Sunday, 27 March 2011

Spirou Spring Books Advert

Here's an illustration for this months Spirou magazine, advertising some of the new titles available this spring. Below are some images from the process of making the final illustration.

This was my first rough

Next, Etienne the art director made his thoughts clear

Then I sketched out my version

I got started on the background

A bit more colouring in

And the final illo

Monday, 21 March 2011


A few years back I was asked to take a look at reinterpreting the Michelin Man, Bibendum. One of the aspects of the brief was to imagine Bib as if he was being designed for the first time today.

The reason the Michelin Man looks the way he does is that back in 1898, bicycle tyres
were white. My reasoning was that if you were designing a character out of tyres today,
he might look more like this..

You can check out Tristan Eaton's 80's Hip Hop version of Bibendum here.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Ey up, lad!

This is based on the area where I grew up. Near Bingley in West Yorkshire..

(click for larger image)

Sunday, 6 March 2011


A couple of months ago, my friend Lee asked me to design a business card for him.
Lee's a photographer. He mainly shoots girls. I said 'ok'.

I started off making a graphic version of Lee's tag.

Next I had a go at drawing over one of his photo's; A pair of stripy legs
Then I inverted the drawing, and added a clean font.

I added the 'Tag' lettering to one of Lee's photo's, and made a drawing over it in photoshop on the Cintiq.

Finally I made this one just cropping in and re-using bits I had already made:

When I showed them to Lee, he said 'It looks like I do drawings.'

I agreed.

Then, if I remember rightly, we went to the pub.