Monday, December 11, 2017

Mars!


Breaking Mum and Dad illustrations

I've been busy working on the fun illustrations for Breaking Mum and Dad: The Insider's Guide to Parenting Anxiety, Anna Williamson's second book for Bloomsbury. Her first book Breaking Mad was a number 1 bestseller on Amazon. 


Breaking Mum and Dad publishes on 8 March 2018!

Inktober 2017 - Flying Merguez style

Some fly highlights of FM and his crew in Inktober 2017



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Flying Scotsman

Warming up with the Flying Scotsman. Here are some getting to know sketches of the Flying Scotsman for a children's book I'll be working on soon for Memory Lane.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Christmas in Spring







Embarking on a new book for a company that sells children's products. It's this fella again. I've obviously been good for his early arrival.

(copyright: DemandMedia/Jasmine Parker 2017)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Tunnel Mural


Connecting Bellingham community to its local green space through art
inspired by nature

The rail tunnel at Lower Sydenham is a major link-way for locals to access a green space, the Riverwalk. My project idea is to transform the dark rail tunnel into a colourful work of art, to create an inviting entrance for residents to enter their local green area. From an initial art activity – painting a tunnel mural, designed and delivered with the Bellingham Gateway Youth Group’s help, the project aims to increase appreciation and access to nature, share art skills through the mural process, and encourage youth engagement with their local area through subsequent art workshops, culminating in a their own design for their computer room. This is just an idea, a suggestion in Photoshop of what the tunnel could look like painted with a nature inspired pattern.


For more images click here

Monday, April 17, 2017

Violet and Catman

Moving house has been chaotic, but I was able to write a short story for my characters Violet and Catman and his magical pockets. They are nature lovers and go on a different adventure in each story. I started with thumbnail sketches, a first round of roughs and now I'm working out the backgrounds, characters and scenes. It's exciting merging my cover style for the backgrounds. Here's a tiny sample of images so far, there's lots of testing still to do...

Do What You Want Zine

Ruby Tandoh asked if I would contribute some of my social anxiety images and do a new illustration for the 150-page Do What You Want Zine magazine she and Leah Pritchard have put together for charity, amazing zine on mental well-being and very pleased to contribute. Out this month - the first print run sold out.

Cover Artwork

I've started developing a style suited to the nature narrative titles at Bloomsbury
Hen Harrier – Donald Watson

Songs of Love & War – Dominic Couzens, front and back artworks





In a dramatic publishing change about a year and a half ago, I moved in Bloomsbury from my Senior Editorial role to part-time Junior Cover Designer. I love my new job. It complements my illustration work and I'm learning all the time. It made sense after the MA in Communication Design and Illustration (distinction :D).

Open Uni Branding








FB and twitter social media banner and post branding for the Open Universities Brainteaser Month in January

Saturday, November 26, 2016

2m tall banner



I don't often get to work at such a scale, but really enjoying working big 1m x 2m. Nearly had a Spinal Tap miniature moment though with the client before I got my head round all the zeros in mm.


The Santa Special Book





I had the opportunity to be the illustrator for 'The Story of the Santa Special' published by Memory Lane Media. I had a month, it was fast and fun.

This was my favourite illustration

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Clement Caterpillar




 I think Clement Caterpillar looks best with his home in a tree and definitely
as star of the show instead of Incy.






Ta - da - my latest selection of work!

CLICK AND PERUSE at your leisure



And my outdoor paintings Flying Merguez Berlin 2014, London 2016 - I would love to do more in the future and not just FM, murals...


Friday, August 12, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Secret 7" 2016

At Last - Etta James






My sleeve was selected to be in the Secret 7" exhibition at Sonos Studios and it sold on the 2 May for Amnesty International, very pleased to be involved.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Monstrodamus May 2016

An overview of my Flying Merguez process for our WDLM (we dance like monsters collective wdlm.tumblr.com) exhibition - Monstrodamus. Our exhibition was a gallery on the Pictoplasma character walk 2016, 4-8 May 2016