Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Serco Prize For Illustration 2014

This is a piece of work I entered for the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 towards the end of last year.
I'm pleased to say the illustration entitled "The Guardians of the Tower" has been shortlisted for the exhibition which opens Friday 14th February at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden.

The brief was to produce a poster on the theme of "London Stories" and I chose to illustrate the legend surrounding the Tower of London. Legend has it that six ravens must guard the Tower at all times, otherwise the Tower will fall into the Thames. 
Whilst producing the work the legend was put to the test when a fox got into the Tower and two of the ravens were killed.
Fortunately two ravens were waiting in the wings to take over duties and the Tower remains standing to this day! (If you look closely the fox lurks somewhere in the final artwork!)
For details of the exhibition please click here.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Full of Beans!

Right... New Year, new and regular blog updates!!!
Here's my latest Rootytoot print that I released towards end of last year inspired my 2 year old Charlie's love of baked beans!!
I think it's one of my favourites and was really pleased it was featured on the Guardian Christmas Wish List 2013.
You can see the full range of my Rootytoot prints at http://rootytootshop.mysupadupa.com

Friday, 13 July 2012

Penguin Pandemonium!

Here's some artwork from the second book (TheRescue!) from HarperCollins Penguin Pandemonium series which I've loved illustrating. Looking forward to working on book 3 soon!
Particularly enjoyed illustrating the rockhoppers!!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Taxi for...?

Well firstly may I apologise for not posting for rather a while(see last post for a clue!?)
Can't believe it's been that long but new baby/moving house amongst other things are my excuses!
Anyway,here's a sneak preview of some Rootytoot edt prints hot off the press.

To celebrate this special year for London, all have a capital theme!
A web shop will be up and running soon but in the meantime,
if you wish to purchase one please contact me at info@rootytoot.co.uk

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Happy Christmas!

This is a Christmas card I designed for personal use and to promote my card company Rootytoot-looking forward to doing more with the company in 2012- http:rootytoot.co.uk. Have a good one and apologies for lack of posts-I'll be much more active on here next year!:) x

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Jolly Roger the pirate dog!

A new design for the Rootytoot "Jolly!"range:)

Rootytoot launches at PGLive 2011!

A couple of pics from trade show PGLive 2011 where I launched my card company Rootytoot this week. Check out the brand new Rootytoot website http://rootytoot.co.uk
This is the reason for a lack of posts recently-sorry!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Kids Night In!

I've recently started doing alot of handwritten type/fonts and used an old book"Kids Night in" I featured in as a starting point for a new piece of cover art.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Ski inspired Rootytoot!

Here's a new addition to the Rootytoot "Jolly"range inspired by a week skiing in La Tania and Courchevel.
The Rootytoot blogspot should be up and running by the end of the week:)