Category Archives: Books

Life Drawing book: Viewing / Making

Here’s some of the best spreads from the book. You can order a copy at blurb: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/5433059-life-drawing I’m involved with Islington Exhibits in October. More information nearer the time.

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Bookshop logos. Barnes, Sheen & Kew. Plus the Uncommon Reader.

A really pleasant freelance job for three linked bookshops. Eric Ravilious was an inspiration. The type was created from the Judas Kiss fonts. The book illustrations are based on: The big book:  Century by Phaidon & Reasons To Be Cheerful … Continue reading

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Mr. Freedom book cover: 8 Final version.

After a few changes for the USA publishers…   here’s the finished version. It’s all been worth it. Everyone is happy. I’ve had some really nice comments about it. I feel proud of it, a good feeling. Now. On to … Continue reading

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Mr Freedom book cover: 7 Colouring a Cheeky Lady

This photo is fantastic, very 70’s, very Mr. Freedom. But very black and white. So I thought I’d try and put some colour in her cheeks. Here’s a breakdown of what happened. If I had the time it would have … Continue reading

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Mr. Freedom book cover: 6 nearly there… Cheeky!

Now lets’ take the boots with the lady and put them in context; the Mr.Freedom shop. Add a cheeky lady with a hole in her jeans and violá! Do a few variations on  the theme… and put Tommy waving hello … Continue reading

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Mr. Freedom book cover: 5 SHOES; big shoes

I always thought the winged shoes were the best image in the book. But how to make them really stand out? Make them 6 foot tall with a lady in super seventies clobber next to them. It looked a bit … Continue reading

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Mr. Freedom book cover: 4 Star Girl.

I’m trying to make images work that are not good enough quality on their own by turning them into quasi illustrations. Here’s an example of where I’m getting to. More next week. Tara!

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