Friday, September 04, 2009


HenryVille is a comic strip l developed over 12 months ago and haven't had a chance yet to see if anyone wants to publish it. The strip follows Henry and his 'unique' friend Monkey as they go about changing the world. The strips are designed to work both as single gags on their own, but also develop together as an extended tale and entice the reader to return to the comic like a soap opera. Something l thought was missing from the current disposable wasteland of commercial cartoons being published. (Generally comics these days l find to be just throw away one-liners, which is why l think they've been de-valued and their page sizes steadily decreased over the years.)

This sample is one of the first strips l wrote while l was still developing the characters and the greater plot line.

(Click on the strip to see a larger, readable, version.)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Quack Quack

This is a section of an illustration l did a couple of months ago. It was one of three pieces l did for a submission to try to get a book illustration job. The 3 images were done pretty quickly to make the deadline and l wasn't completely happy with how they turned out in the end. I do like this Duck though, l thought the illustration style worked ok here.

Didn't get the job, so l'll be interested to see what the final illustrations look like when it comes out. I'll try to post another one or two of these soon.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Coming Soon ....

The blog has just had its 4000th visitor!! That's worth celebrating with a new pic. Unfortunately l've only got something small to post at the moment. This is a sample of an illustration l'll put up soon on the site called "Monkey See Monkey Chew".

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Hey Cow

Things have been very busy lately. And as usual it is my blog who is last to receive some long overdue attention. This is an illustration l've done for a new venture which l will be announcing soon, l don't have all the details yet, but for now it's a sample of what's in store.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


(An old painter study l did in August 2006)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Painter Head

Another screen recording of a quick sketch, ...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Monster 2

I tried to screen record this one but l lost it, ....

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Monster & the still life

I've never understood why people paint in Photoshop. I've always found it to be painful and set up badly for painting compared to Painter which is what l've always used for my digital paintings. The brushes are average, the smudge tool is annoying and there's no shortcuts for changing brush size. So when l found a Pshop painting tutorial on Dice Tsutsumi's site l had to try.

The apple was my first attempt, and then l tried to use the process on one of my own designs. Suffice to say, ..... l like it.