Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Recent News

I've had two exhibitions recently - one was in August for the Cheltenham Illustration awards. My story "The Botanical Conception" was highly commended and so got to be exhibited at the show.

I've also had an exhibition of my drypoint prints in university. I have copies of my images as posters which I am currently selling at £3 each.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Pablo Auladell

I thought I would share with you a wonderful artist I have recently discovered:

His combination of charcoal drawing and colour is very inspiring to me, as are his wonderful textures.

"Pablo Auladell was born in Alicante, Spain, in 1972. He is longsighted, self-taught and has got no cat at home. He recieved the Second Best Illustrated Book for Children Award in 2005 (Spanish Ministry of Culture) for Peiter, Peter and Peer and other Andersen Tales, and the Best New Talented Author Award in the 'Saló del Cómic de Barcelona' 2006 for the comic-book La Torre Blanca. He is currently working as freelance illustrator in Alicante."

Friday, 25 September 2009

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Friday, 14 August 2009

Thursday, 13 August 2009


Continuing with the theme of drawing animals:

Following on from my sketches, this is a concept drawing for a story about a woman trying to find imaginitave ways to kill a chicken:

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Saturday, 4 July 2009

cat sleeping on brick barbeque


These are the new watercolour paints I got for my birthday from my cousin Chris - I was playing around with them during the heat wave. I am trying to get back to observational drawing this summer as I don't want to neglect it. Here's my feeble attempt to paint some logs:

Chris is an illustrator too. He does very beautiful watercolours of wildlife, and has gone all the way to Peru to paint from first hand observation. Mine look so sucky next to his! Watercolour is easily the most challenging media for me.

Have a look at his website if you can:

Friday, 1 May 2009

Thursday, 23 April 2009

James Jean sketchbook

James Jean:
Inspired lately by his use of coloured pencil and line drawing:
Kt. xx

Friday, 10 April 2009

Riikka Sormunen

"Riikka was born in 1987 in Helsinki, Finland. She spent her childhood drawing Disney princesses, but later on became more interested in rendering celebrity portraits (mostly Elijah Wood) in pencil.

After graduating from Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts, she spent one horrible year studying fashion design in University of Art and Design Helsinki. Currently she's having a great time as a housewife/illustrator/painter in Oslo, but hopes she'll be able to study art in the future.

She did her first published illustration less than two years ago, and since then has illustrated mostly Finnish magazines" - IllustrationMundo

Other female illustrators:

Thursday, 26 March 2009

book cover

a proposed book cover for Tindal Street Press

Friday, 20 March 2009

Cover project

An anthology cover I'm working on.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Thursday, 12 February 2009


revised version: