katya-szew asked: I'm quite picky when it comes to modern-day illustrations, but the second I started browsing through your work I was completely awed. A better term would be mind-boggled. You're a fantastic artist and have inspired my own works of literature. My compliments shouldn't flatter you because I'm someone who can only sketch stick-figures. Have a wonderful day.

Well you bloomin’ well absolutely did flatter me! Thanks so much, what a lovely, lovely message. X

TUMBLRRRRRRRRR!!!!
I didn’t want to waste any more water so I drew my Ice Bucket Challenge. If anyone wants to buy this original sketch ITS ON EBAY NOW!!!!!! (link link link) All proceeds will be split between the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association and Macmillan Cancer Support. 2 very great causes.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191303686468&ssPageName=ADME%3AL%3ALCA%3AGB%3A1123

TUMBLRRRRRRRRR!!!!

I didn’t want to waste any more water so I drew my Ice Bucket Challenge. If anyone wants to buy this original sketch ITS ON EBAY NOW!!!!!! (link link link) All proceeds will be split between the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association and Macmillan Cancer Support. 2 very great causes.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191303686468&ssPageName=ADME%3AL%3ALCA%3AGB%3A1123

Ok…shameless bit of gloating alert.

About 7 years ago we were on a break in Paris and I bought the very first Illustration Now book by Taschen. I bought it from one of those cool roadside bookshops that are everywhere in Paris. They sell amazing comics and art books and they are just brilliant.

So, we went to a cafe and I flicked through the book and I was in complete awe of all the really fantastic artists who were featured in the pages. I remember saying to Katie how out of all of the things I wanted to do at the time -music, writing, film- it was always going to be drawing that I loved the most and once I get all of that other stuff out of my system that being an illustrator is what I would seriously pursue. 

Anyway, this morning I went in to Waterstones up the road from my house to buy the latest volume (volume 5) of Illustration Now and I’m so honoured to have my work featured in its pages.

:)

New challenge to re-read all of the Asterix books again before the end of the year!! Becouse they are awesome!

New challenge to re-read all of the Asterix books again before the end of the year!! Becouse they are awesome!

animalstudios:

We’re going to have a party
X

THE ANIMAL GATHERING!

animalstudios:

We’re going to have a party

X

THE ANIMAL GATHERING!

Me and Ben went and scribbled on my instillation #imaginedcities at The Higgins Gallery today. On for 3 more weeks. It’s looking crazy!!!! X

Me and Ben went and scribbled on my instillation at The Higgins Gallery today. On for 3 more weeks. It’s looking crazy!!!! X

Hello Tumblr friends

I’ll hopefully have  some new work to show you soon.

In the meantime here are some strange cardboard masks I made very quickly the other day.

Lorra love x

animalstudios:

We are nearly there! Just a bit more welding, varnishing and tidying…Then we will fill this up with art and people :)

Animal Studios x

animalstudios:

We are nearly there! Just a bit more welding, varnishing and tidying…Then we will fill this up with art and people :)

Animal Studios x

Wow. Check out how #imaginedcities looks now  Go and draw some more monsters and giants on it, at The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum until mid September x

Wow. Check out how #imaginedcities looks now  Go and draw some more monsters and giants on it, at The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum until mid September x

Last few months round up :)

Dx

#throwbackthursday here’s me in August 2011 exhibiting all 365 illustrations from my Drawing A Day project at 24 Castle Lane, Bedford. That same location is about to re-open later this month as animalstudios where me and a few of my friends will work on our projects :)

animalstudios:

Nighthawks at Animal Studios :)

animalstudios:

Nighthawks at Animal Studios :)

animalstudios:

@ First signs of life at @AnimalStudio1

First signs of life at animalstudios x

animalstudios:

@ First signs of life at @AnimalStudio1

First signs of life at animalstudios x

What you need to draw a picture?

soulist-aurora:

Me: Strong coffee, intense music, and strong cigarettes: for example, Marlboro Light.

Thats the great thing about drawing tho, is that you don’t need much at all. When I was at college I suddenly wanted to make films and be a director which required actors, cameras, scripts, editing, producers, 1st unit, people who cared as much as me and they cost a zillion £$’s to make. Then I was in a band which needed instruments, vans, people who cared as much as me, rehearsal rooms…..Crazy stuff. And even tho I do collaborate with other people all the time the final outcome of whether the illustration works or not is pretty much down to me. 

sonzai-kan asked: "reassuring :)"-- lol

Everything will sort itself out :D