Monday, 29 September 2014

PEOPLE OF PRINT///LINES & STROKES



the wonderful People of Print have done a feature on last Saturday's opening of the Lines & Strokes Marvel exhibition i was lucky enough to be part of! check out the photos here


thanks so much again to Scott and Will for having me involved, and Louie from PoP for being an angel xo

Saturday, 27 September 2014

the opposite song


blend into black, white and grey
the everydayness of every day
stand in line with all the rest
and pay no mind to yourself
to what you want or how you feel
don't dream dreams because they're not real
don't say words that might express.
just stand in line with all the rest.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

i want to smash it up


death to all chairs

PEOPLE OF PRINT



***pleased as punch to be featured on the amazing People of Print website today. brilliant site, brilliant first issue of Print Isn't Dead, all supporting and promoting great art. really chuffed. check it out and follow PoP today***

Sunday, 14 September 2014

i


me and myself, another quiet night in
because the weight of the world is wearing me thin
the power of death compels me 
and my conscience keeps my heart beating

life is a path and i've lost my way
losing track more, day by day
the power of death compels me
the more i think, the more i fade away

Friday, 12 September 2014

power of moonlight


i'm enjoying these pictures, i am going to draw more 

and more

and more xo

boiling point. boiling over.


the fear of failure consumes one
so much so that nothing gets done

Thursday, 11 September 2014

A SUPER SHOW!


HEY EVERYONE! this is happening next Saturday at Nest coffee in Kensington Gardens in Brighton! 12 artists recreating their (and your) favourite Marvel characters! with special guest Marvel artist Lee Townsend! please share this and please come along to see!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

just imagine….


if you will… a rotten skeleton, dressed snappily like Del Boy, that also does magic! i never thought i'd see such a thing either but here we have it! and it's a drawing, which is just like a photo, so it's real!! xo

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

the problem with drawing a big mother like this is...


…you can't find a scanner that fits and have to rely on photos. this is the best i've got so far.
this picture is roughly A0 so i shot myself in the foot before i even started really haha.

i hope you're well xo

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

old and grey


so many lines, my scanner feels as knackered as this old guy xo


Friday, 8 August 2014

behind you


our demons have a knack of creeping up on us even on our best days. 
we're all our own worst enemies.
keep your chin up and don't look behind you, just forward xo

Friday, 1 August 2014

Woodland Blue show



Bonjour!
my friend Jake and his band have a gig coming up in Cornwall, don't miss it if you live in the area.
this is one of my favourite posters i've done, bar my mispelling and sloppy editing of the word energy.
oh well ai! 


give them a listen and have a glorious day xo

Sunday, 27 July 2014

29


it's my birthday next week, i really wish it wasn't xo
i have a Facebook page now for all my stuff as well now


please visit, like and share the page

thanks pals xo

Friday, 25 July 2014

The Goblet of Fire


….and here's the final one. i didn't love the original with Voldemort, i felt it didn't gel with the rest of the series. i think Neville and Mad-Eye Moody were more interesting to have in the mix. plus, i prefer to draw my favourite parts of the books rather than going for the climatic scenes, i just originally thought it would be right to include the dark lord. i was wrong.

these'll be for sale in the near future.. please feel free to share with your pals xo



Friday, 11 July 2014

The Half Blood Prince




here's my redrawn picture for the 6th book, this is one of my favourite parts in the book, and i thought i'd draw it because it was left out of the film. The Dursleys get so little air time in the films and i knew i wanted to include them somewhere, the utter shits. 


this is the original i did for it. i do like it but thought it needed better interaction between Dumbledore and Vernon. also, the final one shows Vernon being more dominant, with Petunia and Dudley hiding behind him, and Dumbledore is well relaxed and unaffected by Vernon's attempt at said dominance.
xo

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Deathly Hallows


George feeling saint-like.

(i'm also redrawing my picture from the sixth book. only slightly though) xo

The Order of the Phoenix


i went out of order. i've done a picture for the fourth book, but i'm not feeling it 100% so i'm having a rethink. i do like this one of Harry in the penseive, looking like he's had a hard night out drinking and thrown up in Snape's favourite vase xo

Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Prisoner of Azkaban


Moony and Padfoot

The Chamber of Secrets


"EAT SLUGS!"

The Philosopher's Stone


Hello my fellow muggles!
i decided, after having so much fun doing the Order of the Phoenix portrait, to have another go at my favourite wizard and his pals. i plan on recreating a scene from each of the seven books, then screen printing them all and selling them all in a nice little package. then i'm going train lots of owls to fly them out to whoever should order one.. (that part may take a while but i want to keep things authentic like). 
i hope you enjoy..

Thursday, 5 June 2014

all tangled up


we're all tangled, all a mess
endless panic, endless stress
endless worries in the way
tangled more and more each day

blue skies? never. always grey.

xo


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

you're a wizard, Harry!


I drew this Order of the Phoenix group portrait a couple of months ago as a commission for my friend Sean, for his beloved.

it took about a fair few weeks to do as i drew each character individually then redrew them all together, once i had Sean's approval, then added the background in once i had it all right.

it was the most fun, considering I'm such a Harry Potter fan. i enjoyed doing my own spin on each of the characters with out using the films as reference (even though i know them all like the back of my hand anyhow).

now all i need it a spell to make them all move around in the picture and it'll be complete xo





Monday, 19 May 2014


1, 2, 3, 4..
oh my god, i love to draw

5, 6, 7, 8..
drawing, drawing is so great

9, 10, 11, 12..
i draw each day to save my health

13, 14, and the rest..
i love drawing, it's the best

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Steve pt.2


3 colours on white /23

will be available to buy soon, fellow adventurers! xo

Steve pt.1




hey. i went back to www.inkspotpress.co.uk yesterday, did another screen print, had another brilliant day filled with nervous apprehension and complete exhilaration.

this is one for fans of Wes Anderson's films..


i don't know if you can tell from the first photo but for the waves i ran three different colours of blue through the screen so each one of the 23 prints is very subtly different, because as the printing went on the more the three blues got mixed up..

i figured, as the lines are so fine, i could experiment a bit with the colours and it wouldn't be too drastic of a transition in colour..




Friday, 2 May 2014

s-c-r-e-e-n-p-r-i-n-t-i-n-g f-o-u-r



 4 colours on white /30

this will be available to buy soon too.



1 colour on orange /3

this won't be for sale, this is just for my three best amigos xo

s-c-r-e-e-n-p-r-i-n-t-i-n-g t-h-r-e-e



i spent the entire weekend with my heart racing, on the cusp of having a heart attack, firstly from the nerves of meeting new people, doing new things, and potentially fucking up these new things in front of these new people. and once that silliness had passed, the rest of the course was just a complete thrill. when you're getting it right, and you're whipping out these prints so quick, it is so rewarding, genuinely exciting..



it's not just a creative process either, it's as much about problem solving as it is about creativity; which is perfect for me because i am renowned amongst my pals for being organised (they all say i have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; i don't at all, i'm just fairly organised).

i do think this would make a perfect hobby for someone with OCD as you work in a sort of pattern, and every element must be perfectly orchestrated in order for the process to be successful..



i would definitely urge everyone to do a course at INK SPOT, it's given me a new lease of life and i plan on going back.. if i could live there i would. they do many different courses, not just screen-printing, and the environment is as fun as it is informative.


check out the website, and go! xo




s-c-r-e-e-n-p-r-i-n-t-i-n-g t-w-o


2 colours on yellow /10



2 colour on white /20

every single person i know seems to be popping babies out at the moment, one of these would look perfect on a nursery wall..

both will be available to buy soon xo

s-c-r-e-e-n-p-r-i-n-t-i-n-g

last weekend i went to a 2 day course at INK SPOT PRESS in Brighton. 


i've done screen-printing here and there in the past, and really loved it, so i thought i'd enrol simply as a refresher for my dusty brain. i figured if i could pick up a new technique, new skills, it might just give me that boast in life (my professional life) that i've been desperate for for a very long time, and it completely did. 


working all week for a job i'm not passionate about, and struggling to find the time or the energy to do what i love, and progress in that field, is a constant struggle. somedays getting out of bed is a hard enough task. everyone who may suffer from depression deals with it in different ways, and spend years and years finding a way to "fix" themselves. 

one day you think you've got a lid on it, the next you want to wave the white flag, admit defeat and go back to the doctors, get back on anti-depressants, go back to therapy; and these choices are all perfectly fine if they help, but it's a lot more reassuring if you're able to take control on your own.

i gave this course a go for this very reason.


Friday, 4 April 2014

youth camp

a rock and roll concert in somewhere called Dalston

Saturday, 1 March 2014