A Face from the Past

A Face from the Past

How our memory for faces becomes less distinct with the passage of time.

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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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Infographics

Infographics

Occasionally I am asked to produce images that could loosely be described as infographics. That is to say illustrations that primarily convey information of a technical nature. These two covers were done for Deloitte Services. The top one is about blockchain and government and the second about radar and defense strategy.

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Transfer

Transfer

While walking through the park recently a particular train of thought somehow lead me to the idea of an owner and pet exchanging heads. It conjured up an interesting image, especially given a Victorian slant - the feel of an old Victorian photo or a scene captured at a seance - ectoplasm!

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Red Line Drawings

Red line drawings

Loose, unconscious, pen and brushpen drawings.

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Peter Hammill: From The Trees

Peter Hammill: From The Trees

This is an album review illustration for Prog magazine. A 'subtly hued and autumnal' new album by Peter Hammill, once of Van der Graff Generator.

From The Trees is a finely crafted collection of songs that grapples with the varied psychological aspects of approaching old age. The title, lyrics and album review were all quite evocative; full of references to nature, Autumn, leaves and the passage of time, so there was plenty of imagery to draw inspiration from.

On receiving my initial line drawing there were some concerns that a 'mask' treatment might be straying into Peter Gabriel territory so I needed to re-assure that the eventual image would be naturalistic and not convey character acting.

The illustration was well received and once the magazine was published Peter Hammill requested that he could use the image to promote his upcoming Japanese Tour.

Peter Hammill: From The Trees

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Ochre Heads

Ochre Heads

Following on from the Koumpounophobia images these are some quick mask-like drawings using Copic markers.

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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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Confessions of a Tabletop Canoeist

Confessions of a Tabletop Canoeist

I'm not entirely sure how this image originated except to say it came to mind during an idle moment, unconsciously - my favourite way:) It was then a case of quickly realising it on paper (or screen in this case) before it evaporated. The look was attempting to combine surrealism with the the feel of the past.

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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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