Thursday, 8 October 2015

Inktober 2015

It's another of those month's doing random sketches a day and adding the hashtag #inktober. You can see what I've been up to so far over on my Instagram page.

Above is my take on the lovely Laureline (and the Grumpy Transmuter from Bluxte!) from Valerian and Laureline: Ambassador of the Shadows.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

WIP: Curious Stories From Asia 2

Curious Encounters of the Human Kind: Indonesia

WIP. The second in a series of black and white pen and ink maps featuring aspects of the Asian continent for the writer/adventurer Paul Spencer Sochaczweski. More maps from different parts of the Asian continent to follow.

Find out more about Paul's work at

Close ups of the characters involved in the Curious Indonesian Stories (The nutmeg fruit didn't get used for lack of space). Moses, Sea Turtle, Komodo Dragon, Giant mosquito killing little old lady, Homo Floresiensis (Hobbits), Mermaid Queen and Nutmeg Fruit.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Waterton Comic Exhibition

The next Artwalk on Wednesday, 30th September 2015 Wakefield Museum is opening a small exhibition of working sketches and selected pages Staz JohnsonRichard Bell and myself, the artists from the up and coming Charles Waterton Comic. John Whitaker the mysterious fourth member of the Waterton Comic team will also be there. Mysterious in that it was all his idea and he did most of the writing and artist wrangling for it.

Last minute sketch before the exhibition begins.

Illustrations for David Chappell's
book 'The Great Marquess'

Chantry Chapel

Mary Bolles Water Tower
Old Hall, Heath
Sandal Castle

Illustrations for  David Chappell's forth coming ebook 'The Great Marquess'. David lived in the area of Wakefield where I now live and contacted me asking if I would be interested  in illustrating his book. I said yes because after spending so long working inside on the Young Waterton comic strip the thought of getting some fresh air and a bit of door step exploring appealed to me a lot.

David wanted specific scenes for his fantasy novel so it took a bit of research for Old Hall, Heath was demolished (and later) rebuilt and Sandal Castle is all but a ruin now. Chantry Chapel and Mary Bolles Water Tower are still standing so they were fairly easy to photograph for reference.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

WIP: Heath Old Hall

Line work for an illustration for David Chappell's forth coming book 'The Great Marquess'. The drawing is based on Old Hall, Heath near Wakefield.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

WIP Chantry Chapel

Line work for David Chappell's forth coming book 'The Great Marquess'. The drawing is based on Chantry Chapel located near Wakefield Town Centre, which David knew from his youth.