Friday, December 26, 2008


Ballybraddan is a kids tv series made for RTE by Monster Animation and Design, who have very kindly let me put up some images before the show is aired at the end of February.

Copyright Monster Animation & Design

Monday, September 22, 2008

Digital Paint



This was inspired by the bonsai tree my brother bought for his girlfriend last Christmas and which, despite careful nurturing, died a few weeks later. Fortunately, they seem to be having better luck with the baby that arrived in February...

from rough to finished.

Illustrator and Photoshop

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Strange and unusual plants at the Botanical Gardens. Watercolour.

Monday, July 7, 2008


A trip to the park, on a rare sunny day.

My parents' dog. He's pretty smart. He can open and close doors and play dead, although he still wags his tail.

From the one successful trip to the zoo so far this summer, before the rains descended.

In times of biblical downpours, head for the National Gallery and draw. These kids seem to have had the same idea.

A figure from one of my favourite paintings in the gallery.

Same room, different painting.

Clock tower in Annecy, France. Beautiful town, amazing old buildings. This is a view from the Cafe Des Belles Artes, very popular with Festival goers.

More Annecy, by the river.

Pencil on paper


Way back last year I did a series of illustrations to go with a theme for the Boulder art blog. Here are three of them.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Colour Work

Saw the BBC Planet Earth episode where one tribe of chimps attacks another tribe and kills and eats some of them. Thought it deserved a more dramatic treatment, so I came up with this progression.

I was asked to do some skies and seas for a project and here are some examples of what I came up with. Had fun with these.

Colour work for an inhouse project at Boulder.

Illustrator and Photoshop

Slacker Cats

Did some BGs for the Slacker Cats pilot. I think you can see it on Youtube.


Adobe Illustrator. Copyright ABC.

El Tigre Backgrounds

El Tigre was a fast-paced little cartoon set in a fictional city in Mexico. As well as some snappy dialogue, it also had a lot of explosions and spontaneous demolition. For example, a nice doorway scene...

...and there goes the wall.

Illustrator and Photoshop. Copyright Nickleodeon.


Well, here it is, my very first post on my very first blog. Might change the name at a later date if I think of something slightly more original but in the meantime, the priority being showing pretty pictures, I'll get uploading.