Saturday, 10 January 2015

flat drawings

Well, 2 plus  years should have been about enough time for you to absorb that last post, so how about another?

I've been clearing out some old hard drives and have been looking over some old work from university. These are a series of sketches I did of my flat at that time. I remember my tutor remarking that I didn't tidy up first (what would have been the point?)

You can see my hands and feet in some of them, I was trying to draw everything in my field of view - as far as the page allowed at least. Anyway, I still like them.

Click for close ups

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Oragami Pigs

This will be the last entry in my origami pattern series - Pigs on Orange - wrapping up a set for sea, sky and earth on the secondary colours.

Totally pointless? probably.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Back in the print workshop

Its been a long while, but I am back making prints. This is the linocut I have on the go.

Also been listening to Them Crooked Vultures - good combo!

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


I've been playing with Illustrator, Making space scenes. Vectors are really really great. Really.

Click for a larger version.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Thursday, 29 September 2011


I am almost bored of making these now.....but not quite.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


This is another attempt at a movement illusion. They are hard to get right, its all in the tonal steps between the different colours. Are we seeing any movement people?


Meet Bomber, another teddybear portrait.

This one was done in pen and watercolour as a gift for a freind.

Monday, 26 September 2011

crane pattern

An origami crane pattern to accompany the boat pattern I have posted already. Next I need to do a land   themed pattern, most probably dinosaurs.

Friday, 23 September 2011

op art circles

Here's a collection of op art circles I have made. They are all heavily based on the work of  Akiyoshi Kitaoka

the two in the middle are spiral illusions - they are in fact made of concentric circles. The top and bottom images are sort of anomalous motion illusions (they're supposed to appear as if they are moving, try moving your head towards and away from the screen) - click on each image to see a larger version.

You should check out his originals - they are really trippy and the science behind the optical effects is pretty interesting. zammo!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

eye thingy

A cheesy eye thingy made whilst fiddling in illustrator and photoshop.

Inspired in a tangential way after looking at this site >

Its a bonkers looking site for a Japanese Professor to put up his eye bending optical illusions.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Clegg 'n' Cam

I just think David Cameron looks like a hotdog, ok?

Thursday, 1 September 2011

fun with QR codes

Today I have been having fun with QR codes. what a baddass invention.

I am most impressed by how much buggering about they can take and stay functional.

Friday, 26 August 2011

full of beans

Zammo - check out my cute little coffee bean buddies! they will stick by you through thick and thin, but be carefull, sometimes they can be a little overbearing.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

paper boats

This is a nice paper boat pattern which I made entirely in Illustrator (well I was impressed anyway...)

I have just realised that it tessellates at an angle, making it useless as a tiling desktop background. Oh well, if I am inundated with requests by my loyal readership I will post it at screen appropriate resolutions.

ha ha, how I amuse myself.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

winter moon

This one was a bit of an experiment, its an etching with the blue printed in relief, the tree in intaglio and the moon and ground are embossed - all printed in a single pass.

The inks I used were water based which caused the sky to bleed a bit too much - and the paper buckled on this one. I think it came out well on the whole though and its a trick i'll try again because registering different plates is a pain.


Wednesday, 15 June 2011


I went to Italy last week and did a small amount of sketching while I was there.

This was drawn at the Parco dei Mostri in Bomarzo. The stone face sculpture was so big you could walk upright through the mouth and sit at a stone bench and table inside the head - it was awsome to the MAX.

Shame I couldn't figure out where the treasure was...

Thursday, 2 June 2011


These are going to be the last lot I think