• Ray-traced Pseudo-Computer
    A ray-tracing tribute to the "meiko", our parallel processor array of i860 chips - with shadows of the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. This was a cover for the magazine "Surface Noise" which never came to be.
  • Envoi 143
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite hidden pen-nib device. Another marching army of pen-nibs.
  • Ray-traced bigger spaceship
    I drafted this shape on my home Acorn computer, before a full-quality rendition on our Meiko parallel processor at work.
  • Rusty Car in field - Watercolour copy of one by Richard Bolton
    This watercolour is an unabashed copy of a great painting by Richard Bolton from an inspiring book Painting Weathered Textures in Watercolor. My recent art efforts have been greatly helped by Owen Williams, illustrator and art teacher. I'd not touched paints for several years, and Owen rekindled my interest and helped me avoid some gaffes.
  • Deep in thought.
    Deep in thought.
  • sychologist cover - Continuous Professional Development
    Cover commissioned for the Psychologist. One of those challenges where you had to make an abstract idea concrete. It was drawn on an Acorn and then unusually I got professional acetates printed for the colour separations.
  • Psychologist cover - DNA
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine. This DNA took ages to craft, using a ray tracing package. Then I had to write some custom software to split 2-colour separations for print purposes.
  • Mandelbrot designs.
    Mandelbrot designs. I couldn't say I designed them, so much as "discovered" them.
  • Envoi Doves
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite hidden pen-nib device.
  • Mannings Restaurant Menu, Truro
    This was the cover commissioned for a restaurant menu in Truro, Cornwall, UK. They were going for a Californian, sunny outdoor theme. The designer had a style in mind which was way different from my usual, but I was pleased at being able to adopt it relatively easily and enjoyed trying out something new and less fussy
  • Psychologist cover - Animal Experimentation
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine.
  • Envoi 113
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite pen-nib devices. These were Spring, Summer and Autumn for the three issues per year.
  • Hands Grasping illustration
    Black and white people helping each other. Yes now I know it's a cliche, but I didn't when I drew it.
  • Psychologist front cover - Research and education
    Psychologist front cover from 1990. Sharp-eyed viewers will see this is composed almost entirely of digits, to make the "research" implication.
  • Driving in Devon and Cornwall
    Commission by Cornwall County Council. The booklet was aimed at the the huge influx of drivers in summer. I aimed to cram as many "classic" traffic hazards into one picture as I could.
  • Mannings Restaurant Menu, Truro
    Commission for Mannings Restaurant, Truro, Cornwall
  • Psychologist cover - Mental Imagery
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine. Psychologists will recognise the elements of the classic Shepard and Metzler experiment on mental imagery and rotation. I was very disappointed with the print quality compared to my original. But two shades doesn't get you far with a 3D design.
  • Envoi 120
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite pen-nib device. In the early days I could not incorporate mid-tones and parts of photographs.
  • Envoi 131
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite hidden pen-nib device. I started with bluebell photos from Knightshayes wood, Devon, but redrawn and simplified.
  • Brooding Psychologist
    Not sure what inspired the idea for this, but stylistically it is a nod to Barry Windsor Smith. His work is truly fantastic (in both senses), especially the "middle years". Search out for his two books called "Opus", or some Conan stories. The Y-motif in this picture is a shorthand for "Psy" which psychologists sometimes use.
  • Envoi 141
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite hidden pen-nib device.
  • Envoi 136
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite hidden pen-nib device.
  • Psychologist - multi-cultural issue
    Psychologist - multi-cultural issue. Owes a lot to reference from the National Geographic magazine.
  • Office Workers
    Office workers. I was trying to break away from the laborious, pointillist style which I'd adopted for too long.
  • Spraydiation - Green/blue
    A "Spraydiation" picture, generated by using my bespoke software, building radial waves in a range of colours, shapes and other parameters. See Artspiration for a range of such colourful abstract art and decoration.
  • Psychologist cover - Intelligence
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine. I used some 3D software (antique by today's standards) with a bit of trial and error for placement of the symbols.
  • Psychologist cover - Counselling
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine. Built by my hand-crafted Postscript.
  • Bowlby Illustration
    The scene from a classic experiment by Bowlby in the 1950s (I think). Demonstrating that infant monkeys still preferred comfort even if the other simulated monkey was the provider of milk.
  • El Violinista
    Inspired by a still from a Mexican film called "El Violin". This was my first foray into use of gouache paint, which I enjoyed.
  • Ray-traced spaceship
    A ray-tracing effort at a maintenance space ship. Aka "Acorn-user: the spin-off series".
  • Psychologist cover - Book Reviews
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine. The Y sign is a Psychology icon. The shape was built with a 3D visualisation package which was more accustomed to showing simulated rock-structures.
  • St Edmund Hall Ball Poster
    Aha. My first pseudo-commercial foray, way back in 1982. My college (St Edmund Hall) had a competition for a ball poster. This one took a lot of work but I won which was very satisfying. My prize was two ball tickets: being a workaholic (with no girlfriend!) I was in Cinderella mode: I promptly sold the tickets for £55 which was reward enough for me.
  • Envoi 135
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite hidden pen-nib device. Special "Zebra Poetry" edition. (Kidding).
  • Envoi 132
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite hidden pen-nib device. The editor wanted a "marching army" of nibs through the countryside.
  • Mannings Restaurant Menu, Truro
    Commission for Mannings Restaurant, Truro, Cornwall
  • Psychologist cover - Rebirth
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine. The very first cover in their "rebirth" phase - previously, no art or style was tolerated. I was given this commission under the kind auspices of editor and friend Dr Elizabeth Mapstone.
  • Mandelbrot designs.
    Mandelbrot designs. I couldn't say I designed them, so much as "discovered" them.
  • The Tempest Watercolour
    Not for a real play, just a little exercise in water-colour. This view of the arched back of Ariel flying was inspired by an (infinitely superior) illustration by Barry Windsor Smith, called "Devil's Lake".
  • Anthony and Cleopatra watercolour
    Anthony and Cleopatra, just a hobby painting, not a commission. Cleopatra has tempted Antony away from his military duties and achievements, and lost the respect of his comrades.
  • Adam lookalike
    A close-up from the classic "Adam" painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Somehow reminiscent of a Monty Python/Terry Gilliam animation too.
  • Envoi 145
    A peacock with hidden pen-nibs, as per the custom for the magazine.
  • Psychologist cover - Africa
    Psychology in Africa
  • Homework Sketch
    Pencil sketch, helping with homework
  • Racism. No entry.
    Racism. No entry.
  • Ray-traced Stars and Stripes
    A ray-tracing 3D visualisation of Stars-n-stripes.
  • Psychologist cover - Scotland
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine. The Y sign is the Greek symbol "Psi".
  • Envoi 129
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite hidden pen-nib device. The texture started with a photo of something but treated with a stained-glass filter, in PaintShop Pro.
  • Psychologist Explosion
    This was some Psychologist theme about explosive or surprising personality traits.
  • Where Am I
    A Psychologist illustration: I think the idea was "Where am I?" about some famous researcher struggling to find direction in his work.
  • Mannings Restaurant Menu, Truro
    Commission for Mannings Restaurant, Truro, Cornwall
  • Psychologist cover - Criminology
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine.
  • Psychologist cover - Psychotherapy
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine. It was supposed to symbolise the maze in your head through which the psychotherapist would have to navigate. I sneaked in a practical joke too, by ensuring that the maze had no solution through to the centre. That'll cause a good bit of frustration.
  • Trainers and Kit Watercolour
    Every evening class for painting seems to raise the idea of painting shoes.
  • Mannings Restaurant Menu, Truro
    Commission for Mannings Restaurant, Truro, Cornwall
  • Psychologist cover - Post Office and Stress
    Cover commissioned by the Psychologist magazine.
  • Mannings Restaurant Menu, Truro
    Commission for Mannings Restaurant, Truro, Cornwall
  • Insomnia
    Commissioned by The Psychologist in 1992
  • Dandelion - rainbow triangles
    A "Dandelion" picture, generated by using my bespoke software, building clouds of triangles in a range of colours, orientations and other parameters. See Artspiration for a range of such colourful abstract art and decoration.
  • Envoi 128
    Cover commissioned by Envoi, with the requisite pen-nib device.
  • Envoi - Owl
    Commissioned by Envoi. The owl started as my photo from a Devon theme park, but souped up with the ever-excellent Xara drawing package. The pen-nibs are an essential motif for the magazine, and the more obscure the better.

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