I?m an Edinburgh-based illustrator who loves to dabble around in pencil, ink and splashy watercolour. With swirly bits.I took up the paintbrush after studying Illustration & Media Design at Edinburgh?s Telford College, and moved on to become a graphic designer specialising in magazines.In 2012 I was working with colleagues on ideas for a new magazine called Hot Rum Cow, and suggested an illustrative approach to a feature about Arrack, a fiery Sri Lankan tipple. I painted the bottle in lucid pink and coral watercolours, with details picked out in soft pencil. The project thrilled me, and so in 2013 I decided to return to my first love, illustration.It was a great move. In the last year I?ve had a fantastic range of commissions for editorial, exhibition and packaging projects, with subjects ranging from fashion to field mice, bottles to battles, lettuce leaves to lettering.It?s a pretty good way to earn a living.