Friday, 19 December 2014

custom family illustration

i love working with each and every one of my clients, whether they're new or returning, i love the challenge that every little or large project brings. one of my favourite things is being approached for completely custom illustration work, which is what i was asked for in this instance. andy wanted a family portrait but with a difference: a huge piece depicting him and his family and their passions, including bike riding and horse riding, active within their home town (sunny colchester). i included little landmarks as well as illustrations of their family homes.

it was a big challenge for me as it was the first single illustration of this size i'd ever taken on (there's a reason i'm called tinysketchbook...) but a thoroughly enjoyable one.

paper plane films

never one to turn away a hand lettering project, here is the final logo i created for sparkly new wedding videography company paper plane films, based in essex. they provided me with examples of typography they liked, and i created something as close to the examples as possible, obviously making it totally individual to the company using hand drawn type.

handmade heart

although the majority of my work now ends up being a digital product, my heart still secretly lies with the handmade. every illustration i create starts out as a pencil drawing and so during the downtime when i am not creating for clients and want to create for myself, i have in recent months taken up painting to keep my handmade heart happy.

in an unexpected but wonderful little twist, whilst sharing these (and other) personal paintings on instagram, i have since been commissioned by various people to paint custom portraits. i am thrilled at this different path my illustration career is taking. another string to the bow, as my papa would say.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

women of sherlock

the first of a small series of watercolour paintings i did as part of a personal project, inspired by the women of bbc's sherlock. see more of the project on my portfolio here.


some more hand drawn typography, this time a quote from roald dahl.

stay hungry, stay foolish

the beginnings of a new project based on inspirational quotes. all hand drawn typography, edited in illustrator. see more over on my portfolio here.

lamarsh layers

a little logo design for a side project of regular client of mine.

kids physio 2 u

i recently worked alongside kids physio 2 u to produce some illustrations for an informational leaflet. i produced three illustrations of children using and interacting with some of the physiotherapy equipment they offer. read more about the project on my portfolio here. i am currently working with the company again on some more illustrations for a wall mural.


earlier this year i worked alongside my icon art to create a new line of kids clothing. i created all of the designs for the range and my icon art build the website. you can find out more about the project on my portfolio here or visit