Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Shadow Doll

Some more photos of my shadow doll.  Just really intended as a bit of fun playing with light and shadow.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Last Day of Bewilderness.

Today is the last day you can vote for my Threadless, Music for Relief, design.  

Then it’s time to wave goodbye to them.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Bewilderness in Bits.

There are still a few more days to vote for my Threadless, Music for Relief, entry

In the mean time here are the individual animals that make up the design.  










Friday, 19 July 2013

Threadless Design: Bewilderness.

The following is my entry for the Music for Relief, Creatures of the forest, design competition on Threadless.   The voting is open for four more days, until the 23rd of July, so if you have a moment drop by and give it a vote at

The Bear was the first character I drew.  I’d been having ago at illustrating the fairy story Snow White and Red Rose as a present for my granny.  When I read the creatures of the forest brief a few days later I knew that the bear would be perfect for my entry.  It’s been a long time since I've drawn animals, but the bear was great guide for how I wanted them to look stylistically, and he makes a great focal point for the design.  I come from a very rural, forested, area and while I can’t say I've seen wolfs or bears roaming around, I have come across all the others, so I count myself very lucky. 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


Another piece from my uni days.  Sections of a children’s story about a little boy who spends his day with a mermaid having adventures.   

Monday, 15 July 2013

Skeleton Party

The following is one of my favourite pieces from my Uni days.  I remember sitting crossed legged on my floor (the piece is A1, far too big for my desk) painting till the small hours of the morning while my very kind housemate brought me food.

Thursday, 4 July 2013


So I saw World War Z the other day.   I’m a big zombie film fan so I had high expectations, and though it’s not perfect, it’s still a really enjoyable film.  I read the synopsis for the original ending to, it would have been very exciting but not that in keeping with the rest of the film, although I’m not sure the actual ending was that well suited to the rest of the film anyway... I find it interesting that the end of I Am Legend was reworked to be less happy than originally planned while World War Z was reworked to be happier.   And both said good bye to the book.

Still, good film. Interesting, if slightly confusing, zombie concept, they’re dead like The Walking Dead zombies, but moved and behave more like 28 days later, infected, rage, fast zombies.  It sort of works, and the scenes where they swarm are frightening in a new way.  But for a film with such an apparently scientific ending it seems to ignore the fact that bodies decay rapidly and would no longer be able to stand after a few days, let alone chase around biting people (though I really hope this observation does not come back and bite me).  They may have done better sticking with the alive but rabies infected kind of zombie.    

Anyway, if you've stayed with me through this ramble, here’s my zombie.  It’s me in the morning before a cup of tea, though more blood.