Monday, 2 May 2016


Good morning internet! I've just rolled my way over from my other internet platforms for a quick update!

First of all, I am in the process of compiling a new online portfolio on dropr, a very cool website that easily lets you display and arrange your projects for people to browse. If you'd like to have a look at what I've put up there for now, you can see it here - - or the link is just up in the bar at the top of my blog under 'portfolio'.

Now onto some recent work! If you follow me on any social media platform, you probably would have seen me posting constantly for the last few weeks about a poster I was designing for a screening of the Japanese cult horror very strange and amazing film "Hausu" (or ハウス/House). The screening took place last night and was definitely one of those screenings I will always think fondly of. A classic film with a sold out screen made up of a fantastic audience - those are the cinema experiences you don't ever forget.

The final printed version of the poster!

I had a couple of people come up to me last night asking me how I went about making my posters, so I thought I'd upload a few small images that went through my very messy process of creating things.

First of all, I start with a sketch. This sketch should normally take between 20-40 seconds, and it needs to do two things. I need to think "Hmmm, that could turn out into something interesting eventually". I then need to think "Oh boy, I am terrible at sketching I should just stop right now I can't possibly do this." If it doesn't achieve these two things, then it's not right.

The initial, soul destroying sketch.
Next comes the actual drawing. I have recently taken to starting with a pencil sketch, and then using a small lightbox to trace that and create the inked versions, as oppose to normally just inking over the sketch and then rubbing out the pencil lines.

Light boxin'
At this point I feel slightly less bad about everything and decide to carry on.

So now you're ready to scan the inked versions, and then colour and arrange in photoshop. From using illustrator and photoshop so much in my life, I have became a person who likes to be able to move and rearrange assets that I think I have placed in the right position and then have decided at the last minute that I haven't. This is why, for this poster, I drew all of the assets individually so I could mess around with them later, instead of just drawing the whole poster as it would look at the end. Maybe one day I'll trust myself enough to do that.

Colouring the cat in photoshop. Look at all those delicious layers.
When that's all done and you've got your colours and your effects and your bleeds all sorted out, it's off to the printers and then out into the world for anyone who wants one!

The arrival of the prints.
Make a sign and you're good to go.

So, yeah. That is a small insight into my very basic workflow! I guess the only thing left to say is that you like the look of my work then please like my facebook page or send me a message on there if you're interested in working together!

If you're local to Brighton or the surrounding area and a fan of getting something slightly different from your cinema listings, definitely add Dreamland Cinema and The Duke's After Dark to your Facebook likes and keep up to date with what they're up to.

Monday, 29 February 2016

There are now more places to find me on the internet!

Hello again to you, the internet! This is a quick post to inform any newcomers that I now have new places that you can find me on the internet! On Facebook! And on Etsy! Oh boy! Here come the links!

Facebook - - This is where I'll be doing my small updates, like things I'm working on and places I'm going to be, while saving this blog for the big posts!

Etsy - - You can now buy and prints I have for sale! Online! And I'll post them to you! Hooray!

Go to them, check them out, like, favourite, subscribe etc etc etc

As a reward for doing that, here is a poster that I made for a special screening of Labyrinth following the sad death of David Bowie.