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I was Commissioned by BBC Science Focus Magazine to illustrate Aleks Krotoski's column talking about how things can't go back to the way they were in he pre-covid days and how caution is still necessary for when places start opening theirs doors.

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illustration of This illustration was made for this month's issue of BBC Science Focus Magazine for Aleks Krotoski's column on what can be learned from the virtual pandemic in World of Warcraft known as corrupted blood and how actual human interaction could show interesting findings that simulations can not.
illustration of This was made for BBC Science Focus Magazine for the Aleks Krotoski column talking about the pearls of home schooling during lockdown and how teachers deserve more recognition when it comes to teaching a child.
illustration of A personal piece.
illustration of I made this illustration for Working not Working magazine for an article giving mental health tips at a time when more people are working from home and how not to get overwhelmed within the virtual realm.
illustration of These are the illustrations I had made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article talking about having animals in the classroom to help aid disabled and vulnerable children keep calm and learn how to cope amongst their peers.
illustration of These are the illustrations I had made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article talking about having animals in the classroom to help aid disabled and vulnerable children keep calm and learn how to cope amongst their peers.
illustration of These are the illustrations I had made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article talking about having animals in the classroom to help aid disabled and vulnerable children keep calm and learn how to cope amongst their peers.
illustration of This illustration was made for Creative Dundee to promote their upcoming Pecha Kucha Night which is a series of talks revolving around 20 images selected by the speaker.
illustration of I made this for Cog Design for an article talking about the Crystal Maze Experience.
illustration of This is one of the three illustrations made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article on the numerous methods that colleges and universities can earn money through other means such as being a venue for weddings, making and distilling their own wine and offering tours and escape rooms without losing the college's own identity.
illustration of This is the second of the three illustrations made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article on the numerous methods that colleges and universities can earn money through other means such as being a venue for weddings, making and distilling their own wine and offering tours and escape rooms without losing the college's own identity.
illustration of This is last one of the three illustrations made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article on the numerous methods that colleges and universities can earn money through other means such as being a venue for weddings, making and distilling their own wine and offering tours and escape rooms without losing the college's own identity.
illustration of I has asked to be a guest doodler by Google to make this illustration celebrating St Andrews day for Scotland and the UK.
illustration of A personal piece made for the Spoke Art touring exhibition held in Chicago last year.
illustration of I was commissioned to do two illustrations for ShortList Magazine for an article based on the other side of being a camboy. Many of which are largely introverts who don an online persona as a means to make a living from their fans and the lifestyle that it brings.
illustration of I was commissioned to do two illustrations for ShortList Magazine for an article based on the other side of being a camboy. Many of which are largely introverts who don an online persona as a means to make a living from their fans and the lifestyle that it brings.
illustration of These 3 illustrations were made for a Times Educational Supplement article which deals with the lengths of Lunch Breaks in schools and how shortening them is detrimental with extracurricular activities such as band practice.
illustration of These 3 illustrations were made for a Times Educational Supplement article which deals with the lengths of Lunch Breaks in schools and how shortening them is detrimental with extracurricular activities such as band practice.
illustration of These 3 illustrations were made for a Times Educational Supplement article which deals with the lengths of Lunch Breaks in schools and how shortening them is detrimental with extracurricular activities such as band practice.
illustration of Here's my interpretation of bowsette but as a strong amazon warrior.
illustration of Personal Piece
illustration of I made this for the Financial Times on an article about the Cannes advertising Festival and how it’s grandiose gestures ultimately lead to the gutter in the end.
illustration of Made this for Chore Boy's latest album Stories You Can Tell Yourself which came out June 13th.
illustration of This depiction of Frankenstein is my contribution to Revenge of Frankenstein 200 Art Show which is currently running at the Dark Arts Emporium in Long Beach, LA.

Curated by Chogrin, the show is a continuation of Frankenstein 200 celebrating 200 years since the release of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and also was shown in time for Halloween!
illustration of I made this illustration for the Financial Times on an article talking about the Binhai Shopping district and in particular, it's magnificent library. Interestingly, the district seems to be like a ghost town while showcasing extravagance of China's economy which the writer now looks on in reflection of the recent tariff war whit the US.
illustration of This is my contribution to this year's Famicase Art Show which is currently being held at METEOR in Tokyo Japan.
illustration of This is my contribution to this year's Famicase Art Show which is currently being held at METEOR in Tokyo Japan.
illustration of Personal piece
illustration of This illustration was commissioned for issue 80 of Little White Lies for the new film The Souvenir. Based on the painting by Fragonard, the painting plays a key role in the film and so I was tasked in making an interpretation of the painting for the LWL The Souvenir issue.
illustration of Here's my piece for Gallery 1988's The 90s art show which is currently running right now. The show features artwork based on everything 90s from music to films and also television from the era.
illustration of These two illustrations were made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article about not only gaining trust but helping people who have fallen by the wayside and are hostile through education to help them get back on track and move on to better things.
illustration of These two illustrations were made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article about not only gaining trust but helping people who have fallen by the wayside and are hostile through education to help them get back on track and move on to better things.
illustration of Personal Piece.
illustration of here is the header of 3 illustrations that I had made for Narratively on an article about sneaking in to an autopsy and then being handed the knife.

This one was fun to do as I got to make hazmat suits and play about with the characters and perspective,

The article can be seen from the link below:

https://narratively.com/that-time-i-conducted-an-autopsy-without-any-medical-training/
illustration of here is one of the three illustrations that I had made for Narratively on an article about sneaking in to an autopsy and then being handed the knife.

This one was fun to do as I got to make hazmat suits and play about with the characters and perspective,

The article can be seen from the link below:

https://narratively.com/that-time-i-conducted-an-autopsy-without-any-medical-training/
illustration of here is last of the 3 illustrations that I had made for Narratively on an article about sneaking in to an autopsy and then being handed the knife.

This one was fun to do as I got to make hazmat suits and play about with the characters and perspective,

The article can be seen from the link below:

https://narratively.com/that-time-i-conducted-an-autopsy-without-any-medical-training/
illustration of here is one of the three illustrations I had made for Times Educational Supplement about the affects brexit will have not only on EU students but also the colleges and universities that rely on their attendance.
illustration of here is the second of the three illustrations I had made for Times Educational Supplement about the affects brexit will have not only on EU students but also the colleges and universities that rely on their attendance.
illustration of here is the third of the three illustrations I had made for Times Educational Supplement about the affects brexit will have not only on EU students but also the colleges and universities that rely on their attendance.
illustration of Here are four illustrations I had made for TES on an article about treating adult students based on their age and life experiences rather than infantilising based on what is being taught.
illustration of Here are four illustrations I had made for TES on an article about treating adult students based on their age and life experiences rather than infantilising based on what is being taught.
illustration of Here are four illustrations I had made for TES on an article about treating adult students based on their age and life experiences rather than infantilising based on what is being taught.
illustration of Here are four illustrations I had made for TES on an article about treating adult students based on their age and life experiences rather than infantilising based on what is being taught.
illustration of These illustrations were done for Little White Lies for an article about the top 50 songs for movies with all the classics listed and more.

The opener illustration features the article title and based in a record store while the remaining five illustrations are loosely based on the original singe/album covers.

the article can be see on Little White Lies website:
https://lwlies.com/articles/50-best-original-songs-written-movies/
illustration of These illustrations were done for Little White Lies for an article about the top 50 songs for movies with all the classics listed and more.

The opener illustration features the article title and based in a record store while the remaining five illustrations are loosely based on the original singe/album covers.

the article can be see on Little White Lies website:
https://lwlies.com/articles/50-best-original-songs-written-movies/
illustration of These illustrations were done for Little White Lies for an article about the top 50 songs for movies with all the classics listed and more.

The opener illustration features the article title and based in a record store while the remaining five illustrations are loosely based on the original singe/album covers.

the article can be see on Little White Lies website:
https://lwlies.com/articles/50-best-original-songs-written-movies/
illustration of These illustrations were done for Little White Lies for an article about the top 50 songs for movies with all the classics listed and more.

The opener illustration features the article title and based in a record store while the remaining five illustrations are loosely based on the original singe/album covers.

the article can be see on Little White Lies website:
https://lwlies.com/articles/50-best-original-songs-written-movies/
illustration of These illustrations were done for Little White Lies for an article about the top 50 songs for movies with all the classics listed and more.

The opener illustration features the article title and based in a record store while the remaining five illustrations are loosely based on the original singe/album covers.

the article can be see on Little White Lies website:
https://lwlies.com/articles/50-best-original-songs-written-movies/
illustration of These illustrations were done for Little White Lies for an article about the top 50 songs for movies with all the classics listed and more.

The opener illustration features the article title and based in a record store while the remaining five illustrations are loosely based on the original singe/album covers.

the article can be see on Little White Lies website:
https://lwlies.com/articles/50-best-original-songs-written-movies/
illustration of These 3 illustrations were made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article about the disadvantages of colleges merging where it only takes one poorly rated college to knock the rest in the group down and why now is the time to change this to better fit with making colleges make independent choices without affecting the indirectly other.
illustration of These 3 illustrations were made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article about the disadvantages of colleges merging where it only takes one poorly rated college to knock the rest in the group down and why now is the time to change this to better fit with making colleges make independent choices without affecting the indirectly other.
illustration of These 3 illustrations were made for the Times Educational Supplement for an article about the disadvantages of colleges merging where it only takes one poorly rated college to knock the rest in the group down and why now is the time to change this to better fit with making colleges make independent choices without affecting the indirectly other.
illustration of This was made for an officially backed by Focus Features artshow based on the movies such as Brokeback Mountain and was held at Gallery 1988 in LA.
illustration of This was done as a promotional piece for the London Book Fair 2019.
illustration of Made for Gallery 1988's Postcard Correspondence art show where artwork based on popular films are presented on postcards with my contribution being 1989 version of Batman.
illustration of Part of Gallery 1988's idiot box art show where all artwork was based on popular tv shows from the early 2000s and onwards with mine being based on Television version of WestWorld.
illustration of Made for the October issue of Prog magazine last year. For this editorial piece I was asked to give it a sci-fi feel as it was for an editorial reviewing the latest album by Coheed and Cambria.
illustration of A personal piece drawn in Procreate.
illustration of A personal abstract piece made for an exhibition.
illustration of Based on the character in the fictional tv show
illustration of Made for Gallery 1988's Postcard Correspondence art show where artwork based on popular films are presented on postcards with my contribution being 1989 version of Batman.
illustration of Here is the first of three illustrations that were made for Times Educational Supplement for an article talking about getting more girls into STEM subjects and to remove move the stigma that things like techie is a boys only subject.
illustration of Here is the second of three illustrations that were made for Times Educational Supplement for an article talking about getting more girls into STEM subjects and to remove move the stigma that things like techie is a boys only subject.
illustration of Here is the third of three illustrations that were made for Times Educational Supplement for an article talking about getting more girls into STEM subjects and to remove move the stigma that things like techie is a boys only subject.
illustration of A promotional illustration of the northern lights.
illustration of One of three illustrations for Times Educational Supplement based on an article talking about 'innovation schools' and how beneficial in teaching students Critical Thinking as opposed to traditional learning.
illustration of This is the third of three illustrations for Times Educational Supplement based on an article talking about 'innovation schools' and how beneficial in teaching students Critical Thinking as opposed to traditional learning.
illustration of The second of three illustrations for Times Educational Supplement based on an article talking about 'innovation schools' and how beneficial in teaching students Critical Thinking as opposed to traditional learning.
illustration of Made for Gallery 1988's Crazy 4 Cult 2019 and is based on the film Gremlins.
illustration of Editorial made for mixmag on an article about the 'Disco Sit' in which gives you a chance to revel in the music while giving a chance to recharge before hitting the floor again.

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I am a UK based freelance illustrator who has worked with numerous publications for around the world.

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Abstract, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Impressionistic, Pencil, Stylized, Tempera, Texture, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment

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Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Computers, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Holidays, Industrial, Landscape, Maps, Medical, Music, Mystery, People, Political, Posters, Sci-Fi, Technology, Toys & Games, Travel, Web Illustration, Americana, Agriculture, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Game, Edgy, Grunge, Urban, Branding