Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Helen of Troy

Latest illustration for the Epoch Times London edition, to accompany the poetry analysis column on the Art page.

Excerpt below -

A mixture of the sublime and the comical is well caught in this extract from Marlowe’s play Dr Faustus, in which the evil magician calls on a demon to bring forth the legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, whose abduction by Paris caused the Trojan War. No sooner has Faustus made his request, then it is granted. The Devil is nothing if not eager to please. Helen enters and time appears to stand still; Marlowe’s soaring poetry sweeps us into Faustus’s awestruck reverie.
“Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?"

To view the article, as it appears on the newspaper page, click HERE.

Below are some rough designs and studies and the piece in process.

I ended up trawling through the front cover print archive of to find the right look to draw from.
Lusty gazes aplenty.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Sir Henry Irving

Illustration for the Epoch Times (London edition) Poetry analysis column, on the Art & Culture page. Published Today!

This fine Brit was the first actor to be awarded a Knighthood. Respect.

Monday, 12 January 2009

City and Sticks Interview

Online magazine 'City and Sticks' covers skateboarding, music and much more in Norwich and the surrounding areas of Norfolk and Suffolk. Stephen, who runs the site, made a feature on me and my work to kick off the New Year with (big thanks Steve!).
Read it HERE.

I'm having trouble at the moment finding some new and inspiring music to listen to, any recommendations would be much appreciated. That said, I've been enjoying TV on the Radio today, the track 'Crying' gives me butterflies.

Business Butch (Bu Bu)

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Oh Nine

New Wall Clock Board is finished and ready to go on sale as of Tomorrow (Thursday) (SOLD-11/01/09).
Portfolio website has had a bit of a shuffle around also, in hope of everything looking a bit more consistent and pleasing the eyes that may grace it.

Im quite optimistic about 2009 so far. I've plenty planned but have yet to take up my New Years resolution to go swimming and cycling more. I'd rather stay in a play Professor Layton, which my Dad managed to snap up before the rush.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Smash Sparrow Sneak Peak

A tiny bit of the latest Smash Skates Wall Clock design. In the shop sometime this week!

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Flash Walla

Happy New Year and welcome to 2009, we've been expecting you.

I spent New years eve/day in London this year and had an ace time. My good friend Huw put me up in his flat in exchange for my services as Assistant photographer at the New Years day parade in the City. Our mission was to capture and document the part of the parade representing the meditation practice of Falun Gong, as we are both practitioners ourselves. Some beautiful photos of the marching band, heavenly dancers and the main float were successfully recorded and can be seen here -

Below is my best pic taken on my little Olympus point and click camera. The girl is dressed as a Boddhisattva and stood atop the float surrounded by a large lotus flower. Many agreed that this was a very beautiful sight.

Perhaps a less beautiful sight, me in Victoria park, London.