Thursday, 16 August 2018

~ BACK FROM THE DEAD! ~ : Themed Portraits - Disney Wonderland

Hey everyone, I'M ALIVE!!

I'm currently typing to you from my brand new studio, in my brand new house, in a brand new county!

Yep, I've had a lot going on in the last few months and I do hope that it excuses my rather extended hiatus in posting on this old blog.

Since you last heard from me, my partner and I have completed the purchase of our first house! We are homeowners!! We've been busy decorating, moving and making the place our own. I'm no longer based in Bristol either! We've relocated to the sunny seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, where I not only have the beach on my doorstep, but also woodlands behind our house and fantastic views of the countryside from my window, plenty of inspiration to get the creative juices flowing. If that wasn't enough change, I also changed jobs and I celebrated a milestone birthday! PHEW!

It's been a hectic few months, typically once things had started to settle and I was able to resume my creative work, what should happen? My Laptop decided to pack up! Thankfully I was able to get it repaired within a reasonable timeframe and projects weren't delayed much further!

So to celebrate my return creative form (finally) I thought I'd start by posting up some long awaited commissions.

Here to kick things off is a fun Disney themed portrait commissioned as a birthday present for Chloe, who is a Disney Princess in her own right. Here she is hanging out with her favourite characters, whom she got to meet at Disneyland a couple weeks after!

This portrait is A4 landscape, and coloured using Copic Markers.

I've got a few more commissions to share, so stay posted!
If you know someone who is as big a Disney fan as Chloe, then drop me a message for a personalised portrait like this!

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Pet Portraits - Fantasy Cats

Morning Everyone!

Today I'm sharing with you the last of the portraits commissioned over Christmas.
This one is fairly special in that it was commissioned for a fan of MULP whose pet cats had sadly passed away.

So in loving memory of Paddy, Mowgli and Purdie, here are the trio forever immortalised as Fantasy/D&D characters! Paddy the bard, Mowgli the Knight and Purdie the Mage.

This commission is A3 in size and coloured using Copic Markers.

If you know someone who would like a portrait like this of their pets, then please drop me an email at

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Themed Portraits - Mermaids

Hello again!

Today I'm sharing with you another themed portrait that was commissioned over the Christmas period. This one features three friends; Malwina, Ellis and Jacqueline with baby Primrose, as pretty mermaids underwater. I had a lot of fun colouring this one!!
I hope you girls like it!!

This commission was A3 in size and coloured using Copic Markers.

There's still more Christmas commissions to be posted, so stay tuned!
And as always if you know someone who would love a portrait like this then drop me an email:

Friday, 5 January 2018

Themed Portraits - To Infinity and Beyond

Last time I shared with you one of a pair of Toy Story themed portraits commissioned as christmas gifts, you can see Charlie as Woody here!

Here is the second of the pair, Jack as Buzz Lightyear!

This Commission is A4 in size and coloured using Copic Markers.

There are still more Christmas Commissions to be posted up, so stay tuned!
And as always if you're interested in commissioning me then drop me an email:

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Themed Portraits - There's a Snake in my Boot!

Happy New Year!!

As promised in my last post back before Christmas (was it really that long ago?? *dusts off cobwebs*) I have some commissions to share with you! 
These were requested as Christmas presents and so to avoid spoiling any surprises I've waited until now to share them.

So in the first post of 2018 let me share with you one of a pair of themed portraits done for two brothers that are huge Disney fans.

This is Charlie as Woody from Toy Story! 

This commission is A4 in size and coloured using Copic Markers.

Stay posted for more christmas commissions to be posted up soon!
And as always if you're interested in commissioning me then drop me an email:

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Pet Portraits - Shield Maiden Tilly

Hey Everyone,

This blog hasn't seen much action in a while and I've probably got a couple con write ups from last month to catch up on! With that holiday season approaching up I hope things will hot up on here but for the time being I'd like to share with you this pet portrait commission!

Requested by Maria for Andy's birthday, this cosplaying couple had recreated Ragnar Lothbrok and Lagertha from the TV show Vikings with massive success!
So much so that Maria thought that Tilly the cat might feel left out! So to join their epic cosplay photos on the wall I've drawn Tilly in her very own Vikings cosplay.

This commission is A4 in size and coloured using Copic Markers.

You can check out Maria and Andy's cosplay right here:


Original art can make a great and personal gift for someone; be it a portrait of their child, a loved one, or a furry friend, or something else altogether! December is now only a month away and the holiday season soon catches up, so get your christmas commission requests in early!
Just drop me an email with your request to:

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Frome Comic Con 2017

Sunday 13th August saw the return of Frome Comic Con!

Once more the town was transformed! The Three Swan's pub hosted a Harry Potter themed House Sorting, The Archangel was turned into a Star Wars themed virtual reality bar, there were video games, Doctor Who themed spaces, Ghostbusters in the Library, a dealer hall in the Cheese and Grain, and of course all us writers and artists exhibiting at the Black Swan Arts round tower!

Having attended solo last year, Matt was able to join me with Knight and Dragon, and MULP issues #1-4!
Exhibiting alongside us were of course that fantastic duo Lizzie and Conor Boyle, who being local to Frome invited us to join them for the second year running. They had all their Disconnected Press books on their table.

Owen Watts made a reappearance, bringing with him all volumes of The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel and doodles of angry carrots!

And another familiar face returned to The Black Swan Arts with The Red Mask From Mars, Vince Hunt! Accompanied by Shaun Doble, creator of Descending Outlands!

We were also joined by a few new faces to FCC! Dani Abram and Ian Matthews came along with copies of Worry Wart and Razarhawk #1-2, love those two!

The lovely Sam Webster came along with copies of Joe Cape and Unfamiliar Skies! He also brought his ADORABLE children who were both dressed up like characters from My Little Pony!

They were at Cardiff Expo, they were at the Swindon comic book signing, and there they were again at Frome Comic Con! They're everywhere! Gavin Mitchell and Emily Owen, that brilliant couple responsible for art on Trolltooth Wars and the critically acclaimed zine about mental health Brain Shoodles.

Nothing but fantastic times can be had when you are around this lovely lot. It was great to see so many people venturing into to take a look at all that was on offer. 
We had a few familiar faces returning to get the latest issues of MULP after buying #1-2 from me last year along with a host of new readers, who I hope will enjoy everything that they picked up! thank you all for stopping by!

I believe that compared to last year Frome Comic Con has taken everything to the next level! The cosplay was on point, the dealer hall in the Cheese and Grain was buzzing, and there were competitions and raffles galore! It really does prove to be a fantastic day out for the whole family whatever your interests!

(Photos below are kindly provided by John and Dan)



Any convention where I get to hug a 7ft Chewbacca is instantly a success! Thank you everyone who helped put on this brilliant event and of course massive huge thanks to Lizzie and Conor for inviting us! I can't wait to see what Frome pulls out next year!