Friday, 5 November 2010

A little bird house

Just something from my new book I've just started, sorry for the hash job of the stitching-together-of-the-pages... I only have an A4 scanner! More to follow..!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Ive always felt that colour and I have a love/hate relationship.

It runs through my mind without me even knowing.

In early summer I bought new shampoo, conditioner, body wash and exfoliator - all in shades of orange (mango, tangerine, peach etc...)

I've just finished a selection in green... (mint, aloe, apple...)

And without even realising I've just been into town and purchase PINK products (strawberry, cherry, rose...). All of them. How do I do this? It always matches and they aren't even from the same range!!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


'ERAPOLOGY' is an Arts Platform founded by Tori Elliott in 2010, with hopes to encourage and enable artists and designers to promote and sell their work, to a diverse range of customers.

With only the pure talent of each individual artist to hold this together, "ERAPOLOGY" celebrates the individualistic and sometimes experimental style of the artists and designers that it supports.

Thursday, 19 August 2010


So here is the 8ft x 4ft mural I did for the council, even though its a fairly poor photo.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Exciting Times

WOW. wow. Where on earth do I start? I just graduated from University College Falmouth, UK with a BA Hons in Illustration, with a most satisfying 2:1! So glad to be done and dusted, and waiting for the next adventure!

But the adventures are coming alot quicker than I thought! Firstly, I had the second story of The Phlunk from Lou Rhodes just before a trip to New York, which is currently being doodled to threads inside my sketchbook! New York went very well, with great feedback from Nickelodeon and Harper Collins. Speaking to HP on a regular basis via email.. who knows?

Then, the success of The Eden Exhibition with fellow creative Sarah Lucy Baker. Had a great time and met some other great artists with like-minded work, contacts contacts! Along with a whole £10 earned on postcards, worth every penny.

I was invited to the private view of the latest Damien Hirst exhibition 'Tamed' in Torbay, which was interesting but I'm not sure how well the press are taking it, I guess not many people like dead cows much. Might be the 'Devon' thing! Still very unsure how or why I was personally and privately invited, but either way I'm very priviledged!

Happy with the progression of artwork, I checked my email to find a commission request from Torbay Arts Council to produce a mural by Torquay Seafront and Torre Abbey Meadow. I'm stupidly happy! It's paid, and its great exposure. Working with the Gingko project too to encourage children with art, I still can't believe I'm going to fill a 8x4ft board when my work is so small and detailed. It's such a great feeling that someone saw my work and wanted it.
New Designers 2010 is going swimmingly well, I've had a commission for cancer research (which I've heard many people have) from someone who's seen my work, AND TODAY I had a call regarding a job offer who'd seen my New Designers board. I'm so happy!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Monday, 17 May 2010

Characters: 1 Puss In Boots

So since the trip to New York got cancelled (all thanks to British Airways striking, and THEN more volcanic ash...), I decided to use my time wisely and taking Fig Taylors advice to characterise some generic characters which would be recognisable to authors, so they see the illustration 'blindly' for what it is without trying to understand a concept.

Here's day 1 of 14. Some of them are more conceptual than others, some are people, some aren't. Here we go. First up? Something simple.

Puss In Boots.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Books, Books & Books

These little beauties are taking a trip to NYC with me, along with my portfolio.
Portfolio viewings with; Linghren & Smith, Harper Collins, Hyperion (Disney) and Nickelodeon.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

The Phlunk Covers

Please please help me! I'm very unsure as to which cover works best. The second one was suggested by the author to show the Phlunks innocence and naivity; but I like the first.

Oh, and I hand felted a Phlunk too.

Monday, 3 May 2010

The Money Seed

Here's a few recent works; its a children's story called "The Money Seed".
I wrote this story in the second year of my degree and decided to revisit it this week.
Below shows the front cover and two artworks.

The Story:
Sophie finds a penny, and when her Mum tells her to look after it and that 'money doesn't grow on trees', she decides to plant it.
The 'money seed' never grows, but Sophie plants every coin she finds.
Meanwhile, a Magpie has been taking all of the shiny coins from Sophie's plant pots. Through guilt, the Magpie and
his friends build Sophie a magical 'money seed' garden with all of the shiny found ephemera that the Magpie has stolen in the past.

The moral? Don't take what isn't yours. Naughty Magpie.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


The first (and only) artwork for my Moose book.
I got too frustrated when finding out that MacMillan just published a Moose story, that I gave up entirely. This is the scene where they're looking into the lake.

Monday, 26 April 2010

The Eden Exhibition

Keep up to date with our latest exhibition:

(website and design by yours truly)

Fiat 500 Fairytales

The second advertising campaign for the Fiat 500 - especially for women.

"Fiat 500 Fairytales"

Who needs a Prince Charming when you have a Fiat 500?
Also suggesting that the car can take you back to the freedom of your childhood.

Fiat 500 Fashion

This is the first advertising campaign for the Fiat 500 - especially for women.

"Fiat 500 Fashion"

The concept is having a car that suits your fashion, so the campaign sees the car dressed in different fashions, there are a few examples below.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Lend A Hand, Help Our Land (Editorial)

Lend a hand, help our land
An editorial about volunteering to help develop public areas.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Judgement Day (Editorial)

An editorial discussing setting back the Doomsday clock by 1 minute; and the myths surrounding American Nuclear bombs.

Monday, 19 April 2010

The Quote

"Take everything you like serious, except yourselves" - Rudyard Kipling.

I decided to focus on things that ruin your day in which you shouldn't take seriously; one magpie (sorrow), rain under your umbrella, house right next to the office, birds on your clean washing, no entry signs, broken teapots and leaves on the train line.

Then, to not be so serious, a Ladybird flying me away.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


My design for the number 5 - we're the 5th graduate edition of the Quotes book by University College Falmouth.

One Magpie

As most of you can guess, I have a very strange obsession with birds; particularly Magpies.

One for Sorrow?

It couldn't be further from the truth right now, but its all related to the Quote project for University College Falmouth Graduate Illustrated Book. I'll upload on completion, but here's a taster.

Paignton Zoo Lion

I am a Lion, hear me RAWR.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Paignton Zoo Meet Gaye

Unfortunately, Gaye the Elephant died.

Paignton Zoo Map

Redesign for the Paignton Zoo map.

Sunday, 7 March 2010


This was my project X. Thank you Uncle Alan.
"Design a poster for the Royal Cornwall Museum. No specific target audience."

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Write Me/Send Me/Sand Me

CONCEPT (C) Becky Heysett.

So the idea that Becky had was a re-usable postcard, its made out of plywood and my illustrations are engraved on the front. You can write and post these cards as you would a normal paper postcard, but the recipient then sands off the message and can send it on. These come in 5 designs and can be bought. 

Monday, 22 February 2010

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book front cover.
This is a cutout with material underlay pattern.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

First Book Commission

So i got my first book commission!! A childrens book written by Lou Rhodes from LAMB. How sweetttt is that!? Below is a prospective artwork, story (C) Lou Rhodes. Look out for it in shops sooooon hehehehee (can you tell Im excited, much?)

The letter J

So here's my contribution to the Falmouth Alphabet.
Illustrate the letter J.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Era and Orbis

Finally have photos to show you of my two favourites from the Curious exhibition, Era the Dodo and Orbis the bear. These aren't for sale. But I did just sell the untitled birds on a wire :)