These are two studies for a new book I’ve been commissioned to do.

The rough pencil sketch is where I started, the colour image is where it went to.

Having taken the journey from one to the other I’ve decided clowns are quite difficult as they can easily turn out to look creepy.

But I am pretty happy with the end product as is the client.

Right now I’m working on a really exciting project for one of the most popular hotels in Kilkenny. Bit of a rush but I got the first of 4 pieces done just in time…

Winter illustration of The Pembroke Hotel