Friday, 9 October 2009



Imagine a lion yawn...
must be a frightening prospect. Hopefully you're nowhere near him.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Life Drawing


It's been ages since I did life Drawing. Back when I did my foundation we'd spend days just drawing and scribbbling body parts and poses, so it was a welcome change.

Me, Celine and Samir went to a free class a while back and I kept a drawing; not the best one, but the most convenient one to stuff into my bag quickly and carry home in the squishy tube, arg.

It was refreshing and got me out of some silly drawing habits.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

The Letter


I need to draw more people! so I did this Victorin-ish inspired piece. I tried to create tension between the two characters.

What's it say in the letter?

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Balancing Act


I needed an excuse to draw lotsa animals so I used the 'ol circus theme!
The image works best when you have a circusy tune in your head.


Friday, 25 September 2009

Dancing Ladies


I did this a while back, it's an illustration for the '12 days of chritmas', this one depicts the 'nine dancing ladies'.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Silly Interweb Contraption

my inter-ma-web failed on me, but I'm back now and I've done some work - have a look.

I dont know what he wants, where he came from or why he looks so eager, but he's called the Money Cat...thats all I know about him.

bye ;]

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Lyra Silvertongue


I never got round to doing a satisfying illustration after I had read: His Dark Materials, that great trilogy by Philip Pullman, so I had a go.

Lyra is an extremely stubborn and feisty female character - quite tomboyish in fact, whereas her soul or her daemon as they call it in the novels is quite the opposite - prudent, down to earth, almost meek and shy.

I wanted to capture that small fleeting moment where she turns mellow as she shares her fondness and affection for Pan her companion, especially when they where faced with such hardships in that cold and harsh place known as Svalbard.

I think her eyes are too big and she looks a bit too young, and maybe I could have made Pan look more emotive, but it was fun any how.

Friday, 14 August 2009

The Enchanted Horse


another illustration of a story from the the Arabian Nights' Entertainments. This one was about a magical phantastical flying horse.
What 'm reading at the moment:
Sins of the Father by Mitchel Scanlon, this is an intriguing Sci-fi novel about a murdering child and mutant-giant duo! (Not so confusing if you read it), and going to read Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami - given to me by Celine.

Saturday, 8 August 2009



A study of a wolf for once rather than a fox. I wanted a sort of Halloweeny-werewolfy-feel.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Alice & the Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar

A scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The original had too much white in it, and needed more black to balance it out, I think it's O.k now.


I've made slight changes to Alice in this new one.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

The Unhappy Circus


I thought the elephant in my drawing from the Natural History Museum looked sad, so I made a point of it, he he.

by the way, people think that elephants mourn for their dead, check the link if you like, for a more precise analysis. It's very touching,

Monday, 20 July 2009

I'm Warning You Stranger


Just been drawing at the Natural History Museum. This tawny owl caught my eye, he's like:

"I'm warnin ya, you take one step closer an I'll av ya nose for tea!"

(note to akbar: *cough* its a stuffed animal).

I couldn't get much done, but I got these done too. The elephant was quite close up and considering its huge size the perspective was a bit funny.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009



I've been looking through some of my sketches I've done in the past at the Natural History Museum and they got me thinking again.

It's amazing how there are pockets of life in places you never think of.

I remember watching Hayao Miyazaki's: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) and its thoughtful eco undertones of the peaceful coexistance of humans and other creatures. This piece is a sort of inspiration of Miyazaki's films.

I'ts kind of silly but I can remember how I'd associate different smells to different environments and memories. For some reason I use to think of ancient woods and forests whenever I smelt Lavender, even though lavender doesn't really grow in ancient woods! I also use to associate, and still do, The Hobbit by Tolkien with the smell of Lavender...very peculiar.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

The Decline of a Thousand Eyed Bird

Hello people,

I produced this image as a response to the poaching of peacocks for its meat and feathers.

Ironically it seems that the proud national bird of India is slowly losing its symbolic representation of the nation that champions it due to poaching.

It' such a shame, it seems that slowly we'll only have photographs and illustrations left to remind us of our loss.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Z for Striped Horse


this is a drawing I did at the Natural History Museum and then embelished on photoshop.

I think a zebra is like a show-off horse, (In a good show-offy way of course)

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Visitor From the Other Side of the World


It was a rainy morning and I had a visitor - the Lost Tribes Man sent to me by Wilkie. I thought he might've felt a little under the weather after such a long journey and the sight of an awfully cloudy sky, so I offered him some hot tea and a few custard cream biscuits!

Thank you Wilkie!

Sunday, 21 June 2009



remember Boldfish?

Well I always wanted to see it in colour, since it was just done in line, so I did a colour version based on one of the scenes in my concertina book.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Praying Cat


Inspired by a funny-cute Japanese cat, and those cheezeburger cats. He's praying to 'ceiling cat'.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Dream Brother

really enjoyed the show yesterday - everyone worked so hard! I'll put some pictures up later but now I've done an illustration inspired by Battle for the Sun, a song by Placebo.

I think the song was a response to a member of the band leaving, Stephan's and Brian's 'dream brother', but most importanly it's a song about moving on and choosing to fight for our goals and dreams. Quite appropriate with the show n' all.

I've used stock photos from: for this work.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

"So we both can speak in tongues"


I've been busy preparing for our show, but there'll be a tube strike!! *animalistic screech*

Anyhow on the flip side, I've got Placebo's new album. It's much more optimistic, especially after Meds, a very meloncholic, masochistic and disturbing series of songs.

They've been great to listen to and I've come up with some work in homage to their latest album. This is one of them.

Speak in Tongues

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Cat & Dog

some character designs I did for someone, these are my favourite out of the few I did.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Lady with Myrtle Rod


I've been busy reading The Arabian Night's Entertainments I borrowed from the library, (must buy it), and it's been great brain food. This is an illustration I produced of a character in one of the stories.

If you're not aware of the story, it's a story about stories witihn stories, I suppose - read it!

the scan was poor so I tried fixing it as much as I could.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Sketchbook: Animals

Here's some more drawings in my sketchbook I did at the Natural History Museum. I cleaned them up a Little - I had to use tonsa fixative.

(Since they're Full page, and I only have an A4 scanner, scanning and stitching was really annoying arg).

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009


These are some spreads from another concertian-book I made called 'Boldfish'. It's about a bold fish *dadum tish*, who leaves his shoal of fish and eats something peculiar then turns absolutely enormous.

This one isn't as strong narrative-wise as 'Dawn', should have worked on it longer, but it was fun anyhow.
Fish is a strange word, you can say 'lots of fish' or say 'lots of fishes', bleh. But then again if you're saying 'lots of...', is it necessary to add the 'es' at the end? bleh, bleh, bleh.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

More Museum Drawings


these are some of the more adorable animals at the Natural History Museum! (Minus the heartbeat).

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Update: Drawing at the Natural History Museum

some of my other studies at the museum. Very elegant herbivores (wish I saw them alive rather than stuffed.)

Wild Young Hearts


I just got some inspiration while listening to Noisettes, especially 'Wild Young Hearts'. The woman is loosely based on Shingai Shoniwa, the band frontsman (he he frontsman).
Go Shoniwa!

have a nice day!

Monday, 11 May 2009

Inky Fox


this was a quick drawing I did using quink ink and a bright orange colouring pencil.



did some drawing at the Natural History Museum then watercoloured it at home. I never get bored of that place ever ever ever ever, times a squilion with a beret on top. Going to do more drawing there again.

Listening to Noisettes new album: much more toned down, liked the punkyness of the first. A good second album.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Silent Hill


I just found some fanart I did around a year ago of Pyramid Head from Silent Hill. I've bought Homecoming for the PS3 recently, (it's quite hard). I used to enjoy the fact that I had the upper hand in the earlier games, any who the graphics are amazing.

toodle doo

Monday, 4 May 2009

Mr. Genie

my intention was to keep it just line art but it looked unfinished somehow, so I added some colour.

I'm too scared but I want put in blocks of black next time I do something like this, so that the design looks good simply in Black and in a black and white comic or something.

The Magician's Mongoose: Update


two more spreads that I really like.

Friday, 1 May 2009

The Arabian Nights


just recently bought this book, it's a compilation of different illustrators who've produced artwork for The Arabian Nights novel. It was very inspirational. Artwork presented in the book have been produced by Edmund Dulac, Rene Bull, Charles Folkard, among others.
These images aren't illustratons of specific scenes or characters - just something I came up with since I haven't read the book yet, arg

Must must must must get a hold of the novel soon!