I try to update this often with images, projects pics and adventures in drawing.
A small selection of digital watercolour fun with iPad and Photoshop.
I was commissioned by Wakefield Museums to create a series of window-etch illustrations to adorn windows across three of their sites. Following drawing workshops with local children, families and adults (using objects from the museum collections) I developed a set of illustrations unique to each of the museum sites which reflect the artefacts and stories that they hold. Posted here are only a few of the many images I created for the project.
New series of animals on heads....
Here's a selection of new studio work using acrylic ink on paper.
More GoPro fun in the studio!
Fun trying out a new camera for doodle fun!
It has been wonderful to be part of Wild Woods Bradford with the lovely folk at The BrickBox . Initially I was commissioned to create a playful hand drawn image on 4 large windows of the ex M&S building on Darley Street in Bradford (see here), and was then asked to create live and in the moment projections on the front of the building during a series of events in October and November. Top full-on animated fun! What a blast! Photography by Yvonne Roberts.
Working as part of 154 Collective is always a blast, and even though our approach can appear haphazard, even chaotic or bonkers, the methods often spit out unexpected outcomes. Simone is one of those outcomes. The 'visual script' (below) for our show Cardboard Joe contained a character that I named Simone the Dancing Cat. She cried out to become a puppet, and as discussions around story ideas developed she managed to secure a central role in the piece.
Below is a gallery of images tracking the making of Simone. Her blue colour developed out of the Cafe Nero bags used as collage elements in the early sketchbook ideas. She is constructed mainly from cardboard and gum tape, and finished off nicely with a fleece fabric body and limbs. She is painted with acrylic paint and posca pens. In the show she busts a series of startling moves under the guidance of Cardboard Joe (Dan Mallaghan).
I have been commissioned to deliver a series of family learning workshops in Kirklees libraries with a sci-fi theme. Really exciting!! Check out the poster for dates and info!
Great to be invited to run a couple of short family workshops with Birkby Infants as part of the 'Tell Me A Story' project today. It was top fun working with parents and children, and I just love those Posca pens on cardboard!
During a recent short and very hot camping trip this image evolved on my iPad.
This is a new painting called 'Danger in Numbers'.