Thursday, 15 December 2011


Digital painting practice! She ain't perfect but I'm just gonna leave it as it is. It's Amelia all beat up, oh dear...

Monday, 12 December 2011

Little John

I've fallen in love with the Cintiqs in uni - I need one in my life!! This is a character concept for Little John in my interpretation of Robin Hood - an idea that I'm not following to completion but trying to create designs for. He's channeling Princess Mononoke, I only realized the similarities once I'd finished :( may go back and redesign if I have time.

Two more pieces for Luis: a dragon for a Chinese New Year Project he's working on, and a revamp of the main character in his animation.
I love dragons :) took so long though, must work faster!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Wow I need to update this blog!! A lot of the stuff I've been doing since my last post has been paperwork and quite rough sketches so there's not a lot to put here...I'm pretty happy with how this came out though! This is a sketch for Luis, a friend on my MA course. It's a design idea for a character in his animation, she was really fun to draw :) 

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


For the illustration friday topic "stripes". Has the lion painted himself to sneak up on the zebra, or is he just a vegetarian desperate to find somewhere to belong?
Not sure about the colours - I'm on my laptop so the screen's dodgy. Bear with me, sorry if it's way out!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Pandora Ideas

Just some stuff for my animation project. Pretty happy with the character designs so far, need to do more colour work though...

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Lady of the Sea

Illustration based on Seth Lakeman's Lady of the Sea (yes, I know that the lady in the song is actually a ship...) Disappointed with the colouring, might redo it with ink.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Elephant Fuel

Some concept work based on a task we were set in uni. Got out my pen and ink for the first time in ages, feels so much better than a stylus! (Edit:Also fits this weeks illustration friday too, nice.)
A sure-fire way to seduce an elephant - feed it good coffee! Not sure I'd like to give an elephant caffeine though....

Painting Practice

Just been practicing my painting skills - realized I haven't done landscapes in yonks!! Copied from photographs though I've lost the originals... if you recognize them please let me know so I can add credit.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Empty Headed

Was originally going to enter this for illustration friday - the theme is "contraption" so I was going to add cogs and wiring falling out of her broken skull. I kinda like it as it is though - adding it to my "Pandora" pre-production stuff.

Thursday, 6 October 2011


Character design of Amelia, the protagonist of a time-travel graphic novel I'm planning. Getting back into techniques I used on the cowboys in 3rd year, hopefully got it looking smoother!

Summer things

I forgot about these, smoooth... Top is a character design for a friend's film, about a boy with hiccups. Ruth Taylor is the director, she's pretty epic and I'll update when I know more details.
Below is my entry for Channel 4's Street Summer, got so few votes it's embarrassing! Guess I just wasn't street enough... The theme I chose was the spoken word, and the title is "Firebreather" - also kind of based on the Celtic symbol of the snake eating it's own tail. Is she nom-noming on the dragon's tail, or is the dragon pulling itself from within her like a beautiful, fearsome poem? Whatever floats your boat I guess.
Both of these were sort of experiments with texture and line, using scanned linework. I kinda like them both :)

MA Woo!!

Just started on my MA course at the ATRiUM in Cardiff, so here's a quick update. Haven't really got going yet, so not much to see here.... Here are my "little curators" from the museum story brief. Wish I'd sorted out the proportions and sheeet, oh dear.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Green Man

Entry for a competition. The theme is Noah's Ark: New Worlds... not sure this fits at all but I like it!


Some examples of exhibits from the museum in Mortal Engines.

The Museum

More Mortal Engines: Tom in the museum.

Sunday, 22 May 2011


Phew, almost there!
Here are some portraits of the museum staff - from left to right Moira Plym, Norman Nancarrow, Chudleigh Pomeroy, Dr Arkengarth (as far as I know, he isn't given a first name in the books so I named him Philo) and Thaddeus Valentine. I forgot to give them their guild marks but I'm not sure if I'll add them - I'm fairly happy with them the way they are now, and I don't want to mess them up in a way I can't fix. They are painted on mdf plaques with frames around them which are gonna have gold leaf - I'll put up photos when they're up for the exhibition.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Mortal Engines: Research

For my current project: designing a room in the museum featured in Philip Reeve's Mortal engines. More to come!

Bristol Short Story Prize

My entry for the Bristol Short Story Prize cover competition.

Editorial: Spiderman Tea Cosy

Another editorial exercise, inspired by this.

Editorial: Death by Pubes

Editorial exercise, inspired by this article.


Sorry I haven't updated for a while: been so busy applying for internships! Recently got on to animation postgrad at the Atrium in Cardiff, which is very exciting. Here's the cover I made for several internship positions that I had to send in the post.


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