My Work is illustrative mostly, I take great pleasure in bringing characters, whether human, animal, or imaginary creature, to life on the page.
I don’t really have a ‘style’, I kind of work organically on each piece of drawing, letting the character dictate how they evolve and turn out..(told you I was weird). I also find if I try and restrict myself to a signature style (as I have tried in the past), I feel ‘hemmed in’ and that I’m missing out on something. So my work ranges from cartoon, company logo design, to classic children’s illustration, and gothic horror.
I do dabble in ‘proper arty-art’ now and again, my favourite being portraiture, particularly children, there’s something joyful about capturing a kids smile just right.
My paid work is mainly on commission brief, which can be interesting and challenging in equal measure. I like the interaction with the client, and working towards something that they are 100% happy with using their ideas and mine in combination. It’s good to see how someone else’s mind works, it stops me getting blinkered.
Digital media plays more of a role in my work these days, and I find the the use of graphic software, and digital drawing tablets invaluable. The digital landscape allows me to tweak and redo a piece over and over, until I’m happy (I’m bit of a perfectionist).