Category Archives: Illustration

Illustrations for a local magazine.

An article on Food banks. A dreaded spindley fish for a piece on river danger. Hedgehogs, loud neighbours, worry, mayonnaise and a photoshop off cut of all the food bank drawings on top of each other.

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Drawing from Rodin.

Going to Rodin at the Tate Modern, was as good as I imagined it could be. Really thought provoking and exciting, a show with ideas on scale, theme, revision, finish, intuition, lack of colour, the body and sexuality. It makes … Continue reading

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Pencil portraits.

Birthday card. Faber Castell Polychromos Deep Cobalt Green 158. On A4 cartridge paper 400gsm.So, I had a nice photo of my son, a quick search for an image of the young Napoleon and Viola! Goodbye Ben. Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks: Travel.

Gails in South Kensington. Having a coffee. This reminds me of a bus stop picture I made in powder paint circa 1985… Sketching my son sketching x3. On the Northern line. Showing him differing approaches to starting a drawing. My … Continue reading

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Square sketchbook. London Town.

Here’s the view from: Prom number 20, Monmouth coffee, Chilango’s Brewer Street, A bar in Coal Drop Yard Kings Cross and Buck House lawn!

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Life Drawing. Giraffes.

Giraffes. I’ve always liked drawing them. I used to draw them for other kids around the age of 10 (draw a horse and extend legs and neck, add stubby horns and sometimes a blue-ish long tongue. Now, I have some … Continue reading

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Ed.

My youngest son has the pleasure of my company as I take him to various lessons. He’s now at home, next to me doing his homework now… Mostly I’m designing on the laptop while he’s learning but sometimes I’ll start … Continue reading

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Miles Davis Sketches.

Watching the documentary ‘Birth Of The Cool’ on the brilliant BBC Iplayer. I think I prefer biographies and autobiographies in print than in film form. The performances are still good though and the faces of the protagonists were mesmerising.The usual … Continue reading

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A tweaked calendar.

Sometimes you have to make presents. Here’s a Christmas present, a calendar which has been tweaked to fit its recipient. Using some new felt pens and some Pritt Stick, jockeys have been added, some more silly than others, all with … Continue reading

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A little bit of illustration…

It seems a lot of work is consigned to be a mystery due to the prevalence of Non Disclosure Agreements. Here’s a medical illustration job that I can now show in part at least. It works as details without giving … Continue reading

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Yerbury Summer Fair Project

Circus poster. Pen and photoshop.The illustrations had to be general, with and a tad child-like. There is some play between what is in the frame and what object is infront of another. I drew the man with stilts around 10 … Continue reading

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A birthday card.

Some details and the idea behind the choice of paper and techniques. I do love the early colour process, Autochrome. These photographs on glass have a really interesting patina.

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Sketches on a trip to London.

The Natural History Museum followed by the V&A. Testing out the very black grease pencil (chinagraph pencil).

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Illustration. Perfume shop & bottles.

Les Senteurs is a fascinating business. I’ve fallen under the spell of their many fine scents. They also have a fantstic shopfront with an amazing tree, which I was asked to illustrate when making up some extra brand guidelines for … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 02.02.2018. Reclining vertically.

 

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Gary Kirk + David Bowie = Party.

A dream job. A client I like, a subject who’s brilliant and of course Dame David. So I had a bunch of photos and got to work on some bespoke party invites / posters. I even did the backs of … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 03.11.17. 2 models, many marks made.

2 Ladies on blue and green. This week had the excitement of two models. This can be daunting, but if you start with a plan and make some marks on the page things start flowing. The reflection in the mirror … Continue reading

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27.10.17. Jay, tall and poetic.

I’ve used Jay’s real name as he’ not shy. See Instagram #jay_life_model He’s tall and poetic in demeanor. Again just a pencil (a HB this time) and some choice on what to draw. I’ve taken out the easel he’s leaning … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 20.27.17. Pencil only.

The angular lady G with fluid blue ribbon. A 4B pencil. As a child I didn’t use colour, just this smudgy pencil. Strange to go back. The graphic designer in me had to make the ribbon blue. The angular lady … Continue reading

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Life drawing 29.09.17. The positive man.

It’s good to meet someone who loves their job. This model was really happy with the whole process and the end result that he had help create. This was a quick pose painted on prepared paper. The quick excercises and … Continue reading

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