Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Paul'll Fix It

For the past few years, my friend Tom has been asking me to draw a picture of him riding on a giant bee. As I usually enjoy ignoring him, I hadn't bothered ... until now!

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! :-)

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Its a me, Mari-snow!

So, while Snow-maggedon continues, I thought I'd draw a Nintendo-themed Christmas picture, just for fun...

Thursday, 16 December 2010

H&M Design Competiton

I recently entered a competition to design a poster for H&M's Recruitment Event at the University of Arts London, in collaboration with Arttemps. The winner gets a paid commission to produce their poster design, plus £100 of H&M vouchers.

Here's the draft version I submitted...

God rest ye merry, elephants, Let nothing you dismay...

I was asked by the Elephant Family – a UK-based charity working to protect Asian elephants and their habitat – to produce an illustration to use for their Christmas card.

They had enjoyed seeing the cartoons I'd produced during the Elephant Parade event in London earlier this year, and while they were coming up with ideas for their card, my name was mentioned.
I am very interested in the work that the Elephant Family do and pleased that they liked my previous drawings, so was more than happy to donate my time to create a new illustration for them.

They had come up with the idea of an iconic red London double decker bus, filled with some of the elephants from the Parade.
And because it is Christmas, I included a special bus driver for
the evening...

You can still sign the Elephant Family's online petition to help save the Asian elephant.

Café con sketche!

This evening I was waiting in the Café at Foyles to meet some friends and go for dinner. While I was waiting, I did a couple of quick sketches from photos in a free magazine I picked up, and added some colour when I got home...

Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables

Barack Obama

I enjoyed doing these, and it was a good way to pass the time. I might do some more next time I'm having a coffee somewhere...