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Christian Activity Book

I have recently been hired to do some activity books for United Methodist Publishers and would love to share my latest work. These particular samples were Christian themed, from Jonah and the fish to Elijah's altar, to Esther's crown. Turns out that I really enjoy working…

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Lady in the Tub

Hi there!I've just finished this new illustration and I thought I´d let you know about it – you know while I'm still happy with it.   It's about one week old, so yeah, we're in a hurry here.   You see, I've always loved good colour combinations.…

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Colouring in Illustration - Values First, Hues Later

I love this Illustration, and from what I could tell, a lot of people love it too. I find it funny that they do, because this was my first attempt at something that I haven't tried before. Instead of choosing the palette and painting under and over the line work, as I…

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Chipotle - A Love Story

Over the last year or so have had the distinct pleasure of being a part of the creative team behind the recently released animated short film 'A Love Story' for Chipotle. I was originally brought on to help with the early character designs, and then again once production…

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Starting a Journey

Shifting into second gear is easy in a car. For an illustrator getting your career into second gear can feel like getting out and pushing (even downhill). I took me a while to realise that my competition would be the best in the world and everyone who’s nipping at…

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Comic book rework

OK, so I've received feedback to my comic book that has been in the cook pot for years. I've learnt no matter how good the illustration work if the reader doesn't identify with the character, you've lost. So it's literally back to the drawing board, or should I say…

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Jane & Runaway Plane

I am so happy to announce that I am almost done illustrating my first book for a UK publisher, Big Sunshine Books. The book is titled "Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane", and it's about a little girl pilot who flies around the world in her pink jet plane (and bet friend),…

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Easter Activity sketches

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Messing about by the river

From my office window, I can see the crowds slowly making their way towards the Thames for the start of Henley Royal Regatta. I think there are only a few events as 'English' as this. Men dressed in clashing colours of rowing blazers, old and new, women sticking to dress…

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Inspiring mail

There are certain books that leave an impression on you, especially as an artist,  and a copy of one of them just arrived in the post Two of the books, whose illustrations had the most impact one me were both illustrated by the incredibly talented Victor G.Ambrus ,…

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Tobasco King 2 - Advertising / 3d CGI Illustration
Millionaire
Iraq
Headbang
king and queen in medieval castle childrens illustration
Chemical Knights
Horseguards London illustration
Shuttle and crawler
Godfather
ConceptArt01

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