Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Personal sketchbook

Here are some bits from my personal sketchbook over the last term.

Three kings

An etching for christmas. Follow the light my friends.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Life drawing

A charcoal drawing from this term.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

Weatherman zine

Weatherman is about a weatherman. It is a little 24 page zine I made last weekend. It will be on sale for the princely sum of one pound at Handmade and Bound on Sunday, at St. Aloysius Social Club, Euston. Come!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Not an Icon

Animation made in a day, in response to the project brief 'woman'. Words from Germaine Greer, body of a pin up tattoo, my arm.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sung mass at St. Luke's

The morning after the evangelists, I went to sung mass at St Luke's, a red brick church round the corner from my house. Quite an experience. I am planning to return and do colour paintings - these inky line ones are my starting point.

Reportage evangelism

I have started a reportage project on church going. What does it mean to go to church in this day and age? I hope to explore the different ways in which one faith is expressed. The hidden traditions and rituals that occur so close to us, yet outsiders rarely see. These drawings are from my first trip to a concert held by a local branch of the evangelist Potter's House church.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Sneaking into the Guardian

My two faced placard for the student march. The other side was a grimace that said 'education is a privilege'. An unorthodox way of getting illustration in the Guardian.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Piccadilly Circus

On Friday I took a roll of paper to Piccadilly Circus and tried to draw all the way round: sadly I only got halfway.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Bacteria series

This is a set of three etchings I did in March. Each one is a different microscopic image of bacteria - cholera, plague, and pneumonia - made up of bodies. Bacteria are far, far older than humans in evolutionary terms. We're relative babies. These etchings show the human species tangled up with illnesses from our short history.

For bigger versions, please go to my flickr

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Borough Market drawing

Drawing along the way from Waterloo to Borough Market, then a few hours in Borough.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Competition

Here is my entry for the Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story prize. It's very small here, please go to my flickr to see a bigger version:

Monday, 11 October 2010

Tate location drawing

Location drawings from the Tate Modern of people interacting with art. I really enjoyed observing them.

Monday, 4 October 2010


A birthday drawing for my mum, of the loch we stayed at on holiday. Happy birthday Mum.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Happy Birthday James

Happy 18th birthday to my brother James, who got a banjo, a china blackbird for making pies, and a new woodcarving chisel. Set for life.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Nothing to be scared of

I walk past a nursery school on my way to work.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

light relief

Drawings for a book I planned earlier in the summer, which has fallen by the wayside lately.

graphic novel sketchbook

Time is really running out on this project! Still working things out in my sketchbook though.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Newfoundland, again

Drawing of Newfoundland, part of summer sketchbook for a children's book.

Sunday, 29 August 2010


A very rough frame from the draft of my graphic short story I am currently working on. It's based on the stories told to me by an East End sailor.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Birds of prey

Today I went to the Hawk Conservancy Centre near Andover. What an amazing place! There are vultures that fly so close over your head that you have to duck several times, black kites circling above you and catching food catapulted to them, and bald eagles swooping from the horizon back to their handlers just when they step into place. You get to hold a barn owl. Up close, barn owls look like bread rolls with poppy seeds on. And briefly, you get to hold food out for a harris hawk, which lands on your glove to eat. And also they did a duck race.
I can't imagine a better day out!