I took part in the creation of an animation project led by animator Evan Wilkinson. I came in for two sessions as an illustrator and fellow animator to talk about character design. This is the final result of a mixed media animation project at The Connaught School in Aldershot, for Hampshire County Council and Strong Read more about Our Parents’ Armour – Animation Workshop[…]
Here are the new Artisan dolls I’ve created for my ongoing serialisation, Bearology.
They’re handsewn based on original character designs from the book. It was a challenge sewing them to look like the illustrations, but wonderful to see them in 3D! I think Smoke looks very handsome in his uniform, and it was a good reason to rewatch Due South to examine Mountie uniforms (Did you guess that I’m a Due South fan?).
Inspired by Mucha museum I visited in Praha.
Trystan’s Officer portrait, done on Corel Painter, over the top of a scanned pen drawing.
This is my first attempt at dollmaking! I decided to make Dublin, from Bearology. I didn’t use a pattern, I just drew the limbs and head by hand onto the fabric then cut the pieces out. I think she looks beautiful, imperfections and all. As a designer it’s amazing to see your character in 3D! Read more about Doll making – Dublin from ‘Bearology’[…]
I designed these characters to go with my ‘Make Hirstory’ scarf collection. The collection was based around the idea of time travelling and making your own history. The characters all identify as genderqueer; some are crossdressers, some vary their gender presentation, some identify as both or neither genders and present as either/or/neither gender. I couldn’t Read more about ‘Make Hirstory’ Time Travellers Series (digital Illustration)[…]
Trystan is a character I’ve had for 10 years and I obsessively draw. I doubt I will ever perfect his design, and to be honest, I really enjoy developing him, and dressing him and styling him in whatever art styles or fashions I’m into at the time. Trystan is the protagonist of my gay sci-fi Read more about Trystan (Character Design)[…]
Piper is a character from an upcoming novel by author Nicole Fleming. Much of the design was dictated by Nicole’s descriptions within the text, then rendered by me into an illustration. Piper is a mermaid without the traditional fins you normally see. I wanted to show her at home in the water, and wearing jewellery Read more about Piper[…]