Glen McBeth

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So far Glen McBeth has created 88 blog entries.

History Man

By |November 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

I've not posted my BBC History Illustrations for a while. Still having fun with them!1. 'Swein Forkbeard' - Illustrating the first viking king of Britain. I tried a quick linocut for a change for this one, still meaning to do my regular style for the f...

Economist Drive

By |November 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

4 of 10 small icon illustrations for The Economist. Quick deadline and small pics but enjoyed coming up with ideas and the images.1. A comment on the new Google Glasses.2. Goal line technology.3. Tablet computers that you can use on take off and l...

Going Dutch

By |June 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Another pencil one for BBC History. I'm liking this technique although it does take a lot more time. I love using the layers in photoshop to add the colour but also to colour the pencil lines. This one illustrates the saying 'Dutch Courage' which meant...

Big Risk

By |June 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

 Wellcome Trust have done a redesign of their 'Big Picture' Mag. After a lot of nagging they've used some of my illustrations at a larger scale - hurrah! This one to illustrate 'managing risks'. Click this link for more - Wellcome Trust

‘Like’ a lot

By |June 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

47,000 likes! This old pic seems to have found its way onto a science facebook page. So far it has received over 47,000 likes. That's a lot of people seeing my little joke!Originally the idea came up for one of the articles in the Wellcome Trust's 'Big...

Dr When and the Dialects

By |April 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

New direction? I'm looking at using my pencil lines in the final artwork rather than always doing an ink line. I'm liking this rougher way of working (although it has taken longer).The article asks how far back in history we could go and still understa...

Dr When

By |April 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|

I'm looking at creating some final images using my pencil work and getting excited about the possibilities. I like the way this wee rough looked when it was coloured up. I was looking for an image that looked at using literature to go back in time - to...

Punc(tuat)*ion: Gro-up!?….

By |February 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

 A historical article about punctuation marks. I decided to try to draw each punctuation mark's characters and try and create a scene with them. I like the way this one's turned out - complete with all my own collage. Got fed up with searching for...

Lice to see you…

By |February 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|

Illustrating 'gaol fever' - epidemic typhus - a bacteria usually transmitted by body lice. Apparently it commonly occurred in the appalling conditions of Britain's prisons before Victorian reformers cleaned them up.

Hector’s House

By |February 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|

An illustration to show the comparative size of a Hector's Dolphins and a Blue Whale for 'Splash' - the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Trust magazine