Thursday, 15 September 2011


I was one of a handful of artists asked to illustrate an element of the new Bentley Continental GTC. Six artists with six elements and a diverse range of styles.

I was given sensuous and the concept of the hand crafted cabin. That was it, the brief was very open and I was left to tackle the subject as I saw fit (my favoured kind of brief) so open in fact that I could go either way and execute the image in my more mixed media, painterly style or my more photographic approach.

After formulating a concept which relied heavily on the textures of the interior I decided this was a Spiral job, the walnut and leather textures needed to be fore and the painterly textures in my mixed media I thought would overpower them.

So here is what I did and below my original pencil sketch and a few roughs with different compositional possibilities.

You can see the other images at the Bentley site, fascinating and contrasting illustrations from Jimi Crayon, Paul wearing, David Holmes, Tim Marrs and Lesley Buckingham.

Monday, 5 September 2011

New Scientist

Here is an illustration I did recently for New Scientist. The subject was Borderline Personality Disorder and what can be done to help those who suffer from it.

I made three digital roughs, sometimes I will do pencil roughs, sometimes digital depending on the commission. The digital roughs take a bit longer but give a pretty good idea of what the final image will look like and often work well for me.