Imperfect Evolution

Imperfect Evolution

This illustration was made for The Wall Street Journal and a piece about how evolution has not perfected our species with the result that we now have all sorts of physical problems. I was asked to predominantly depict a stylized male body with a knee brace and cane, tissues and vitamins.

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The Vanguard

The Vanguard

Marc from Casual Astronaut got in touch and asked if I would be able to create a cover illustration for the first issue of The Vanguard, a magazine highlighting cancer research and treatment at UT Southwestern in Dallas. The brief was to illustrate the theme of transformative care from lab to patient. I supplied three sketches and this was the one chosen by the client. A request was made to subdue the visibility of the internal organs and to use a green/blue palette for the final artwork.
 

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Protecting Chemical Facilities 2

Protecting Chemical Facilities 2

Protecting Chemical Facilities 2

In addition to the cover image below, Tyler at Security Management magazine asked me to also create a full page illustration and spot to accompany the article on chemical plant protection.

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Protecting Chemical Facilities

Protecting Chemical Facilities

I was asked by Tyler at Security Management magazine to create a cover illustration based on the theme of chemical plant protection - specifically from the elements with flooding being a particular hazard. There was the opportunity to depict something quite dramatic and the idea of the hand lifting the plant from the crashing waves was well-received.

Security Management has a unique cover style: black or vary dark background with a dominant colour. The image here really dictated that blue should be the colour choice.

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Rapp|Art 2018

Rapp|Art 2018

It's that time of year again when my agent Rapp|Art publish their new annual catalogue. Thousands of catalogues are sent out to clients with specially designed gift tote bags. This is my spread for the 2018 edition..

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Find Your Voice

Find Your Voice

This image was for AOPA magazine (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). Entitled 'Find Your Voice', this was an article about learning to cope with the vagaries of air traffic control.

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Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation

Kevin from D Magazine recently got in touch requesting an illustration to go with an article about 'deep brain stimulation'. This is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a medical device which sends electrical impulses to specific targets in the brain for the treatment of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Identity

identity

A series of images on the theme of identity and how far our facial features determine who we are and how we view ourselves. This started by first adopting the hard, objective, view of the police mugshot but then evolved to be a less distinct, more abstract take on the individual faces.

 

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Pattern 01

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Working on designs for prints in 2018. Focussing on patterns, colours, shapes and a more organic feel/process rather than anything too illustrative or commercial. A continuation of personal work begun in 2015.

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Marquette Nurse

Marquette Nurse

I was approached by Marquette University to create a cover image for their Marquette Nurse magazine. They wanted a forward-looking, modern, optimistic image that represented taking a path into nursing. The initial sketch, below left, was liked subject to a couple of amendments, elimination of the pills (sensitivities to news headlines concerning opiods) and addition of another nurse. There were no colour requirements so I was free to use my own scheme. I like to use colour in a graphic way and not to be overly concerned with realism. Also, wherever possible I try to avoid skin colours, facial features and any kind of personal iconography as I prefer my figures to be perceived as an 'everyman' unless there is a specific reason to do otherwise. The finished artwork was very well-received and published Jan 2018.
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