Thursday, 26 November 2009


This is a still from an animation currently being re-edited in Final Cut Pro. It's from a project a few weeks ago for which I teamed up once again with Matt Edwards. The full animation will be posted later next month.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Yeah Magazine Illustration

Thought i'd help support the Yeah magazine project with a little illustration in response to the title 'urban'. Ben and Stevie have been working very hard in promoting and selling their magazine. find out more on their website

or if living in Brighton pick one up at Resident in the North Laines!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Puffin Post

This was one of my final images for the puffin post project.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Tuesday, 17 November 2009


This is 4th project of the year and my first initial drawing for 'puffin post project'. Puffin Post is a bi - monthly magazine aimed at kids aged 6+. The brief is to design the front cover based on a theme for the time of the month it will be coming out. In this case it's the winter Olympics next year.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Watch My Feet.

This was a little while ago now but here are the polaroids I took on our fund raiser club night last month and illustrations I did for the poster designed by Matt Edwards.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

All you need is...

This is going to be my submission into the level 2 illustration & graphic design gallery on saturday. It is a response to a brief which asks to finish this sentence 'All you need is...'

A3 print, the face is pencil and the menhair is fineliner

Poster design by Paul Layzell.

I'll be taking part in the All You Need Is... exhibition soon.

Artist Residence

33 Regency Square



Opening Night- 14th November 7 - 10pm

You Choose Prints

Monday, 9 November 2009

You Choose.

Finished the 'You Choose' project on friday. I spent some time today adding some colour to the images I made for the last project. Also took some photos of all the original images together.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Day 7

You know how buses always come in twos? and how....other things often come in twos as well (but what those other things are I can't recall..maybe magpies or something?) Anyway, it seems that my blog seems to be taking on this trend in it's subject matter. The other day I wrote about death twice (the metaphorical death of Myspace and the Facebook 'memorialized' thing). Next up was a bit of rambling about strikes-BA's and the Royal Mail's. And today this blog seems to want geriatric content.I mentioned earlier about the 83 year old referee and how I thought his dedication was outstanding. That story is now in my eyes boring, and the ref's achievement minuscule. This is down to the truly outstanding achievement of Syd, 5 years away from his hundredth year, still working in B&Q. (the achievement is that he is working at nearly a hundred, not that he is working at B&Q.) There seems to be a link between stories about old people being employed in some sort of position and my mood improving- normally I find the headlines in this particular paper annoying, but I think "I'll work until I DIY" is just great.The only problem with these light hearted stories is that in terms of blog posts they don't lend themselves to great fact I'd even go so far as to say I find it hard to write more than a paragraph about them. So the fact that I'm doing it anyway is an indicator to how much I like them.

Day 6

As the nights draw in and the mornings become colder, you need a warm little pick-me-up to get you out of bed. Some people drink coffee, others eat porridge, but this morning I read the news.The story about the 83 year old Derbyshire referee put a smile on my face almost an hour ago and it hasn't faded since. For those of you who aren't familiar with the story-the BBC interviewed a man who has been refereeing football since 1957.Peering up towards the heavens through the haze of cataracts and three inch thick glasses Harry (that's the ref's name) looked lost, and like he was being interviewed by Nikolay Valuev.As he talked of how the pace of football has increased since he started refereeing, a nostalgic look crept over his face. Obviously thinking of better times or the good old days, his expression was not dissimilar to Kate Winslet's old counterpart at the end of Titanic.The charming old man certainly has gained my respect, and it seemed from the footage on the site that he wasn't having any problems dealing with the players. I wonder how Wayne Rooney would react to being sent off by an 83 year old man though....

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Day 5

Some may feel that it may be unnecessary or downright boring to blog about strikes more than once a week. But I see myself as a curator to the torch of truth and as such I like my blog to reflect what I feel is wrong today. One of these things is BA staff striking over Christmas. The 'fuck everyone else' attitude is in my opinion a bit of a slap in the face. Forget the little old lady who can't fly somewhere to see some family member (and who for some reason is legally obliged to fly solely with BA). Yet again, this strike will hurt customers as much as it will hurt management. If anything, it gives the management a media leg to stand on-they can try to demonise the strikers and their inconsiderate behaviour.I wholeheartedly back striking action, but think that maybe there could be a better time to do it.I think that BA are going to ruin some peoples Christmases, and I'm not just trying to be controversial, honest.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Day 4

Fry twitter row pointless and boring
Stephen Fry has been all over the news this week because of his actions on the micro-blogging site Twitter.Apparently someone called Fry 'a bit....boring' and due to this comment he decided to leave the social networking site. Now, I won't even begin to hint at how I think this is a little bit of an over-reaction, because Stephen Fry is of course a Manic Depressive. Instead I will concentrate on the level of coverage this 'story' gained in the media.Don't get me wrong, this is something which could be considered moderately interesting if someone mentioned it in passing, but I'm fairly sure there is no larger debate around the situation, and the conversation would last all of 15 seconds.The BBC gave the story which centered around Fry and the offending party's reconciliation just shy of 500 words. This is a higher designated word count than the clearing of the Lisbon Treaty in Czech courts today, which seems a little strange.This is of course all becoming more and more hypocritical as my wordcount ascends whilst I talk about how I feel the BBC has covered a story not worth as much coverage as it's been given, instead of the Czech courts announcing the Lisbon Treaty is in line with their constitution, for example.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Day 3

The communication workers union (CWU) has announced more strike dates. Previous strikes have involved various types of employees striking at different times. The upcoming strikes due to take place on Friday 6th and Monday 9th of November will, however, be blanket coverage. This means that whereas before some employees could continue working, now the royal mail's postage system will go from slow to stop.The way I see the whole strike situation is as follows:I know strikes are meant to put the managers and high-end employees at an inconvenience, but I really feel that this is where the level of inconvenience should end. Any excess inconvenience spilling out onto the public is detrimental to the company, and therefore to the employees who are on strike. To put it in a less obscure way, if these strikes piss people off enough to start using, let's say, amazon's new postal service, then the royal mail will downsize and the strikers will have well and truly done themselves over. I know it's a taboo thing to say, but Christmas is approaching, and headlines along the lines of "cards posted tomorrow won't arrive by Christmas!" isn't doing the already tarnished reputation of royal mail any favours.