Thursday, 28 July 2011

Faeries, goblins and.....wookies?

I spent some time in schools recently working on a project for Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. The exhibition is now up and you can see the work done by transition year students. We based the project on the Cottingley Fairies, the kids drew their own fairies and what not and then were photoshopped into a picture with their creations. As well as the traditional fairies, goblins, and pixies we also had some more unexpected characters like a cyclops, many unicorns and even some wookies! One finished piece was selected from each tutor group to form the mini exhibition.
The main exhibition is 'The truth about faeries' and features some exquisite illustrations, including work by two of my all time favourite illustrators, Arthur Rackham and Heath Robinson. They've also got the lovely old Ladybird book paintings and the flower fairy illustrations.
The exhibition runs until 23rd December.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Megamazing stuff for Charity.

The amazing Spirit of Hope anthology is now available through Amazon. Please buy and support a great cause (and also because it's a great book!)


I did four pages for the book and I have to say it's one of the best things I've ever had the good fortune to work on.




Also, if you're in London on August 14th, come along to the Madonna Odyssey, a huge Madonna celebration with all proceeds donated to Stonewall. There's a pre-party party at Edge, Soho, followed by the main event at Punk, Soho. There's a huge array of performers and all sorts of fun stuff happening. Check out the event page on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174666319262443
I'll be there filming part of a documentary, if you are coming along and you have a camera please let me know, the more the merrier!!!
 
Also, thanks to Herod McHugh for inventing the word Megamazing.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Targaryens and werewolves....oh my!

Some oddities have crept up in my sketchpad this week.

First of all, I've just finished watching Game of Thrones, and ended up doing a doodle just for fun. (While waiting for some paint to dry on my new comic!!)
It's just out of my head, with no reference, so if you're a massive Game of Thrones nerd please don't be offended if I've used incorrect colours or whatever :)

Anyway, DON'T SCROLL ANY FURTHER if you haven't finished watching Season One, or it'll be a

MASSIVE SPOILER!!


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' I have never been nothing. I am the blood of the dragon'


And I also felt compelled to paint a werewolf. I think it's because I've had 'Werewolves of London' stuck in my head for the last few days. Awwwooooo!



I enjoy doing quick sketches and paintings inbetween 'proper' paintings / projects, just as a fun little diversion.
Any doodle requests? Let me know!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Free comics!

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Incase you didn't already know, you can read a few of my comics for free. Some are available online and some can be downloaded. Visit my comic page for details.

Monday, 4 July 2011

New Graphic Novel Underway!

Just working away on a new graphic novel.
Here's the first page in progress. First, the pencils:

Then, cleaner pencils and some watercolour washes:

Some more colour:

A little more clean-up and we're ready for the lettering:

I don't have any release date for this yet as I need to fit it in around other work, but I will let you know my progress!
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