This the latest page from my free to print kids magazine EGGS
This is a new gallery dedicated exclusively to Illustration. It sounds fantastic and it's in Kings cross so easy to reach by train. Can't wait to check it out. http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/home
This is a new strip I'm playing with about a ship of fools, plus one smart girl called Emma who solves all the problems the sailors are having. I'm using Rembrandt's etchings as reference.
This week I've been inking and colouring up the last few illustrations for a German English language book for the fantastic German publisher Hueber this has been ongoing since mid January and has been a lot of fun to work on. http://www.hueber.de/
Every so often Ask Magazine, gets in touch and asks me to illustrate one of their articles, the most recent one was on the theme of Galileo. I had to draw Galileo up a tower in an Italian city of the 16th century performing one of his gravity experiments . As ever it was a joy to work on as they Ask always want me to interject humor into the images, so it's loads of fun to work on.
I have now completed a series of 16 animations for Island Bakery's new website.
This was a total joy to work on as I started my career as an animator who moved into illustration. But over the last few years I have been slowly asked for animations for the internet. The animations for Island Bakery were so much fun to work on as it meant being able to bring to life the illustrations I produced for their new biscuit packets. I animated dogs scottish dancing and dolphins leaping out of the top menu bar, a helicopter flying over the company logo and many others animations as well. http://goo.gl/YNH3tz
I was commissioned by Ink Robin to produce drawings for a pitch for a possible future interactive ibook. As ever working with them is fun and it's always fun to get them to laugh at the drawings I sent them. http://www.inkrobin.com/
A quick illustration for Breaks foods this month, a new image for their staff website, in the style of a set of illustrations that I'd worked on last year, it's a nice style to work in with a limited pallet and a hint of 50's illustration style to it.
All gone Ceramics
Lately I have been working on a new series of lino prints to be used as plate designs by the very talented and busy Marit Ammerud. It's been great to have an excuse to make lino prints again as I produced my first ever illustrations in lino for the Scotsman newspaper many years ago. Lino also looks so right on plates so I'm very excited to see how they come out. I've made three linos so far but there's more to come. http://allgoneceramics.com/home.html
This is an image made up of bits from my different lino prints.
I luckily stopped by Marits studio today and got my first chance to see our joint project plates just out of the kiln.
Lino Plate design for the ceramists Marit Ammerud
I've embarked on a collaboration with the very talented Marit Ammerud. Her ceramics are fantastic and full of beautiful designs and ideas. I am producing lino print illustrations of cyclist which she is going to glaze onto a new designed set of plates. Here is a sketch from my sketchbook of the first design. It's a family in a dutch bike, but the father is pedaling as if he is in the Tour De France. http://allgoneceramics.com/home.html
Today on the train I filled in the last character from this old poster advert I love drawing these very thin lines and then fill in the block areas with little lines, the final effect always reminds me of etchings.
Egg's magazine is a free to print kids magazine on your home computer, which I post on my Pinterest page.