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

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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!



Beer, Barley, Hops, and Crazy Hair! A work in progress - promo materials for a Spanish brewery company. Second pass sketch & value study in #photoshop behind. #wip #beer #brewery #hops #poster #drinking #linework #sketch #hair #valuestudy #rose

Beer, Barley, Hops, and Crazy Hair! A work in progress - promo materials for a Spanish brewery company. Second pass sketch & value study in #photoshop behind. #wip #beer #brewery #hops #poster #drinking #linework #sketch #hair #valuestudy #rose



TV crew filming @worksaigon today. We’re all going to be ridiculously #famous on Vietnamese television tomorrow. Can’t wait. #saigon #worksaigon

TV crew filming @worksaigon today. We’re all going to be ridiculously #famous on Vietnamese television tomorrow. Can’t wait. #saigon #worksaigon



Been a while since I did a floating-head value study. 40 minutes. All photoshop.

Been a while since I did a floating-head value study. 40 minutes. All photoshop.



When you get bored of doing gesture drawings of naked people… try Jellyfish instead. Significantly more interesting.

When you get bored of doing gesture drawings of naked people… try Jellyfish instead. Significantly more interesting.



Working on an Ice-Cream-Loving Little Boy. Very early stages. All about the planning & shitty first drafts.

Working on an Ice-Cream-Loving Little Boy. Very early stages. All about the planning & shitty first drafts.



Facebook Nanny is all at once the best and worst addition to my digital toolbox this week. I’m always so bitter when I know that little pop up message it right! Thanks to @pokerplaying for introducing me. #facebook #blocked #work #self-discipline

Facebook Nanny is all at once the best and worst addition to my digital toolbox this week. I’m always so bitter when I know that little pop up message it right! Thanks to @pokerplaying for introducing me. #facebook #blocked #work #self-discipline



Character Experiments!

Working on developing some vector characters for a client website. It’s been a while since I’ve created tiny people out of bezier curves. Missed all the fun of shading in flat illustrative style.

Character Experiments!

Working on developing some vector characters for a client website. It’s been a while since I’ve created tiny people out of bezier curves. Missed all the fun of shading in flat illustrative style.



Day Three, Portrait Three. Worked on speeding up & cutting down detail.

Day Three, Portrait Three. Worked on speeding up & cutting down detail.



Turns out speed painting portraits gets addicting. This happened while I wasn’t sleeping at one in the morning…

Version one above, and a second pass done below. Added more of a value range, pushed a lot of the shadows. Thought he might like a neck as well.



Portrait & anatomy practice. Fifteen minutes of speed painting can sometimes get you some beautiful cheekbones & freckles.

Portrait & anatomy practice. Fifteen minutes of speed painting can sometimes get you some beautiful cheekbones & freckles.