Saturday, 25 September 2010

Reluctant Suicide by Andy Wood

Lingering on some dark road, or bend,
While I wait, with uncertainty.
I know not where, or indeed when,
But I know my death, it beckons me.

On the sands, of this cold shore,
I am alone, nowhere to hide.
This journey, never taken before,
To end my life, a reluctant suicide

This is an illustration I produced for the above poem. Andy is the guy who's poems I'll be illustrating and he's putting a book together. I'm on a bit of a high right now as I sent him this illustration and expected him to want to change some things or to out right dislike it. The response I got was totally unexpected. One of the things he said was: 'You have captured the poem in a way that makes me shiver.' He was incredibly pleased with it and told me not to change a single thing saying it was perfect!

I struggle with the word perfect as it is far from it. But I have to tell myself that although I may not be 100% happy with it (I rarely am) he is happy with it and that is what matters.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

A guy and his girl

Do you remember seeing the first sketch of this portrait a few posts back? Well, tis finally finished! The eyes on the guy were the hardest part to get right, especially the right eye. And now for another car portrait.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


As you know the wall mural is now done and dusted, I'm just waiting to go back round and take some photos. Over the next month (hopefully) I will be updating my website by adding an extra section to my Illustrations gallery which will include all the photos I take. The project was enjoyable and at times very frustrating. It was certainly an experience!

As for current and upcoming projects I am still getting portrait commissions I have a queue of people wanting one done which is great. I have also been asked to create some illustrations for a poetry book! This is rather exciting and will probably teach me a thing or two about poetry. I'll be posting up sketches when I get a chance to work on some.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Cool Croc

I don't throw anything away, especially old drawings. I have a drawer full of 'wonderful' drawings like this. Cool Croc is a character I came up with when I was around 7 years old so this means this comic is probably about 16 years old!
You see he's cool because he wears shades and a backwards cap. Take note people! Enjoy!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Wall Mural progress: Day 12

I'm quite pleased with how my giraffe turned out. And guess what?! I'm finished! I'm heading back there once the room is finished to take some proper photos so you'll get to see it finished properly.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Wall Mural progress: Day 11

Updated lion, he is now happily sitting on a rock watching the cubs.

Another tree, this time in the corner of the room. A giraffe will be on the other side of the tree.

Mr. Sleeping Leopard.