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Earlier this week my youngest asked for a “castle and a dragon” birthday cake. So the night before his birthday, I got to work… Making things out of icing is great fun, we should all give it a go. Please check out my what makes us creative post for a little inspiration. Is creativity transferable,…Read More
Marketing companies come in many different shapes and sizes. Be it a freelancer or a team of 20+, the proof is always in the pudding. My advice would be; do your homework and assess where they rank on Google. Another thing to consider is past successes and client feedback. Luckily Portsmouth is a creative hub,…Read More
With Easter fast approaching, I thought I’d draw a daffodil. And as the daffodil is the national flower of Wales, it got me thinking… Where do dragons come from? Are the two connected? With this in my mind, I got creative… Daffodils & Dragons Poem Daffodils huddle, bow and sway Clusters of yellows and gold…Read More
Looking for a bespoke piece of animal artwork or a pet portrait? If so, you have come to the right place! Digital art and graphic design aside, I really enjoying putting pen (or paintbrush) to paper, especially drawing animals and wildlife. Below you will find a small selection of my animal illustrations. Please checkout Sea…Read More
We all know the saying “buy cheap buy twice”, this spills into many areas of life. Let me ask you a question; which car will make it from Portsmouth to Scotland without breaking down. A £50 old banger from eBay, or the car your garage just serviced and MOT’d? The same logic applies to cheap…Read More
I am pretty sure that Portsmouth Cathedral hosts various art exhibitions. This is something I should probably investigate once COVID is over and normality resumes. I often walk past Portsmouth Cathedral, so last weekend I decided to take a quick photo and illustrate it – what do you think? You will find a few more…Read More
So this weekend I decided to draw and drop the “Gary Vee NFT” on Rarible, what do you think? A NFT is a non-fungible token, which means one of kind digital artwork. These tokens contain identifying information in a smart contract, so blockchain and crypto become much more than digital currency. If you follow Gary…Read More
My eldest son is currently obsessed with Among Us and this Imposter dude. So, over the weekend I decided to draw a detailed Imposter for him. Ok, it may look a little scary and Among Us is not everyones cuppa tea, however Isaac loved it! I guess this is one of many reasons I draw…Read More
What if Mario was a Viking? How would he look? I hope you like this doodle, it was inspired by an Instagram follower whose son love Mario. It is cool having something random and/or different to draw, adding my own twist on it. Maybe I should make a Mario art collection, “what if Mario was…Read More
Yesterday evening I decided to grab my iPad Pro and get doodling. Sometimes I like to draw without direction, emptying my mind or processing my thoughts on a blank canvas. This illustration looks at social media and its impact on life. Let’s face it, our biggest commodity is time, once spent we cant buy it…Read More
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought I’d draw Cupid and write a little poem. A reminder that Cupid is a key worker, so no furlough or days off for this little dude! Cupid knows lockdown is tough, but remember love conquers all, he has a plan… Cupid Love Poem Don’t look for love, let…Read More
So this weekend I signed up to Rarible, a platform to create and sell digital artwork secured with blockchain technology. The plan is to create a selection of Ethereum themed artwork, offering my art collection to ETH investors. ETH, NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) and Art Non-fungible tokens contain identifying information, these are recorded in a smart…Read More
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