Thursday, February 24, 2011

Here's a handsome li'll fella. This was for a friend's belated birthday gift.
I think it sums him up pretty well-Hair. And a love for comics.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mavis's Shoe

This was a submission for Ironbratz which was having a launch to promote a new novel, Mavis's Shoe. Work submitted had to be based on themes dealt with in the novel. The novel was based at the time of the Clydebank Blitz during the Second World War.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Sir Dancealot" illustrations based on a short story by Christine Findlay

These were illustrations done for the same writer of "Transported". It's been a good challenge coming up with these character designs. This is something I haven't done for a long time. I've been setting myself short deadlines, I've been pushing to see what I can achieve in a short amount of time. Challenging and good! It's helping to build the folio.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Painting and Drawing

Haven't done much of this kind of painting-acrylic. This was the first live sitting I've done. I really prefer oils, but the speed in which these fellas dry is super quick, which means I can be bolder with making mistakes and being more confident slapping the paint down

This was done in the last minute of the sitting. He's good a good old moody pus on him, but I quite liked it. I want to get more of that kind of energy into my paintings and pastel work.
Some more sketchy sketchiness

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


These were sketches and illustrations of ideas for a short story written by local writer, Christine Findlay. We didn't discuss any visuals or ideas of what the characters may look like, so I had complete freedom.

The author did a reading of the story and told it so brilliantly well that it gave me an instant idea of how they might look.