Behind the scenes of Unfettered – Part 3

  This illustration is a favourite of mine. I love nature in all forms. So, this is the last of the Unfettered behind the scenes. Most of the other illustrations are created using the same technique. Digital has become my main tool for creating coloured images. The flexibility it gives me is important. My brain…

Tastes for Unfettered

During the Unfettered mad panic scribblings from writers, we used the images as devices to keep the enthusiasm going. Writing is such a solitary process. We critique, push, beat-up and doubt ourselves over the final outcome. We try to match our peers and during this process we can give up. These images were drip fed…

Behind the scenes of Unfettered – Part two

In part 2 of behind the scenes I’ll be covering the Hunters model. First off, why a model? The nature of the idea of the small cute furry animal being hunted, wouldn’t have had the same impact if it was done as an illustration. I believe if you see an illustration you are removed instantly…

Behind the scenes of Unfettered – Part one

Over the next few weeks I will talk about the process of generating some of the illustrations for the Unfettered project. I’ll be starting off with Squirrel Hair. Some of the other illustrations were generated the same way, so I won’t be covering them in detail. The sleeping image (game birds) was done the same…

Word Hunters

The Word Hunter trilogy is now well and truly out there. Our talks around and about are still in full swing with a few more to do before Christmas. And maybe a few in 2014. The kids have been fantastic and we’ve had great feedback. I think I’m still ahead in the ‘Hello’ and ‘Ahoy’…

The Lock

  The graphic novel is progressing and some exciting things happening with it next year. I’ll hope to update you soon on this. The story has bent and changed over time but where it sits now is pretty cool. I’m throwing myself into this project after a stint of freelance that had held me back…

Icecream logo design

  I was asked to create a character for nitrogenie, the liquid nitrogen icecream magicians. I didn’t want the typical style of a genie, but something a little more mysterious and vibrant. It was then passed onto another designer who fleshed out the design onto other collateral.