This is an old sketch I did, but as it’s the 45th anniversary of Buzz and Neilly-boy sauntering about on the moon I thought I’d post it anyway!
I’m fascinated by space and wish we’d explore it more – imagine all we could achieve if we spent £trillions on that instead of war and nuclear weapons….
A mate asked me to do him a novelty illustrated congratulations card for the wedding of friends of his – the bride plays the saxophone, the groom is a massive Thierry Henry fan. Hence the result below!
Click here to see some awesome illustrated posters by Justin Van Genderen.
A friend is launching a crofting tourism business, Air an Lot (Gaelic for ‘On the Croft’), and asked me to create the below logo that represented the main aspects of it. So I used the silhouette of an old style crofter using his spade to turn the ground, with a sheepdog created out of the negative space between his legs.
We settled on this colour also, that represents the seas surrounding the district of Ness (in the Western Isles of Scotland) where the business is based. Read more about it on his blog HERE.
Was rewatching an episode of ‘True Detective’ on TV tonight and decided to do a quick illustration at the same time. Need to do a full proper one soon!!
This is black pen on paper, with a couple of digital enhancements to give it the dark, Southern feel of the show….
A friend from work had a birthday recently, so did a pen & soluble graphite illustration for her. She’s a big fan of Sons of Anarchy, and gets particularly creepy when discussing the lead character Jax….
Below are a couple of shots of it, along with it framed next to the Jason Statham sketch I did for her last year.
Made a flying visit to Berlin for an amazing new year party with a few friends, but managed to squeeze in some good sightseeing around this fascinating city too. History surrounds you everywhere you go here, would love to go back again someday for a proper look around. Here’s a few photos from my walks about the place:
…Ok, before you view the below images, know one thing – I am pretty sure that Neal is sane….I think….
To give you a bit of a backstory, Neal used to write twisted versions of Winnie the Pooh short stories for fun. And when he won a free illustration off me in a company raffle, he decided he wanted to convert one of them into an A2 canvas, created in a minimalist Calvin & Hobbes style. Below you’ll see the initial draft sketch and final illustration, and a close up of a few frames too.
The story itself is very entertaining, and this was a really fun illustration to work on – Pooh killing off the gang one-by-one wasn’t something I’d ever expected to draw! But really happy with how it turned out, and Neal now has it hanging at home.
Should make for an interesting ice-breaker for guests over Christmas! Click on the images to enlarge….
I was approached by An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, to create some posters and flyers for a couple of their upcoming Christmas & New Year gigs.
The first, for the popular band Skerryvore, was designed to replicate their energetic sound, while also displaying an image of the fun and excitement to be had at a Leodhasach New Year ceilidh/concert!
For the second poster, An Lanntair wanted a vintage-style design to portray a throwback feel to Scottish Hogmanay ceilidh’s of days gone by. This is for the talented local musician Willie Campbell, who will be joined on the night by some special guests…
Catherine and Donald got married in Inverness this past weekend, and asked me to create them an illustration for using on the invites I was doing for them. I also created their Order of Service, Menus, etc, for their big day, and I’m glad to say everything turned out really well (Thanks to JTCP, Inverness, for printing).
Below is the illustration they requested. In the background is the church they were married in, as well as the Inverness Castle – both features along the riverfront they’re pictured on. The boat they are on there is Donald’s own fishing boat, ‘True Vine’. And like any good marriage, the wife is already in charge!