Paul and Tori asked me to draw the church where they were getting married for their service sheet - I did a simple pen and ink drawing for them:
I've been working as Curatorial Project Co-ordinator for an exhibition at House of Illustration called 'Pushing the Envelope' (click link to learn more), and cheekily have submitted my own envelope artwork to be displayed alongside the illustrators we've asked to participate. I know I'm biased, but have a look at the House of Illustration website or follow them on twitter as it is a fantastic place with really fun exhibitions.
(pencil, pen, gouache on brown paper envelope)
I've been working on this painting over the last few evenings - it is based on lyrics from the song 'Farewell Appalachia' by Stornoway (a fantastic band if you don't know them already). I now wish I'd put more time and thought into the composition because I like to think a really fantastic painting could convince one of the members of Stornoway to marry me and/or commission me to illustrate their next album cover. Hey, maybe next time eh?
Ink, gouache, watercolour pencil, graphite pencil, pen.
I've been working on this painting for a few weeks now, just doing an hour here and there - and it is finally finished. It is inspired by a line from a song by Radical Face called 'Welcome Home'. Apologies to my friends/family members who know about ships who will spot all the mistakes in the ropes, etc. This piece is done entirely by hand - no digital colouring or touching up.
"Ships are launching from my chest" - pencil, ink, gouache, watercolour pencil. Approx 26 x 39 cm.
I think I'll have it produced as a print to buy at some point but for now I'm keeping it to myself... Click images below to view detail.
Had a nice evening tonight hanging out with other House of Illustration volunteers as part of our collective 'HOI-polloi' - we all drew portraits of each other and I ate all the crisps.
(yes Esther was wearing novelty winged goggles)
Couple of things I've done for my dad in the last few months - Album cover for the mix CD I gave him for Christmas (aka 'DADLIST 2014') and a birthday card for February.
I was commissioned by Alice and Peter to draw some handwritten text in mint and coral for their wedding invitation - the final result is below:
There were a couple of alternatives that I gave them to choose from (I originally drew them in a more blue shade, this was adjusted digitally later to fit the couple's colour scheme more closely). Click to view larger:
I just rediscovered this comic that I did in 2010 as part of the Chelsea College of Art Book Illustration course - I had scanned it but never pieced it together. Anyway, here it is (click to view larger):
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