Sunday, 14 December 2014

Mug Shots

Some recent drawings based on old 1920s mugshots (from the archives of the Sydney Police Dept). I wanted to draw faces without being bogged down with likenesses and all these people had proper faces!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Derek Danger

Here's my version of Robert Ball & Warwick Johnson-Cadwell's Derek Danger (of Dangeritis fame). Produced for Robert and Warwick's Dangeritis exhibition at Travelling Man in Leeds to celebrate the release of the new edition of Dangeritis. I love Dangeritis. Long may it continue.

Still haven't seen a Derek cosplay though. Come on, people! This needs to happen (even it's just Robert or Warwick. Or both).

Below are the original artwork and the first Derek sketch from my sketchbook.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Jazz portraits

I posted the sketches a few weeks back of my Jazz portraits but here's the finished versions (top to bottom - John Coltrane, Charlie Mingus, Thelonious Monk). Brush pen drawings coloured digitally (incorporating a lot of paint scans!). The first three are available to buy now from my shop. I'll be adding more as I do them.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Think of a City

My contribution to Alison Sampson's Think of a City project. Some amazing contributions so far (in particular Simon Gane and Dilraj Mann).

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Jazz Portraits

Some recent sketchbook portraits of jazz musicians (colour pencil and watercolour) - John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk, Nina Simone. I wanted to experiment with different shapes and space and I thought jazz kind of reflected what I wanted to do hence the subjects.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Lisbon Sketches

Here's some sketches from a recent trip to Lisbon. See the rest on my Instagram stream.

Stylist Magazine

We were recently asked to create a collection of Felt Mistress characters by Stylist magazine to model shoes and bags for their special Fashion issue. Here's my original sketches (all characters were to be furry and brightly coloured. Louise chose all the fabric first and we took it from there) and below are some of the pages from the shoot featuring Louise's finished Felt Mistress creatures. Thanks to Alexandra Fullerton and Tom Gormer for directing the shoot (and having the idea to commission us to work on such an enjoyable project) and thanks to Omer Knaz for the fantastic photography. It was a joy to see someone taking so much pride in their work and paying so much attention to detail.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Glorious Flock at Sage, Gateshead

The Glorious Flock, the latest Felt Mistress exhibition, is now on at Sage Gateshead. 37 characters and 23 paintings/drawings. There's also a cabinet displaying displaying some of my original sketches and sketchbooks. And if you're in a spending mood the Sage shop is well stocked with FM goodies including signed copies of the book, vinyl Tippy toys, tea towels and travel pass holders. For more pics see the Felt Mistress blog.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Tramline Festival Gig Poster Exhibition

My Gold Panda risoprint poster for this weekend's Tramlines Festival Gig Poster exhibition at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. Curated by Drew Millward and Tom J Newell. A pleasure to exhibit alongside such a great bunch of artists. All prints are £20 each and signed and numbered by the artist. Also available in my shop after the festival.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Spent a lot of time over the last few weeks drawing plants. The more complicated the better. Lots of fascinating shapes and negative space to draw.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Brand new "Mini Submarine" screen prints

Thanks to the ever helpful Dan Berry I've finally produced my first ever screen print. It's been a long time coming! Here's the "Mini Submarine" print. It's A4 (210 x 297mm) and printed on thick watercolour paper.
There's 50 of the orange edition and a special gold edition for 3 lucky customers.
They'll be for sale on my shop from 12 o'clock tomorrow (Friday 30th May at 12 noon time). I'll be giving away 3 of the gold prints with the 1st, 5th and 15th prints sold. All prints are signed and numbered.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Berlin Sketches

It was Pictoplasma last week so I had the pleasure of spending a few days in Berlin. Didn't get to spend quite as much drawing as I'd like but I did get a chance to do a lot of chatting and it's good to talk, right? Top sketch is my favourite (drawn from the window of the Manolo coffee shop). First time I've used my Dilli pen out and about. I like it!