Friday, 25 July 2014

The No. 1 Ladies Day Club

A polished version of my Ascot Ladies. I've been talking with my illustration agents and we've decided to pass up on faces and crazy details for the time being cos they're totally distracting and unnecessary.
 Its been difficult restraining myself from doodling patterns into every possible surface but I think I'm getting there!

Click for lovely HI-RES!
Oh man my work is so yellow heavy at the moment. whoops 

The Tiny Islands - BASECAMP

The Tiny Islands don't exist, but in my head they play creepy and brooding but simultaneously uplifting ballads, and have a super ace glockenspiel solo in every song. Also because its in my head I get to choose the vocalist on every song because... I can. And I'm massively indecisive and fickle.

I was really struggling to make this piece work so I decided to make it into an album cover and blam! it's in a context that totally covers up how aimless a composition it really is. Maaaaagic. 


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Fiona Clayton

Gig poster for folk rock singer songwriter Fiona Clayton. Really enjoyed doing this one. 

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Ode to Puzzle Island


How many birds can you find?!
When I was a kid I was obsessed with a book called Puzzle Island. It is the best.
I want to do more kids friendly interactive illustrations so this is a first attempt. Came out a bit yellow. But then yellow is cool.

I can't decide if I like it better on the dark background or not. I think the birds are a bit harder to find.

I still spend hours pouring over this book. Its so magic.


The Royal Ascot Ladies

So I've started working at big festivals and events to pay my rent now I'm living in the big smoke. Its not the best pay and can be a bit torturous but its good hours and theres always premier people watching opportunities.

However long hours working at bars for the upper class means time away from the drawing board and therefore I've set the task of illustrating a memorable event and person from each shift. It wasn't exactly upper class this week though. (Except for the queen. She was kinda up there.)

Colour soon!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Courtney Pine

I recently got commissioned to create a poster for the jazz musician Courtney Pine. I'm not really that down with my jazz but this guys a pretty big deal and super nice to work to. 

I spent what felt like a year colouring that sax and then the venue chose to go with my admittedly cooler but less fun first typographic poster attempt. Which I totally get. But I still like the sax. Definitely a combination of visuals I want to play more with. Especially that celestial cartography stuff.

Yeah, listening back to this I can definitely tell why they picked the other poster... 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

We Can Be Heroes

It's time for a super depressing but optimistic superhero comic! 

Its kinda about tackling depression and alcoholism in a loved one and totally sucking at it. Or in this case solving everything with tea. Cos that'd be great. 

Click to ENLARGE.