Thursday, 28 February 2013


My entry for a Neil Gaiman short story competition.  I used this piece as a chance to experiment and develop a technique I've been dabbling in throughout my time at uni and I feel like it's starting to get somewhere.  Any feedback would be appreciated as there's still time to change it before the deadline.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Colour Tests

Testing some colour schemes on Photoshop before I start any painting.

Today I Went to the Musuem

Trying to get better at drawing quickly and confidently by using marker pens as there's no room for mistakes.  These weird stone figures were pretty inspiring too.

Friday, 22 February 2013

The Big Sleep

A little preview of my entry for the Penguin prize.  I don't want to upload the whole image until the deadline but I'm so excited about this piece I thought a little corner won't hurt.  Also I'm in love with this font right now.

Queens and Princesses

Marker and pencil character sketches.  Be prepared for an onslaught of similar posts in the next week as I narrow down all my character ideas.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Mozart sketches

Some sketchbook work and a quick Photoshop test from my final major project.  I'm developing a double page fact file about Mozart to go in the programme as he was a pretty interesting fella: he was knighted as a child for reciting a complicated piece of music after just one listen - imagine that!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Ticket design tests

Two ticket designs for The Magic Flute.  I think the Queen of the Night needs more work but generally I'm quite pleased with how these are coming along.  The intention is to work up other versions for other characters and either have them as a series or choose the best ones for print.