Gallery

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Hogwarts

    Hogwarts

    Prints for sale on request This work involved a lot more detailed assets than my cityscapes, largely due to all of the stone walls, tiled roofs, etc. It also involved […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: New York, New York!

    New York, New York!

    Prints for sale on request Okay, it’s eBoy influenced, but it’s also got the Flatiron building and the Empire State, and the restaurant from Seinfeld. I really wanted to have […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: London Calling 2!

    London Calling 2!

      Prints for sale on request I’ve returned to pixel art, at least for the time being, following a portfolio review. And I’ve been working on character sheets, mainly sitcom […]

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    2017 Booklists

    I’m not sure where the geometric idea came from – probably just the requirement to differentiate the lists as much as possible from the 2016 set. The backgrounds were originally […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: 2016 Booklists

    2016 Booklists

    These designs ended up looking really striking and allowed for the covers to be a decent size. The tidy design made them stand out from last year’s posters which would […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: This is My Dream

    This is My Dream

    This is My Dream is the 2017 Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition, and our first to get Arts Council funding (thanks to my superb bid-writing skills 🙂 ) – which […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Troll

    Troll

    Edited to add colour. Trolls and ogres are some of the most varied fantasy creatures in terms of artists’ and writers’ interpretations. Green skin or not green skin? Dumb as […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: London Calling : Canvas Print

    London Calling : Canvas Print

    I was very kindly sent these pictures of my London Calling pixel city canvas print. I was – to be quite honest – waiting with baited breath for feedback on […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Red Riding Hood

    Red Riding Hood

    My entry for the Tommie Depaola 2016 award. I wanted Red Riding Hood to have an eastern European look to her. The wolf is deliberately scrawny – it’s been lean […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Broomsticks are so middle-ages

    Broomsticks are so middle-ages

    I probably shouldn’t have got my hopes up too high in regards to the SCWBI Undiscovered Voices competition, but of all my work, I thought that I’d at least be […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Out of Place

    Out of Place

    Out of Place will be the title of the 2016 Tower Hamlets creative writing competition which we’ll be running with the HEC Global Education Centre. The project will publish the […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Orc soldier

    Orc soldier

    A more conventional orc – this one straight from my ten-year-old self. It’s nice to be able to go back and properly draw the creatures that I used to doodle […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Orc chief

    Orc chief

    This was my fairly unconventional (by the conservative standards of the genre) take on an orc chief. I’ve always associated the look of orcs with swine, and I love the […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Lizardman

    Lizardman

    I’ve always felt sorry for the lizardman in the fantasy genre as they always seem to be overlooked, despite being used to great effect in the Titan series by Steve […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Goblin Ballista

    Goblin Ballista

    A non-character based fantasy piece, this was to illustrate goblin technology which I feel is criminally underrated by some scholars.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Goblin Archer

    Goblin Archer

    Traditional design of a goblin soldier

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Goblin Shaman

    Goblin Shaman

    The goblin shaman was an early drawing for my creature encyclopedia. Goblins are great characters because there’s such a rich background to them. I’m veering towards the Steve Jackson/ Ian […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Once upon a time…

    Once upon a time…

    A mythical mash-up

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: The mighty Thumbslurp!

    The mighty Thumbslurp!

    WARNING! This book is full of YUCKS, GGRRRRAAHHHS and SNNOOSSEEFFUUPPs.(Not to mention a flying hippopotamus!)

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Must Read Booklist 2014

    Must Read Booklist 2014

    The Must Read posters are the sister set to the Teen Booklist and generally follow the same visual teme. That meant another 5 doodle art posters to draw. And I […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Tower Hamlets Teen Booklist 2014

    Tower Hamlets Teen Booklist 2014

    So my manager decides that we need a different design to the last few years, which have been rather clean and tidy, so I decided to return to the grunge […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Pixel Library

    Pixel Library

    My pixel art Hogwarts is still ongoing, but this is my latest poster – the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services in it’s new premesis. The design was intended to stand […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Mini Mega City One

    Mini Mega City One

    After I posted London Calling on the 2000AD message board, someone suggested a pixel art Mega City One, and here’s the result. I realised that a cityscape would be next […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Black skies

    Black skies

    I wanted at least one opening line that could be worked into sci-fi. This is a bit of a John Wyndham apocalyptic sci-fi, but I think it’s quite atmospheric. This […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Apples in suitcases

    Apples in suitcases

    I’m not sure whether any entrants have interpreted the ‘apple’ as an iPhone. I like this design but it’s certainly the most leading in terms of genre, but then again […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Jumping from windows

    Jumping from windows

    Being totally unused to Adobe Illustrator, this was the toughest of the 4 posters given the amount going on, but the crisp lines leant themselves well to the movement. The […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Spinning heads and deep holes

    Spinning heads and deep holes

    This shamelessly riffed on Hitchcock film posters and was one of the earliest designs for this series of posters, it was also the most abstract and was the reason that […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Ready to publish…

    Ready to publish…

    Janet chose this as the definitive picture of Coco, with her reaction to her newborn sister who supplants her as the centre of the universe. As well as a key […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: THe List 2011: Spirit

    THe List 2011: Spirit

    The final poster in the 2011 series, and the one that didn’t quite survive being turned into CMYK colors.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: THe List 2011: Water

    THe List 2011: Water

    I love this poster. The colours and composition just work. This was the first in the series that I created and it inspired the whole elemental symbolism of the others. […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Paladin

    Paladin

    I’d finished reading Game of Thrones when I started work on this with a mind to produce a series of collaged fantasy images. They eventually worked their way into the […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: London Calling

    London Calling

    London Calling is my latest poster for schools – intended as inspiration for the 2012 Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition. It’s also the most ambitions and complex piece I’ve worked […]