I am a Devon in England, based Illustrator & I work predominately in black & line using pen & ink. I have a life long love for the natural world and this is reflected in my work.
I specialize in animals, black white line, botanical, childrens illustration, drawing, flora fauna, flowers, illustration, illustrator, natural world, nature, pen and ink, typography, wildlife.
Trying out different approaches with my fountain pen.
Here's a test drawing made in Adobe Fresco & Photoshop on the iPad. What an outstanding app! The brushes feel incredible.
This is a closeup of the Fox and Raven Frame I posted the other day. It is done with fountain pen in my moleskine.
Fountain pen and DeAtramentis ink in my moleskine. The complete frame was posted a few days ago.
Inktober day 4. I am using inktober2020 as a way to try out different approaches in pen and ink. I don't really like this one, but include it as part of the experiment and the story.
The radio blares out that there had been a major explosion in the old Mill Building.
Day 7 of inktober2020 and the prompt is Fancy (referring to his hat). I like this pen and ink approach better than most of my earlier inktober drawings. I prefer the teeny tiny scratchings to marker.
Nick insists on taking his special hat with him.
Hippo in charcoal and graphite
Mixed media drawing in my sketchbook
Fungus, fungus, everywhere.
My new style of Zentangle art.
This is the full spread in my moleskine of Return of the Polar Bear. It is after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist from the 16th century, with my own changes.
My World. Welcome, I hope you enjoy your stay.
Often times my work is more about a conversation with my anxieties. I have a deep, conflicting relationship with concepts of existentialism. The following works reflect abstract ideas that I simply don’t have words for.
Day 8 of inktober and the prompt is Teeth.
Nick is excited to go out, he doesn't care what the reason is.
This is the other half of Return of the Polar Bear, a drawing in my moleskine. It is after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist from the 16th century. I began it as a way to try out his intricate use of line and hatching. The subject matter altered some along the way - his etching didn't have any animals, and of course mine had to be all about the animals. I also simplified. It turned out to be a wonderful lesson.
14x17" ink, watercolor and spraypaint on paper
A detail from Polar Bear Ship, a recently finished drawing after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist of the 15th century. I changed it a fair bit, his didn't have polar bears - or any animals. I wanted to try out his style. I like this way of drawing.