Monday, 12 September 2016
A bit of odd synchronicity today. I was looking through my blog post archives only to find a post I'd drafted but never published. It contained this attempt to capture David Cameron doing his 'earnest' face, at about the time he became PM. No sooner had I found it than the BBC news website chirped up with the new he was quitting as an MP. So this seems like possibly the last relevant time to post it. Instead of 'Hello David Cameron PM' it's 'Goodbye David Cameron MP'.
Friday, 9 September 2016
Surrey Life which feature an article on the new Deepdene Trail accompanied by my illustrations. The artwork was originally commissioned by Squiggle Design for use with the trail's information boards and apps. Should you be near Dorking, the trail has it's grand opening tomorrow, 10th September.
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Storyboards for a sequence from Every Quiet Moment (2014). This set of boards starts with the main character Tom mid flashback to a 50s set countryside picnic. We then rejoin the elderly Tom in the story's present, in his flat with his son and grandson.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Above are a few examples of storyboard panels I drew for Matt Davies' short Every Quiet Moment (2014). Alongside, for comparison, are the shots as finally realized onscreen by Matt and Cinematographer Eben Bolter.
All Film images © Copyright 2014 Dichotomy Films. All rights reserved.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
It's been a long time since I've had a chance to post anything, so here's the start of an overdue update. Last year I was asked to provide some concept art for the steampunk tinged short film Ruby's Skin. and now with the film having done the rounds of the festivals, I'm able to show some of the spoilerish artwork.
The story, set in 1865, follows 17 years old Ruby as she accompanies her inventor father to the grand opening of the first hydraulic lift in Europe at a London Hotel. Whilst there she uncovers the secret of who, or what, she is.
The above colour visual was interesting to work on. This was to be the big finale with Ruby stepping from the shadows into the light of a victorian gas lamp allowing us to see what really lay beneath her skin.
The script later changed to have Ruby fleeing the hotel wearing a coat to disguise her secret and so a coat was added on separate layer on the original artwork.
The story was to change yet again however, with the revelation now happening within the confines of the hotel itself. I really enjoyed being pushed to rethink and then rework this image, you can easily get too precious about even rough visuals once you label them 'finished'.
The film was written and directed by the brilliant Claire Tailyour, and stars Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel, The Quiet Ones) as Ruby. Below are some images from the finished film, including the final version of Ruby's revelation.
Saturday, 27 July 2013
My initial sketches for the look of The Other Woman's heroine Abigail Hardwoode, following a description from author Graham Thomas. The Other Woman is available now here for kindle or in paperback.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
My design for the back of forthcoming Roxy Compendium entry The Other Woman. Included is a little insight into the story, set some time before the events of Hats off to Brandenburg, and a visual hint that we might be in for a splash or two of the red stuff.