All Tropical

All Tropical have currently Teamed up with The Ghosts of Birds Gone for their latest tshirt competition, inviting people to submit imagery of birds which have become extinct. Below are the three entries that I created as well as links to their entries on All Tropical. I would hugely appreciate comments, votes and shares of them.



Click Here to Leave Feedback for ‘Dodo’


Click Here to Leave Feedback for ‘CMYK Macaw’


Click Here to Leave Feedback for ‘Guam Flycatcher’ 

There are some brilliant entries in this round of All Tropical illustrations, but I’d love to be able to get one of my images into the final ten and I need everyone’s help to get me there. 🙂








Belle Character Design (part 1)

I’m currently working on some character designs for the Waterstones illustration competition to help keep myself busy now that uni is over and until I’ve managed to find myself a full time job (hopefully a design one)

I’ve opted to colour these digitally as its something that I’m not hugely familiar with at the moment having only really started this year. I’ve tried to stay as far away from the Disney characters as I could without getting silly as well, which was surprisingly hard!

Here’s my basic design for Belle, I tried to keep the designs and the colour pretty simple and I’m quite pleased with the results. Hope you guys like them too!

Shoreditch Mermaid

An illustration I created as part of a competition entry. It’s to be used on the front of a tshirt to promote a London based festival. One of the restraints of the brief was that only two colours could be used and it was actually quite fun having such restraints. I just wish I’d been able to create the finished piece with screen prints as it looks like it would reproduce really well- I can only hope that I win the competition! I’ll post details of how to vote for me once it goes live in a few days. 🙂

Letter From YCN

As I mentioned a few posts back, I recently found out that I’d been commended for my YCN entry into the Fedrigoni brief. I’ve been watching my post like a hawk for the past few days and today I received this beauty. I had to photograph the envelop before I’d even opened it as I knew I’d end up damaging it and it was too pretty not to get a record of.

Fedrigoni don’t give hugely detailed feedback, but it had me grinning after the horrible grilling that I got from the ISTD for my entry this year. I can’t wait to head down to London for the awards ceremony, I’m thinking of making a short holiday out of it with Mat and filling the time gallery hopping.