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Cityscape at Night


I just completed this illustration of a dark city scape. It is hopefully the first in

 a series of illustrations sharing the same format exploring an imaginary city, with 

the hope of eventually exhibiting a series. So keep your eye out for more to come.

I will add more images to this post as the project progresses.

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Rose Window


I have always been fascinated with the form of the rose window and its role in the 

church. I wanted to explore how I could place my own imagery within a similar struc-

ture. I'm quite pleased with the result, but feel there is much more exploring to do 

around this idea. Hopefully I can take it a little further.

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Glitches x Moleskine - Only Time Will Tell


I was really excited to be given a small part on this great collaboration between 

Moleskine and Glitches. It was my first experience with animation of this sort and it 

was great to have a chance to contribute to the clip. The full video can be seen HERE


Through this, a screenshot of my work made the Moleskine homepage. After years of 

working in their notebooks it was great to see my drawing up there!  

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The Ritzy


A drawing I did of The Ritzy Brixton to accompany a recent event with Cogo House. 

I've been struggling with drawing recently, but was nice to be doing something 

familiar. Hopefully more updates to come soon, some exciting work coming up.

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The Body Electric


I have recently been taking the Visual Research course at the RCA. One of the proj-

-ects called 'Body Electric' set the task of looking at the human form. I decided to 

do this in a very quick manner allowing myself only one minute for each drawing. 

The above are a couple of those drawings, focusing on a family barbecue.

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Shortlisted for the AOI Illustration Awards


I am really pleased to hear that my Vertigo illustration was shortlisted in the Self 

Initiated category of the AOI Illustration awards. There are some amazing pieces 

shortlisted, fingers crossed I can make it through a little further.  You can see the 

shortlist on this website

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Experiments with figure drawing


With a new project I am looking to explore the figure alongside my work. While I be-

gan to explore people within my images in the last few months, I wanted to continue 

this. I am starting by exploring a few different images, to practice. I have been 

drawing from a digital mannequin - manipulating the form into varying positions.

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The Golden Hour


An illustration I produced exclusively for Cogo House is currently for sale over on 

their website alongside some other great prints. Go have a browse through their shop 

and blog for more information. 

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St. Pancras 


I drew this image in response to a description of St. Pancras as fairytale like, 

rising from the London skyline its pink brickwork glowing. This image was part of 

my recent project in response to Jonathan Meads essay Terminal.

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Early Christmas


It's a little early to be showing Christmas cards, but I recently finished this for 

a competition at the RCA. I drew the scene from an old photograph of Oxford Circus, 

then added the lights taking inspiration from early decorations on Regents street. 

The Christmas lights in London are a festive tradition and I thought they would be 

a nice focus for a card.

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St. Pancras


A spread of my illustrations exploring St. Pancras station, exploring the architecture

and the fantastical nature of the building. I like the way they are framed within the 

sketchbook, and feel they work well as a spread.

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Sketchbook Work


It has been a while since I last uploaded any sketchbook work. This is partially be-

-cause I have been working in my A3 sketchbook, which does not fit in my scanner.  I 

have enjoyed getting back into a smaller sketchbook, it is a comforting way of work-

-ing and releasing ideas. These are two pages of work from my 'Terminal' project, the 

upper image is exploring St. Pancras, the bottom was inspired by Waterloo Sunset. 

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London Transport Museum


I currently have a piece up at the London Transport Museum as part of the Tube150 

events. The piece is a result of a competition run by the London Transport Museum and 

the RCA, the brief was to imagine a tube poster for 2063, what will be the two hund-

-redth anniversary of the London Underground. If your at the museum, go have a look,

it's on the second floor Poster Parade.

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Terminal (Continued)


Another image from my project on stations. I am continuing to explore how I can use 

people in my work, for this image focusing solely on figurative elements. This image 

is in response to an essay by Jonathan Meades. A work in process.

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Terminal


Part of a new project exploring four train stations across London. Starting by looking 

at Paddington. With this project I have challenged myself to somehow involve people

in my drawings. The activities of people at stations are important and i felt it would

be wrong not to try and include them. However, I have not produced any figurative draw-

-ings for a long time and it is taking me a while to work out how to make them sit 

alongside my drawings of the building itself. Hopefully they work together?

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Shop


I have now added a shop to my website, linking it in with an etsy store. 

I apologise that this took so long to set up, but it is now open! 

Have a look at the shop here, I hope you find something you like. More to come.

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The Big Sleep


Some work in process for the Penguin Design Awards competition. This years book is 

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. After reading the book I was struggling to capture 

the atmosphere of the novel while avoiding all the associated cliches. The chess meta-

-phor within the book interested me, I have tried to apply this to the illustration. 

If Marlowe is the knight who has no place on the chess board, then I imagined that 

the city itself is the chess board he describes.

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Vertigo


I just completed this illustration in response to the word 'Vertigo', I chose to 

focus on the sensations of falling and spinning associated with vertigo, trying to 

find an image that could represent and possibly evoke these symptoms. I'm not sure

if it's entirely there yet, but I hope you like it.

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Order Amidst Chaos


This is an illustration I produced as part of a project for the LTM and London Under-

-ground. The image was intended for a poster and will not be used in this state but 

has been altered for my final image. It was nice to apply my illustrations to differ-

-ent subject matter and see it work, though i couldn't resist drawing the future city.


Coincidentally, a different illustration of mine is currently on display in the LTM. 

If anyone wants to have a look, it's there until the 10th of December as part of the 

Secret London Exhibit, see below for more information.

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Work in Process


I am currently working on a brief focusing on the visualisation of data collected from

the World Values Survey. This image is an experiment exploring possible imagery for an

illustration demonstrating the importance of tradition to the Japanese respondents. The

varying opacities relate to the level of importance placed on tradition; the area rel-

-ates to the percentage of respondents for each answer.

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Secret London 2012 at the London Transport Museum


On Monday I attended the private view of the Secret London 2012 exhibit at the London Transport Museum, where my work is currently on show as part of the Serco Prize for Illustration. Theres some great work in the exhibit and I am lucky to be included 

among them, a big congratulations to the award winners Finn Clark, Chis King and Guy 

Roberts.


www.ltmuseum.co.uk

www.theaoi.com

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Rooftops


A rough idea I'm looking at exploring. Just experimenting a bit. I feel I've spent 

a lot of time recently focusing too much on the buildings, it might be nice to just

look at the roofs.

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Evesham


I have been doing some drawings around Evesham exploring the local area.

I am really interested in roofs at the moment, it may be something I'll be exploring

for a while. Follow on twitter for updates.

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Hawksmoor Churches


I have been wanting to do a project on Hawksmoor for a while now, I'm beginning to

start creating some imagery and research into his work. It's really nice to be draw-

-ing churches again.


EDIT: Think I prefer this image. I have a fascination with layering images, but try 

to avoid using software to make them. I spend a lot of time arguing with my photo-

-copier.

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The Regal Cinema Evesham


Spent the afternoon drawing this beautiful cinema in Evesham. 

Feels good to find time to do some drawings again.

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The RCA


I apologise for the lack of recent blogs, especially after promising more regular 

updates. I am currently attempting to decide on whether I can go to the RCA in the

near future. Every part of me says YES, except my bank balance. Big decision to be 

made, lots of research and paperwork at the moment, looking forward to finding more 

significant time to spend drawing soon. 


Any advice?

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Westminster Abbey


First blog post here, another building, not my best. 

Going to try and regularly update here, as much as time allows.

Look out for blog updates on twitter.

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