Sunday, 29 April 2012


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Thursday, 12 April 2012

The boy with the pig balloon


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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Pirate Riddle

Recently I was approached about illustrating a riddle which was to go into the quiz section of a leading accountancy magazine.

The riddle was pirate themed and went as follows:

A pirate ship was anchored at Smuggler’s Cove with its rope ladder hanging off the port side into the water. The ladder’s rungs were each spaced one-foot apart, five rungs were above water level. With the tide coming in from the starboard side at a rate of six inches an hour how many rungs were still visible four hours later at high tide?

Personally I feel my strengths lie in character design and so for me it was crucial to try and squeeze in as many as possible, whilst not distracting you from the key point of the riddle.

I was really pleased with the final outcome and hope that this will be a good launchpad for future magazine commissions.


Monday, 9 April 2012


Recently I have been fortunate enough to do a lot of scamping in the design projects I have been involved in.

For those of you that don't know, scamps are basically just very quickly drawn visuals of an idea that you want to pitch to a client.

Over the years I have done less and less of these, as generally (from a personal point of view), the client prefers to see digital visuals. I believe they feel it gives them a much greater idea of what their final product would look like.

If budgets are tight it can be a good way to portray your idea without having to go into the effort and cost of creating an artworked visual.

Recently I have been fortunate enough to create scamps for pitches to Coke and Warner Bros, but unfortunately I don't have any scans of those, though I do have some I was working on last week which was based around a tennis publication.


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Gingerbread Ted


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