- HMS Pinafore Poster DesignI was very pleased to hear that local theater group Swindon Gilbert and Sullivan Society had come back after Covid with a new production in mind - and that they once again asked me to work on their posters and banners. This time they chose a short and simple show, a story of a lass who loves a sailor - but is tempted by the powerful and stupid Sir Joseph Porter (KCB). The director asked for something that reflected this story - and no boats! After a bit of fiddling, I came up with this design.
- The Black Cat SleepsI've been looking into Art Nouveau lately for another project, and one of my favorites was the 'Le Chat Noir' (or 'The Black Cat' ) Poster by Theophile Steinlen. When I found a photo of my own black cat sleeping on a curtain, I thought it might be fun to try out his style. Verdict: Fun to do, but Steinlen did it better. Look him up if you have time
- Emily and the Lost PuppyThis project, completed in 2019, was especially interesting for me as I designed the layout as well as working on the illustrations. It was great fun to move into a slightly different area to my normal illustration work, and the first time I used Affinity Publisher for design work. Jan 2021 Update: I have been asked to make a few changes to the artwork. I added a brand new character, painting her in waterolour and then photoshoped her into the original artwork. I've attached one of the new pa
- Emily and the Pet Potato IllustrationsThis was another collaboration with a self publishing client. the story centres around Emily and the kind, but roudy potato she is given as a birthday present. From my point of view, it was a great opportunity to get some real character in something as solidly inanimate as a potato!
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