Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Gorilla & Fish

Dug out the watercolours for the first time in a while. :)

Monday, 10 January 2011

No New Coal

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Illustration for the Amelia's Magazine blog, for an article on the Ratcliffe trial, in which 114 people were pre-emptively arrested in 2009 on suspicion of planning to shut down Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station in protest of their continued reliance on coal power over renewable sources. Results of some of the consequent trials have recently come to light, with the Ratcliffe protesters tried so far found guilty but spared jail sentences, with the judge stating his sympathy for the motivations behind their actions.

It's a complex but engaging story to learn about, for many reasons - you can read Amelia Gregory's own account of the events on the Amelia's Magazine blog here.

Friday, 7 January 2011

let's find the right door

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An idea sketch... considering reworking it and sending something like it out as a New Year greeting (if I do so before the year is no longer new, that is!).

Thursday, 6 January 2011

ARTY magazine

I've been featured in Arty Magazine! 
I met Hannah Davis at Birmingham Zine Fair a few months ago, and after buying a copy of The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry she later rang me for a telephone interview. This particular issue focuses on zines - while Silkie is by far not the purest example of a zine, I hope it fits with the can-do/D.I.Y. attitude one finds in zine culture. :) I'm not used to being interviewed at all - I was quite nervous - but I had a pretty good chat with Hannah, mostly about the creative processes behind illustrating a story. I can't defend my dreamy ramblings, but Hannah did a great job and I'm proud to be included in the mag!

The most amazing thing about it is for me is being able to buy a copy of something I'm featured in from the Tate Modern bookshop, as I did yesterday. :) You can buy a copy from the Arty Magazine website, or in a lot of different shops in London and around the country (list of stockists here).

On a related note, the Whirlygig Folksy & Etsy shops should be restocked with Silkie books (and more!) soon.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Big hair

A quick charcoal drawing done between other drawings. :)

Monday, 3 January 2011

Happy New Year

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Let's leap head-first into 2011! Here's hoping it's as happy and as prosperous as can be for all of us.