Political Satire

Zombie banker

Zombie banker: Asleep at the wheel bankers.


Cleggmania: Spruiking for the left at the height of poll Libdem popularity.

Gordon at the end

Tired: At the end of Labour’s term in office Gordon looking tired.

Screamin' Lord Sutch

Scream’n Lord Sutch: The real face of politics?

Not perfect but I feel like these are much closer to where I want to be in terns of layout, ideas and style for editorial work.

Loving the Deleter ink and dip pens suggested by Will Bailey. They produce a much finer line than the Uni-ball pens and provide more control than standard dip pens. The ink also dries in a more scanner friendly finish than Winsor and Newton calligraphy ink. The calligraphy ink can be very shiney and reflective making it difficult when scanning anything with colour on the page.


Welcome (yeees welcome…)


Another belated Illustration Friday post for this weeks ‘welcome’ challenge. Originally I had an idea for a caped Dracula character bowing in welcome but that just seemed a bit on the cheesy side.

So with this I thought I’d have a grotesque character offering a tiny little gift to make you ask whether this is the kind of welcome you wanted. Is he even welcoming you, maybe he wants to EAT YOU… mmm…. !

Another pen, ink and acrylic piece which ended up on cartridge paper, which isn’t ideal. Not as much acrylic work on this piece though. I did start colouring it in Painter X but it seemed to water down the more dramatic impact of the mono ink work.

I spent some time on the ink but the cartridge paper can only take so much before the paper starts to break up.

This piece was based on a series of character sketches that I’ve been exploring in my sketchbook.