Romeo (character sketches)

One problem I was worried about stumbling across while creating a graphic novel was to keep a level of consistency within the characters appearances. Using a real live person was my main solution to this problem (thanks Dan!) and to also maintain a similar drawing style throughout. Distinctive features (beard, long hair) also allow the reader to identify each character.

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Will draw for free drink.

This is another little out-of-uni project being worked on at the moment, designing a CD case for someones 21st birthday… some half worked ideas so far..

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The Snow Goose

Response to a one-day narrative brief, to produce a book cover for Paul Gallico’s ‘The Snow Goose’.

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Bombay Bicycle Club…

After working for hours on my image for the comic shop, I found out they are creating a story for people to illustrate on their walls.. so change of plan, more work to add onto my gargantuan pile of things to do!

She has been cheekily entered as a competition entry (to design a t-shirt for the super lovely band Bombay Bicycle Club!) on 5oup.com.. Its a late entry but it was all good fun anywho!

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Better.

After long, long hours working on this illustration, levels of satisfaction have increased. Glad the wonky hand has been redone – it looked super sloppy before… Pistol Power!!

This has taught me that a high quality scanner is needed…

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The British Museum + Rain.

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I read a story at the museum about the origins of a Canadian, sub-arctic people called the ‘Dogrib’. It is said in folklore, that a village was driven from their homes by savages, and that one girl escaped & began to live in the forest among wild dogs. From then on she became at one with them and so the Dogrib people were born.

Visually, I imagined a girl evocative of Princess Mononoke in the Studio Ghibli film, a wild looking girl with the skin of a wolf on her head and warpaint on her cheeks. It inspired me to make some lino prints and drawings which i’ll hopefully post if/when I can scan them..

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Science Museum.

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I visited the Science Museum in London yesterday. I had forgotten how absolutely fun and fascinating it is. A revisited is most needed as there is way to much to be properly seen in one day. The IMAX 3D screen was breathtaking (saw a film about the repair of the Hubble space telescope in April ’09. It was filmed by the astronauts on board, and made me overwhelmingly jealous and simultaneously joyous). There was one particularly memorable scene where we ‘flew’ though space (at the leisurely speed of 150 billion km per second or something equally as mind-blowing) and into Orion’s Nebula, which is a mere 9 trillion miles across and is home to baby stars. Like a fairytale.

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