Monday, 29 March 2010


Epoch Times Poetry analysis piece, from about four weeks ago!
Left unblogged while I've tried to colour it successfully, and failed so far.

A Reading of 'There is a Moment' by William Blake

There is a Moment

There is a Moment in each Day that Satan cannot find
Nor can his Watch Fiends find it, but the Industrious find
This Moment & it multiply, & when it once is found
It Renovates every Moment of the Day if rightly placed

The Epoch Times Newspaper continually uses its independent voice to report on the unlawful persecution of Falun Gong Meditation in China, an issue that may well be kept quiet otherwise.
I thought I'd use the image of Falun Gong Meditation to illustrate this poems moral advice.

P.S. Before me lies a huge dilemma.
Here or Here this summer?

Friday, 19 March 2010


Thanks to everyone who made a suggestion for me last week. I've decided which pic to enter now, more on that in future posts.

I have plenty of ongoing work at the moment so will post things as and when I can. Stay tuned.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Your Assistance Please

Dear Friends,

I received a phone call the other morning from The Creative Review asking if I'd be interested in entering their new annual illustration competition. The winning entries get printed in a special edition of Creative Review, this July.

I'd like to give it a shot, but it costs a bit to enter, and I'm not sure which piece to put forth??

If you have a minute, please take a browse through my portfolio and tell me which you think is my best piece (by that I mean the piece that you deem to be of the highest standard). Work from the Recent work and Illustration sections only please.

You can either leave a comment on this blog or on Facebook someplace.
Most helpful post gets a free print in the post!


Wednesday, 10 March 2010


Latest piece for the Epoch Times Uk, print edition. Published today, 10/03/10.

The Antidote—Classic Poetry for Modern Life.
A reading of 'The New Birth' by Jones Very

"The portals open to the viewless wind
That comes not save when in the dust is laid
The crown of pride that gilds each mortal brow,
And from before man's vision melting fade"

I had a six hour turnover for this one, and the request for the shape to be 'really tall and slim'. After a really joyless time inking the linework (out of practice), the rest of the image seemed to come together a treat!
Depicted is the poet himself, who suffered a mental collapse during his time at Harvard University. Claiming himself to be 'the Second Coming of Christ, which resulted in his dismissal from Harvard and his eventual institutionalization in an insane asylum' (wiki).

PS. - Hasty Pizza hunger has caused me to just burn my hand on the Oven again.

Monday, 8 March 2010


The Fleet Foxes Band portrait was created in many steps, namely one member at a time. This worked really well in easing along the end product gradually and fluidly.

Time management is a super huge issue for me at the moment. I'm not piled high with work and rushing around all the time, but it's so easy to spend time unproductively. I've taken to unplugging my wireless dongle, just so it reminds me not to get lost on the internet every time I have to plug it back in to look up something online.

PS. - My hands are under attack!
Left hand middle finger missing a chunk (Climbing),
left hand thumb knuckle burnt (Oven),
right hand thumb Cut (left thumbnail!!).