Marquette Nurse

Marquette Nurse

I was approached by Marquette University to create a cover image for their Marquette Nurse magazine. They wanted a forward-looking, modern, optimistic image that represented taking a path into nursing. The initial sketch, below left, was liked subject to a couple of amendments, elimination of the pills (sensitivities to news headlines concerning opiods) and addition of another nurse. There were no colour requirements so I was free to use my own scheme. I like to use colour in a graphic way and not to be overly concerned with realism. Also, wherever possible I try to avoid skin colours, facial features and any kind of personal iconography as I prefer my figures to be perceived as an 'everyman' unless there is a specific reason to do otherwise. The finished artwork was very well-received and published Jan 2018.
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Cellular Research

Cellular Research

This illustration was created for the University of Dayton alumni magazine. It was to accompany an article about a researcher who was looking to create a new type of laboratory test system.
"A system that better predicts how our bodies and our cells react to potentially toxic compounds or potentially helpful ones."

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Koumpounophobia

Fear of Buttons 01

For a number of years in the early noughties I produced a weekly illustration for The Daily Express to accompany the 'doctor page' where each column discussed remedies for particular medical issue. While thinking back to those times recently it occurred to me that button phobia, or koumpounophobia to be precise, had not come up. If it had done here a couple of new illustrations I would like to have supplied.

Fear of Buttons 02

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Security Management: Drug Diversion

Security Management: Drug Diversion

Security Management magazine got in contact to ask if I could produce an illustration for their cover based on an article about medical professionals who are stealing drugs from the workplace.

I started by considering the ways that liquids could be stolen and this lead me to thinking of petrol siphoning. I then knew that the concept could be effectively realised by depicting a combination of medical equipment and the act of siphoning. The sketch was approved and I worked up the illustration.

Security Management position their cover images against black backgrounds and this helped to give the illustration just the right touch of a surreptitious night-time activity.

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Vegas Seven: Nip & Tuck

Nip & Tuck

Ben from Vegas Seven got in touch and asked if I would be interested in doing a cover for them on the subject of plastics and electives ((plastic surgery and aesthetics to you and me). They were not looking for a typical plastic surgery cover but were thinking more along the lines of a vintage Sci-Fi like take.

From the off the description and subject matter gave this the feel of a dream job. Having said that it is a sensitive subject and so I wanted to avoid anything too repellent but at the same time was looking for something thought-provoking. I came up with this image which felt about right. The sketch was well-received and after a tonal version was worked out it was then a case of choosing a nice colour palette and producing the final (click sketches below to view).

Nip & Tuck

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