Thursday, 27 January 2011

stumbled across a beauty

Currently drawing stamps for a poster exhibition taking place at the Black Swan in Frome on 25 March...but I dearly wish I had designed this beautiful, beautiful stamp from 1963 (found here).  Sigh.

Saturday, 22 January 2011


I have just finished illustrating Salamano, Mersault's old callous neighbour in The Outsider, who is transformed into a delicate, melancholy soul when his poor mistreated dog finally runs away from him.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

mr. mersault

* Note: Sorry for re-posting this so many times...there was a very irksome spelling mistake in the title and I just had to get rid of it!

I am sad to say that I missed yesterday's deadline for the Folio Society's illustration competition for Albert Camus' The Outsider.  But here is a quick illustration I've put together, post-deadline, in response to Mr Mersault's prison experience, upon remembering the familiar sights and sounds of Algiers from outside his cell.

I am mainly just pleased that I've managed to put a person into one of my pictures that isn't a silhouette or a tracing, at last!  This guy was inspired by Petra Borner's lovely figure drawing.  She may have saved me from an on-going struggle.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

a hint of summer

After a couple of truly unsuccessful attempts, here is the image I've clawed together for my Fringe poster submission!  I'm up against some pretty stiff competition and there are more than a couple of niggling tweaks I need to do, so I don't know if this will cut it, but it should add some vibrancy to my portfolio at least!

I will update you all on my New Year adventures in Scotland very soon...I am eagerly awaiting the collection of my photos tomorrow (though I fear they may be reflective of the grey, dreary January weather) and of course, the hand-in of the dreaded dissertation (I can recommend these guys for binding, they seem to have done a splendid job).  In the meantime, I have a scary amount of work to do and a kettle to boil!

Happy New Year!