Tag Archives: Illustration

Mirror, mirror

  Drawn on a post it note. Coloured inPhotoshop.

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People portraits

A fun illustration job. The lack of noses is intentional. Trying to get the personality of the subjects from a low res image was fun. I hope the people in the frames like it.

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Fitness Test Illustrations

Made with layers of drawings scanned in. Made with a WACOM tablet. Trying to get the effort of the exercise in the marks.

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My living Room: 11pm & 3am.

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Oh. I seemed to have fallen asleep. Did you turn the lights out? Oh. Ta. I’ll be up in a sec. There I was a little bored. Started drawing the living room. Couldn’t stop. Made a pen version on some … Continue reading

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Sketch week 5: A hand at 3am.

A few weeks ago I couldn’t sleep. A rare occansion brought about by the great weather. I sketched the remnants of my nightime repast (Marmite pot, btter, plate, knife and glass of water) which I haven’t posted because it insn’t … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 24.05.13: The Actor as life model.

Two 45 minute poses concntrating on the head, with a few body poses to warm up with. As you can see, two different approaches. A more more curved line gives more information, the hatching approach is more aggressive and graphical. … Continue reading

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S,C&L The finished Painting. Plus notes on how it was made.

S,C&L. Mother, child and dog in a wood. Finished on 12.12.2012. The ideas behind the painting. Balance: between Mother and Daughter, composition, colours, textures and details. A sense of time. A sense of depth, a bit like a stage set. … Continue reading

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Shakespear Sketches

            Featuring Simon Schama, Simon Russel Beal, Roger Allam, Charles Dance and two imagined portraits of King James I (England) / VI (Scotland). He always looked tired, unhappy and bored. These sketches were created from yonder glow of the … Continue reading

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Olympic Sketches

My daughter, watching the Olympics on TV.

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Richard III

Mark Rylance was fantastic to watch as Richard the III at the Globe. I decided to draw this when I was on the 17 bus this morning and quickly coloured it in. The original drawing is 6cm high, which seemed … Continue reading

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1,2,3,4! It’s The Ramones Show!

I found this while looking for some old illustrations of happy kids yesterday. The kid illustrations are for some headlice packaging, as for these Bruddas, I can’t remember why I did them. I do know that 1,2,3,4! It’s The Ramones … Continue reading

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Drawing on a theme of niceness.

At brand electioneering, we recently won a pitch. These sketches were left over on a route that didn’t make it. They show how different drawing can be from day to day. They also didn’t have to capture a likeness, which … Continue reading

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Storyboarding

Some (non product based) frames from a storyboard of a beauty product ad Brand Electioneering are making. Thanks to my model (Tricia from the adjacent office) I didn’t have to use to much imagination. A quick photo shoot, then out … Continue reading

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Old Sketchbook week: No.15! Big Book 2, Second Salvo, Illustrations / Doodles / Post it notes

I must be the only person in the world to have doodled Piers Morgan.

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Vegetable growing illustrations

Click on them to make the veg bigger. These were created for the One Pot Pledge growing guides. Which you can download here: onepotpledge.org Thanks to the great Sally Elms for commissioning and art directing the guides. We didn’t design … Continue reading

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THE SHADOW LINE

I started off drawing from the TV as usual but thought I’d try a version on the mac using photos of the cast as a reference. The strange timelesss noir feel of the programme is reflected in illustrative technique; like … Continue reading

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EXILE (BBC Drama) sketched while watching TV (part 1)

I’ve been drawing while watching the TV again. If I was doing this properly, for a real paid illustration job rather than just sketching for fun I’d make the actors more readily recognisable. Here’s the BBC synopsis for you: Exile … Continue reading

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You need hands…

I’ve been working on a few projects that have involved drawing digits, so thought I’d gather a handful to show you. I find them the hardest bit of the body to illustrate – so many parts in different sizes that … Continue reading

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BOWIE FAN ART

Very sad to be drawing pictures of Bowie from the 1970’s at my age. This was from a picture taken by his friend Warren Peace. I liked the brooding look and decided instead of doodling nothing in particular to keep … Continue reading

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Historical Action Figures

I’m working on some illustrated logos for a series of attractions around historical themes. Here’s some of the characters made up to look like an old Letraset transfers sheet.

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