November 17, 2018

Sometimes, or to be honest, quite often I am in the lucky position that I “need” to do things for work a lot of people do as a spare time activity or as their hobby.

This is true when it comes to my drawing and illustrating work which I really love (but that doesn’t mea...

June 20, 2018

It’s done! Berlin looking South is completed and also ready for our licensee’s 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle production.

It took roughly about 3.5 months (without the breaks) and a bit of work to get from this...

to that... :-) .

Up for the next challenge. 

June 20, 2018

The good, old mac in the shop behaved well, all the elements are coloured and ready to be placed. After a little break (which brought me also to the beautiful south coast around Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters) I am ready to complete Berlin Looking South. 

The coloure...

June 20, 2018

Hurray! All the painting work of the image itself is done! What’s left is the colourful life: people, cars, trains, boats and a few things for the sky. I will use the bank holiday weekend in the shop to work on car traffic, a smaller job and lighter file the good, old...

June 20, 2018

After battling with some computer problems due to older software losing quite a bit of work along the way I can now crack on with the latest version of photoshop and suddenly, in terms of the software, life is just a doddle. 

The individual buildings get their own colou...

June 20, 2018

Now that all the hand drawn work is done, completed and scanned the project is literally off the drawing board but far from over. I will start the digital phase now which can have its owns difficulties and challenges as everyone who works with heavy files will know all...

June 20, 2018

Now I need to go to the scanning service and then print the file as my under layer for the last phase of hand drawn work (yes, it’s not completely over yet!).

I want to fill the image with life! 

Even though I had customers appreciating the completely empty, slightly sur...

June 20, 2018

Over the period of almost 2 weeks I was working my way westwards (or in drawing terms from the left to the right) on the fine liner drawing.

Luckily I found a good and friendly professional scanning service in Islington that can scan the more than 2m long image in one p...

January 1, 2018

I am really very pleased and excited to see that the big and prestigious German publishing company for books, board games and jigsaw puzzles Ravensburger has launched its new 1500 piece puzzle with my illustrated map of the world under the title “colourful earth” in Ge...

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