The (B)ackground

(ink, pencil, colouring pencil) I was recently given this beautiful vintage scrap book as a gift. Every page inside was empty except for the last. It had a ripped image, a diagram of a playground with kids playing on a structure. I found it haunting, nearly sad so I decided to add to the page,Continue reading “The (B)ackground”

See Gulls

Version 1: Version 2: See Gulls was inspired by a photo that I took on the coast of Morocco of a huge flock of birds trying to catch their supper. There were so many in fact, that they practically covered up the ocean that flowed behind them. It’s a vivid memory that I will alwaysContinue reading “See Gulls”

Stick People in a Stick Room

Detailed activity of the room: As seen from left to right – A stick mirror reflecting a stick self of a stick dad next to some stick art made by a stick kid hung above a stick floor stood upon by two giant stick twins standing in a stick corner. (digital) JFR -@illustratedconnection.com

Magnetic Attraction

Growing up, I remember walking down to a park which had one of those rickety old wooden gyms in it. A park, which at least by appearance, seemed to have been there since the 1930’s. This was no Muscle Beach, just a couple of makeshift wooden seats and rusty bars which were most likely usedContinue reading “Magnetic Attraction”

The Blues

¬† ¬† ¬†Typically when I’m feeling blue, which seems to be most hours of the day, my go to cure is to drink something warm. It helps keep me alert and focused but also gives me a sense of comfort, like I’m hanging out with one of my best mates, the kind who can justContinue reading “The Blues”

Projects/Series

Earlier this year I decided to start making most of my illustrations/art projects into multiple part series in the hopes that it would help demonstrate my ideas more clearly. This practice has also challenged me to keep my style consistent while working on specific bodies of work. This gave me a sense of focus whilstContinue reading “Projects/Series”