Here’s a small selection of the pictures that happen when I feel like making pretty things. Most of these are a little old, expect more soon! I’d be very happy to collaborate with any designers or models on illustrations like these, feel free to drop me a line if you’d like to work something out.
Blue Dress and Patent Shoes, Walking Downstairs (August 2014)
A somewhat Alice in Wonderland-looking colour scheme to this illustration. And a reminder that I should probably find out what most of these items of clothing are called. I would definitely like to make some patent shoes with wooden platform soles soon. Volunteers for testing would be welcome.
Black acrylic ink + Titanium White & Winsor Blue (Copper Phthalocyanine) acrylic paint on cardboard, 168 x 238mm.
A Few Minor Adjustments (2013)
Another shoe-themed picture, a candid moment on a rooftop. Those ribbons can be so awkward.
I had some fun with the juxtapositions here. I do like the implications of putting military fatigues with, at best, semi-practical shoes, & the general sense of being a world away from all that horrible stuff. Camouflage & ribbons could be made to work seamlessly.
Acrylic black & green inks & acrylic white paint on corruguated cardboard, 279 x 370mm.
Green Suit (April 2013)
Making shoes is a fun thing. I got the idea for making shoes from drawing lots of people wearing clothing including, but not [necessarily] limited to shoes. Then I thought drawing people wearing fancy schmancy shoes like the ones I want to make would be a good idea too.
Black, green & red acrylic ink + Quink + white acrylic paint on packing paper.
Chair, Pen and Beer (2013)
A youngish person in a natty dress & very natty shoes enjoying a few of my favourite pastimes. I can neither confirm nor deny that I was in the pub when I did this drawing or the sketch that preceded it. Similarly, I can neither confirm nor deny that there are beer marks on it.
Acrylic ink & white acrylic paint on packing paper, 169 x 355mm (excluding margins).
Pencil under-drawing of the above image:
Red and Black Dress (2013)
One of my first attempts at this type of illustration. I was still finding my feet with the style at that time.
Black & red acrylic ink + Quink + white acrylic paint on packing paper, _ x _mm.
Gothic Black Dress and Stockings
I’d very much like to put a real dress like this together, and I started making something resembling the stockings/chaps/whatever out of some stretch jeans, but they got stuck in a box & might be picked up again sometime maybe.
Hells, I want to go out on the razz in that dress. It needs making, which means I need to learn how to make dresses.
Black & sepia ink & white acrylic paint on 150gsm paper, 185 x 247mm.
Gothic Suit, Cape and Blue Leggings (2013)
And I’d quite like to wear this out on the tiles as well. That won’t be possible unless it exists, so if I (or anyone else) wants to fall over gracefully, it needs to be made.
Acrylic ink & white paint on 150gsm paper, 185 x 247mm (including margins).