Saturday, 21 May 2011

Website Update

I've been working on my website today for an online portfolio. Still have to produce my hard copy but am pleased with my Wix site...
Visit it here,
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Friday, 13 May 2011

188cm's of man


I like this illustration but it doesn't fit my collection... maybe next time!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

High Street Range

I've been developing a high street range for the Exall England brand. It is meant to be more accessible to a lower end target market and uses my more illustrative work

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Journal Layout Snapshots

I have been working on my journal in Indesign. Although I have loads and loads and loads to do, it is quite fun delving into layout.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Todays illustrations in progress

Rendered fashion illustrations with print designs.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Rendered Fashion illustrations

I have applied my print designs to these two chaps. I'm using print selectively so as to create a wearable collection.

Fashion Illustration in progress

I'm working on fashion illustrations at the moment. I don't want them to look like historical characters, more like modern men who enjoy the past! I've picked up on the silhouette of the explorer to do this. I hope it will compliment my print designs which still need to be finalised and applied to the illustrations.

Friday, 1 April 2011

The Dream is Alive

An illustration of the first flight. Not too sure about the text. Think it needs something but not sure if it's this yet. It is an aviation quote so does fit the theme and blends nicely with the aviation poster I did yesterday.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Ordinance Survey

Quick and easy to do. Will probably do more of these for the installation, probably on folded paper like a real map.

Illustration/ Photograph tryouts

I have had a little play with art direction based illustration placing my illustrations into settings which convey a fashion lifestyle. They are only very rough at the moment to see if I like the aesthetic. I slightly touched on the mixing of these two mediums in the last project. I think I still have to play with illustration style and I have to get more photographs of atmospheric environments.

The top image background is from The Harmony Club in Alabama which was a gentleman's club converted into a home. It is a beautiful building and I'd like to scout for a similar location. Read about it here:

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Fashion Lifestyle Installation Practise

I went on to accessorise the furniture to portray a fashion lifestyle through an installation piece. It is only a practise at the moment as I will use rugs and wooden floors opposed to the grass but I feel the tones and textures work well.

Busy Weekend

Last weekend I got to work turning my digital print samples into upholstered furniture for fashion lifestyle. I bought two chairs and recovered one and made a removable cushion pad for the second. I also made a plump overstuffed cushion which, like the pad was piped, a new skill I have learned.

Learning istopmotion

This is my third experiment with istopmotion. It's a really fun process but does take some time. I like this animation and it's use of Scott Joplin's "Maple Tree Rag". It has yet to be finished. Humphry and Gilbert will go on an adventure on their tandem!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

A Royal Wedding in Toy Town

Got a bit sidetracked today and thought I’d have a little go at the Royal Wedding Design Competition on "All Tropical". The top 20 get judged by the online community and the best gets printed and £180. As I already had the toy soldiers I created a prince and princess in the same vain to give the design “A Royal Wedding in Toy Town”. Doubt I’ll win but had fun doing it!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Stamp Ahoy

I like the stamps in the first image. They take a surprisingly long time to create but I really like the authenticity of them, perhaps I'm being too picky with fonts etc. but I do like the outcome. I hope to create more soon!


I've been looking at images from the London Transport Museum's archives. I've been using imagery and ideas from travel posters of bygone days and modernising them while maintaining the vintage feel.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Random Man-dem on a Tandem etc.

I've had bikes on the brain today! These are initial illustrations which I will develop. Not too sure about the colours at the moment!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Luggage Label and Muybridge Drafts

I was inspired by Eadweard Muybridge's study of motion and luggage labels for these pieces. They are only ideas at the moment which are to coincide with my theme of the gentleman explorer/ intellectual

Friday, 18 February 2011

Flat illustration

I did my first ever "Flat" on illustrator today and really enjoyed it. I've since added some shading and one of my designs. I've mocked it up in a Ted Baker style.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Binocular design

This design was taken from my photographs of the antique binoculars. I think it's a bit Fornasetti perhaps?

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


I discovered some really old binoculars. The box has "H. C Hudson 21st April 1914" written inside. They have really inspired me, I love the cracked leather, rusty buckles and neat top stitching.