Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The Misfits UK Tour 2012

Here's a poster design (just for fun) for The Misfits up and coming UK tour in support of their cracking new album 'The Devil's Rain'.

Pleased with the simple/strong graphic shapes and contrasts. Feel a little better about my artwork in these last few days, I feel more 'comfortable' with what I do.

It's strange, but you'd have thought I'd have learnt by now to accept the way I work instead of trying to reinvent my artwork to fit in with my peers... There has to be a place out there for me surely?

Uncle Vladimir

Portrait circa 1813.

A short story...

'The Haunted Kettle' a short story by Shane.

Holy cow!

....this is quite possibly THE BEST piece of art I've done in a long long time... I don't know how or why or even where it came from... but by gum I like it!


Cor Blimey... it's been ages since we did this War of Words thing on a regular basis... I can't believe how prolific we used to be. This is the most recent word (and my entry for) ARCHER. It's Marvel Comics Hawkeye done in my own err... unique? way.

Those 80's Marvel costumes were pretty scary when you look back at them now!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Be Grim!

Here's a sketch and another quick illustrator work up (I did whilst watching the Wolfman remake on DVD). Really pleased with the shapes in this one... compositionally it hangs together pretty well for me!

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My eyes!!!

Just having a bit of fun by 'freehand' drawing in illustrator (using the paintbrush tool) and incorporating some extreme colour combos. Strange how 'child-like' they look to me, the shapes and line thickness. I've also got a bit of a thing for triptychs at the minute... no idea why though!

I am working on a idea for a short story so that might have something to do with it I guess.

Friday, 25 November 2011


It's almost here my friends! What have you asked for this year? Whatever it is, I hope you get it. This design came out of a quick sketch I made during my lunch break at work. I'm always searching for new ways to draw santa, and was really happy with this graphic approach.... so much so, that it gave me an idea!!!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Rockin' Robin

Here's another 'freestyle' illustrator image based on a rough sketch.

Smile please...

Went to an Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the Tate Gallery in Liverpool the other week... hugely disappointing experience on the 'artie farty' front... Felt a lot more inspired after visiting Liverpool's 2 comic/toy shops. Anyways... I've finally done an image from 'Alice' that I'm pretty happy with.

Best of all, it came together really quickly.. 1 Sketch and 1 'freestyle' Illustrator design.

Monday, 21 November 2011


Did some character sketches of (yet another) Creature From The Black Lagoon type character recently... here's the first digital spoils from that exercise.

MMM... Snow!

Sorry... been busy doing MASTERS related things... here's a sketch I did last night as a Christmas Card idea.

I've been working on odd little things of late (and I have been documenting them) and I've every intention of uploading them shortly, but the course has been slipping away from me of late and I had to make a conscious effort to get some work done.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Something a bit different...

Here's an abstract idontknowwhat which I used to promote a show for Dashboard Confessional. Not sure what possessed me, I just liked the colours and the shapes (and it reminded me of their music somehow?) Been busy trying to get into gear for the MASTERS of late (but I'm failing miserably at the moment)... sigh!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

... and for my next trick!

The juggler (of DOOM!!!!!)

Throws... in sketches

Here's the process from the original rough sketch (directly above) through to a colour mock that included the crucifix.


Only one image came to mind for the latest word 'THROWS'.... that of Linda Blair's infamous pea soup spewing sequence from The Exorcist. Did the drawing last week, but this silly creative stupor I can't shake off has meant that I couldn't even bring myself to scan it in... Still... here it is now in all it's glory!!!

Monday, 7 November 2011


Here's a quick vector illustration of Minion for the great Dreamworks movie MEGAMIND.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Freakishly big headed Frankie

Quick vector sketch, and another visual representation of my strange love affair with frankenstein's monster.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Black and Orange (a slight return)

Still playing around with the idea of some 2 colour designs. Here's a revised 'Drac' (again) and an update of a recent Wolfman layout. I'm still not wholly convinced as yet, but there's something there that I want to explore.

It's Miller time...

I'm not the biggest fan of Frank Miller's artwork (ooh the controversy)... but I can't help feeling that this image I scribbled up last night owes Mr Miller a debt of gratitude.