Thursday 26 November 2015

Over due post. Christmas is nearly here!

I haven't done much drawing over the past few months. The last time I posted was in the summer on my other blog 'Imaginarium of bugs'.

Using the ProCreate app on my tablet I was able to record the image below as I worked.

Sunday 19 April 2015

I have been playing around with inks again. 
Here is an explorer, and then some more bugs....

Sunday 8 March 2015

Train journey

So I have had lots of my photos from trips to the highlands over the past couple of years printed. I have started using them as reference for sketching. I spent New Years up near Garve in Wester Ross and enjoyed a spectacular train journey from Garve to Kyle of Lochalsh one day. I probably took 100+ photos from the train, there were so many rainbows, lochs and deer to enjoy. This sketch is taken from a section of the journey just outside of Plockton.

Sunday 15 February 2015

Creepy Wood

I drew these trees about a year ago and at the time I knew I wanted to layer them up but just didn't get round to it. It is nice to revisit an old sketchbook and digitise some of the drawings and have a play in photoshop.

Sunday 28 December 2014

New watercolours

My lovely sister bought me some watercolours for Christmas so I thought I would try them out on one of my favourite themes at the moment; bugs (insects)!

Sunday 21 September 2014

Here are some more images from the project I am working on; the story about a bear.

Saturday 16 August 2014

Summer school course - Children's picture book illustration

I went to a summer school course the other week at Edinburgh College of Art. The course was run by a great, enthusiastic illustrator Kasia Matyjasek. I came up with a story about an Alien who lives on a grey planet and one day goes in search of colour.

At the end of the week we had a mini exhibition along with the other courses that ran that week... having a glass of fizz and strawberries.....mmmm.....

Creating my character


Book mockup

Mini exhibition of work in progress

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Here are some images I have been working on for another project. A story about a bear......

Saturday 15 March 2014

These are for a project I am working on, a series of short stories set in a kind of victorian Edinburgh about a medical student. I have started looking at medical illustrations and have created a few sketches which I have then played around with in photoshop.