Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Illustrations for Lonely Planet

The January issue of Lonely Planet magazine has recently been published and includes some drawings I created of illustrated maps of Iceland, Bali, Bulgaria and South Africa.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Glasgow Cafe Prints

Here are some new limited edition prints of drawings of the famous and much-loved Queens Cafe and University Cafe in Glasgow.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Magma Prints

In association with Magma, I now have 2 new prints for sale. The prints feature more of my vintage camera and radio pencil drawings and can be purchased exclusively from the Magma website or in one of their 3 UK stores.
The prints are limited run, full colour giclee prints on soft, textured art paper, 315gsm, 520 x 700 mm.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The London Magazine

I was commissioned to create the illustrations for the Great Little Shop Awards, seen here on the cover of the November issue of The London Magazine. The drawings also feature on the London Magazine website. Commissioned through Private View.

Monday, 6 September 2010

9 Cameras T-shirt!

My 9 Cameras drawing now appears on t-shirts, available from Tshirt Store.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Drawings for Creative Review

I was asked to create some drawings for the August issue of Creative Review. The images appear in an 'i-spy' feature. Here's a photo of the spread and some close-ups of a few of the drawings. More info about the issue can be found here.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Drawings for the New York Times

Here are some screen shots showing drawings I created recently for the New York Times for the Opinion Pages. You can see the drawings online here. Entitled On the Heels of a Recession, the article reveals an observation that during times of economic pressure, the fashion industry brings out the most gravity-defying high heels.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Illustrations for Mandala Magazine in Singapore

It's been a while since I posted any updates as I just got married a few weeks ago and I'm only recently back from my honeymoon. So I'll try to catch up over the next few days with what I've been up to work-wise. First off, some enjoyable drawings I created for Ink Publishing for a Singapore publication called Mandala Magazine. The article was about popular Singapore souvenirs. Here are some spreads.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Creative Review Illustration Annual

Hooray! My 28 Camera Drawings image was selected for inclusion in the very first Creative Review Illustration Annual, which has just been published alongside the July 2010 issue. My image was chosen for the Personal Work category, which was judged by Angus Hyland of Pentagram.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Illustrations for Esquire - July 2010 Issue

The July issue of Esquire magazine has just been published. Here are some illustrations I created for the fiction story.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Penguin Book Cover

Last year I was commissioned to illustrate a cover for the Vladimir Nabokov novel Bend Sinister. It is one of a series of Nabokov covers that have been re-released by Penguin. Pentagram designed the layout and background pattern for each book and a different illustrator was asked to illustrate each one. Here is the cover for Bend Sinister, which was released last week.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Supply Management illustration

This is an illustration I created for the April issue of Supply Management for their Business Travel supplement. The drawing illustrates an article about the increasing number of ancillary fees that are being introduced by many low-cost and mainstream airlines. Commissioned through Private View Agency.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Illustration for Popshot

Here is an illustration I created for the current issue of Popshot, a poetry and illustration magazine where each issue contains a collection of poems written to a theme. A selection of illustrators are then invited to each interpret and illustrate one of the poems. My image illustrates a poem entitled 'Taking Off Our Shoes' by Hollie McNish. The image was created using graphite and colour pencil.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Go Red!

I was asked to create a piece of work for 'Go Red!', a charity event for The Richard House Children's Hospice. Illustrators and artists each created an image of either a head, body or legs, then the images will be arranged together to produce an assortment of weird and wonderful creatures. The images will then be auctioned at the Coningsbury Gallery in London and all proceeds will go to the hospice. Here is my 'robot contraption legs' contribution! More info and other works can be found on the 'Go Red' website.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Graphite Camera Drawings - new print

More cameras! Here is a new print that I've added to my Etsy shop. Recently, I've been doing quite a lot of drawing using just graphite pencil. Here is a collection of some new graphite camera drawings.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Esquire Short Story

Here is an illustration I created for the April issue of Esquire magazine, for a short fiction story called 'Watch'.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

12 Polaroid Cameras

Here is a new print that I've recently added to my Etsy shop - 12 Polaroid Camera drawings.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

New textile designs at Envelop

I have lots of new textile designs over at Envelop, an online illustrated textiles store. Here are some of them!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Illustrations for Waitrose Food Illustrated

Some more illustrations for Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine, February 2010 issue. Commissioned through Private View Agency.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Sale at 20x200!

There's a sale on over at 20x200 until Sunday 29th January. All you have to do is enter the code RIDONK in Google Checkout for 20% off your print order. The sale runs until 5pm UK time on Sunday (12 noon EST.) Read more about it here. And here are my 20x200 prints; 28 Camera Drawings, Industrial 1 and Industrial 2.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Illustration for Nature

This is an illustration I did for Nature for an article about the human genome, about all the gaps and bits of the genome that have kept it from being finished. The reference genome was a hotch-potch of different people's DNA and the task remains to smooth it out in order to make a sequence that is most representative of humanity.