Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Sunlit Silence

I don't normally go for this kind of thing but I stumbled across this gorgeous painting by Alex Hamilton. You can see more of his aircraft paintings here.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Dan Dare Desktop

click on image for closer view

Nick Denchfield, my collaborator and all-time genius cardboard engineer on all of the pop-up models I've illustrated sent me this great Dan Dare Wallpaper today. Made from scans from a domino set apparently. Nice one Nick.

Monday, 7 September 2009


Ok, I know I've posted these elsewhere but I'm thoroughly enjoying my new iPhone. Marvellous bit of kit and wonderful gadget to have in your pocket when out and about.

One thing I've never been great at is carrying around a sketch book or camera to capture something I may end up using as reference for my illustration work. I have a Nikon SLR which is great but heavy. Even a small compact digital camera is a bit of a pain size-wise.

Standard iPhone 'non' Polaroid

Even though the iPhone only packs a meagre 3 megapixels I'm finding it produces great photos which a are perfect for taking quick snaps whilst out and about.

My favourite App at the moment is 'Shake It', fake Polaroids at a click and a shake of the phone.
Essentially, it's a filter but it gets some great results. I'm starting to prefer the results to those I get with the SLR.

I couldn't stop snapping away in Brighton last week, particularly around the bricabrac and second hand stores in around North Laine. Only drawback is exhausting the battery.

Shake it.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

North Laines Temptations

This shop frontage tempts and taunts me every time I visit Brighton.
Lovely, lovely Brighton. If only one could live in two places at once.