Leicester Music Scene pages for From Dusk to Dawn magazine

Off the back of the previous work/feature of the Tramlines Live Art in From Dusk to Dawn magazine, Leicester, I was asked to do two background pages for the Leicester Music Scene feature. I went along the idea of having the LMS as the "Heart" of Leicester's music and for the second page going along the lines of "opening the minds of music goers, hence the skull and brain. My client was thoroughly happy with the outcome and I look forward to doing anymore illustration work with them! You can download the Leicester and Derby issues of the magazine on the From Dusk To Dawn website. x

Hantu Cathedral Show - Live Art "Sheffield"

So, Saturday was the Hantu Fashion/Music/Art show at The Cathedral. Literally one of the most beautiful places i've a) been inside and b) done live art in (Soyo is cool...but come one...it's a Cathedral)
We had a little "Versus" with us "New School" Illustrators against the "Old School" Graffiti Writers, headed up by our friend Casper. It was a fantastic atmosphere and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was deemed a "draw" but personally, if a little bias, thought we came out on top as the MC who was trying to get a group shout of which they preferred, kind of lost everyones interest because we all wanted to go to the after party (fair enough really). The theme was "Sheffield" so we use the old iconic image of the cooling towers (you knew you where in Sheffield when you saw them on the journey in) with some of out own personal touches. It looked amazing when finished and I hope you think so too. Collaboration with the usual Stars In Stripes bunch: Louise Wheeler, George Law, Hailey Evenett and Sarah Abbott.

P.S. I'm slightly concerned by the number of "quotes" I've put in...oh well. x

Photo Credits: Georgina Sarah Martin (first two) and Hailey Evenett.


Day By Day Promotions - Poster for Freshers Fair

This poster if for advertising Day By Day Promotions who organise Soundclash at The o2 Academy 2 in Sheffield. Poster for contact information at the Freshers Fair. Paper Planes making an appearance as usual. Also...The tattoos here is something I really liked when i'd finished mocking it up and will definitely come back to either with Lino or Screen printing! Enjoy x


Monday 13th September w/Beards Club and Joe Feather

Another nights Live Art at Soyo. This time I had delved back into an old sketchbook I had and pulled out this nice piece i'd long forgotten about. It was a text typo...whoops! A nice thing was that a girl took a photo of it on her phone. I hope she used it as her phone background like Jim did with the "Be Free" piece from the Tramlines live art. That would be nice. Enjoy x


The Metabolic Bone Centre (Young Persons Waiting Room) - Northern General Hospital

Another commission with the Stars In Stripes to paint a mural on some walls. This time was for the new young persons waiting room at the metabolic bone centre at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. This was a really big job as we had a relatively small room but abnormally high ceilings. It was a pretty hardcore day, 10 - 5, continuously painting without any of us eating (except a small packet of Haribo). *Lesson learned - take a pack lunch!*

The theme we discussed for this project was to do "The Seven Hills of Sheffield" with each hill being a different style of illustration. It worked very well and we created a really fantastic piece which was thoroughly well received by the staff at the centre, which made the hunger worth the while

Ten foot of ceiling meant I was riding a ladder all day (good thing I don't have a fear of heights!) The clouds made an appearance again and framed the more important and focussed illustrations of the hills. I left the colour off these because i t would have detracted away from the hills, however i still wanted them to be a visual in their own right as the paper aeroplane had a colossal journey over to the other side of the room where it eventually landed in a hand drawn waste paper basket. It's main aim was to take your eye on a journey across the room and it was very effective.

My hill of sheffield consisted of tower blocks made from milk cartons. This was going along the obvious (or so i thought) idea of milk/calcium being good for the bones. Yet there were a couple of nurses that did question why I had drawn Milk cartons. I then began to think it wasn't so obvious, but they did laugh at themselves for not getting the idea straight away. So it was fine. I hope. I still really like the imagery i produced, but I enjoyed even more the real collaboration we had going on. It was a really good vibe that monday and everyone was eager to chip in with ideas or jump on a part that they felt needed something without worrying whether anyone had some preplanned or whatever, because we're all beginning to really trust each other and understand each others ideas. I'm really enjoying being a part of this drawing collective and I am hoping for big things to come along.

The participating artists were Sarah Abbott, Hailey Evenett, Jane Faram, George Law, Louise Wheeler and Myself. Enjoy! x


Illustration Rally and Ballad Of... FEATURES!

I'm having a very strange little time at the moment. Not only have I had an amazing summer, but I seem to be hitting a bit of a stride with my work. The Soyo Live Art stuff is going fantastically, I'm doing some designs for Kuji Shop on Ecccesall Road in Sheffield and I've been featured on two online design/fashion blogs! I'm so overwhelmed and ever so grateful!

Here are the Links to the Blogs! Enjoy x

Illustration Rally and Ballad Of...


The Wilderness Downtown

Ok. So. Viral Stuff on the internet generally does not excite me that much. Yes, the occasional video like "Chimp Rapes Frog" and "Worst Cat Jump Ever" video leaves me creasing in stitches of laughter, but really, I can mention nothing off the top of my head that has really blown my mind and left me speechless.

Until Now.

I can't begin to describe the brilliance of this piece of...well...art. Fantastic. You will Enjoy. x

The Wilderness Downtown - Arcade Fire Interactive Video/