Freelance illustrator & designer.
Living & working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Lover of Tiny Motorbikes & Photoshop

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Mayan Hieroglyphics!

I’ve always been obsessed with the mayan hieroglyphics alphabet. It’s beautiful, weird, and a subject fellow anthropologists love to nerd out on. We even got PBS to make a whole documentary on it.

There’s a personal project based around these I’ve had swimming in my head for too long. Thought it was about time to play around and start developing a visual style for it. More to come.

Mayan Hieroglyphics!

I’ve always been obsessed with the mayan hieroglyphics alphabet. It’s beautiful, weird, and a subject fellow anthropologists love to nerd out on. We even got PBS to make a whole documentary on it.

There’s a personal project based around these I’ve had swimming in my head for too long. Thought it was about time to play around and start developing a visual style for it. More to come.



Waving Waves

Day Twelve

Feeling back in the ebb & flow with some waves.

Waving Waves

Day Twelve

Feeling back in the ebb & flow with some waves.



Portrait Time!

Day Ten

Been a while since I paid attention to some human faces.
The top right hand smirker is my friend Nick who made the mistake of Whatsapping me that expression. Just asking to be turned into a cartoon… The rest look a bit boring in comparison.

Portrait Time!

Day Ten

Been a while since I paid attention to some human faces. The top right hand smirker is my friend Nick who made the mistake of Whatsapping me that expression. Just asking to be turned into a cartoon… The rest look a bit boring in comparison.



Walnuts on Walnuts.

Day Nine

Walnuts rank at least 2nd in the delicious nuts category, just behind the glorious cashews. Which absolutely makes them worth studying for a morning.
Getting more painterly with these ones. Hard not to make them look like brains though.

Walnuts on Walnuts.

Day Nine

Walnuts rank at least 2nd in the delicious nuts category, just behind the glorious cashews. Which absolutely makes them worth studying for a morning. Getting more painterly with these ones. Hard not to make them look like brains though.



Birds on Branches

Day Eight

Birds are admittedly one of my favourite things to paint. Similar to the turtles, any decedent of dinosaurs seems to strike that magical balance of strangeness & grace. Plenty of variety to play with.

Birds on Branches

Day Eight

Birds are admittedly one of my favourite things to paint. Similar to the turtles, any decedent of dinosaurs seems to strike that magical balance of strangeness & grace. Plenty of variety to play with.



Gesture Turtles

Day Seven

Shells & plenty of expressions. These ancient creatures are beautifully weird. Half dinosaur, half fish.

Gesture Turtles

Day Seven

Shells & plenty of expressions. These ancient creatures are beautifully weird. Half dinosaur, half fish.



Gesture Elephants

Day Six

Gesture Elephants

Day Six



Mounting Mountains

Day Five

Mountain sketches throughout the day. Playing with plenty of overlay layers.

Mounting Mountains

Day Five

Mountain sketches throughout the day. Playing with plenty of overlay layers.



Wind & Clouds Round II

Day Four

Unsatisfied with the first attempt at gesture painting clouds, I came back for more. Ended up with some strange experimentations. Not sure they worked. I’ll take that though. Sometimes, failure is the whole point.

Wind & Clouds Round II

Day Four

Unsatisfied with the first attempt at gesture painting clouds, I came back for more. Ended up with some strange experimentations. Not sure they worked. I’ll take that though. Sometimes, failure is the whole point.



Coffee Cups Meet Gesture

Day Three

Late night painting. Sadly without a warm cup of caffeine by my side. Probably for the best. I may be an addict, but 11pm would be pushing it…

Coffee Cups Meet Gesture

Day Three

Late night painting. Sadly without a warm cup of caffeine by my side. Probably for the best. I may be an addict, but 11pm would be pushing it…



Clouds & Wind Meet Gesture.

Day Two of the permanent commitment to gesture painting each morning.

Turns out transforming floating bits of water into discernible shapes is harder than I first imagined. Clouds have always been a weak spot - all the more reason to practice! Something tells me I’ll be coming back to this subject for redemption…

Clouds & Wind Meet Gesture.

Day Two of the permanent commitment to gesture painting each morning.

Turns out transforming floating bits of water into discernible shapes is harder than I first imagined. Clouds have always been a weak spot - all the more reason to practice! Something tells me I’ll be coming back to this subject for redemption…



Spending the morning with some whales. There’s about to be a whole lot more painting practice posted here. Commitments have been made. There’s money on the table. Had to happen.

Spending the morning with some whales. There’s about to be a whole lot more painting practice posted here. Commitments have been made. There’s money on the table. Had to happen.



Hummingbird Characters!

Getting to do full visual development on a Children’s Book iPad App over the next few months. Loving all the painting time. Getting super nerdy over character design, colour scripts, and style studies.

Hummingbird Characters!

Getting to do full visual development on a Children’s Book iPad App over the next few months. Loving all the painting time. Getting super nerdy over character design, colour scripts, and style studies.



Gesture Painting Bonsais > Gesture Painting People.

More playing with linework & exploring. For fun and profit! Mostly fun…

 Gesture painting people is great too, but you’ve gotta mix it up sometimes.

Gesture Painting Bonsais > Gesture Painting People.


More playing with linework & exploring. For fun and profit! Mostly fun…

Gesture painting people is great too, but you’ve gotta mix it up sometimes.



Pantone’s Colour Sensitivity Test is killer! Arrange the colours by hue. Really makes your corneas ache by the end.

Here’s my Before & After shot.

And the results… I would be proud of scoring a 6 (with 0 being perfect and 99 being pretty darn crap), but now determined to get it lower! Intense colour studying commences immediately!