Monday, 26 April 2010

more strange pencil work

A slight update on where I was with this weird pencil fascination I've been rolling with...
Planned a book, its gonna be 9 double page spreads, which means it won't be a drastic ammount of work, but will be the perfect quantity for me to have got something done, and just about not lose interest.
On a side note, I'm not sure how I even feel about these pieces... maybe they'd work better on a MUCH larger scale than i'm drawing them at the moment? maybe they'd be better with oils or acrylics on canvas or something? for the minute, they're quite small and pencil. The giant orb and man image is my current favourite... although, i dislike the way the tentacle things come off the orb.
ah well, check back soon to see the progress of said book.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Pencil Pencil Pencil

Trying out colouring in watercolour pencils, never used pencil before really.
I kind of like how weird and surreal these are, theres almost an element of dare i say, pretentious "art" to them.
I might try and create a surreal story book in this style, just because i like making books really...
so, keep your eyes peeled!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

giant pink robot

i don't have a clue what i was thinking.

Friday, 23 April 2010


Ah yes, so this is what It all came down to, my portfolio.
It includes a bit of work from each of my current 4 styles. I did try and get it printed through, but apparently they're useless, so I ended up printing it myself, which turned out to be a blessing, because I used the library photocopiers and some awesome paper, and it turned out looking insanely fit, and actually pretty professional.

I was showing this bad boy off like you would not believe at the London book fair, and it went down pretty well!

important to point out, if you want a copy of this, just ask. I'll print one up, and post it on your way, just let me know.

The Day The Travelling Band Came To Town

finished this short little book, more of a pleasant thing than it is a book I guess...
still, took me ages, i'm pretty happy with the colours and stuff.

If you want a copy of it printed, let me know, and I'll see what I can do.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

London Book Fair

So, the London Book Fair was pretty awesome.
Met some cool people, heard some good advice, DID listen to them.
Gave out hundreds of business cards, so with a bit of luck, one will of found its way somewhere usefull!
I've come back from London, wanting to live there more than ever and feeling good about my work for a change.

time to start work on the research project...

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

The Ravens

Another mono piece... I'm too tired right now to write in depth stuff about it. but enjoy!


So, I decided to bust this out today... my hand hurts a LOT. I probably have Carpal Tunnel. Worth It.