Thursday, 9 October 2014
Remember, when it feels like everything's going against you and you can't seem to do anything right, when the nights are long and cold, when the world feels like a cruel, heartless place and on the days when, no matter how much ice-cream you eat, you can't help but feel like trapped, lonely creature stranded on a bleak, loveless rock hurtling through a black, empty, pointless void, it's important to stay positive.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Friday, 1 August 2014
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Some work I put in for National Collective's 'Inspired By Independence' which was launched as part of Yestival the other week. It's got lots of interesting stuff in it (much of it lots more interesting and informative than my doodlings!)
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Some illustrations I've done recently for 220 Triathlon Magazine. The first one was about older athletes breaking down barriers in major international triathlons and marathons, the second was for a piece about animals inadvertently effecting races and the third was about seasoned, former champion Leanda Cave being denied a place in the Welsh team for the Commonwealth Games.
Deadlines for editorial illustrations can be pretty tight and I never had more than a few of days to do each one but I think that actually helped in many ways. There's no time to second guess yourself and you need to take an idea and run with it (no pun intended). That forces you to keep it simple (My dad always told me to remember KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid) and that in turn helps keep it nice and punchy. Ultimately it's also just preferred my way of working, I like to work short, intense bursts and that's the nature of editorial work. Plus there's usually plenty subject matter to work with!
Monday, 16 June 2014
This piece is for a show down in Leith called 'Night Lights', the brief was to produce a piece around the Leith nightlife so I went for something a little bit marine, a little bit gay, a little bit punk and all a bit thashy and chaotic in a fun happy-go-lucky sort of way. Hurray, it's a big drunk squid in a pint glass, wooo!