Sunday, 19 December 2010


Flea Market on Magdalen Street, Norwich.

Goya Tee.

Durer Print.

Super chuffed.

Thursday, 16 December 2010


Recent Sketchbook bits.

Finding relevant - Braintax, Retail.

Thursday, 2 December 2010


About 3 years ago I made this piece for a London based Zine called 'The Proles', created and run by Tim Green. The theme of the issue was 'Metamorphosis'. I went for a modern take on a classic Brothers Grimm fairytale 'The Frog Prince'. Depicting the crucial moment before a startling transformation occurs.

At this time I was between styles, leaving behind the Chris Riddell inspired political cartoon look (which you can see at the very start of this blog) and working towards my current illustration aesthetic.

See it in amongst the rest of the zine here.

Monday, 29 November 2010


A load of work has been coming in recently and I've been chained to my desk when not at my day job (part time). Sadly there's nothing I can blog about yet :(

Here's another skate DVD sketch, for now.

Currently over-listening - The Suburbs

Monday, 22 November 2010


Slightly more worked version.

Liking - Lucidity

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Quick piece inspired by thoughts regarding trust, allure, what we are able to know about one another and first impressions.

Watching lots - Macaframa

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


New home = New studio space.
This where I'll be spending a LOT of time as a bundle of work has just landed on me (for which I'm very grateful).

Here's a small piece of Sketchbook for now, more bigger work soon.

Glad I found - M.Ward

Monday, 1 November 2010


Vaguely related to current projects.

Seeing Tonight!!! - MIDLAKE, woop!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Monday, 18 October 2010


Latest Illustration work.

Because now it's nearing winter, we all just want to "bunk-down" a bit.

About to watch - Kick-Ass DVD (thanks library).

Monday, 11 October 2010


A selection of quickly drawn sketches made while watching Stay Gold - The Emerica DVD.

Pressing pause, drawing quickly, then rewinding (because the pause timed out), fast-forwarding, playing, pausing and then drawing quickly again was the general process.

Drawing images filmed with a Fisheye lens makes for some interestingly curved objects.

Wanting to see - A Town Called Panic

Friday, 8 October 2010


Recent coloured Sketchbook piece. Inspired by a certain Devendra Banhart Video.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Not sure if I'll be sent a hard copy, but I have another piece in this Seasons Velosophie, the Free, Austrian Bicycling publication.

Your can have a look at the Online Durchblattern! Here, I'm on page 13.

“Bicycling…is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds" says the Louis J Halle quote.

He also said (in the same paragraph); "I have shot in and out of stalled traffic like a goshawk through the woods”, which I am well into.

Monday, 27 September 2010


A Snippet of what I'm working on right now.

It may be a while before I can show you it all.


Song of the day by Tame Impala

Friday, 17 September 2010

Monday, 13 September 2010


'Mellor Velo Roma' piece featured in Vienna's 'Velosophie' Summer edition.

I got a whole page!

Sunday, 5 September 2010


Recent Fine-line and Felt-tip sketches from an outdoor clothing catalogue.

Saturday, 21 August 2010


Hi all,

I hope to be posting more again soon.
Hard times of late have brought work to a halt.

Except for therapeutic wacom drawings like this ^^

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Recent Portrait commission for East Coast Skate chief Chris Allcock and Girlfriend.

This was a challenging piece to get right. It's tough to find a balance when drawing long hairs, slowly draw all the lines carefully or swoosh 'em out with long sweeping strokes? A bit of both seems to do it.

See Chris in action >> GY Borough

Friday, 16 July 2010


Latest piece - made from 80% fun and 20% serious thought.

The main theme of this image is 'Tangibility'. The nostalgic tactile nature of retro audio gear contrasted against the fleeting and beautiful exsistence of small, wild birds. Also the idea that sound itself can never be fully harnessed or grasped but only experienced. These where the general feelings I wanted to bring together.
(I slightly changed the colour scheme since the Snippet teaser as the colours really didn't work on paper!).

Framed and unframed prints of this image are available NOW at Cherry Cherry in Norwich, which I'm pleased to say has been selling a steady stream of my work so far.

This image is also available from my Society6 page.


Im sadly not at Latitude this weekend, so won't be seeing the awesome Grizzly Bear on stage :_(

Monday, 12 July 2010


Full piece up later in the week.

Glad to have finally watched - Gleaming the Cube!

Friday, 2 July 2010


Recent sketchbook piece. More finished work up soon.

Song of the day - MGMT, Congratulations

Friday, 25 June 2010


Hooray for HAI! (Hire an Illustrator), I've got my little portfolio up on there site. Hopefully it'll catch some eyes.

To see the HAI! homepage click here.

To see my page on HAI! click here.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


I've just joined Society 6, where my work will be available to buy as prints online. View my page here

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


Another recent Portrait commission.
Just Black to Grey Watercolour and the white of the paper.

Baby faces are hard work.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


Two recent hand heavy images for the Epoch Times UK.
Both for the Poetry Analysis column.

'I snatched the sun's eternal ray', from John Clare's 'A Vision'.
Published Today!

'Thy trivial harp will never please',
from Ralph Waldo Emerson's 'Merlin'.
Published a few weeks ago.

Recent reading - Concrete - it's good!

Monday, 7 June 2010


Here's a look at a piece currently in progress.

Here's some experimentation.

Hopefully the two will come together.

This weeks listenings = Pixel Mixel by BitBasic (Suffolk lad originally!)

Friday, 4 June 2010


More marriages.

Recent Portrait commission. I hope they liked it, I know them not.

Currently listening to - Song for Dan Treacy, MGMT.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Wedding Invitation front-piece for good friends Rob and Nina.

This American Gothic based sketch was made in response to the initial ideas Rob and I discussed, obviously much changed as the project progressed.

My thanks to the happy couple for being rad clients and taking a whole bundle of reference photos for me.

Visit This Business Is Closed to hear Robs Bass skills (I think Nina has some cupcakes blogged somewhere too??).


Everything Illustration has slowed down a bit for me recently. I'm taking a little break to get things back on track, gradually.

Thursday, 13 May 2010


I've recently posted up a new set of photos on my Flickr page

The pics are from an ongoing side project, documenting sights I want to keep.

Light, Geometry, Shapes, Angles and the Weather. All from within my House.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


Erin O'Connor

Latest Portfolio piece, drawn with reference to photos kindly donated from Paparazzo chief Simon Gross.

Looking forward to this!! - MachoTailDrop