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29 April 2020
Over lockdown my wife and I devised this 80 Films From The 80s picture puzzle, picking away at it in between day jobs and childcare.  I did the artwork and my wife did the colouring - it proved a welcome distraction for both of us.  The drawing was a fun challenge, as the scale was huge and I had to work to a more simplistic style than I am used to, while still maintaining an essential likeness - Martin Handford was a big influence.

It was a lovely collaboration and the response from puzzlers has been fantastic.  If it has given people a brief distraction during this difficult time, then we are happy.

07 April 2020
A little Monty Python Little Portrait set to celebrate the 45th anniversary of The Holy Grail.  I’ve been a massive Python fan since I was a kid and the very fabric of my being is infused with their sketches and films.  I could do a set for every one of their films, but MPATHG is by far the most popular, and therefore safest bet.

14 Feb 2020

I am doing an ongoing collaboration with That’ll Need Stitches, producing alternative cross-stitch designs, based on cult films and TV shows.  Here are a selection of tiny designs based off 80s movies, intended as badges.  It has proven a lot of fun, like a variation of pixel art, and I’ve enjoyed the challenge of caricaturing with firm restrictions.  We are working on some more elaborate ideas, so keep watching.

06 Feb 2020
I enjoyed doing the Alien poster so much I had a go at another much-loved film of mine: Evil Dead II.  Here is an animated WIP showing the different stages of creating it.  I’ve included the hideous photocollage I put together to make sense of the complex composition, made up of stock photos of “men in shirts fighting” and Bruce Campbell’s head crudely stuck on top.  It was a mess but gave me freedom to play around and tweak the layout in a way I could never achieve with sketching.

06 Jan 2020
Each day of advent this Christmas I hand-drew a Little Portrait from one of my favourite festive films.  A couple are varients from past sets, but most are completely new.  I’m considering getting it made up as an advent print to sell off for Christmas 2020.

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