Thursday, 17 April 2014

Family fitness illustrations

Some exercise illustrations created for Ebony Magazine for a feature on family fitness. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Drawing in the Sea co-editions

My sea-themed activity book 'Drawing in the Sea', originally published by Edizioni Corraini, is now available in French and German. Both editions are out this month: the French edition 'Tout sur la Mer' is published by Editions Les Grandes Personnes and the German, 'Meer Malen', by Verlag Antje Kunstmann.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Visit to Ilustrarte

I recently spent a lovely few days in Lisbon, eating custard tarts, admiring beautiful tiled buildings, travelling on trams and visiting the Ilustrarte exhibition where my work is on show. The exhibition is on at the museum of Electricity, and is wonderful mix of many beautiful images and books. As last time, the display is unusual, and illustrations are shown in glass cases lit up from inside and set within large, different coloured foam blocks, stencilled with artists' names. It is coming to an end in Lisbon (this weekend), but will then move on to Ghent and Madrid.  

Thursday, 3 April 2014

6 out of 10?!

Rating your partner as a '6' out of 10 for attractiveness is definitely not to be advised, in fact Rosie Green describes is as relationship napalm! Illustration for the April issue of Red magazine about the minefield of marital rules of attraction. 

Monday, 31 March 2014

Corraini Edizioni win best publisher in Europe!

Last week I visited the Bologna Children's book fair which was a great and very inspiring experience as usual. Also I'm very pleased to say that my Italian publisher, Corraini Edizioni picked up an award for best children's publisher in Europe. I first met Corraini 10 years ago in 2004, and we have worked together on and off ever since! To find out more about Corraini and their books, visit their website here.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Clarks shoes

Last year I was commissioned by Shoot Europe to create some illustrations for Clarks spring/summer children's shoes campaign - called 'How to wear'. The project involved creating some illustrated backgrounds and elements which were later animated around live action of kids. I worked with director Adam Brown and animator Jamie Jones who made the drawings come to life in a truly amazing way! It was very exciting to see my drawings animated. You can see the drawings on Clarks website, and the animation here although unfortunately it wasn't used in the end.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Illustration for Resurgence & Ecologist magazine

I created this piece of a man in a hammock years ago for a studio exhibition on the theme of Happiness. Originally a silkscreen print, it now appears in this month's issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, to accompany an article about Leisure. You can see the piece online here.