Friday, 28 August 2009

For The Love of An Orchard

I've recently finished work on illustrations for a book called 'For The Love Of An Orchard', which will be published by Anova Books imprint, Pavillion. Work included black and white lino illustrations of various orchard fruits, as well as images showing different types of espallier that young trees could be trained into and rough diagrams of a grafted tree and bud types. It was an interesting project to do, i learned a bit about orchard trees, and they specifically asked me to leave as much printing 'mess' around the images as i could to make it more organic and rustic, which was surprisingly hard! The publication date is the 15th March 2010, in plenty of time for next year's fruity harvest!

More monoprinted birthdays

Two more birthdays, my dad's and my friend Chris's. Chris gets the banjo, to go with the jukebox clock we got him, and dad gets the chilli- to go with a Madhur Jaffrey recipe book.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Draw Serge!

Check out Draw Serge, "an illustrative tribute to the late, great Gainsbourg", and contribute by sending them your own version of the infamous French poet/actor/director/singer. Hopefully i'll put a portrait of my own up at some point but, for now, here's this one, by Milan Rubio.