Friday, 17 December 2010

V&A illustration

My entry for the V&A illustration awards.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Secret Portraits

I recently did some work for The Feed|Orange as part of their secret portraits campaign. To view some of the work produced by myself and the very talented illustrators at my university visit

Friday, 10 December 2010

Kent & East Sussex Railway (Reportage)

Some more images from my project based on the preserved railway in Tenterden. The first four images are a step further from the two day book project. The Final image is from an experiment with lithography. Hopefully ill be able to post more from this project in the future. Its been great so far. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers at the K&ESR who have made this project possible. However i think there's more to be done.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Kent & East Sussex Railway (Reportage) (2 day project)

This week we were given a 2 day project based on our chosen subject matters. I experimented with cut paper for this one. I was inspired by the flat color and graphical imagery used in railway posters from the twenties and thirties. The idea behind the short story was how the the staff and volunteers work together to achieve one final aim. Im considering developing this idea for my final piece/pieces.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Kent & East Sussex Railway (Reportage)

Just thought id add another post in relation to the project i'm doing on the preserved railway Tenterden. I'll add a bit more over the next week. Its making good progress so far and i have an idea for what the final piece/s will look like. I'll keep the blog updated over the next few weeks with further development.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Kent & East Sussex Railway (Reportage)

More from my project documenting the preserved railway in Tenterden.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Kent & East Sussex Railway (Reportage)

Project documenting the preserved railway in Tenterden. I was experimenting with photoshop and illustrator today and here is some of the results (obviously the first image is a mix of some stuff i posted last week, although tweaked up slightly) . It's going well so far, enjoying it thoroughly. I've also met the very friendly staff and volunteers. My thanks to them for their help and co-operation so far.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Kent & East Sussex Railway (Reportage)

A new term a new project. I'm documenting the Kent & East Sussex Railway in Tenterden as part of a reportage project. Early days yet but i spent last week and this week in the loco works in Rolvenden and carriage works in Tenterden. Heres some sketchbook/development work which was done on location.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Summer Project (Car Studies)

Sorry, its been a while since i've posted anything (internet in this part of the world isn't great). Anyhow, i went to Belgium last month and during that time i paid a visit to the Autoworld Museum in Brussels, a great place to get some studies of period motor cars for the "Grapes of Wrath" project. Heres some of the sketchbook work.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Summer Project (more again)

Just a few more concept images from the summer project in progress, i'm illustrating a passage from "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. Been working from both life and photographic references. The aim of the project is to create a sense of place in the final three images.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Summer Project

I know, its been a while since i've updated the blog due to lack of a decent internet connection. Fear not, iv'e been doing work as part of a summer project to illustrate a passage from a novel. I've chosen "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. Here are a few concept and research illustrations iv'e been doing. Nothing is final yet but im working quite a bit with oil paint for this project, i guess trying to improve the use of color in my work. Looking at the american illustrators of the early twentieth century for the right mood and inspiration. More to be added later and it should hopefully become clearer about what im trying to achieve with this project.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Maidstone project

The other final print for this project, this time an etching. Stickining with the theme of maidstones past. The three elephants featured are the symbols for the old Fremlins brewery. May aquatint this etching plate to touch it up.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Maidstone Project

Lino print finished recently, it is meant to represent the tradition of brewing beer in Maidstone.

Thursday, 13 May 2010


Just to go back a few weeks, this is a sequence from the animation project.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Maidstone Project

Just some more stuff from the sketchbook.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Maidstone project

A few pages of the sketchbook from the first week of the project. All drawings are from life.