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The Temple of Flame Game Book Kickstarter part 1

By |March 30th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

Last September Megara Entertainment approached me to colour the special edition release of The Temple of Flame, in the Golden Dragon Game Book series, written by Dave Morris and Oliver Johnson, that I had illustrated in the early 80s. It was the first project I had done that required me to do some research and […]

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What Have I got Myself Into? Learning Game Programming

By |October 31st, 2016|Syndicated Content|

In the last 3-4 months I have been learning Unity, a 2D and 3D game creation engine. “Why would you want to do that?!!”, is the thought and sometimes words of many of the people I’ve confessed this to. I do very much wonder myself as the journey I’ve embarked on seems hideously difficult at […]

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Crypt of the Vampire Now in Colour

By |April 4th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

I have been very tardy with blog posts over the past year, a situation I’m going to try and change, at least until I go back to being tardy again! I just saw that my last post about The Crypt of the Vampire was way back in May last year. It was announcing a Kickstarter […]

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Computer Illustration Software on the Cheap

By |March 19th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

I’ve been using computers for my illustration work for many years starting out with Delux Paint on Amiga. On the whole the paint program I have relied on for most of that time was Adobe Photoshop for one reason only, that it was the only program that would guarantee speed and stability while working on […]

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Self Publishing – How to Commission a Children’s Illustrator

By |March 14th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

I usually work for established publishers, but over the years I have successfully worked with private self-publishers to bring their writing to life with illustrations. Most self-publishers have never commissioned a freelance illustrator before, and they often approach it with little knowledge, and some misconceptions about how illustrators provide their services. In this post I […]

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The first book I illustrated is now a Kickstarter.

By |May 29th, 2015|Syndicated Content|

This was one of the first commercial illustrations I did back in 1983 for the book Crypt of the Vampire by Dave Morris. It was for a series of choose your own adventure game books that were very popular back in the day. I’ve coloured the version you see here for the new Kickstarter campaign […]

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Windows 8 Wacom tablet press and hold FIX

By |March 26th, 2015|Syndicated Content|

Worth a try possible easy fix for the Windows 8 Wacom tablet Windows Ink ring around stylus point and drag problem. Tedious story follows, if you want the fix quick skip the next couple of paragraphs. I’m writing this as a reminder to myself. I just spent a frustrating day hard up against a deadline, […]

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Storyboards 4 – Skeletons at the seaside

By |February 25th, 2015|Syndicated Content|

More skeleton adventures following the same undead family from my last post as they take a trip to the fun fair and seaside. These storyboards were designed for eventual 3D computer animation which still requires as much pre-planning as traditional animation. For anyone looking for storyboards for movies, advertising or game design please contact me […]

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Storyboards 3 – Skeletons visit the museum

By |February 23rd, 2015|Syndicated Content|

This was a storyboard I was commissioned to do for a speculative presentation by a client. I like the idea of the skeleton family wearing x-ray specs to feel more comfortable looking at the living people around them. It’s nice to see that general society is completely accepting of the undead living, or rather not […]

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