Monday 6 November 2017

Typewronger Books commission

This was a commission for Typewronger Books, a new bookshop that opened in Edinburgh yesterday and is currently operating out of the police box on Leith Walk (Croall Place).  I was asked to produce two illustrations for a double-sided bookmark, which will also work as a business card for the shop.

Even though I was given barely any time to create the image and the design, I'm happy with the way that it turned out.  Here are a couple of pictures of the finished piece and also a picture from the opening yesterday too -

Typewronger Books is open every Sunday on Leith Walk in Edinburgh from 11 until 6pm!  

For more information on Typewronger Books please visit their website at or their Facebook page at

Saturday 4 November 2017

Inktober 2017

Last month I took part in Inktober, an annual challenge where participants must produce one ink drawing a day and share it on social media with the hashtag #inktober.  Unfortunately I couldn't upload new work every day of the month, but it was a great exercise to try.  I'd definitely recommend it to anyone with a project in the wings that you need an incentive to work on.  

I used the challenge to develop some thumbnails I'd already been producing for a project which has been in the pipeline for a long time.  Below and above are some examples of this - hopefully I'll have time in the new year to work on these and develop them more!

More images can be found on my Instagram account at