July 9, 2018

I've been undertaking some fabulous courses from Make Art That Sells to improve my chances of getting more illustration work.  Every year they run a Global Talent Search (GTS) competition.  I've never entered it before but, despite not finishing all my coursework, I th...

January 30, 2018

Hi there!

I've just finished the first assignment in my illustration course.  January's project was a children's book cover project entitled 'What's in her bag?' 

Everyone was given a famous woman depending on their month of birth...I lucked out completely as I...

January 28, 2018

Fed up of the same boring and insipid Valentine's Day cards?

Here's a handy guide to some refreshing, illustrated options for you.

I've been having a mooch around the internet to find some beautiful, funny or geeky illustrated Valentine's Day cards from some independent...

January 12, 2018

I've been designing some LOVEly things!!

It all started last year when I made this papercut called All The Love.

I then made a wedding card for a friend and played around with some other things and came up with these...

They will hopefully be available to buy as Valentine...

November 27, 2017

I've been looking to do an illustration course for a while but I specifically wanted to find one online which would teach me how to use and market the skills I've already got.  I have dreams, you see, of becoming an actual paid illustrator with an agent and everything....

November 2, 2016

...or the beginning at the end.  Depnding on how you look at it.

Inktober has ended and it really was a learning curve for me.  I set out to try lots of things and I certainly did. 

It was nice to have a go at drawing landscapes and portraits from life but  I'm...

October 4, 2016

You may have seen on my social media that I'm taking part in something called Inktober.  It's a drawing challenge set up by US illustrator Jake Parker.  Not just any old drawing challenge - you have to use ink.  Having recently started creating comics in papercut silho...

July 28, 2016

It's been a while since my last comic.  I like to use topical themes (the recent rise in hate crime this time ) but seen through the adventures of young Guyman and Starfunkel (metaphorically I guess). 

The underlying themes have been a bit sad of late.  The next on...

May 17, 2016

I'm going to try and post a new comic every couple of weeks so here's my second ever one. 

This one's a single frame so don't think there's anything missing - that's it! It is also a bit topical.  If you have a primary school child sitting SATs at the moment you'll def...

April 28, 2016

I finally got around to this!

I have spent the last year or so faffing around with making cards and doing craft fairs and not really getting anywhere (my heart wasn't in it) but I really want to move towards building a portfolio for getting an agent and illustration wor...

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