Sunday, 30 December 2012

Kate Bush

Kate Bush got a CBE! Well done Kate. Here's a terrible 20 minute sketch disguised by an even worse photo from my phone. 
I've tried drawing her once before and it didn't go very well at all. I'm still very unfamiliar with her features.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Tori Amos

Strange new digital portrait of Tori Amos

Reference from Yessaid

Friday, 28 December 2012


I managed to get back into the print room before Christmas, but not without three days of complete failure and the UV bulb blowing...

I wasn't very happy with the quality of the prints for the fundraiser but I didn't give myself much time to get them done, and I hadn't screenprinted properly for some time. The stencil washed off completely the first time I exposed the screen, and the second time the beak of the penguin fell out and it lacked the definition and detail in general that I wanted. 
We have no full time technician so it's very hard to know what's making everything go wrong with no one to ask. 
On the night all prints were being sold for £3, I put in an edition of 8 and all of them sold which was really nice - another reason why I wanted to print them again, to try and get them as close to what I'd hoped for in the first place, and that way I could sell them properly. If you're interested hit me up at I'm going to maybe try and set up something on Etsy in the near future...

I also really wanted to try and do another colourway.  I had florescent orange in my head a bit while I was drawing them, and I do like a bit of grey so I thought they went well together. Doesn't come over too well in photos but the orange really does pop.

The detail came out much better - you can see the lines on the robin's leg and all the beaks are fairly consistent.
I had some baffling registration problems with the green/pink run, none of the second layers lined up properly despite them all being printed in the same place the first time... The grey/orange are much more consistent but that's part of the charm of (not being very good at) screenprinting... ha.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

De Zeen magazine

Yuri's card in a post from De Zeen magazine

Christmas Cards From Our Readers

Monday, 24 December 2012

Design Museum

Card from Yuri Suzuki sent to the Design Museum

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Denki Puzzle alphabet for Yuri Suzuki


Alphabet and greetings cards for Yuri Suzuki inspired by the Denki Puzzle and the lecture poster that I did for his lecture back in November.
Some of the letters aren't quite right yet so I'll probably come back to this soon.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

David McKendrick

Posters for David McKendrick lecture this Thursday

"My socks are always the starting point and I take the rest from there."

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Denki Alphabet

Got some time now to start playing with some letter forms with Yuri Suzuki's Denki Puzzle

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Life Drawing - Hands

Thursday, 15 November 2012

15 minute drawings from life class on Tuesday


My screenprint for T W O C A N fundraiser

Sunday, 11 November 2012


For a uni fundraiser called TWOCAN, should start screenprinting tomorrow
It has to be A3 and these two colours

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

French lecture poster

Here's a weird portrait of French for his lecture on Thursday

Saturday, 3 November 2012


This Thursday's lecturer is French -
I've not done a portrait like this before so it's been fun to try something different. The poster will just be his face and the venue/time info at the bottom, probably in the same place as the Yuri Suzuki poster.

Friday, 2 November 2012


Various life drawings, Claire the cat, and the view from our summer holiday of North Sands, Salcome

Monday, 29 October 2012

Yuri Suzuki Lecture Poster

Yuri Suzuki is giving a lecture at our uni on Thursday and this is the poster I've done based on his Denki Puzzle project. My soldering leaves a bit to be desired but the LED definitely flashes!

Here's another breakfast-based cracker from Andy Ashwin

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Yuri Suzuki poster idea

5 minute mock up for what I’d like to do for the first lecture poster using Yuri Suzuki’s Denki puzzle pieces. I saw some of his stuff at the Design Museum in the summer and it was pretty cool, the Denki puzzle stuck in my mind for quite a while so it’s cool to see he’s giving a talk. That k looks a bit too t like

Sunday, 14 October 2012


Panorama of the mist rolling in over Bath this morning