Editorial illustrations for ASDA Magazine February 2014.
it’s getting less terrible to go outside! Hooray for that x
Happy Chinese New Year!
I decided to contribute to the celebrations with this illustration inspired by the Red Hare Horse, who was powerful enough to leap over cities and led military general Lü Bu to many victories in the late Eastern Han Dynasty.
Beats the tube any day.
A Happy New Year to you all!
It’s time to lay off the Christmas chocolate and penny pinch a bit.
Here’s this months illustration spread for ASDA Magazine with ideas for wallet and thigh friendly days out. I of course was very happy to draw bikes again and with Sustrans getting a mention in the article also, this was a great brief.
I don’t often take on private commissions, but on this occasion the timing and the subject matter were right for me. I found I enjoyed making the image a lot -that’s when illustration really stops being work.
In the new year, I hope to get a few more self initiated projects under way. Continue experimenting, try and draw for myself as often as I can, improve and learn through looking outside of a computer monitor. I think that will make me as happy as a Beluga.
I’m really happy and excited to announce that I will be joining the folks at Jelly London. Our first project together has gone live today and if you are not feeling festive enough, head over to media brand The Drum’s site to see the cover of their most recent issue come to life and help yourself to the mince pies while you’re there.
I was commissioned once again by the lovely people at ASDA magazine to illustrate the Time Out section. It was time to get festive and bring out the Christmas colours for the double page of seasonal survival tips. No. 11 “Buy elasticated clown trousers” didn’t make it in, but is also necessary.
I love these projects as the brief is usually very open and I was really happy that it was extended to illustrate both pages.
I recently illustrated an article for the gorgeous Oh Comely magazine. It’s the paper version of a hug and
a biscuit several biscuits.
The writing spoke about the process of making a playlist of the songs from the authors life. One song for each year that was important and linked to the memories of break ups, new starts and adventures.
I’ve been away for a few weeks in the mountains of Nepal - dodging motor bikes in Kathmandu and yaks in the Langtang Valley. An amazing landscape that my drawings cannot do justice to!
I thought I would share instead some of the sketches of travellers I made during the time spent waiting for connecting flights - (there also was a lot of this)
Looking forward to cosying up with Monika magazine later which included some of my illustrations!