Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Fana and her Animals

A new story for the African Storybook project, set in Ethiopia. 

Pencil rough


Inked


The final images have to work in greyscale as well as colour. Rather than constantly switching to greyscale to check, I shaded the pencil drawing roughly in tones of grey, then colourised it. 


Colours tweaked and shadows added.


A few highlights added.


Fana with some of her animals.


Monday, 3 April 2017

Witchier


I've never been completely happy with the drawing I did for the Paper Planes show a few years ago, so I fixed it. Old version of Die Heks van Heksrivier below for comparison:



Sometimes when I need to do something for a commission, I'm scared to draw. And never happy with the result. 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Humble Beginnings


Two drawings I'll be showing at the Humble Beginnings show  at The Drawing Room Cafe this week. Originals and prints for sale. 

Monday, 29 August 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

A Dead Bat


A new story I've illustrated for Saide, available to read (and download) on the African Storybook site.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Linocut Boy Book

 A new printing handbook by Nick Morley (aka Linocut Boy):


I'm thrilled to be featured in it!


You can see more pages from the book, and order it, here. It looks to be incredibly useful if you want to know anything about lino printing, and is full of simply beautiful images, if you just want to drool over fabulous prints.