What if the monsters were the cute things being chased by Halloween itself, and by our avid consumption of them?
Another position I held in Milan, Italy, was with a commercial film production company. The post available was that of an Office Manager. It wasn’t exactly in step with my previous experience as a film school graduate and news video editor, but these same things made me compatible with the spirit of the company. For me, it was an opportunity to get my foot in the door and slowly take steps to achieve more relevant roles in film production, direction, or editing, thereafter.
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 […]
Claiming my identity as an artist and leading a relevant lifestyle has probably been the hardest and at the same time the most purposeful thing I’ve ever done. Art is the longest game, requiring hours and days and months and years of building your foundations and expertise, battling with the kind of adversity that comes […]
At the close of 2018 my body was going haywire. I became overwhelmed by extreme fatigue, respiratory problems, and incapacitating headaches. I was experiencing heavy depression, constant mood swings and a non-stop flaring of binge eating. I was terrified. I thought I had come down with some permanent damage like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – the […]
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. […]