Look Through the (Down)turn

Winning Against Cancer

I was contacted by Matt at Hagerty to produce an image for the fourth issue of Radius, their first of 2023. The article to be illustrated was about understanding the collectible car market when other investments were crashing. I was given a free hand with interpretation and colour choices.

Winning Against Cancer

Formerly a soft cover magazine, now a hardback book containing over a hundred and thirty full colour pages. A high quality publication.

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Breathe Easy

Elizabeth at Chicago Magazine got in touch with a feature piece entitled 'Breathe Easy'. Illustrations were needed to represent the various symptoms and treatments involved in respiratory illnesses. These range from from asthma and allergies through to lung cancer and cystic fibrosis.

Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

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1st Class Stamps

Although I've been approached a few times over the years to illustrate some new postage stamps the proposed projects never saw fruition for one reason or another. During a quiet time I thought I'd work on a few designs of my own.

First Class Stamps

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Figure and Leaves

Figure and Leaves

Experimenting with form, limited colour, composition and rendering. A lot of trial and error went into the creation of this image, from drawing, collaging and AI variations.

Figure and Leaves

Once I have a finalised design I am happy with it's interesting to then take a step back and consider different approaches.

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Imagined Sculptures: January Blues

January Blues

Latest in a series of Imagined Sculptures. Developing drawings to see how they could work as small ceramic pieces. Combining pencil and ink drawings, photography, scanned textures and AI variations.

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Winning Against Cancer

Winning Against Cancer

I was asked by Karen at Readers Digest to produce three half page illustrations and a spread for their December 2022/January 2023 issue. They were needed for a big feature in their Health section on how recent treatment breakthroughs are helping to win the war on cancer. Main themes revolved revolved around prevention of the disease through to the various treatments available.

Winning Against Cancer

I was asked to create illustrations for each section which were to be general in the imagery used rather than anything too specific. Also as this was an optimistic piece it was preferred if this was reflected in the chosen colour palette. The finished illustrations were very well received.

Winning Against Cancer

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Disguise

Disguise

This is a new 'imagined sculpture'. Developing ideas for small ceramic pieces. Created using a combination of drawing, collage and AI. This and others to be finally realised (hopefully) this year via 3d printing

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Tissue Regeneration

tissue regeneration

Sue from John Hopkins Medicine magazine dropped me an email asking if I could produce an illustration focusing on tissue regeneration in various areas of the human anatomy. The resulting image was composed so the various elements could be separated out and used individually as section headers within the article.









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The Devil Is In The Detail

The Devil Is In The Detail

A collage made from torn book pages and newspaper cuttings - selecting phrases which were timely and/or had some resonance, for whatever reason.

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On The Fly

Fruit Fly

Kathryn at John Hopkins University Arts & Sciences magazine asked me to create a cover and interior illustrations for a major story on humanity's debt to the lowly fruit fly. The article explores how scientists use fruit flies in their research which could potentially help cure human disease.

It was requested that the cover image and interior spread should be related in both look and feel so I maintained the same scientific elements and took different views of the human character. One of the influences coming into play for the main image was Da Vinci's Vetruvian Man although it was scaled back so as not to be too obvious.

Fruit Fly

Fruit Fly


The colour palette evolved via experimentation during the working process. Once I had the combination of turquoise and olive green then everything else fell into place.
The finished illustrations were very well received and the magazine published on November 15th.

Fruit Fly sketch

These are the initial two approved sketches.

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