Thursday, 21 February 2013

Portfolio Update

I just thought I would put together some of my work on an online portfolio site and get some more coverage. Everything seems to work okay, so fingers crossed.

Fame at Last :) well almost ...

Browsing on the internet and came across the latest Fresh Magazine from Wolverhampton Uni. It seems someone liked my image (Page 6) and Toni's which is on Page 7. Also found quite a good site called where you can browse lots of illustration portfolios and magazines for free + free to sign up and pretty inspiring.

Saturday, 9 February 2013


Brixton's Afloat
Attended a Flea Circus in London to celebrate the launch of George Lewkowicz's new book "The Flood". Amazing night, lots of class acts.  I've never been to a flea circus before and it was really different.  Loved it a lot.

Here's a taste of one of my illustrations for his interactive book which is going to be on sale soon.

Duke of Delhi Book Cover

The Duke of Delhi Book Cover
"Douglas, a little boy from England is evacuated to India together with his gran. There he quickly becomes part of a gang. This is no ordinary gang however, it cosists of an elephant, a street girl, two monkeys and a parrot. Join them on their unusual adventures around India, trying to reuinte their elephant friend with his family, whilst meeting tigers, rhinos and other creatures. Good friends are really all they need".

This was a project from an author who wanted a book cover using 3 illustrations which were provided. Unfortunately, I can't take credit for the beautiful Delhi artwork, but I can take credit for bringing it all together with design and additional illustration work. To create a more "Indian" feel and to combine the illustrations I used mehndi as my main inspiration.  This was created using the "frottage" method and Photoshop to finalise the design. There is quite a large bleed area on this image which was quite challenging but I think the end result worked well.

A link to the first draft chapters can be found at  The book is aimed at 5-7 year olds and I'm really looking forward to it being published so that I can see what happens next.

Freelance Work - Snow White

Test Piece

I've been pretty busy the last couple of weeks with commissions. Unfortunately, this project fell through at the last minute so I won't be making my fame on TV - but I did learn a lot and worked with some amazing people. I thought it was safe to publish a couple of them on my blog :)