Friday, 15 May 2020

Digital doodles - with sound!

I've been drawing and adding some sound as that brings things to life.

This is a short riff on feedback, and then a small drawing about the questions I need to ask clients, so they get the best out of what I can offer. 

Best watched in full screen mode, with the sound turned up !

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Website Illustration

Some recent digital website illustration for children's social care:


Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Digital Illustration for Public Health England

Some recently commissioned work I finished yesterday - hot off the press! 

These illustrations will be included in an online learning course for screening the hearing of newborn babies.

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Spring Song

As David Hockney recently said "they can't cancel spring!"

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Working Digitally - Putting it all together

You may not have time to read my various recent blogposts about all the different ways I can help you with drawing - so to put it simply, I've done this drawing in procreate. The program has tracked the marks I make and plays it back as a short film:

And here's the final image it lands on:

Working Digitally - 4) Live Digital Scribing

So this is a new way of working for me, and a lot of us out there, using conference video calls to keep everyone communicating and keep businesses running.

I was asked to capture some live presentations at a 'Dragon's Den' style event for the Future Water Association. I wasn't given much background information than that so was thinking on my feet during the presentations. 

I drew on my Ipad and the program tracked the drawing and can play it back at the end. Each presentation was about 8 minutes long.
There were people joining from all over the world and the businesses shared the short films digitally after the event.

It goes by in a bit of a flash so here is the final image:

And here are a couple more of the other presentations:

Working Digitally - 3) Storytelling

Do you have a story to tell? Most of us use stories instinctively every day.

This way of communicating can also be be really powerful, especially when it involves individual struggles of overcoming obstacles - something we can all relate to, especially at the moment! But it could also relate to a product you're trying to launch or a new way of working that you're trying to instil.

These were about an individual's journey from homelessness back to belonging within a family and community. They were commissioned by Camden Council and interspersed with text for a presentation:

And this is a more traditional approach using a comic book style to tell the story of one person's life (my grandmother!) in a short story: