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
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.