto paper. LOVE screenprinting!