23.12.14

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hope you have a good'un!
 Thanks to all for reading this year, look forward to catching up with you again in Jan! x

16.12.14

FARRELLS CHRISTMAS CARD 2014


This year's Christmas card design for the architects Terry Farrell & Partners.

As well as having a Christmas theme, the design also had to encompass three important anniversaries for Farrells in 2015. I added each of these to the three biggest baubles on the tree, along with a few other references to Farrells' buildings and achievements over the years. See how many you can spot!

10.12.14

NEW WORK













A selection of drawings from a new book I've been working on recently, due out next year. 
More info to follow soon!

17.11.14

POSTCARD CLUB III




Another postcard swap I did for Postcard Club, this time with artist Tim Furey.

Tim sent me this amazing abstract collage (I particularly love the bits of glittered paper), and I sent Tim some reversible crocodiles!

3.11.14

STORYSTOCK FESTIVAL

Last Thursday I was invited to run an 'Atlas of Adventures' workshop, as part of the Storystock children's festival at Bush Theatre.

The aim of the workshop was for children to create their own adventure map, using the world map from 'Atlas of Adventures' as a base. First we looked through the book together, and talked about some of the different adventures & images from around the world. Then children drew their own adventure icons, using inspiration from the book, or from some of their own adventures they'd been on. Finally, we pieced together everyone's drawings and made some amazing new adventures! A selection of photos from the workshop can be seen below.

 A big thanks to Storystock and to everyone who came along, I had a great time!

Empty world map

Drawing adventures!


Piecing the map together...

Completed adventure map!

Some of my favourite adventures: sharky chasing seadog (who's being rescued by the sailor), and the internet igloo!


Some of the children's brilliant adventure icons

2.11.14

'ATLAS OF ADVENTURES' BOOK LAUNCH

Just over a week ago now was my book launch party for 'Atlas of Adventures', held at Queens Park Books. It was a lovely evening, and a great chance to celebrate the book with friends, family, and the Wide Eyed Editions team! A big thanks to all those who came along, and to QP Books for hosting the event. 

Here are a few photos I managed to salvage from the night: 

Making big characters for the bookshop's window display


Completed windows!




Signin' books!

'Atlas of Adventures' themed cakes (thanks Harry!)

2.10.14

'ATLAS OF ADVENTURES' OUT NOW!

My first children's book, 'Atlas of Adventures', publishes in the UK today! To celebrate, I thought I'd show you a sneaky glimpse inside…

The book follows two young adventurers as they travel to over 30 destinations around the world. Below you can see some of the places they visit - including Egypt, Brazil, Thailand and the Antarctic. Each scene is full of fun facts to learn and interesting things to spot. There are also 7 continent maps throughout the book, packed with loads more adventures for readers to discover!

'Atlas of Adventures' is in bookshops now, published by Wide Eyed Editions. A big thanks to Rachel and Jenny who I worked with on this project. I hope adventurers young and old enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed drawing it!

Happy travelling xx


World Map

Watch the horse parade at Feria del Caballo

Learn to steer a gondola in Venice

Dance the samba at the Rio Carnival

Shower with an elephant in Chiang Mai

Explore Giza's ancient pyramids

Visit the penguins in the Antarctic

18.9.14

THE NOMAD CINEMA


Recently I was asked to design a series of postcards for The Nomad Cinema's summer film festival, as a giveaway to ticket holders and projected at the beginning of each film. The selection of films I illustrated were all screened outdoors in London's Queens Park, so I thought it would be a nice idea to set each image there. See if you can guess the film above!

(Check out my Flickr page for more)

16.9.14

ATLAS OF ADVENTURES: TEASER TRAILER


video


Here's a sneak peek of 'Atlas of Adventures', due out in a couple of weeks! Exciting!

(Also available to watch on YouTube - just click here)

20.8.14

POSTCARD CLUB II




Another fun postcard swap I did with illustrator Michelle Last. Michelle sent me this groovy dancing postcard, and I sent Michelle an arty dinosaur!

Visit postcard-club.tumblr.com to see more...

31.7.14

POSTCARD CLUB


Postcard swap between illustrator Ed Cheverton (top) and myself (bottom). 

For more examples of artist's postcard swaps (or to get involved yourself!) check out: