Cosmic Jellyfish 

This piece was created for my close friend and fellow illustrator Victoria Topping for her 30th Birthday. I have created a few jellyfish pieces now and when ever I make them I think of Victoria as we share a cosmic affection for spectacular and insane sea creatures deep within our souls. Making this piece reminded me of the good times that we spent watching David Attenborough documentaries together in total astonishment at the creatures living in depths of our oceans. 

Recently I have discovered the incredible work of Ernst Haeckel, a philosopher, zoologist and artist who made detailed drawings of deep-sea creatures and microscopic organisms that he encountered throughout his lifetime of study. I have a few of his books and love looking at the detail in his illustrations which seem as precise as they are imaginative, celebrating the beauty of these bizarre marine forms called radiolarians. His work has massively inspired this piece, I can't recommend diving into the marvellous world of his artwork enough.

   So nice to see Vix's  photo  of it hanging in her lovely home!   

 

So nice to see Vix's photo of it hanging in her lovely home!

 

 

 

Little miss muffet sat on her tuffet...

Little miss muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey; along came a spider playing his saxophone and scared miss muffet away. Don't blame her, she must have a spider phobia like me! 

I normally have real trouble drawing spiders, but this guy no problem. I think its because he's playing the sax, I think if all spiders had a saxophone I wouldn't be so scared.

This Paper illustration was commissioned for Juice music, the CD cover to a collection of alternative rhymes. The client was so happy with it they decided to buy the original as a leaving present for a retiring colleague.  

Little miss muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey; along came a spider playing his saxophone and scared miss muffet away. Don't blame her, she must have a spider phobia like me! 

I normally have real trouble drawing spiders, but this guy no problem. I think its because he's playing the sax, I think if all spiders had a saxophone I wouldn't be so scared.

This Paper illustration was commissioned for Juice music, the CD cover to a collection of alternative rhymes. The client was so happy with it they decided to buy the original as a leaving present for a retiring colleague.