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Shape shifting

I've landed an awesome project to tackle in the new year and I couldn't be more excited about it.  I've been comissioned to create a comic version of a film script that's doing the rounds in Hollywood. The writer is hoping that a comic will add extra value to the…

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Too late for Christmas

Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping? No, me neither and, as many fellow illustrators will testify, the window of opportunity has probably passed. The Christmas rush does not only refer to shopping; it also describes the frenzy of extra activity in the world of…

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Tiny Little Flower final drafts

#TinyLittleFlowers They turned out better than I thought they would, but the style still needs some work. For initial concept they will do, but for future illustrations I would like to redraw both scenes, and to refine the brush work more. It was difficult finding the…

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Christmas is coming...

So.. here's a picture of Santa. Ho ho! Actually I think I drew it in July or something but no matter. I KNEW it would come in handy for something. What else can I tell you? Well, at the risk of a #slightlysmug post about 'how busy I've been'  I have been, well...…

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Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings Christmas comes but once a year although for some of us illustrators it can start as early as spring or even the previous Christmas!  Thinking traditional Yuletide thoughts can be difficult when its warm and sunny and the beach…

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Learning While You Work

During the last year or two I have been doing quite a lot of historical illustration. My clients always try to provide me with as much information as they can to ensure that the final image is historically accurate. Nevertheless, there is always a need for further research…

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Tiny Little Flower rough drafts

#TinyLittleFlowers I have been illustrating professionally for almost 10 years now, and I finally wrote my first children's story that I am confident enough to try and publish. It's about a little girl that decides to care for a tiny flower on the side of the road. I…

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Gabriel's Journey

#GabrielsJourney I'm just wrapping up with a new children's book project called "Gabriel's Journey" for author Nora Rose. It's been a really great illustration project about a young Italian immigrant making his way across the sea to make a new life in New York…

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What We Believe sketches

I am presently illustrating a delightful children's book, which in light of current events is also an important book. It's titled "What We Believe" and it's about the similarities between Christianity and Islam as told through the eyes of an inter-faith family. The book is…

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Birds at Filby Broad

I’ve not written a blog for KJA before – or anyone else for that matter! So I thought I would share some illustrations of a job that was particularly enjoyable for me.  Birds are amongst my favourite subjects to illustrate and paint and Norfolk has…

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Psychedelia Postcard 2
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planet earth volcanoes earthquakes illustration
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american tract house cutaway illustration

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