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Visual Development * Illustration * Craic

Specializing in turning that frown upside down.

Bullfinch…sitting in grapes.

July 11, 2011

Here’s a painting I did for a wine label-too many colours, so I’m going to pare this down. Thought I’d throw this on the pile anyway just for the fun of it. They loved the painting, but it just didn’t suit the specs, so it’s back to the drawing board with me.


Obviously the name of the wine label isn’t ‘Bullfinch….sitting in grapes’ but I loved the font (Lobster) so much, I had to have it in there.

Family ties

June 29, 2011

Apparently I’m descended from William Wallace.

Will catch mice for food

June 23, 2011

Tonari no Totoro!

June 21, 2011



My neighbour totoro peeking over the hedge. The little white totoros are around there somewhere too, but you can’t see them…they’re invisible.

Graduation dress

May 26, 2011

My sister’s secondary school graduation was last night. I couldn’t help but do a little sketch of her dress for her.

Outfit sketch

May 26, 2011

I rather liked the outfit I’m wearing today, so decided to put it into a sketch for posterity. Note: this is not a self portrait.

Mary’s Octopus-Character design

May 24, 2011

A few little design pieces for Mary’s Octopus- I had quite a lot done, but my computer crashed and like a fool I didn’t save things. Moral of the story, always back things up!

So….here we go again…

Happy Easter!

April 24, 2011

My mother has asked for a Resurrection painting for the last 12 years, so this year I gave in. Here’s the result.

Happy Easter to you and your kin!

I have a new obsession-Edmund Dulac

April 21, 2011

Welcome to my new obsession! His name is Edmund Dulac and he reminds me of Arthur Rackham and from the looks of it, they work in similar ways- working up their piece in pencil first, laying in watercolour and then lines with india ink.  I might try this myself. Where’s my india ink?


April 19, 2011

Playing around with textures and shapes. Environmental design is a lot of fun.