Thursday, 15 December 2011

Never never land

EDIT: I thought it might be a little dark, so I lightened it up a bit, still tinkering though:

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Found these blonde ladies I'd forgotten about: a personal project & a commission for Crown Clothing. Also, some make up. 

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Recently I collaborated with the lovely Lydia Fee. The theme was post, and i sent her this: 

(apologies for the terrible quality pictures.)

 Lydia then sent me the final product, a day in the life of a postman. It's great to see my work mixed with different style, and was lots of fun! 

(click for  a better size image)

Friday, 4 November 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011

Garden Parties & Lock-Ins

A couple of mail out ideas - my grandparents owned a pub which inspired the pub themed illustration, and a garden party seemed like a fitting companion. 

Monday, 19 September 2011

Oh Comely Issue 7

Issue 7 of Oh Comely magazine is out and has more amazing stuff including beautiful photography, beetles and board games, so as always well worth a read. Also features Jack Hudson & Jacob Stead, so what more could you want really. I was asked to illustrate a favourite film or TV show so I chose a scene from 'Some Like it Hot' because I love it.


Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Black and White Sketches/Excavate

A quick black and white illustration of a scene from 'I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive' and a few beach type things i drew on my way to cornwall.
Also from cornwall the illustrations for the Excavate exhibition:

Thursday, 4 August 2011


So today brings a small preview of my Excavate Falmouth work - this one's the Morgawr. If you're down that way you can check it out in person (kind of) and pick up an Excavate mobile art pack from the Poly. I'll post more work and info after the launch!

Monday, 1 August 2011


A long overdue update - since I last posted I've had two shows so things have been busy! First was D&AD:

This was our stand, but there was lots of other great work there too.
Then we had the graduation show at Redchurch St which i somehow failed to take any photos of & I also had a really useful meeting with Paula and Louise from Walker Books. I've also been doing work for the Excavate Project down in Falmouth, so have been quite busy!
I'm also doing some new projects - illustrating covers and/or inside images for every novel i read and some other personal work, so there will be lots of new work uploads soon.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Book Covers

Mock up book covers for three evelyn waugh novels

Monday, 13 June 2011

(fairly) new work!

Some more shanty related stuff - this is from Fiddler's Green which is not technically a shanty but is pretty good and sea related, so counts in my book.

"Where the skies are all clear and there's never a gail
And the fish jump on board with one swish on their tail
Where you lie at your leisure, there's no work to do
And the skipper's below making tea for the crew"

"Now when you're in dock and the long trip is through
There's pubs and there's clubs and there's lassies there too
And the girls are all pretty and the beer is all free
And there's bottles of rum growing on every tree"

Monday, 9 May 2011

Problems with the Polar Post

My lack of blog updates is mostly to do with the amount of work I need to do (and have been doing) , mainly on my childrens book, but also on my sea shanties project. Expect a lot more when it's all sorted but here are a few images for now! (p.s the colours are a bit desaturated by blogger for some reason)

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Oh Comely Issue 5

Recently i was asked to do another piece for Oh Comely magazine, which is great because they are basically amazing. The issue has lots of interesting stuff - imogen poots, porridge, tea bag squeezing, the insides of people's bags and lots of nice illustrations.

My illustration was for an article on building a coracle:

And here is some other good stuff from inside:
- emma block's illustration for a nice article about mashing tea bags:

Ellakookoo's editorial on tea leaf reading: (it is entirely coincidental that my favourite illustrations involve tea. entirely.)

I could go on and on but you should probably just buy the magazine instead.

Monday, 28 February 2011


from an upcoming illustrated collection of sea shanties!

Monday, 14 February 2011

V Day

Over the weekend i bought a paper to practice my editorial illustrating. I was hoping for something science-y or financial, but of course it being valentines day there was just loads of valentines stuff. But if you can't beat them join them, so i did this piece on finding love on your commute into work.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Outsider

I recently entered the Folio Society/House of Illustration competition based on the book 'The Outsider.' As the book's fairly strange and off kilter I wanted to give that kind of feeling in my illustrations. In REVERSe order (because apparently thats what blogger wants me to do) here are the images:

And the cover

I'm a big fan of both the House of Illustration and the Folio Society, so hopefully they'll be running more competitions together in the future.

Saturday, 29 January 2011


SO last night was was the Amelias Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party in 123 Bethnal Green Rd. I have documented it in iphone picture form for you:

i got on the train to london:

got really lost and walked to a school, before making it to 123 Bethnal Green Rd which was VERY busy and full of people, got my amazing freebies- hello moleskine {and tatty devine necklace, dr haushka goodies etc} :

and then drank ginger beer and vodkas, danced to 6 day riot & DJing by the Pippettes and ate amazing pink cake {by Lily Vanilli}:

& generally had fun and talked to lots of lovely people!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

2011 update


I've been doing lots of competition stuff which will post eventually, but here are some odds and ends! These are some childrens book type things:

and a picture i rejected for my entry to the Folio Society 'Outsider' competition:

{i didn't reject this because i didn't like it, it just had to be one of three and didn't match the others}

and a VERY ROUGH ROUGH for the cover which i decided against: