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Monday, October 16, 2017

A T-rex in town. In 2016 the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre (Amsterdam) excavated a well preserved t-rex skeleton

I was lucky enough to be asked to paint this picture of a t-rex for The Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, located just outside Amsterdam.
In 2016 the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre excavated a well preserved t-rex skeleton in Montana. 
 The t-rex skeleton (300 bones) was then flown from the USA to the Netherlands.

Passengers on a KLM flight departing from Chicago heard a surprising announcement while they were waiting to board. They were told that they’d be flying to Amsterdam with the 66+ million year old Tyrannosaurus. 

Escorted by police, the remains were driven to Leiden

The skeleton's arrival in Leiden.
The skeleton

The Naturalis Biodiversity Centre


The book cover

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tron inspired concept art for Michelin

Have not posted in a long time. I've been busy working on all sorts of fun projects including the one above for Michelin. At first I drew them a suburban family car. They got back to me saying that they wanted it to be a little more badass... so obviously I had no choice but to make it look like Tron :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Before & after.
Had fun putting this photomontage together. That's the great thing about Photoshop, you can place the Mediterranean sea next to your house in central France. (You may not want to buy a house site unseen from me...you might be a little disappointed.)

A little Logo Redesign

Thursday, February 12, 2015

May I present to you John Lennon

This one took ages to make, partly because I went for something photo real but also because getting a resemblance is..... challenging, especially at this size. (My apologies to John Lennon for being tempted, several times along the way, to mush his vague likeness back into a ball.)
Hopefully the struggle was worth it and I've stretched my mind a bit.

Oh the wonderful large sceens!

I could not help but share this. Here is my new setup! My Cintiq and a new, gloriously fast, 27"Imac with a solid state drive. OH the possibilities! This makes me happy! P.S don't mind the mess on the floor it's... part of the process.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Another from The Edge Chronicles

I thought I would start the New Year with a little more sculpting. Here is another character from one of the Edge Chronicles books written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell. I used grey Sculpey and sprayed it lightly with white paint to give it sort of a granite look. The glasses are just made from wire that I wrapped around a chopstick so as to make them round.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Smug Character


This little guy is made of Sculpty and not Platercine so I was able to cook him and mount him on a block. He was inspired by one of the characters in The Graveyard Book written by Neil Gaiman.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Character Concept Sculpt.

Running out of Plasticine. Already depleted local store of its entire stock... thinking of cannibalism.
Here is number three, in the set. It appears I am hooked.
However, I might have to start thinking about building armatures for these, as during the "photo shoot" this lady's head started to roll back under the weight of all that hair.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

High-Hat Leaguesmasters of the Leagues of Undertown from The Edge Chronocles series

Carrying on with my character sculpting. Number two in the series is a High-hat Leaguesmaster still from
The Edge Chronicles. I just love Chris Riddell's illustrations which this is based on.
I think I might do another tomorrow...

Wind Jackal Sculpt Based on an Illustration by Chris Riddell from the book series entitled The Edge Chronicles

 Today I decided to get back into sculpting, so I went out to the store and bought up their entire stock of kids' Plasticine. I got a few odd looks from the people working at the art store, as I suppose full grown men are not suppose to this.
Then, I looked up a few how to videos on line, that are just about as exciting as watching televised golf, and had a go at sculpting one of the characters from a series of books I read as a kid entitled The Edge Chronicles. The story is illustrated by a wonderful British illustrator called Chris Riddell and this my three-dimensional adaptation of the character known as Wind Jackal.
Tomorrow I'll have a go at another!