I recently did some more illustrations/cryptic symbolism for my friend’s band Dawnwalker. All to be revealed later.
My 2022 calendar is now ready – you can order calendars and prints of the artwork here.
A short interview with my friend, illustrator Sajan Rai. I first met Sajan when we were assigned adjoining tables at a zine fair, and he was offering to draw people as sloths for £5. This clearly being a sign that he was the right kind of person, we became friends.
After multiple people asked me, I did a print design of everyone’s favourite neotenous, cute but somewhat cannibalistic Mexican salamander.
Second volume. This time with Tove Jansson, leylines, derelict canals and a strange comic about insects.
Multiple people have asked me for a tutorial of how I do colour in Photoshop. A lot of people think my prints are analogue screen-prints, but they’re actually mostly digital. I draw the ink lines by hand, but all the colour and texture is created in Photoshop.
Scanning more vintage books – this time a history of costume book that my mum won as a school prize in the 60s. The illustrations are lovely, but the pages are yellowed and stained, so I did some clean up in Photoshop.
Here’s another print- price in the shop varies from £6-£24 depending on size. You can order one here. Features a plesiosaur, a nautilus and a coelacanth for your pleasure.
I’ve got a new print in the shop. A5 at £6, A4 at £12, A3 at £24.
Here’s another gig poster I did (this time for a gig that’s already passed, because I’ve been so slack about updating this blog)…
Here’s an illustration I recently did of Whitstable seafront. A3, A4 and A5 giclée prints are available here.
Here’s some more old sketchbook pages I scanned, this time from the British Museum.
This summer I had to chance to go to both Documenta in Kassel and the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. Here’s my photos from one of the Ljubljana Biennial exhibitions that allowed photos. The theme of this Biennial was this poem by Slovenian writer Jure Deleta.
Here’s an illustration of a car park in Bracknell. Like the one I did yesterday, the original artwork was a pen and ink drawing, and the colour was added digitally. It’s available as a print in three different sizes, from £6 to £24.
Lino printing 101.
I’ve also coloured a few of the colouring book pages in Photoshop, mostly for my own amusement.
To create this effect of being printed on brown paper:
Lately I’ve been drawing much more, and writing a lot less. I’ve been preparing artwork for a colouring book, which I need to get finished by the 12th of November, to have ready in print for the Rose Tinted Zine Spectacular in Brighton on the 19th of November. So there’s been a lot of 8 hour drawing sessions and high levels of caffeine consumption.