Monday, December 17, 2007

Happy Christmas!

From Jago, Alex and Lily Peach

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Chris Stonehill has a blog!

... and you should visit it! (click on the image below)

He's planning on posting new sketches daily, something I failed miserably at, let's hope he's better at it than me. I certainly look forward to seeing more of the same...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Big boat

Just a quick experiment...

Lord of the Flies

Here's a recent illustration for Lord of the Flies. Slightly different technique used here, incorporating some methods I used to use at college (dark tree like texture applied to whole image, then erased in a scribbly fashion with v small eraser brush).

Friday, October 19, 2007

Some recent work...

A teaser for some new work....

Bible wins Gold at the Independent Publishers Moonbeam Awards!

Bible wins Gold at the Independent Publishers Moonbeam Awards!

Very pleased that the bible I spent a long time illustrating has won an award, (click below to read more about the awards). This coincides nicely with the book's 2nd print run, which brings the total number of books in print to 61,000!

Independent Publisher Moonbeam Awards

Saturday, September 01, 2007


JenunTom Wedding card.jpg
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.
Congrata-bloomin-lations to my little sister Jen and her husband Tom, here's the wedding card I made them. They are both working in theatre and got married in one, hence the theme....

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Scraper-board on it's own...

Here's the scraper-board illo I posted yesterday, before it was photoshopped.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Digital Scraper-board

I've never used scraper-board before but was inspired to do so after browsing Jim Bradshaw's (fellow SFG-er and excellent illustrator) new site and blog. He mentioned using Painter's scraper-board tool and I realised I never had, here's what I came up with:

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New sketchbook pages!

Click in the picture below to view a slideshow of my latest sketchbook...

Lily Peach, nearly 1 year old....

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Moving up the charts!

The Jesus Storybook Bible has moved up to number 4 on the Christian Marketplace Best Sellers chart, this is great news as this is based on only the first couple of months of sales. If it keeps going at this rate we'll be at No 1 by the end of the summer (the current No 1 has however sold over 5 million copies in total so it maybe be a tough one to beat!).

I Love Tea!

The Tea Appreciation Society have included a link to my work on their new website, in their I Love Art section. It's a great website with some great products for sale so go and check it out....

Tea Appreciation Society

Thanks guys!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Moving and Shaking!

As of today the Jesus Storybook Bible has just hit #26 on the MOVERS AND SHAKERS on! It's also currently at a sales rank of 433....

Saturday, June 23, 2007

New Review!

World Magazine has reviewed The Jesus Storybook Bible under excellent christian children's books in Noteworthy Books (Susan Olasky, June 9th).

via Sally Lloyd-Jones

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Recent work...

Here's what I've been working on recently...

Illustrations for an educational anthology by Harcourt, these are for a Kiowa folk tale about how the sun came to be in the sky. I'm really pleased with how they turned out, and I finished them a week ahead of schedule.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lily Peach!

Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.
Here she is showing off her new French cardigan.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Repost: Pocket Sketchbook

This is a repost of an earlier one that Blogger somehow screwed up....

Pocket sketchbook
Here's some more sketches from my pocket sized skecthbook. I have a part-time job in our local shop (for local people), and I've started drawing in this during quiet times....

New sketchbook

Here's some sketches from a new sketchbook with brown paper, I actually like some of these....

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Pocket Sketchbook

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Photobooth - Lily Peach

Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.
Taken today, just after she woke up from her afternoon nap. She's wearing a French dress recently brought back from the Ile de Re by the Grand-Parentals.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Another head...

Here's another quick sketch/painting/thing, about 30 mins in total.

Here's the Painter sketch....

...and here's the finished Photoshopped result...

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The Angel

Here's a very old piece of work from Falmouth Art College.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Self Portrait...?

Here's a quick painting I did in the last 20 mins, just trying things out in Painter and then taking it through to Photoshop.... it wasn't going to be a self portrait but somehow lots of my sketches end up as one...

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Lily Peach, 10 months old today!


The bible I illustrated has made it to number 7 on the Christian Marketplace bestellers list for June. This list is based on sales for April which was the first month of sales for this book....


Pocket sketchbook

Here's some more sketches from my pocket sized skecthbook. I have a part-time job in our local shop (for local people), and I've started drawing in this during quiet times....