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 Eggs-Men – Now a reality!


It has been a long time we have last spoken, thats my fault and I don’t want you blaming yourself. Not for one minute. Half a minute I’m OK with.

So I always meant to redo this piece as I was never 100% happy with it but I just never got around to it and so after being invited to open a store withThreadless’s Artist Shop’s I was convinced today to release it as is and it is now available to buy. To be honest I’ve had the store languishing for quite a while and wasn’t until recently that I came up with it’s name – Murphed and put together a mark. I was super keen to incorporate my name into the brand so at the moment I am happy with how it has come out.

To give a bit of interesting information, the piece was done with my dip pen on bristol board and scanned and the coloured using the same colours for Marvel’s comics in the 60’s to give it a retro feel. I was planning on messing around with halftones when I redid it, maybe I will try that in the future but don’t hold your breath people. The t-shirt is yellow, I have stuck with that colour since I used the colour of the garment to colour Wolverine’s hood as well as Cyclops’s eye band thing.

So below are a couple of images and below that a link to where you can buy your very own t-shirt. The design is also available for women and children.







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So in May I took part in the Illustrated 2015 group show in London’s Brick Lane, and now I’m making some kind of actual effort to put it on here.. two months later.


For those not familiar with Brick Lane (or indeed reading any of this), it’s an über-trendy part of London which used to feature an amazing selection of shops which have all pretty now closed down now. But theres a Rough Trade record store there. The show itself was held in one of the rooms in The Trumen Brewery where a lot of these kinds of events take place. 


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The outside was provided by Lost Souls crew, who put this piece together. 


For the work itself, I had been insanely busy so this was cleverly left at the last minute. So to give an interesting insight into knocked out work, I put a bunch of sketches together.




And then drew and painted them up. I didn’t actually take any photos of that which,m as I’m writing this drivel, would have been a stellar idea in retrospect.Anyway if anybody has actually managed to get this far without killing yourself, I pencilled them up and then painted them with Montana Acrylic markers which a) I haven’t used before and b) forgot how to use effectively. It wasn’t until the actual show that I remembered my technique. Anyway as it all turned out I had one week to get these from my crazy mind to sketchbook and then to cardboard, painted, inked and then finally on the wall.


I bought a whole tonne of cardboard since the stuff I scrounged for free from some TV place in High Wycombe was single layer and therefore useless, so I ordered some double layer cardboard and used that instead. It wasn’t expensive so don’t worry. Additionally, I bought a new Winsor & Newton Kolinsky sale brush which was very expensive and which I have now lost. 


Heres how it all turned out. Again in retrospect I clearly should have taken considerably more photos of the venue and perhaps of Marc and Blaine who were behind the whole shindig.



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The day was split into two days, the first was the Industry Day where a great many industry insiders like Creative Directors, Record Labels, Magazine Publishers etc, were invited to attend and out of those invited absolutely nobody attended. The second day was the Public Day although since no professionals turned on day one, the public were able to attend and the public were the focus on day two.

So there we go, it wasn’t the most successful show of my career but considerably better than the last, which would not be very difficult. I met a bunch of cool artists, Just, Jenkins 3D, Zhenia Vasilev, Marcus Reed and Anna Rewinska.  


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Hey folks,

Here is another exciting and thoroughly read post detailing this drawing which I have drawn. The hassles were a last minute thing I addd, inspired by a burlesque life drawing thing I went to in London last summer. Sadly I drank a lot and forgot to take my work with me.

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I have been trying to clean thing up on this here weblog, categorising stuff and I may look into a theme or something as the default looks a little unimpressive, what do you think?

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Hey Folks,

He is a quick upload of a sketch I did in my book. I started out with a drawing of the head and wasn’t planing on going any further than that. But then realised it would be fun to drawing the figure too. And so I did. And it was.

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Here is the last batch for the while. I had planned this purely as a creative exercise, but I’ve enjoyed them so much and got a lot out of it that it’s encouraged me to draw from my imagination more. So I will. Yeah.

I have had these sitting in my book for a week or so as I’ve been very bust putting together some bits for a new clothing line for Mr Kelvin Vidler, founder of Bench so I’ve been busy with meetings in London and setting up flats and putting together designs and stuff. More on that as and when.

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Anyway, I am very happy with the latter of these pieces. I really tried to develop the visual emotion stuff far beyond anything I’d done before. Maybe I could’ve done more on the last one. Some of the hair isn’t so great. But a lot better than the earlier drawings. It’s funny how much easier it gets when you draw regularly (as stupid as that sounds) and more fun!

I think the trick is getting a style down as I’ve maybe gone a bit overboard with detail. Styled hair is a bit of a nightmare to draw, especially when it’s really over-styled. Having said that the last drawing’s hair is a triumph as far as I’m concerned.

At any rate, I really hope you have a Super-duper Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Take care,




Hey there,

I accidentally deleted this on Marsedit and don’t now if I can get it back so I’ll just redo.

I’ve had a fair bit of time taken up with attempting to recover money from an unpaid invoice and my deposit and additional money from my Dutch apartment which has left me me un an ungood mood, which has affected the last image in particular I think.

At any rate, I’m enjoying this and can defiantly see progress, which is nice. The 3rd – sly smile image is my favourite.

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It’s Not Custard

I actually had a fairly positive response to my last post (I have to try and come up with my own terminology for this stuff) so I’m going to coast the wave of success with another.

I recently did some work on some concept art for a It’s Not Custard. It’s Not Custard is a short film following the life of Louise and her daily struggle with everybody’s best friend, chronic acne.

The piece was a digital painting, which I really enjoyed working on, although I don’t know if the acne is a little too pronounced but the brief required it to look as disgusting as possible, so I had to exaggerate the look somewhat. I was probably asked too as well by Kate. I also did some watercolour paintings as well, which don’t look great. (I haven’t painted with watercolour properly for over 12, probably more, years apart from messing around with colour in my sketchbook for the last month or so).


I initially finished the piece and then asked if I could work on it some more after the invoice had been paid as originally I saw the front subject as being more one-toned (kind of like the film-noir trope) but I wanted to add more tones, along with some more pronounced and yet subtle highlights on the hand which gives it a little more depth I thought, which seemed to be lacking. But thats just my opinion.

Apparently copying the embed code will result in a video magically appearing below:

It has worked! I even added some options to the embed code and I did it all by myself.

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If your interested in donating to It’s Not Custard then you can do so HERE!.. Every Little Helps