The Oak Folk Cover

This is the possible cover for a book I’ve written. There’s a couple of versions, but I think I prefer the simpler one where less is happening. Everything…

The Oak Folk 1

One of the test drawings of my Oak Folk book. After the initial sketch, I drew each of the characters in graphite pencil,  then scanned, coloured and compiled…

The Oak Folk 2

Another test drawing for my Oak Folk book. Done in the same way as my last post; sketched, drawn, then coloured and put together in Photoshop.

The Geordie Penguin

These watercolour illustrations are from a book I wrote about a penguin, adrift on a block of ice, visiting and exploring my home town of Newcastle. The whole…

Woodpecker Book

Inspired by traditional children’s books of the 30’s & 40’s, I wrote and illustrated this story about a woodpecker who bragged too much – a kind of fable….

Pirates 1

This illustration was done for a life sized ‘head through’ activity at an exhibition about pirates, to provide a fun photo opportunity. A quick hand sketch, then drawn…

Pirates 2

This was a set of illustrations done at work for an exhibition all about pirates. They were used as large window graphics at life size – very impressive!…

Amazon Antics

I likes the idea of doing an illustration based in the Amazon, so made up this stylised fictitious book cover. Linework and watercolour were both created separately, then…

Boats and People

An Illustration was done at work for a marine coatings manufacturer, to show the work they put in to their products. It was the basis of a large…

People

A selection of illustrations of famous/iconic people from film and TV… Jack Nicholson – Jack Torrance, The Shining Felicity Jones – Jyn Erso, Rogue One Arthur Lowe, Captain…

Christmas

Two illustrations for a children’s media suite within a library. They are projected around the walls to create an immersive experience while staff are storytelling. Drawn in Photoshop using a…

WWII Memories

These drawings were created to illustrate a local book featuring people’s stories and recollections about life during world war two. A loose wash and line style was chosen…

Wall Art

A series of pieces I’ve produced over the years which I labeled ‘wall art’ – very graphic, posterised illustrations. All based on photographs I took, I hand draw…

Cartoon Style

A few examples of cartoon style drawings and character development. The slick cartoon style probably comes the most naturally to me.

Miscellaneous

A selection of other illustrations in a broad mix of styles, from highly finished watercolour, to pastel, pencil and digital pieces.