Saturday, 19 December 2009

2 Cool for Yule update

Some more pics of 2 Cool for Yule @ The Bricklane Christmas Market. It's on until Sunday the 20th of December. So if you're after something a little different to the usual Christmas gifts come on down to the Soupa Market!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Too Cool For Yule!

From left to right: Missile Toe, Rain Brigadeer, and
Bah Dumbug

Hi all this is the 'Too Cool for Yule' range of plushies I've been feverishly working on with the help of Santa's Elves. They are limited edition, each design only has 20 in existence. So pop down to the Bricklane Christmas market from the17th-21st December and grab yourself an alternative Xmas Pressie. I'll be on the Soupa Market stall along with all the other talented folk from Soupa Creative Network.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Ho Ho Ho! Soupa xmas market

Come and have a great day out and grab yourself some art! Limited editions and exclusives a plenty!

Monday, 2 November 2009

POPsicle - Inspired by the Tate Modern Exhibition 'Pop Life' from initial ideas through to completion

Initial Ideas after seeing the exhibition

Initial Ideas after seeing the exhibition

Initial Ideas after seeing the exhibition

Initial Ideas after seeing the exhibition

Initial Ideas after seeing the exhibition

Initial Ideas after seeing the exhibition

I combined all my ideas together that I liked and drew a composition straight on to paper. I always feel it is better to just draw directly, I find that if you use pencil as a guide you tend to loose your spontaneity. Another advantage is that it speeds up the process and you think more about what you are doing. Unfortunately I don't have an A3 scanner so I had to scan in the drawing in 3 parts and assemble it in Photoshop.

I was not totally happy with everything in the composition, see if you can spot what I've changed from the previous version. If there was a lot that I was unhappy with I would just draw it again but the change is minimal and for the better of the composition.

The next step was taking it into Illustrator. I initially wanted to take inspiration from the colours used in the exhibition logo but I had a nagging feeling that it wasn't finished and was missing something.

Tadaaaa! I did have to swap some of the colours round make the introduction of yellow work. Just by adding an extra colour the design has been elivated to another level and communicates my message of fun and pop alot more. I think it's imperative that you develop the skill of self analysis and knowing when and when not to add to a piece of work.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Halloween Flyer

An illustration I've just done for a Halloween flyer, spooky stuff! Mwahahahahahahaaaaaa...

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Vote for my threadless design

Tits and Ass has made its way over to Threadless. Please take the time out to vote for me. Your vote could make the difference :)


Friday, 7 August 2009

Tits and ass...

This line drawing comes from my love of the english language, and its many double entendres. I've already transfered it on to a tee for myself, and I might turn it into a screen print too, sweeeeeeeet! *~*

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Soupa's August Website Banner

I was asked to do this months website banner over at Soupa. The inspiration was my interpretation of summertime. Eating rock, deck chairs, ice cream, and wasps. They're all there!

Click the picture for the full size image.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Hire an Illustrator!

I've got myself a little gallery over at Hire an Illustrator! Others include Jon Burgerman and Poked Studio to name a few, check it out...

Friday, 17 July 2009

Skull Duggery now available for all to download! Can you beat my score?

Download your free game of Skull Duggery! Just type into your mobile browser and it will start to download automatically. If your phone does not support flashlite you can still play it via your web browser.

Take a photo of your best score and email it to

So far mine's 74, now go catch dem skullz!!!!!

Carlos Garde-Martin 74

Rachael C 41

Saturday, 11 July 2009

I Like Characters

My 'Two of a Kind' game has made its way on to the amazingly amazing, Steve Racks wonderful site about all things character related. Take a look at the cutting edge of character design from around the globe!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

My tribute to 'The King of Pop'

Rest in peace dude, you were the greatest!

Click the image to see a larger version

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

My own Soupa page!

I now have my own page on Soupa Creative Network, just look in the Creative Showcase A big thanks to Jo for letting me join in the fun! Now head on over there for some 'Visual Nourishment'! Mmm Tasty :)

New Blood Pics

Thanks to everyone who helped put the show together, you did such a fantastic job. The Hertfordshire Stand looked brilliant. It was great to see lots of people there enjoying the show, and it was a great experience to be part of New Blood 09.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

The great British summer

With all the nice weather we've been having, I thought I would do a little sketch to celebrate the great British summer.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Skull Duggery

I have created a new game to be played on mobiles that have flash lite capabilities exclusively for D&AD's New Blood. If you want a go you'll have to come and meet me at the National Hall, London, Olmypia at the Hertfordshire Uni stand on the 29th or 30th of June, I will be bluetoothing the game to who ever wants a copy free of charge. I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Illustration Mundo

I have recently joined up to Illustration Mundo A great place for all things illustration, and well worth a look!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Fecal Face Gallery

I Have recently set up a small gallery showing a small selection of my images over at Here is the direct link my gallery

New Blood

I am very much looking forward to being part of The D&AD's annual New Blood event at the end of the month. I have been picked as one of the top students graduating from my class and I am very proud to be representing Hertfordshire University. Hopefully I will meet some of you nice industry folk for a chat and biscuit (though not necessarily in that order). I will post some pics on here from the event when I can. Oh and if you are thinking of coming then you need to make a pledge here's a link to mine