Friday, 7 March 2014

One Line Drawings, or near as damnit

As you'll see above, I've been drawing upside down.
I wanted to relax about proportion and stay away from focusing on the realistic. This method really helped me to concentrate on detail, and brought out a really funky character I hadn't anticipated on meeting.

I used the same approach for the chap on the bike below.

Below :   Back to drawing up-side up...for now...

This is a sketch from my time living in the mountains. 
I wanted to think about just how intrinsic the mountains become to you, your body.

 Above and below, self portraits. wanted to catch the muscle lines, and found myself pulling some strange stretches trying to fix my shower. Had to keep switching arms but I really enjoyed the twists in the pose.

Below: One of a few covertly coloured in post-it-notes on the sly at work.  Having fun sticking them together to make windows. I plan on planting these around the building...

Monday, 5 August 2013

Bespoke, handmade festival goggles!
Kiss your sweet party goodbye to dry eyes! 


Last year, I went to my first paint fight, it was awsome but after a while, 
you cant help it stinging your eyes! 

This year, I didn't want to have to squeeze my eyes shut, when i wanted to soak up every cloud of colour SO I took the time to design and create, goggles, and it was awsome!

I am now taking commissions to design your very own goggles!

I can either send you a surprise awsome design (as awsome as the ones in the pictures) or, if you have a few ideas, let me know and i'll work with them!

Unless your thinking 'BIG' with the ideas you might have for me to create, a bespoke pair of goggles will be:

: £15 
+ postage

 I only use safety registered goggles, to ensure the upmost health of my eyes, 
and I take pride in using long lasting sturdy products, 
which will last the entire fight, and many, many more!

Mine held together all day, even after a colour thrashing! Chuffed, but not surprised. I use the strongest glues I can find to make sure my designs stand the test of the party!

Ultimately, I want my designs to last. 

As I hope you'll agree, we felt lush in our goggles, and would happily troop our colours in them to all festivals raves, and why not FOAM party's?

Get in touch!


Saturday, 5 January 2013

HUGE thank you to Heston Blumenthal and his team for giving me this incredible opportunity to work with them, thoroughly enjoyed creating new work for such an inspiring company!
Here's an image of the book-flasks I created for Heston's new range of Charles Dickens cocktails! Really pleased with how they look, and function perfectly as secret bevvie stash away! The trouble is, now i'm itching to get involved in more prop making!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

My first commision! The Hinds Head blackboards

SO this is exciting! I know, I know I’ve not been posting for FAR too long, but i'm very pleased to say that one thing I have been up to this year is sprucing up the blackboards for The Hinds Head in Bray, as part of The Fat Duck Group, belonging to Heston Blumenthal.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff involved in The Fat Duck Group, with special thanks in particular to David Ashton Hyde for working with me, and generally being a wonderful support and friend. And also, a huge thank you to my sister Emily Gunner, for putting me forward for this fantastic project. Without her, and all of the fantastic staff, I wouldn't have had the huge honour of having this as my first illustration commission, to which I am truly thankful.

Also, it goes without saying that during the duration of this project I was able to enjoy some of the food, and indeed the incredible atmosphere that The Fat Duck Group are renowned for. If you have ever, or do ever get the chance to go to any one of Heston's establishments, WOW!!! In quite literally every sense, I was blown away, and I cannot recommend going more so, as a simple Devonshire ‘shireling’, all I can say is AWESOME!

Just a little note on the theme I chose for the boards: due to the nature of the menu celebrating UK food, I decided to add detail by introducing patterns of plants found in Brittish hedgerows. I felt this complemented the natural beauty of the Bray area.

Cheesy picture with the main board, focusing a pattern on ferns ans cow parsley.

Inspired by Art Deco, the gin board with juniper bush detail.
The board for Bar Snacks! As the Hinds Head is renowned for it's fantastic hot scotch quails eggs, I chose to highlight this with a nest style border.

A feather at the other end to strengthen the design.

Again, taking inspiration from an Art Deco style. I can't take credit for the gold writing, hat's off to the bar staff for that. 
Yet again, I can't take credit for the gold lettering on all of the boards, but I am pleased with how the vine and hops designs turned out.

When I was researching the Hinds Head, searching for patterns, I came across a circular detail in the woodwork recurring throughout the bar. This offered a really applicable basis for a pattern throughout the boards; especially as it then allowed me to incorporate an element of history to my work, as the bar is so old.

Sunday, 28 October 2012


just a little competition with a friend to kick the illustrative juices back into life!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Been gone for a while, but have no fear, in that time I have been graduating with a 2:1 (YAY) and been silently working on some REALLY exciting projects, which asap I will post for all to see! top secret stuff here!