Thursday, 25 October 2012

Book cover

This is a cover idea for a book I am currently working on with writer/journalist Mike Brooks. It is a collection of short stories about a gentleman explorer/inventor/adventurer that takes inspiration from literature and events from the Victorian era.

Clean on the inside

This illustration was done to try out a new method of working, with hand-drawn pen and ink drawing and colouring up in photoshop. Previously I was doing everything digitally, but really missed the hand-drawn element that real materials gives.

St Brendan

Here is a short cartoon of a story from the life of St Brendan. St Brendan was a sixth century Irish monk, and the Navigatio was an eighth century story of his epic voyage.

In this story St Brendan and his crew land on a small island and light a fire to cook some food. When the island starts moving they realise it is not an island at all...

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Borgomaro, Italy

This is the view from the apartment we stayed in in Borgomaro, Italy. The picture was drawn with pen and ink, photographed by iPhone and uploaded onto my laptop and coloured up in situ.