24 March 2017

Explorers

I've always created work in A3 and reduced it down to A4/A5, as it allows me room to breathe and covers a multitude of sins, but after years of scanning in portions and piecing it together on Photoshop like some torturous jigsaw, I finally gave in and invested in an A3 scanner.  It's a beautiful beast of a machine.

To test it out I rooted around for some A3 artwork I never got round to scanning and found this piece about explorers.  Enjoy...


8 February 2017

The Cliffs Of Insanity

The Cliffs Of Insanity for SquaredCo and CinĂ©polis' The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Event. The exhibition opened yesterday and runs until 12th February.  A limited supply of prints are available to purchase here.


31 January 2017

Up To Eleven



My first Little Portrait set of 2017 and another one that's been on my list since the early days.  This Is Spinal Tap is truly a perfect film - exquisitely acted and ever quotable.

I'll be looking to get this and my Little Portrait sets from last year printed up soon after stocks of the old sets have sold out.

27 January 2017

Inktober 2016 Update

As part of the Inktober challenge, in the run-up to Halloween 2016, I produced a Little Portrait per day of my favourite movie monsters and villains. After some revisions and tweaking here and there, here are all 31 assembled as one set.

I'm looking to put this out as a 12" x 12" print in the near future.  It also opens up interesting possibilities for 36-character sets of portraits, which I will be trying out soon.

25 January 2017

'Champion' Bottles & Taps

I created this logo design for 'Champion' Bottles & Taps, a new bottle shop that's opened up in the Heaton area of Newcastle upon Tyne.  It's a tiny but beautiful establishment that stocks craft beer, natural wine and cider from small companies and microbreweries around the world.








21 November 2016

John Carpenter Pixel Art


I've been teaching pixel art to my students - it's a new technique to me, so I need a bit of practice.  This is one of my better ones - a none-more-80s icon for a none-more-80s illustration style.