...since I have had a website but I thought it was about time. The past 12-18 months I have been on a mission, pushing myself and this style. It was always there but like most creatives I like to have a crack at everything and anything and I was so busy split between SunHouse, Bose Collins and my own freelance contracts I just couldn't focus.
The pivotal moment was after seeing one of my best friends, Ollie Munden. Over beers and burgers we talked about what we love - drawing and design and that arvo he introduced me to the brush-pen, the mechanical pencil and her fine pin-leaded friends! I returned to Bristol with a spring in my step and a clear idea of where to go and a rough idea how to do it. Plenty of fails later I eventually started to get to grips with a look and feel I was happy with. I know my way round Photoshop, so I looked at creating a technique, a process to help me achieve the look I was after. A way to compliment the hand drawn work but push it even further and that is how it has been night after night - seeing what works and what doesn’t. I have learned a lot in that time, rethinking how I work and what I can and can’t get away with.
I do it because I love it, and happen to think I’m good at it but at the end of the day, it has to make me money. It is a string to my bow ( I admit I would like it to be a big thick string! ) and the quicker I can turn the work around the better. 90% of this site’s work is this look I have been chasing and mastering. If you follow me, know me, have heard of me or seen any of my previous work you know I can do the other stuff too and I love it and will never give it up. A few projects here fall into those categories but a lot of this up here is me really enjoying myself again and I think it shows - plus it's a bonus when your being paid for it!
Cheers and enjoy