Monday, 30 December 2013

Christmas card illustration for Beast!


Last Autumn a group of 6 illustrators (including me!) working and living in Norwich decided to create an illustration collective called Beast!
We meet every fortnight at a local pub (usually the Playhouse) and over a round of drinks (usually real ale or cider), we chat and share our thoughts, ideas, drawings and also work in joint projects.
The illustration above is part of one of these projects: Designing and selling sets of 6 illustrated Christmas Cards with all the benefits going to a local charity (http://www.hamletcentre.org.uk). 
You can learn a bit more about the "origin" of Beast! in this Fiona Gowen's blog entry.
You can follow Beast's updates and news in our Facebook page and also in twitter.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Family Day Out Illustration

One of the illustrations I have done for a donation box at Flag Fen:



(The drawing will go at the top of the donation box)



(detail)

Friday, 20 December 2013

Touché!

'Touché!' A piece I have made for my portfolio:


Preliminary sketches and ink:

Saturday, 14 December 2013

December drawing...


A sketch of me in the studio (inspired by Homer Simpson workplace).

Friday, 6 December 2013

Hair Animation for Propecia ad (Germany)

I created and animated a character for a flip book flash advert of hair product Propecia. This project was made in collaboration with super talented animator and friend Helen Schroeder for the German agency La Red (www.la-red.de).
Here you can see some early designs of the characters:





...and the final animation clip here:

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Character design for the book "Money Go Round'

I was commissioned to design a character that would introduce the different chapters of a book about the history of economics called 'Money Go Round'.  


JC (his name) would wear a different disguises according to the time in history. In the image above we find him wearing Greek and Sumerian costumes.



  JC also appears as George III and... Queen Victoria.



And he makes an special appearance as Dr. Who and as a chicken.

For more information or to purchase 'Money Go Round' please visit: http://www.jc-and-co.co.uk/

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Halloween's sketches

This October I have been sketching mainly MONSTERS. Have a good Halloween folks!






Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Character Design for Docusol's TV ad

Last Autumn I was commissioned by The Point agency to help in the design of the characters of an animated TV ad.


The campaign was for Docusol Paediatric Solution, a constipation relief developed specifically for children from 6 months.
We had to design several food characters on a slide, e.g. the Pizza fella...


Eventually the characters got stuck...


...but with the help of Docusol they could get unstuck and enjoy the slide again!



The last two images were used in the print campaign. You can see the finished animated TV advert below:

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Summer Sketches: Surfer Girls




Oh summer is ending, though it's still bright and sunny in the UK!! These are some pencil sketches I did just for fun while listening to one of my favorite albums for the summertime: Beach Boys' Friends.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Illustrations for the Charles Dickens Museum

Last November I collaborated with the chaps of Ugly Studios in the design of two illustrations for a brochure of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. The client needed a picture of the front of the house for the cover...

Pencils of Charles Dickens' House

And a picture of the interior of the house that would go inside the brochure...

Rough sketch of Charles Dickens' house

































Some characters and details were added to make it looks more lively...




And finally the illustrations were coloured in Photoshop...



If you are interested in Charles Dickens' life and novels you can visit his home-museum at 48 Doughty Street, at the heart of Bloomsbury, London. For further info please visit www.dickensmuseum.com.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Inking Thursday...


Time to ink some drawings. Light box and pens: ready!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Family in the Beach - Sketch


Pencil sketch of a family running in the beach. Finished full-colour version coming soon!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

5 minute warm-ups


Pencil on paper. Sketching from Google images. Model: Irina Shayk.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Illustration: 'Venus de Milo Self-Pic'


I have just finished a new illustration: 'Venus de Milo Self-Pic'. Ink and Digital.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Monday, 14 January 2013

Illustration: Celestial Nocturne


Personal Work. I got inspired by a 1920's Hollywood portrait of Clark Gable and Joan Crawford.

Friday, 11 January 2013