I often sit next to my window, my telescope pointing out the window pointing up to the sky. Jumpers hanging over the windows to block the blindingly orange glow from the street lights that block out nearly all the stars. But Venus is so persistently bright that you can see it as a crescent of clouds through the telescope. I love getting so close to the moon through the telescope that one feels as though you could be orbiting it. Looking at the craters on the moon reminds you of the vastness of time. To look at a crater that struck millions of years ago is awe inspiring.

This image shows my appreciation and awe at the beauty of nature. I believe in a totally naturalistic explanation for the universe (as opposed to supernatural) I stare at my tomato plants growing and think – I’ve got to get myself a microscope!

This image was created in brush and ink on watercolour paper. The red and the texture has been digitally created.

If you like this image, take a look at my portfolio

Mahabharata Illustration

I was asked to produce this example illustration for a possible job for a textbook, unfortunately someone else got the job. But I enjoyed creating this piece anyway. I have learnt so much about beautiful Indian pattern designs, so intricate! I really try to take inspiration from other artists, I admire the work of Charles Burns, Craig Thompson and Nate Powell. I found that Habbi by Thompson was an inspiration for using the borders around this image to really get across the culture the illustration is set in.

I am currently working hard on a graphic novel – It’s name is ‘The Boy Who Went to Hell’, I will post some material on here soon. I have built the character’s house and put doll’s house furniture in it. I felt interiors was an area of drawing I could really improve in, so building a miniature house is a good way of solving the issue!

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