Friday, 18 March 2011

The Launch of The Trencherman's Guide 2011-2012

It was the launch of The Trencherman's guide on Monday night at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. My Illustration was used on the front cover of the guide, and I also donated the original artwork to be auctioned at the event in aid of Action Against Hunger. My painting was bought for £1000 by The Devilled Egg Kitchen Academy in Clifton, Bristol! Im really pleased I was able to be part of this project!

You can watch a news report on the launch of the guide here:

You can read the guide and see my illustration online here:

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Trencherman's Guide 2011-2012

My Illustration is now on the front of The Trencherman's Guide which will be launched at Rick Stein's restaurant next week!!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

kuretake UK - sketch book

Here is some sketch book work using the Zig clean color and art & graphic twin pens and BrusH20!

Kuretake UK

Today I have been painting using the ZIG clean colour pens, art & graphic twin pens and the BrusH20. I was asked to produce some more images for Kuretake UK for their upcoming events in Phoenix and Japan. My work will be used for promotional purposes at these events. I was also asked to take some pictures of my work at different stages to show how the pens are used. They are really fun and easy to use and they dont make any mess at all! They are great for sketching on location and in sketch books as well as creating larger scale watercolour artwork.

You can gain lots of effects using the pens, for example try:
-Layering the colours on top of each other before adding water.
-Painting directly onto wet paper.
-Putting layers of colour down, allowing them to dry and then adding more layers on top.
-Working straight on top of wet colour.
-Letting the colours run into one another and mix on the paper.
-Use the larger brush style end of the art & graphic twins to colour large areas and the smaller end to add detail.

(The more you use the pens the easier they become to control and the more effects you will discover!)

Kuretake UK

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Grad Gallery Presents: Illustration

I will be part of an exhibition in Cheltenham next week, along with some fellow Falmouth graduates! Come along and see our show, the private view is on Friday 4th 6pm-8pm with champers and cupcakes galore!!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Jungle Party

Here is a new birthday card design that I have been working on!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Greetings card characters!

Here are some characters I have been working on for greetings cards!

The Trencherman's Guide 2011-2012

This is the final illustration for the front cover of The Trencherman's Guide 2011-2012. It will be launched in March by Rick Stein at his seafood restaurant in Padstow. My original painting will also be auctioned for charity at the event!