This illustration of a fox in autumn uses digital colours over an original black & white gouache painting. It demonstrates how I enjoy using paper textures and vibrant colours to bring a realistic image to life. Final output includes other animals in autumnal settings - badger (below), field mouse, squirrel and mole.
This editorial commission was illustrated using brush and ink. The constraint of b&w printing forced me to explore different options for contrasting the gorilla against its background. The final design flips the gorilla's colouring (from dark grey to white) so that it stands out as the focal point against its densely populated background.
This is a personal project that started after watching a travel show about the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand. I wanted to explore the ways in which an illustration's layout can help a viewer read the image in the same way that we do with page layouts. The road draws the eye down from left to right towards the snow-capped mountain in the centre of the image. The eye (hopefully) then follows the mountain range before settling on the farm in the meadow below.
This is an illustration of the famous London Routemaster Bus, illustrated as part of a set to celebrate iconic British Design. Other images in the series include a red post box (below), a black taxicab and a red telephone box.
This is an illustration concept for a children's book that has a narrative centring on the fun of baking with Mum. The style is designed to be welcoming and fun with bright colours and friendly characters. Inspired by the success of the Great British Bake Off on TV.
This is one of a set of illustrations that I did for a patient handbook about oral healthcare. Wanting to create a resource that engages patients' interest, I pitched a concept that used an illustrative style that harked back to the work of advertisers in the 1950s and gives the booklet's content more interest.