Introduction

I'm a freelance illustrator/designer/art director and if you think I can help with your project, want to offer words of encouragement or simply say hi, feel free to get in touch.

I'm also on Twitter and Facebook. Follow me to find out every time I haul bits of imagination kicking and screaming into reality.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Not aliens... yet.

Today NASA announced that they've found organic matter under an ancient lake bed on Mars, a strong indicator that the red planet was once home to life. Not bad for a 6yr old little* robot.

That is awesome!

Bloopy deep boop!

I think this picture went a little closer to Pixar's Wall E. than I initially intended, but I guess its unavoidable when dealing with a wheeled worker bot on a barren orange planet.

Curiosity's sister older sister, Opportunity, has been scouring the red planet for 14 years!

With further unmanned expeditions to Mars already in production, it looks like these two bots will have a little sister arriving soon, and it will continue to be a world populated only by robots until Elon Musk and his cronies invade in 2022.

We're slowly but surely colonising our neighbouring planet. 

'Baby steps Ellie, baby steps.'


*Surprisingly huge. Curiosity is 2.9M long, 2.7M wide and 2.2 meters high. I've lived in smaller rooms!

Friday, 1 June 2018

The return of F3-T7

Many, many moons ago I produced an image of an R2 unit painted in the colours of Boba Fett, and named him F3-7T.


Recently I was contacted by Simon Battel of the UK R2D2 builders club.
Hi Nick. I found a picture you did of a FETT R2D2 a couple of years ago and I liked it so much that I have made a full size remote version, I just thought I'd send you a picture for your approval.
He included the following pictures.



Simon goes on to say;
'There are a couple of minor differences to you drawing the main one being the name. I call this droid F3T7 and not F37T.'
 Clearly Simon pays more attention to naming conventions than I do.

Regardless, it's a fantastic piece of work and I'm hoping somebody can sneak him into the forthcoming Fett movie.

Friday, 4 May 2018

May the 4th

When I saw pictures of the new Millennium Falcon from Solo, I was taken aback by how shiny and new she looked. Reluctantly I decided I liked her. Yet admitting to this feels like I'm cheating on the 'real' Falcon.


So here she is in one of her finest moments, about to erupt from the exploding Death Star.

May the 4th be with you.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Hypo full of Love

I was fortunate to see the mighty Alabama 3 again last weekend. Definitely one of the best nights out I've had in some time. They sit in the sweet spot that bridges my love of Dance, hiphop and folk. See.

Rev. D. Wayne and Larry Love front the band. Pretty sure the latter is the bastard offspring of Howard Marks, Keith Richards and the Devil.



Make it a priority to see them live.




Sunday, 18 February 2018

Maced

Everyone is knocking about ideas for new Star wars films about, including everything from Kenobi to Max Rebo (I genuinely heard a great idea for the latter...) but one character I've not heard much about is that bad motherhubbard Mace Windu.

Dead you say? Poppycock! Jedi literally jump thousands of feet for fun, so being tossed out of a window in battle is hardly a death sentence. I'm pretty sure he disappeared into the Coruscant underworld laying low until he can resurface at the coolest possible moment.


Last Jedi? Don't make me laugh.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

X periment

**Edit: (Spoiler Alert) Well that was spectacular! Well played Space X!

Today will hopefully go down in history with the successful launch of Space X's Falcon Heavy Rocket. If it goes without a hitch, it will pretty much see us on the path to becoming a multi-planetary civilisation. That said, Elon Musk has stated there's a 'real good chance it won't make it to orbit'. (But it did! Yay!)


Regardless, this Falcon Heavy will pave the way for the BFR (Big F**king Rocket (actual Space X Terminology)) which will carry a manned missions to mars. Elon Musk has stated that he intends to send four of these beasts to Mars. With 100 people. On each. In 2024.

That boggles my tiny mind.


Its incredible to think we could be living on another world in my lifetime.

Best of luck today to all at Space X, its going to be one hell of achievement!

Or fireworks show.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Wake up, its time to buy!

Following on from my previous post, I'm honoured to announce that the eternally awesome Last Exit To Nowhere have released this years greetings cards which are now on sale over at their store.

The Little Deckard cards are, as always, the finest print quality, which will immediately increase your status amongst the humans you associate with.



Little Ripley and Little John McLane are also available.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Diddy Deckard

So it is upon us. Many of you will have seen it. I'm 48 hours out from seeing a film that I'm more excited for than Star Wars. Seriously! Which is something I never thought I'd say.


Blade Runner: 2049.

Over the last couple of years the kindly chaps at Last Exit to Nowhere have commissioned Christmas cards based on some cinematic classics. This year it was Blade Runners turn. So here we have, Diddy Deckard, one of 4 images that will form this years addition to their gift card range, out soon.


If you save up your pocket money, you can impress the flipping heck out of your friends!


Friday, 18 August 2017

Hipsterwan Kenobi

So fresh rumours today that there will in fact be an Obi-Wan film rolling into production.

There have been many exciting things discussed about a potential Obi-Wan film online in recent months.
'If I was pitching one, it would be Obi-Wan as a nomadic warrior in the deserts of Tatooine, playing Bounty Hunters and Imperial death squads off against each other as they scour the dusty wastelands for a fabled child.
A gritty western, but with lightsabers, speeder-bikes and spaceships.'
- Me.


Whats not to love about this idea?*

*Rhetorical question

Monday, 17 July 2017

Unliving

'When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.'



And go shopping.

R.I.P.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Stellar cast

It seems like I get less and less time to work on things of my own as of late. Speed paints are one thing, but developing ideas and honing 'finished' pieces of art is a rarity.

That said, here's a little peek at something of my own that I've been working on for a while now.



Stella is discontent with the dull hum drum of everyday life, until she acquires a spaceship.

I think we can all agree that acquiring your own spaceship would make you content. If not, then I don't think you're welcome here anymore.

Sorry.

(Not sorry)

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Wick. John Wick.

I love the world they've created with these films. The classy, covert world of assassins hotels, banks, tailors, and kennels.



There's soo much scope for Chapter 3, and also 'The Continental', the series based on John Wick, and it seems hard to mess this franchise up.