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A Jackdaw Giraffe

A Jackdaw Giraffe

I’ve had the pleasure of attending some of the marvellous Linda Cleary’s writing courses recently: Free Writers Centre, Penzance, Cornwall, sponsored by the Hypatia Trust. I’ve learnt a wide variety of all things literary, met some lovely people and experimented with some serious and amusing techniques.  Here are some examples from my attempts at various exercises.  So,…

Garden Variety

Garden Variety

I have a few fairs lined up and new prints and things ready to go!   Lots of creatures entering into the mix this time.  Also available in galleries.

A big birthday commission

A big birthday commission

A hand-drawn commission for a birthday gift, based on his favourite things.

Deal with the Devil

Deal with the Devil

A series of early character ideas for Antimatter Games ‘Deal with the Devil’ lead character, Amelia Woods, set in a turbulent Art Deco 1920’s world.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

My first paper theatre!  A monstrous Swan Lake, showing Odette in more than one guise.  Plus a sneaky little homage to the late legend, Leonard Nimoy. As part of ‘A Stride’ Exhibition, Falmouth 2015.  “A glance at seven passages.  Seven artists present a reunion of their work after one year of individual progression. The collective each occupies…

Cream Cornwall game and garden

Cream Cornwall game and garden

Commission of a series of game and garden fine-line drawings and hand-drawn typography for Cream Cornwall’s product range.

Golden Tree Productions

Golden Tree Productions

Commission of drawings and appropriated-image montage illustrations for an “illustrated book and exhibition exploring and interpreting the varied use and social significance of Cornwall’s plen an gwari (mediaeval amphitheatres) through history.”  A really interesting project delving into the past of Cornwall’s education, social and culture entertainment platforms.

Five Day Challenge

Five Day Challenge

For a bit of fun, I completed fine-liner pen illustrations based on 5 books over 5 consecutive days, plus here’s a few progress shots as well. All good practice for my drawing skills. Day 1 ‘The Frog Prince’ Brothers Grimm Day 2 ‘Life of Pi’ Yann Martell Day 3 ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ Lewis Carroll Day…

Songs for Lovers

Songs for Lovers

Exhibition: Cultshare.co.uk, 3 venues in Cornwall, February 2015. I’ve created a montaged illustration based on one of my favourite songs.

The Devil’s Noose

The Devil’s Noose

Winner of the 2014 Atlantic Press Graphic Literature Award Book launch: 27 June 2014 – 64 Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3PP Book reading: 15 November 2014 – Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Available here: http://atlanticpressbooks.com/ This fictional Victorian Journal presents the absurd ramblings of scientist Professor Wraithchild, lavishly illustrated…

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