Monday, 16 May 2011

MAY 2011- Reading Art FAir-DONE!

It was a successful weekend for The Soulful Gallery at the Reading Contemporary Art Fair! Here's a pic of our stand-

 The Soulful gallery crew managed to sell 3 of my original paintings, plus a couple of prints!
I also sold a 4th painting via The Prince's Trust which was involved in the event. All the artists were given a small canvas by the charity and asked to create a painting which was auctioned off . Here's what I did-


I was still buzzing and feeling inspired last night after a great weekend at the Art Fair so I did this speed painting!

 I really need to do way more environment painting and any help, advice or suggestions will be much appreciated. 
Anyway preparations are now under way to design the most 'awesome-ist' mural for UpFest which we are attending in early June. We've got a 32 ft space to fill and I've got a couple of designs for my character sorted but I won't put anything up yet. Watch this space....... :)   

Saturday, 14 May 2011

April 2011- All set for Reading Art Fair,couple o' commissions and Upfest Approaches!

I haven't posted for a while but things have been crazy-busy what with agency-related commissions, Soulful Gallery and personal stuff.
I've been working on four book covers, some on-going book projects with Richmond Publishing and Oxford Univeristy Press as well as trying to finish some more paintings for this weekends Reading (pronounced redding for anyone outside the UK!) Contemporary Art Fair. Sadly I can't yet show off the illy commissions but check out my other Blog at for my paintings.

In the meantime, here are some random doodles I did.......

I got all fired up and excited after hooking up with some of my old uni buddies and talking about a collaboration! One of them mentioned about each one of us illustrating a particular chosen subject and sorta having a mini-battle so here's mine for the title 'Ghost robot' (actually, I think it was Robo Ghost which sounds better but we had sunk a few jars by then so I can't remember!!).

Sunday, 6 March 2011

March 2011: 'Sampled' Part 3

Last night saw the 3rd 'Sampled' event hosted by 4Motion Dance Theatre , which was a success on all fronts! There were three performances throughout the evening, whilst myself and Dj Dave Darch a.k.a. Awekid created some live music and visuals in the bar. Here is the final piece I created :

Brilliant night, brilliant people!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

FEB 2011- Busy year, Buzzing brain, Happy face

Hi!! Well, January just vanished and we are almost half way through Feb and the pace doesn't look like it's going to slow down anytime soon. I've been working on 3 books, with 2 finished and awaiting sign off and I'm about to start the 3rd. I thought I'd post one of the roughs I'd submitted for the series which was dropped. I quite liked how it turned out and it was fun creating the various weather scenes. 

Other news, and Studio Siafu has started working on Forest Folk. We are pushing for a march release for the next update. There is so much to do and it is still just a labour of love. Of course we want it to take off but I think we are a long way from that.
Inspired by the natural theme I have started creating a new series of character ideas, just for shizzles and giggles.
On top of all this I have been running comic and character design classes and animation workshops with local schools. Thursday saw the final day of what proved to be an epic project based on the history of London. We created a 50 foot tapestry showing the early life of the River Thames (170 million years ago-it used to be part of the Rhine, you know!) right up until the Blitz in the 1940's. Like I said, just a bit ambitious but the kids really enjoyed drawing the Romans, Vikings, Tudors, plague victims, beheaded kings and war planes. I wonder why??

Friday, 14 January 2011

Happy New Year 2011!!!

How are you all?
It's already proving to be really busy in 2011! I'm juggling a few big illustration commissions with teaching work, so I've hit the ground running.
I forgot to post my last entry to sketchoholic before xmas. The theme was 'Zombie Elves' and I really enjoyed creating this one. I've been spending more time working with the lasso tool and trying to move away from working with outlines around the subject and I prefer the looser style.