The first full colour splash page in the production of the graphic novel Open Day.
Many more to come
An exciting book cover commission that needed to convey the dramatic yet fantastical nature of the stories inside. I really enjoyed the chance to go all out on texture and a muted colour palette.
Using a story focused on the idea of ghosts representing elements of mental health, I'm working on an on going graphic novel project to bring this story to life. More updates to come over on my blog.
A series of animal, plant, and fungi illustrations for a nature-centric card game focused on the idea of reincarnation and it's possible directions. I hugely enjoyed the project and look forward to seeing the game in its final form shortly.
Self initiated/university project.
I wanted to communicate the importance of less appealing endangered species of animal by showing they are just the same inside as any other, more appealing, animal.
The illustrations themselves are built up of three separate illustrations; A fleshed out rendering, skeletal structure, and coloured pattern.
The final book displayed the illustrations in two layers. The fleshed out study was printed onto the paper page then the skeletal structure was printed onto acetate and overlaid.
A smaller side project also sprouted from this in the form of mocked up mini books as a spin off from The Ugly Bestiary. These can be found here.
Illustration, design, and type for a promotional flyer for a solo exhibition of my work.
As a 'spin off' series from The Ugly Bestiary book, 'SLICE' was devised as a smaller series of books focusing on specific groups within the animal kingdom.
Along a similar subject to The Ugly Bestiary but with less of a scientific focus. The project took the form of a batch produced zine and was sold at a range of markets throughout Norwich.
I was commissioned to produce interior illustrations for a children's book focusing on the hyper sensitivity and sensory overload obstacles some children on the autistic spectrum face.
The author has experience of this first hand and I worked with her - and her young daughter - on how best to visually represent these feelings.
Redesign of Andrew Kaufman's 'The Waterproof Bible'. One of my all time favourite books, ever since I finished reading it (the first time...) I've wanted to draw one of the story's main characters.
This soon evolved into a mock up redesign of the cover, of which Andrew Kaufman himself said was "the best cover for that book that I have ever seen". Which was amazing!
Restyling of Mushu, just for fun and to explore angular sillouettes (©Disney)
Commissioned for the 'So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs!?' tour with BBC TV presenter Ben Garrod. Two of the images were used to illustrate the differences between what many think t-rexes looked like and what they most likely actually looked like (appropriated named 't-rex' and 'pre-rex').
The illustrations were used throughout the presentation of the tour and on the tour t-shirts.
Part of a design for a Women's Institute poster, used in and around Norwich.
As part of a project at Peterborough Museum, I was commissioned to illustrate a children's story book about prehistoric aquatic animals. The story allowed me to explore my love for natural history and drawing on narratives to create my work.
Self written children's book aimed at educating kids about less popular species of animal and how best to behave around them. A simple project with aims to develop it further in the future.
I was approached to illustrate a happy and thoughtful story about a fox and her friend caterpillar. I always hugely enjoy illustrating children's books, so this project was most welcome.
I was commissioned by the Sifus of Norwich Kung-fu Academy to create a pair of self portraits for use in academy promotion. The portraits were painted digitally.
A zine grouping together a collection of sketches that I had done either in my free time or in preparation for another project. The zine was distributed through a local start-up 'Takeaway Art' then sold at markets in and around Norwich.
A story combining demonic themes with an upper class lifestyle allowed me to explore the contrasts between the two. Using scanned ripped paper and illustrations I feel really happy with the final result.
Water colour illustration inspired by the Wonder Woman film (2017).