The Deep Soul of Doris Duke

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Design

  Blog-hop – Celebrating black history month I first heard the name Doris Duke a few years ago in connection with the Scottish singer Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) who had recorded a cover version of one of her songs (I Don’t Care Anymore)  – it was terrible, even though I usually like his stuff. I […]

Herdsday – World Cow Day

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Inspiration
Herdsday – World Cow Day

Hello! I thought it was time for a little bit of fun. I also thought it was time to celebrate something I like and that’s why I decided to put this gallery together to dedicate a day to an animal that is often overlooked. So let’s celebrate World Cow Day on the last Thursday of […]

Horrid tales…

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Books, Design
Horrid tales…

The Horrid Tales of Timothy Small and Other Poems by June English The image for this cover came to me very quickly after reading the poems in June English‘s new collection, The Horrid Tales of Timothy Small and Other Poems. I’d worked on the inside layout of the book and so it had been with […]

My first eBook-only cover

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Books, Inspiration, Visualization
My first eBook-only cover

This cover is for a short story for ebook production. It’s a deleted scene from the book Dark Peak: The First Elemental (which I also did the cover for). For this one, Stone and the Flower Dragon, it needed to ‘tie in’ but not too closely. The author had an idea that colour was very […]

In my spare time…

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Books, Inspiration, Visualization
In my spare time…

I’m in the process of illustrating a long poem by Anna Robinson for her chapbook “The Night Library”. I’ve been doing some preliminary drawings taking the poem as a starting point; a quiet, strange, almost surreal, place built of books and their keepers. Here’s my first drawing, well a drawing of a drawing, in that […]

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