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Return from The Far Side I was delighted to read that Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side … comic? was considering a return to the drawing board, right here in 2020. Or rather, a return to the digital tablet. I blundered into this world in 1987 on my first trip to the USA, buying […]
Childhood memory Drawing animals is one of my strongest early childhood memories and when I started the character design for Yggy, I recalled a certain image. Fortunately, I still had the original reference; “The Ladybird Book of African Mammals“. Back to school One session in my refresher course “Drawing Skills” at what is now Greater […]
Project brief Wall art for children’s rooms. Commissioned by Wallpix Deliverables Artwork for print in a range of physical sizes, up to really quite large. Creative process One of several ideas for a range of artwork, the theme being Water Creatures. With some emphasis on a boy’s room, this great white shark character started with […]
Project brief Unicorn-themed wall art for children’s rooms. Deliverables Artwork for print in a range of physical sizes, up to really quite large. Creative process This commission is part of an ongoing stream of artwork for Wallpix. The open-ended nature of the initial brief (unicorns) is resulting in many projects under this umbrella, or rather […]
An end-of-year montage of school work. I spent the last 18 months working on something to hang on the wall in the FayJay foyer. The challenge of delivering timely digital artworks on a variety of subjects, with a variety of tools – sometimes figuratively with one arm tied behind my back, was fun. I will […]
On a recent visit to the attic (looking for some particular 80s synthpop vinyl records) I stumbled upon a cardboard box full of one of my childhood’s greatest drawing inspirations-Snoopy. Charles M Schulz’s simple, elegant flowing line which defined the brilliant beagle, is perhaps the strongest blueprint and starting point for my own character designs. […]