I think there is a wedding coming up

I have two main styles that I use: a very finely executed graphite style and a looser, more fluid style in watercolour and indian ink. Most of my work is the former but commerically, the later is more in in demand. However it’s harder to do because I have to let go a bit more. You have to trust the ink and the brush and accept that a splat or quite flurry with a brush could muck the whole thing up. Even though I have Photoshop (Gawd bless that software), you still end up holding your breath at certain points.

Prince Harry in watercolour and indian ink

My portfolio

This website is effectively a blog but to make it easier for you to access all my images in one post, I have uploaded my favourites here for you to browse through, in no particular order.

Portrait of fairy queen holding lemons, mint with a bramble background
Graphite frame showing off the yummy way that the Victorians used to decorate.
Graphite illustration of Les Mills sportswear with gold background

A graphite and digital drawing of a mocktail containing tansy, rose, lemon and apple.
Hoorn – a city guide

Picnic in graphite and watercolour
Illustration for the Sunday Times on the cover of the Parent Power supplement

Graphite illustration of the amount of stuff consumers acrue
Graphite and digital illustration of pineapple
Editorial feature: “It’s all about shopping”

The year of the horse
2017 is the year of the rooster

Dogs in socks
A couple in love
Mixed media portrait of Debbie Harry, lead sinder of Blondie
Violet greenear hummingbird, watercolour. Sold
A private commission in progress. A pencil and acrylic painting. Spooooky!
British politician Boris Johnson in pencil and ink

 

 

I’m entering the AOI illustration awards this year

 

Graphite frame showing off the yummy way that the Victorians used to decorate.

This is part of a bigger illustration but I really love it the way it is right now, so thought I should scan it and put it up here before working on it further. Am I the only one that lives in fear of accidentally pouring a cup of tea over something just as I’m finishing it? It’s graphite and shows swallows, roses and the Queen of England’s crown – might add a teapot or cricket bat or something else random but British.

This fairy queen kicks arse

The delightful girl that posed for this photo was so brilliant at giving off an air of, “I don’t give a fuck” that this has become one of my favourite illustration I’ve done in a long time. She’s a cocktail fairy if you can have such a thing. She’s holding some of the ingredients for the Bramble cocktail with mint, lemon and blackberries in the background.

Portrait of fairy queen holding lemons, mint with a bramble background

Les Mills sports wear

 

 

Graphite illustration of Les Mills sportswear with gold background

You’re going to have to visualise this with gold around her body (think ReadyBrek glow), rather than the pooey orange that appears once it has been scanned. Or don’t focus on the gold at all but the fact that I drew the Les Mills logos in teen tiny letters and drawing fonts is, in my point of view, harder than anything else. Even harder than drawing feet!