I draw. A lot. Mostly cartoons and sci-fi/fantasy nonsense. I hope you like it.
Four Flying Monkeys
If I could have anything in the world it would be four flying monkeys and a blanket. I would sit on the blanket and the flying monkeys would transport me to wherever I wanted to go. On those rare occasions, when absolutely necessary, they would poop on my enemies from a great height.
I love to fill a page with doodles. I usually have no plan, I just pick a part of the page and start drawing. Sometimes good things happen.
Bodkin are a range of characters that have been through several incarnations (and will go through several more). I wanted to create simple, cute characters that could be used for something – games, comic strips, merchandise – but I could never fit them anywhere. I do like them though and there’s a whole load of the digital versions on this website. Here’s a couple of the early versions.
I’m constantly amazed at what spills onto the paper…
I set a challenge for myself to create a continuous picture using a Moleskine Japanese Album. The finished piece was 3.25 metres wide. Here are a couple of my favourite bits.
This simple texture is a repeating theme for me. I’m fascinated by the process, the repetitiveness, and the end result.
One for All
This one is about my faith. My beliefs are central to who I am, maybe actually who I am, so it’s impossible not to express them.
I love cartoons. There’s a huge freedom in being able to create the weird and the wonderful, to watch as whole worlds jump from mind to paper.
I was there at the birth of Space Invaders, the state of the art video game that was the gateway to a hundred other games for me, but you never forget that first thrill of something completely different. Nowadays I like to play around with what a space invader actually is.
I don’t usually draw realistic things, I haven’t got those skills, but I really like the way this turned out. It’s good to stretch yourself sometimes and draw stuff you aren’t confident with.
Like a lot of creative people I have more ideas than time to create them. This is where the journals and sketchbooks and notepads come in. I doodle and noodle and scribble every day just get them out of my head and to stop me drawing on the walls.