Thursday, 8 September 2011


It's that time of year again where I may (time/job permitting) have a stall at the Cats Protection winter fayre, so I spent today designing a new set of bookmarks. Quite pleased with how they're looking at the moment :)

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Another tiger concept pic

Just playing around with more ideas :) Aurelia the orange tiger cub produces a butterfly out of the 'rainbow puddle'.
Still working on developing this idea in a book format, but it looks like a group of us are going to try turning it into an animated short too.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Tigers: Day 3

More character designing, in which the orange cub continues to play with the magical rainbow puddle, and white cub celebrates having a pink nose :)

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tiger Cubs

Or, just one specific cub to be exact. I have the beginnings of a narrative idea in my head, so I've started out by doing several drawings of this little guy (also it's a nice exercise in trying to keep consistant character design). Now, I'm off to have a coffee and attempt some storyboarding :)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Quick Update

Been a while since I posted anything here so here is an illustration I did for a birthday card about a month ago :)

Friday, 20 May 2011

I.F Soaked

Marshall is not a happy guinea pig.


Been a while since I uploaded anything, so here's a remade illustration from an old uni children's book project. I'm planning on remaking the whole book, once I have re-figured the style properly; this isn't quite what I was after, but it's getting there :)

Thursday, 17 March 2011

I.F Stir

A girl plays a stirring piece of music.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

I.F Warning

I was working in the Cats Protection shop on Saturday, thinking over this weeks Illustration Friday topic, when suddenly, the title of a prominently displayed book caught my eye:

"Warning: When I am an old woman I shall wear purple"

And so, upon having a closer look I discovered this poem by Jenny Joseph, which conjured up a lot of wonderful imagery in my head (and from having a quick browse through the other images entered into I.F this week, I see others have been inspired by it too!) So here is my illustration based on it:

The full poem can be read here:

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

I.F Layer

I have decided this image counts for this weeks Illustration Friday, due to the amount of layers of paper there are in it! (the small dog was made out of 6 or 7 layers alone). I love working in this way now because of the slight 3D effect it has (although it's a bit hard to see at this size).
This picture was originally used for a 'get well soon' card I made for someone.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

I have a shop now

Please visit :)

Not much on there yet, but I'm hoping there may be a couple more fayres coming up, so I'm getting prepared.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Sleepy Hedgehog

He looks more like he is sleeping on a sunflower head than a bed of leaves.... anyway it still looks quite pretty and was mostly an experiment at giving my work a bit of a 3D quality. Very fun, but the leaves were a pain to cut out!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Graduation Owl

Last week my mum mentioned knitting a graduation day owl once. So I made one. He even has a detachable hat he can throw in the air (I would be quite tempted to animate him if I had the time).
I quite enjoyed going through all my graduation photos again for reference... good day :) Rainy, but good.

Monday, 17 January 2011

I.F Chicken

I haven't done one for ages, but upon seeing that this weeks Illustration Friday prompt was Chicken, I couldn't resist doing a tribute to my lovely Stanley Rooster, he died a couple of years back and I still miss him lots. He had his moods, (particularly in the mornings) but he was the sweetest chicken ever. Here he is doing what he did best :)

Saturday, 15 January 2011


The same bear as before. I ended up putting this little illustration on the back of the previously mentioned card, although originally it was an alternate design for the cover.

Teddy Bear

Commissioned card illustration. There is text in the white space. But it has been edited off, to keep the identity of the person who will eventually recieve this card a secret ;)

Experimental Cats

I'm constantly trying to think of new imagery I can use on my gift tags, cards etc. Recently I've been trying to consider the importance of shape more often, and I love trying to do very simplistic things at the moment. So that led to this pair of illustrations.
I've started developing the cutout technique I used here, and so now I am using it in a couple of other ongoing projects.

Friday, 7 January 2011

New Year Update

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

As well as visiting Winter Fayres, I spent most of December working on a "2011 Guinea Pig Calendar" as a Christmas present. I'm quite happy with it although I started to run out of time by the end so there are a few images I would possibly make a few more changes to if I had the chance! A sample page is below:

And here are all twelve of the images:

Finally, here are a couple of Christmas cards that I did: