Snip Snap Croc

Last year I worked on a picture book with Quarto Kids and it is finally out in the world! Already published, they wanted to re- release the title with new illustrations, so asked if I was available. It was a pretty short turn around but I really enjoyed working with the lovely text and drawing all the animal characters who live on the banks of the river Nile. Here are a few images from within the book!

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Etsy and other things...

First things first... I have just re- stocked my Etsy, in time for Christmas with a few A3 Giclee prints, you can have a look here.

 

This month, I have been mainly writing and storyboarding some new ideas, which has been challenging and refreshing in equal measure!

I was also sent this little package from The National Trust, for whom I designed some Victorian servant characters for their Llanerchaeron servant's trail earlier this year. Really nice to see how they put the illustrations together to form this educational wheel.

And this is the poster that I designed for Bristol Old Vic for their Christmas production of 'Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain'! You can buy tickets here.

And this is the poster that I designed for Bristol Old Vic for their Christmas production of 'Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain'! You can buy tickets here.

In other news, we rescued a Portugese pup who goes by the name of Marge, she likes to help me work...

 

 

National Trust

Some Victorian Servant characters I worked on a while ago for the National Trust. These are my favourites, the rest are up on my website!

Samples

Currently working on a few projects that I can't yet show but here are a few samples I did for a potential young fiction series for Usbourne. Unfortunately the project didn't go ahead but I was happy with these little rabbits!

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The Old Vic

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to be part of a lovely project for The Bristol Old Vic, designing the poster for their kid's Christmas production, 'Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain'.

I first sent a few different sketches of ideas I had...

and in the end, they settled on this one...

I then made a couple of changes that had been suggested, including making the text clearer, and coloured the final!

You can pre book your tickets here if you know any little ones that would enjoy a brilliant sea adventure!

New Things

Here are some new cards I have been working on for James Ellis. I often forget to post them here because I churn them out quite regularly. We are also working on a new range which should be finished in the late spring so watch this space!

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Here are a couple in the flesh, or should I say in the glitter....

Also, at my last meeting with James Ellis I managed to take home these beautiful new cards from Ekaterina Trukhan, check out her work, it is really gorgeous.

The Greenbank

I have been busy for the past couple of weeks preparing for a little solo exhibition at The Greenbank in Bristol and am very nearly ready! Here are some progress pictures and sketches. The exhibition will be hung on the 1st February and stay up for the month, so if you live in Bristol, go check it out! They do pretty good pizzas too...



Safe Sex

Another illustration for Nature and Health magazine, this time for an article about safe sex and some progress shots taken from my Instagram.


Headway Exhibition

Here is the piece I created for the Headway exhibition in Bristol. With the sales of the work, the charity managed to raise over £5000 for the brain injury charity!


Magnus Book Launch

Only a few days to go before 'Magnus' is launched at the 'Playfull Toyshop' on Gloucester Rd, Bristol. The launch is on Saturday the 17th October, from 11 am until 4 pm and as well as signing books, I will be colouring in with any little (or big!) ones who would like to join in!


At Last...

After a long summer of all work and no play, I am finally going on holiday! Today has been a manic whirlwind of trying to get everything finished or up- to- date (and it's not over yet!) but just thought I would do a little post before I leave.

This morning I was cutting paper raindrops for my 'Magnus' book launch that will be happening in Bristol at the Playful bookshop on Gloucester Rd.  

This morning I was cutting paper raindrops for my 'Magnus' book launch that will be happening in Bristol at the Playful bookshop on Gloucester Rd.

 

And these are some close ups of a piece I was working on yesterday for a charity exhibition for Headway which will be in October.

However, until then, I will be lying on a beach, looking at a computer as little as I possibly can!

 

 

Happiness

Another '21 ways' article for Nature and Health magazine, this time about finding happiness.

Crumbs magazine

Earlier this month I illustrated a map for the Devon Crumbs magazine, showing lot's of delicious places to eat in North Devon. I really enjoyed drawing all the little icons and it definitely made me want to take a trip down there and see for myself!


The Bristol Magazine

The Bristol Magazine have featured me over on their website, click here to have a look!

And a little picture of my new studio.

Breathe Easy

An illustration I did for another '21 ways' article for Nature and Health magazine, about how to breathe easier.

If you don't live in Australia (where the magazine is published) click here to read!

Thanks to Stephanie Blandin de Chalain (AD) always a pleasure to work with!

Happy Weekend!

It's the weekend, it's sunny and I am off to enjoy it!

Here is an image from a new book project that I'm working on. The story isn't quite finished but I'm slowly getting there...


JUNO

I created this illustration for an article about how unnatural light can affect children's sleep patterns for JUNO magazine.

The illustration originally had a blue 'night sky' background but after it was altered for the layout of the magazine (the background colour being used for the surrounding pages), I decided that I preferred it this way!



Nature and Health

Illustration for an article entitled "21 Ways to find your Zen"for Nature and Health magazine.