Saturday, 27 June 2015

Learning To Grow pt.4



Mr Hedgehog is my fourth installment in my Learning To Grow series. Having an allotment is the funnest thing i think i've ever been part of and i never truly realised how great it could be until i saw it all first hand. the sheer imagination that goes into each person's space is incredible and inspiring. i'm very slowly learning how to garden, and have mainly spent the last year building raised beds, fixing sheds etc. the thing i love most about it is the higgle-de-piggle-de nature in which you can approach it all. it's D.I.Y. but there's no rules, no measurements, no restrictions, just fun-ness. 
i'm going to write poems to go alongside these pictures to encourage everyone to give it a go themselves because it really has given me a new outlook on life, and after battling depression pretty much my whole adult life, i'd say the allotment has been the best therapy i've had. it's a constant reminder that fun and happiness can be had without having to spend any money, that human interaction  is bullshit* and that there are endless possibilities to what we can do creatively if we're left alone without the everyday distractions of life. 
i hope you enjoy these pictures as much as i enjoy drawing them. i hope they inspire you to put your computer down and go out gardening** 

*human interaction is not bullshit, sometimes you just need a break from it, you know?
**but pick up your computer once you're done and come back and see more of my drawings. irony. xo


2 more gigs. Kingston town



Monday, 1 June 2015

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Saturday, 16 May 2015

small town


a quiet stroll in a colourful little small town xo

Friday, 15 May 2015

Moonbeam


drawn another one of these guys because i love them xo




Monday, 11 May 2015


this is the first time i've done this; revisited an old character i've drawn and catch up with how they're doing. i think mainly because it reflects my own straight of mind so much. 

depression lurks underneath the surface, ready to engulf you like an massive fucking tsunami when you're least expecting. it's so very easy to let it consume you. anxiety leads to depression, depression leads to anxiety, repeating the circle. you hurt yourself to feel something because you're numb from your medication or your lack of fucking sleep. you hurt yourself to get attention because you struggle to  express to people (or yourself) what's going on in your head. you hurt yourself because you think you deserve it. you hurt yourself to kill yourself. 

i'm sure more people than i can imagine struggle with that constant urge to bash your own head in.
the important thing is to know you're not alone, and there are people who can help you turn this energy into something positive. never be ashamed or afraid to go to the doctors and talk.

talk to the people who love you. talk to anyone. talk talk talk.

anyway, this guy has been on a journey, and come out the other end. he's got himself fixed up, he's eating, he's healing and he has a much more healthy outlook on life. i enjoyed drawing both these pictures and especially the idea of ageing with the character. revisiting the character and giving him more of a story. i may do it again xo



Friday, 8 May 2015

R-A-I-N-B-O-W


my favourite thing i've drawn in months and months. i hope you like it too xo

Wednesday, 29 April 2015


i'm oozing that P-M-A
old me would throw up and punch new me in the face
new me would pass old me a flower

P-M-A

Sunday, 26 April 2015

caterfishalogger


i don't know what you are. a caterpillar? a fish? a log? i don't know or care. i had fun drawing you and that's what matters xo

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

be good to yourself


if you're feeling very grey
do something to change your day


don't stay in bed or try to hide
find a unicorn and take a ride xo



Sunday, 12 April 2015

run


here's to all you silly sausages running marathons! you must be knackered xo

Homey




“Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” 

Monday, 6 April 2015


thanks so much to Will Blood and the guys at Vans Brighton xo

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Vans


this Saturday at the Vans store in Brighton town! xo

Title Fight & Cold World


an honour to do this for two of my favourite bands.
see you in CT xo

Generations


love your dads and grandads, mums and grans xo 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Radha


A joint effort by Dan Frye and I. 

He came up with the idea, i drew it, and he perfected it with his watercolour set


get tattooed by Dan at the above address xo

Friday, 14 November 2014

For Barnaby and Helen...


here's a commission i just finished for my beloved allotment husband Barnaby and his wonderful girlfriend Helen, two very dear pals of mine. it combines Barnaby's favourite elements from the first two allotment pictures i drew and also includes fun little details that are specifically inspired by our place, our little home from home xo

me and my Pop!


keep it quiet but this is for my dad for his Christmas present. he requested it. it's of the day we fixed up the shed, last month. it was a miserable day weather-wise but it was a fun, sunny, very memorable day at the allotment for me and my Pop xo

Thursday, 23 October 2014


just a little homage to one of my favourite places on this earth. allotment 3/2.


Monday, 20 October 2014

love and death

admittedly channeling my inner Edward Gorey with this one, maybe that's why i like it.
it is sad, and i felt sad as i drew it.
just ignore the fact that death looks like a giant dildo xo

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

RANDOM TRIALS





my friend Dean Beattie is one of those people who's so talented i would definitely hate him if i didn't love him so goddamn much. he is the creator of Random Trials, my favourite ever comic. 


"A large pharmaceutical company has been conducting covert (illegal) drug trials on the British public for almost 80 years.

Random Trials tells the story of Charlie Cooper - an unwitting test subject who has just had the 'ultimate bad reaction' to one of those trials!"

this here is my own take on Charlie Cooper.

go to the link above, check out Dean's amazing artwork, and buy issue 1 before it sells out!
issue 2 is in the final stages of production, i believe, and i can not waaaaaait xo




Friday, 10 October 2014

delicious


chucked some colour on an old one. way better, i hope you'll agree xo

Monday, 6 October 2014

sisters



everyday we're in a war
constant cursing until we're sore
everyday we're in a duel
for the flame, you are the fuel
everyday we'll have it out
forgetting what it's all about
everyday we're in a fight
ever falling, in our flight
everyday. curse after curse
and everyday we're getting worse.

sorry, sister, i do love you
but we are sisters and that's what we do.