Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Wow its been a minute since I last uploaded! Full time Graphic Design, training and my social life
have been consuming a lot of my time recently! Anyway at the moment I'm hooked on my latest auto-biography IRON MIKE. It's such a intresting read!!

Anyway I copied the front cover, and used pencil and returned back to using colouring pencils to colour the image as I have really missed the natural look and feel you get with using colouring pencils onto illustrations.
Going to back grass roots, pencils, paper, rubber.
Then to finish the image of I filled the negative space with a nice flat pastel brown  to really bring out the illustration. 



Saturday, 23 June 2012

Manny Pacquiao v Timothy Bradley

This illustration was inspired by the controversial win by Timothy Bradley, as it seemed
clear that Manny Pacquiao was dominate for the majority of the fight. However I hear
there have been talks of a rematch.. watch out for that one!!
Regarding the style, I have slipped back into using my looser coloring style to add the energy in the illustration. I am really happy with the red as I really feel those few strokes really carry the image!!
And below here is a another version of the illustration, limited to a 3 colour pallet.
Which one do you prefer?


Sunday, 27 May 2012

As promised another pornstar.. Tori Black

The other day after looking at the stats for my blog I made a discovery, my most viewed page
was a caricature of the pornstar Sarah Jay, so I decided for my next illustration to go with what the public want and draw another pornstar, so I googled top 10 pornstars acording to
Tori Black is the number 1 pornstar at present..
and here she is above enjoy!

more pornstars soon


Friday, 25 May 2012

A bit of British...

(click to enlarge YO)

So its the Queens jubilee soon, so I thought I draw something British and what better to draw than an old London Bus. Also it makes a change from drawing people, as much as I love drawing faces and people I am trying to draw more boring things, but give 'em a twist so they look visually intresting. Like I have done with this bus, for this one I was playing around with a few affects and layers and came across the 'screening' effect and put it on the bus and it really helped to just finish of the coloring of it.

More illustrations of boring things with a twist soon


Monday, 7 May 2012


Recently I have been getting back into my autobiography's and after finishing Lenny McLean's one - Roy Shaw was mentioned in his book as he and McLean had 3 legendary boxing matches for the title of 'The Guv'nor'.

So the end result was that McLean was named the Guv'nor, but I wanted to hear the other side of the story as well as Roy Shaw's story leading up to the fight, I'm half way through and so far its been a brillant read this east end bad boy has had a very colorful life.

So I decided to do an illustration of him, I find that with each drawing I am doing I am needing less and less lines to accurately draw each character which I am really happy about.
Teaming the line drawing with my expressive coloring style is becoming my staple style now.

I think for my next illustration I'm going to do something completely different, just to
challenge myself.



Wednesday, 28 March 2012


This is my homage to one of my favourite rappers in the game I remember first hearing
X on Limp Bizkit's Urban Assault Vehicle Remix of Rolling where he KILLS it
and ever since then I've been a fan.
Below is a link to that song if you ain't heard it I suggest you give it a listen - it also features
Red and Meth but X is the one to listen out for.



Thursday, 22 March 2012



This is my recent piece I have been working on, due to all the different elements in the piece it took me a little while longer than usual to finish it.
If you hadn't guessed from the title its Slick Rick on a Penny Farthing.
I'm still not sure about the background - I'm going to try a more detailed background and compare the two and send the best one of for the competition.



Wednesday, 21 March 2012

RWD MAG x d1ttod1tto

Check out my illustrations in this months issue of RWD MAG
Page 16 & 17 in the product review page



Wednesday, 7 March 2012


I recently watched 'I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute To Bernie Mac' it was a really touching documentary, I was always a great fan of The Mac Man, from his TV show to his appearances on Charlies Angles, Oceans 11 just to name a few and of course his hilarious stand up. This is my tribute illustration to him. Below is his first appearance of Def Comedy Jam. Basically the comedian before him had just been booed of stage, Bernie Mac saying 'I aint scared of you motherfuckers' was not planned in his act it was how he was actually feeling!!! Which makes the stand up just that more funny to watch.

The colouring Style I am using here is a new technique in which I use a simple flat coloring style, then take the image I am drawing from and place it behind and show that background and one texture. Gives the illustration a real Edge.

More work soon


Thursday, 1 March 2012


This is my first time using biro again since last year, I haven't used it for
a while - mainly because you can't get the shading variety you can get with a pencil
but I felt like giving it a go. Got a feel for it again and cracked on with the
colored image of Kreayshawn as the image lines are not as smooth
as my pencil work I decided to go with a more simple
coloring style to compliment the illustration
and feel it has worked well.

"Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada"

More work soon come


Thursday, 23 February 2012

ASAP x d1ttod1tto

Ok so recently I got a bit gassed off ASAP Rocky, there music there style - so I decided to do my own version of them using my characters. I started placing the different characters for the scene I quite liked the look of the overlaying, then decided to use a simple colour style with the image.
Then I also doubled the image just to see what it would be saying as an illustration.
I like both so win win YO



Wednesday, 22 February 2012


These are a few character design ideas I am testing out, possibly for FK3.

Was trying out different ways of coloring them and I have to say my favourite one is the dude with long hair in black he really pops off the page out of all of em.



Thursday, 16 February 2012


This is my expressive illustration of Pinky the Porn star turned Rapper.
For this image I went really loose with the coloring to
really give the image some energy.
The image is a still I took from her video
'Cut the check'
Check it, Im actually kind of rating this song!

More work SOON

"Cos its money over everything ***** cut the check"


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Recent commission for RWD Magazine

For next months issue they are going to be reviewing some products and
asked me to illustrate the products and above are those products
I am very pleased with how they turned out.

More work SOON


Wednesday, 8 February 2012


For the first time with this image I have combined my personal style with
my commercial colouring style which has worked really well!
And will be doing it agian.



Sunday, 5 February 2012

Red Kite Tattoo Design..



I have been working on this Red Kite tattoo idea for a few days now, the first and third images have been done in vector, and the second and fourth are just pencil and photoshop. For this tattoo idea I wanted it to have an element of the classic very stylized eagles you find on old skool salior tattoos - but at the same time put my own little flavour to it by adding the cross's and tear drops as the eyes. I have to say I favour the vector images over the hand made ones as I have tweaked the Red Kite a bit and I feel it has made it look at a lot better.

More work SOON


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Antwuan Dixon

I decided to go try out my very loose coloring style for this image of my
favourite skater Antwuan Dixon and if you don't know who
he is check the videos below..
I'm really enjoying the loose style and for my next illustration Im looking to combine it
with my personal style.



Tuesday, 31 January 2012


This is my re-done pagan rat done in vector form.

(click on the illustration to get better image)



Monday, 30 January 2012

VECTOR x d1ttod1tto

This is in fact is the smoothest image I have ever made, after a convo I had the other night
I decided to have a crack at this thing they call vector. This is my first attempt at using it
with my little character. It will also come in handy
due to the fact I will be able to blow up this image and not have horrible pixelated pencil lines
instead have nice smooth even lines.
More vector line work soon.


Friday, 27 January 2012

Pagan with no game..

The other day someone described some one to me as a

"pagan with no game"

as well as bringing me a lot of jokes it also parked an idea in my head, seeing how

I am an illustrator therefore a visual communicator.

Realisticly I should be able to do a picture of a pagan with no game. So I looked into the word pagan, in slang terms pagan is a person of authority or a snitch/ informer.

So I decided make the pagan a rat, now as this wasn't too obvious I thought that

I would have actual pagan symbols shaved into the rat. Then to show no game have two women giving him the finger and walking away. I am very happy with out the image has turned out, I have experimented in sticking with my personal style but branching it out to animals and humans

and I am like the results.


Monday, 23 January 2012

Mickey x d1ttod1tto

I was going to do a illustration of Mickey the Pikey from Snatch but as there
are so many out there people have done,
I thought Id twist the idea.
Have a go at combining photography with my illustration
More work SOON.


Sunday, 15 January 2012

CARICATURE: Angelina Jolie

Back to caricaturing, I haven't done a caricature since last summer!!! So I thought
Id test my self to see if I still got it.
And I have to say teamed with my new evolved style Its working quite well.

Who knows what will be next..


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Expendables x d1ttod1tto

I felt this was quite an iconic scene from the film and the fact that I am a
Mickey Rourke fan made it even more
appealing for me to do the image.
Here I am still experimenting with color pencil, with flat color and negative space
trying to get the balance just right along with introducing simple backgrounds.
More work SOON come


Wednesday, 11 January 2012


I thought Id break away from my little characters for a minute and go back
and do some realistic expressionistic illustration
and who better to do than the man, the legend.... Lemmy Kilmister

"You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby,
I don't wanna live forever,
A don't forget the JOKER!"


Sunday, 8 January 2012

Thursday, 5 January 2012


This is an image inspired by my job as an ice marshal ending
bit drastic I know but I am VERY happy
with how the image has turned out.
Like I said in my previous post I am trying to merge my realistic faces work with my
personal work, I also feel that the contrast between
the colored pencil, and the flat color on his face give the image an nice edge.


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Slash x d1ttod1tto

This image was inspired from reading Slash's autobiography which if you haven't read..
Go cop a copy now its SICK. Anyway there is a part in the book when he is in a resort
and for one reason or another he hallucinates that
he is being chased all through the hotel by mini Predators (the film)
So i thought Id switch it up and have him surrounded by my little characters.
The idea of combining realistic faces with my characters was suggested to me by a friend of mine, and I am very glad she did so as I'm really enjoying the result.
For my next illustration I will be taking this idea to the next level.