Monday, 7 December 2009

Milk Bear

Another bear for the collection.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Bear and his Book

Another drawing based on the great old toys I saw at the Toy museum in Newcastle. This was a definite favorite.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Trumpet Man

An illustration of a toy car, influenced by my visit to the children's museum

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Give me........

... because I deserve it,
I'm finally feeling on top of the dissertation, and I really want to draw something.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Miroslav Sasek

I have always been a big fan of Sasek's, and I particularly love his series of children's books about cities around the world. The image below is an ace image of Victoria street, one of my favorite streets in Edinburgh. I'm definately going to add some of these books to my Christmas wish list.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

My annoying habit

A model illustration based on my annoying habit of twisting mine and the boyf's hair when I'm all sleepy and content.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Massive Hair

Unbalanced by massive hair.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

First Book rough

So this is how far on I am with my Atlas book Adaptation of Ryan Braunds animation, but there are many alterations to be made. For a sneaky peak at few of the other pages don't hesitate to have a look at my flickr.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Bearded man in a bath

When life is a bit of a blur, after a bottle. Have a bath. This Bald, bearded man has. This scenario is inspired by words beginning with the letter B.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Skinny Long Dog

A very quick illustration for illustration Fridays word, Skinny. But If time permits I will come back to this and spend more time on this.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Saughton Stories

Saughton Stories is a collection of books illustrated by students from eca, and written by people who have spent time in HMP Edinburgh. Amongst the titles are “Advice”, illustrated by Hannah Rye, “The Pigeon Fancier”, illustrated by Kristyna Litten, “The Jumble Sales”, illustrated by Rick Thomas, “Methadone”, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne and “Dialysis”, illustrated by Sophie Warden., and "Dear John", illustrated by Chuck Ban Chan.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Atlas Book

As part of my dissertation I am looking at adaptation between animation/films and picture books, and have decided to make a picture book of my own based on a short animation. So this is a sneaky section of part of my book.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Dolls House

Inspired by all of the Toy and Childhood museums I've been going to lately here is a wee drawing of a doll's house. Something which maybe the subject of obsessional drawing.

Monday, 19 October 2009


I'm very excited to be the proud owner of these amazing Marc Boutavant stickers that I bought at the Seven Stories, a museum solely dedicated to children's story books.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Bert the Bear

Bert and the flying Birds. Some development work for illustrations based around the alphabet.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Back to work

So its back to college and my final year already feels like its disappearing beneath me, beginning the year with editorials. This editorial and the two complementary vignette images are for an article reviewing the book 'Tormented Hope: nine Hypochondriac lives', by Brian Dillion. This book includes people such as James Boswell, Charlotte Bronte and Charles Darwin. The image above is particularly relating to the story of Daniel Paul Schreber, a politician who went 'insane' , believed that god wanted him to change into a woman and that benidictine Monks had found themselves inside his head, amogst other things.

One of the hypochondriacs included Florence Nightingale, who often complained of her illnesses, often taking work to her bed for long periods of time. Three images done, just one to go, as well as the issue of printing.

Friday, 25 September 2009

zebra crossing

A sketch done for the design of a Zebra crossing, for an editorial I am working on, also Zebra's are known for their pattern. Any suggestions for this would also be appreciated.


The product of putting off doing work and new pens. but i think i needed to get it out of my system before I start producing something of value in the sketchbook I may now have ruined.

Thursday, 10 September 2009


This is just a drawing for my love of meerkats,

Sunday, 6 September 2009

What I wore Today

This is my latest post for Gemma Correll's new fantastic group called what I wore Today, for all us camera shy illustrators out there. And seen as though so many people have put up some great drawings Gemma has set up a new blog for the favourite ones here.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Recycled House.

This amazing house is made out of old found objects, is designed my Dan Philips and has really inspired me to do loads of house drawings. I particularity love the colours in this roof .

This ceiling is made out of old frame samples. View the entire slideshow on The New York Times. Photos by Michael Stravato. Found on Mint.

Friday, 4 September 2009


What is more strong than a house built on chicken legs?! Inspired by the Russian fairy tale I was told as a child. I decided that I would try and produce something digitally for a change, hope this has been a success.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009


Sunday, 30 August 2009

Flints Odd Socks

With the art for my children's book nearly completed, here is just a taster of what the book will look like.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Louis Roskosch

Found this work by Loius Roskosch today, and I found his characters so inspirational, the palette of colours he uses are right up my street. My particular favorite is this bear on a segway, which can also be bought as a sticker. More of Roskosh's work can be found here

Monday, 10 August 2009


For this weeks word impatience, I thought it a good opportunity to get back to basics and just do a nice observational study. I have recently really enjoyed just working back in my sketchbook and finding new inspiration from my time away. To view some of my recent sketches go here

Wednesday, 22 July 2009


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Tuesday, 14 July 2009


Bamboo houses

Friday, 10 July 2009


Just a bit of stuff that I'm up to at the moment, looking further into character development and experimenting with my colour pallet. But particularly focusing on puppets, so here are a few of my first sketches which I then hope to develop further and make models for.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Ethical Eating: Fish?

Two editorial for a pieces for an a couple of articles in the Guardian about the lack of information given on food labeling and ethical eating in terms of fish