Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oh Comely Issue Eight

So issue eight of Oh Comely is on the shelves now - I had a really great time commissioning for this one, all the illustrators were a joy to work with. There's an amazing illustrated story from Rob Hodgson, some beautiful botanical watercolours from Becca Stadtlander and incredible images from Kiley Victoria Woolgar who managed to illustrate just about every biscuit you can think of (I should know, I work in a biscuit factory). This image accompanies an account of a strained relationship between owner and hamster, not so sure my hamster rendering skills are up to par...

Anyway the issue is a good one so go grab a copy!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tiny Dancer

A birthday card image for my sister. She visited for her 21st, I do miss having someone as socially inept as myself to hang around with.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Couch Potato

Last month I contributed an illustration to The Parabola Project which pairs writers with imagemakers to create a very special and beautifully designed anthology of work.
My illustration accompanies an extract from Alan Robinson's 'The Studio Couch'. Set in the Northeast in 1959 it tells the story of the disintegration of a family following the Father's affair.

Yellow is usually my sworn enemy so I balked when told the Pantone colour chosen for this issue was mustard, but this shade and I got on ok in the end. I never pass up a chance to sneak a framed portrait of an ugly kid into an illustration.

You can buy it here!