Friday, 25 February 2011


Yesterday was my birthday (24) and my friend Verity made me this beauty of a cake. It was absolute torture to cut into! I feel like a monster ruining its lovely face! Tastes pretty super though so i've gotten over it!

Whilst I'm here I also want to let you know that you can currently get 10% off in my etsy store with the coupon code SPRINGCLEAN2011 just fill in the box at the checkout page.

Monday, 21 February 2011

London Zine

For those that were interested I now have some zines of my London Sketchbook over on etsy. I've only made 15 for now so act fast and so on!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

The Lion's Laugh

If you follow me over on that there twitter you might have seen that I was posting progress reports on an image I was working on. For those that don't dabble in twitter (you wise souls) I thought I'd post up my screenshots here for you to nose through. They're not groundbreaking but sometimes its fun to share the way an image is put together. Plus at school we were always taught to 'show your workings'!

P.S thanks to those who left lovely comments about my sketchbook project! Much appreciated. Its nice to get a good response to something personal and less 'polished'. I'm debating making a small run of zines but only if there's enough interest so if you'd be interested in one then please let me know! There's nothing worse (there's lots worse) than living amongst stacks of homeless zines.

Monday, 14 February 2011

London- A visual diary

A couple of weeks back I went to London for a few days to catch up with friends and fill up on art and history and big old buildings. Rather than take photos as I usually do (and never really look at again) I decided to record my trip in a little sketchbook. Today I finally got round to scanning the pages of the sketchbook to show you. I thought it might be interesting to share some less polished work and spur of the moment sketches. This is the whole sketchbook (I havent edited anything out...regardless how dodgy the drawings are) and it just shows how erratic my drawing can be, the styles are all over the place! I did also write pages and pages of rambling, nonsensical notes, which you'll be pleased to hear I'm not posting for fear they'll bore you to death.


This is my Valentines image for the Eastwing front page. No hearts, no flowers, there's not even any red! I am useless at holiday themed illustration.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Lonely planet

I did this illustration just before christmas for January's issue of lonely Planet magazine. I totally forgot to share it with you! The article (which goes in the gaping hole in the middle) was by musician Nitin Sawhney and was about how he is inspired by the music he's encountered on his travels. 

Monday, 7 February 2011


I have a new giclee print in my etsy shop. It features one of my favourite quotes from D.H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterly's Lover'. I hope you like it folks! If all goes to plan there'll be more new stuff added soon soon soon!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Red Rabbit

I just got back from a trip to London but I thought I'd point folks over to the Eastwing site where all us eastwing illustrators have drawn rabbits to celebrate Chinese New Year. This red fella is mine (sorry its a bit wee! its only a little thumbnail for the front page).
  Hopefully I'll post some stuff from my London trip up here soon. I did some sketches and doodles along the way so maybe I'll even be brave enough to share them with you!