Wednesday, 26 May 2010


This is what I'm currently working on. A commission for someone's wife's birthday; her two children on the local beach in the style of an illustration.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

going downhill fast

Well not really, but I've being burning the candle at both ends recently and should probably, definitely even, get an early night soon! Spent the weekend whizzing around the borders, crossing bridges between Scotland and England, visiting relatives and attending weddings. Too much dancing, drinking and talking! Arrived back late last night with this illustration still to do. Still, it's done now. Phew!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

one day my prints did come...

Yeah, yeah, I know I've used a similar post title before and the joke wasn't that great the first time round. It's been a busy day is my only excuse. I will try harder tomorrow...
My prints finally arrived at 4.30pm (I've been waiting in all day), but as usual Michael has done a fabulous job so definitely worth the wait. Now I have to cut mounts, oh and sign them.

the loss of letters

The latest Juno magazine illustration is taking shape. As usual, I'm going right to the wire with this one and still one more to do. This one needs some more work - I wanted Letraset but can't source any quickly enough, so will have to rely on Photoshop. Darn, was looking forward to getting my mitts on some of those letters, I remember how much fun it was to use. Just something so satisfying about scrubbing away at it with a pencil, then lifting the sheet away to see a perfectly formed letter. And way more soul, with all its imperfections, than a computer programme. Pff. Deadlines, dontcha love them.