3 Quick ways to turn your doodles into damn fine drawings!

When thinking about these little lesson blogs of mine I thought about how I wanted to keep them really accessible for all abilities and for all pockets. To that end the three methods below are all done with a HB...

So, I've been doing some typography with some cards recently and I thought you might like to see a little behind the scenes so you can have a go! I know it can be daunting to go from bubble writing on the back page of your Math book to something that will blow the sock...

One of the many things people say when I talk to them about art and my design life in general is 'I wish I could draw.' And I get it. In an education system that doesn't value being creative or interest in the less 'academic' subjects people get the marks they have to...

Hello! After a one week holiday, I am back to discuss the month of April. Can you believe it was Easter was only a month ago?? Feeling ill after too much chocolate seems like ancient news! But all around a pretty good month, if it starts with chocolate and ends with a...

Everyone who is an artist is born with a gift, an instinct, an intrinsic ability to see the world unlike anyone else. Born within them is a seed that grows when nurtured into a tree of creative knowledge...WRONG! I am here to dispel the myth that being good at any arti...

A lot of creative jobs seem to start intensely but smooth out as you continue. Once you've made initial tests, research and style decisions it becomes a matter of just getting on with it. I actually really like this part of the creative process through to avoid becomin...

*By 'fetch' I do mean in the 2004 hit  movie Mean Girls sense of word meaning fantastic and not the one you would do with a dog.

So, part of this blogs mission is to be a bit of a showcase for latest pieces of work. It's hard as my main site (which you should...

March 28, 2018

And so spring is here or so they say, though I'm still tempted to sleep in my mittens and scarf every night and I'm still waiting for the warmer weather to follow! On the last Wednesday of every month, I want to try and write about things I'm thankful for that particul...

Plenty gets written about movie posters. They are the snapshot an audience uses to make a quick, few second impression of a film and to add it to there 'must get round to watching' list or there 'maybe I'll see it when it's on TV' list. You just can't underestimate the...

March 14, 2018

When I decided I wanted to become someone who worked in the design industry, it was later in life than most. Due to a long series of complex events I ended up leaving secondary school with no qualifications what so ever. I wish I could say it was because I was a gorgeo...

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