Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Shaun Tan

My close friend Hannah bought 'The Red Tree' for my birthday earlier this year and it is without a doubt one of the best picture books I've ever read; beautiful, profound and thought provoking. If you get a chance to pick up any of his books then do so because he is a very talented bloke.

(sorry the pictures aren't very high res, they don't really do it justice at all, all the more reason to go out a get a copy!)

Neasden Control Centre


"neasden control centre works at the crossroads of illustration, art direction, installation, typography, motion and film. the studio is based in london.

operating since 2000 the multidisciplined studio aims to continue to extend and develop involvement with diverse projects drawn from across different sectors - arts & culture, music industry, fashion and advertising both independently and collaboratively."

Monday, 28 December 2009

Every year after christmas turkey and too much sherry, Grandma misbehaves,

Instinctive visual response to having a really bad drawing day.

Shit man, xmas is over, now what?

These guys are well aware that xmas is over, time to clear up and you're simply another year older, great.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009


There's something about girls in tube socks

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Polkadot Blues

Most fitting name for a song ever.

John Paul Thurlow

Some kind of pencil sorcery going on here. This guy has been recreating magazine covers in painstaking detail, the Natalie Portman one makes me weak at the knees. Don't click if you're prone to jealousy.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

My beautiful sister

Martha was drinking a glass of coke and got a bit of lemon up the straw.

Clandestine goings on

A development of that original sketch with some added colour.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

lads with tats

Self explanatory. I might do a series of these bruisers with their ink. The one at the top is a die-hard suicidal tendencies fan.

Monday, 7 December 2009


Some very rapidly drawn animals that were part of a one day project last week.

Check out Dr Yes

I'm thoroughly enjoying this guy's work at the moment, he's mad talented

Monday, 30 November 2009

Rich Gemmel

Look at the textures in this guy's work! This piece has really made me want to make something . . . the colours and the layers and the shapes, but especially the very bottom bit in black and white. Beautiful stuff from Rich Gemmel.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Thursday, 26 November 2009

DC boards from peepshow

This range of sticks for DC were designed by the Peepshow Collective member; Andrew Rae. All five boards make one rad image when stood together and apparently come with a load of sticker characters so you can customise the top sheet.


Dope shit from Illustrator extraordinaire McBess, definately worth checking his work out, you'll be inspired.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

oh boy

This is the best piece of music i've heard in ages

Ana Botezatu

I came across Romanian illustrator Ana Botezatu on the brilliant 'book by its cover' site. She uses collage in such a rad, imaginative way that makes me so green with envy i want to gouge my eyes out with a fork. Not only that but she's got mad skills with a pencil and renders some amazing characters that you can't help but want to hear a story about. Beautiful use of media, her sense of colour and space is spot on and i want her work to be my work. Tidy.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Friday, 13 November 2009


Chloe Early

Went to the Chloe Early exhibition at Stolenspace in Brick Lane. I've been a fan of her work for a while and having the opportunity to see it close up was a real treat, if you haven't seen her work before then check her out. She does amazing oil paintings on metal, glass and perspex with a superb sense of colour and space. She employs a dynamic combination of expressive brushstrokes and areas of detail, but what I love the most are the spaces in her paintings where there appears to be nothing going on. In these spaces she achieves these beautiful off-white tones and textures that are almost reminiscent of Rauschenberg's 'combine' paintings. Rad stuff.


This is a frame from a project at college, we were given three words at random then told to come up with a short narrative with a clear beginning, middle and end. We had three frames in which to fit the images and we had to integrate the words into the images in some way. My words were - Byzantine, Cage, And (!) So my narrative was about this school teacher who's teaching a lesson on the Byzantine Empire, A punk ass kid who isn't interested writes the word "AND?" on the table, and in the last frame he gets reprimanded when the teacher puts him in a cage. Aaaand we were only allowed to use cut paper and line.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Pottering about

Just some of that unrelated daily drawing

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Can't believe it's nearly Halloween, favourite time of year.

It's been far too long since I've posted so here are a few scribbles. Back at uni for my second year now, lots of work to be getting on with, it's all a bit daunting but really fun. I've got a children's book on the go at the moment so hopefully I'll have some spreads up in the near future . . .