Thursday, 27 December 2012

Inkitout T-shirts are here!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a nice Christmas!

As some of you may know, Inkitout was recently successful with it's first kickstarter campaign. It raised enough money to get two T-shirt designs printed.

It's been a few months of hard work from the beginning but I'm happy to say that the T-shirts have now arrived back from the printers and they've done a brilliant job with them! I'm really pleased with the print quality and I'm excited to get them all sent out to the people who backed the kickstarter campaign. I couldn't have done it without you guys and I hope you are as happy with the final product as I am!

Here are a few sneaky peek photos for you.

I'd like to take a moment to thank all the individual backers of the Kickstarter campaign, So in no particular order, here goes!

Anton Babich -
Orta Therox -
Matt Dutton
Stephen Hampshire
Ian Dransfield
Mark Hasell
Adam Hicks
Ben Cleworth
Adam Walker
David Roberts
Jo Robinson
Simon Fisher
Andy Shaw
Richard Badger McCullough -
Ben Ambrose
John Pearson
Ash Kendall
Julia Tipton
George Grubb
Luke Allen -
Senator Cybus
Jesse Gibb
Brad Garner
Vincent Krasauskas -
Philip Clayton
Judith Atkinson
Lucy Cox

Also thanks to everyone else who helped me promote my project!

I Hope i didn't miss anyone off!

I ordered extra T-shirts so if anyone didn't get chance to back the project and still wants one, get in touch!

I'll hopefully be sorting out a section to buy them off my website soon and they should be available at a few other places (More on that later!)

Have yourselves a happy New Year!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Pre-Order your Inkitout Threads Tee!

I've finally launched Inkitout Threads as a Kickstarter project!

I'm sure some of you have already seen this, and thanks to those of you who have backed the project! For those of you who haven't heard of Kickstarter, Its a crowd funding website that helps designers to get their project off the ground. Basically you get to sell the product before it's made, then use the money you get to actually make it.

I've been working on Inkitout Threads for a good few months now, here are the designs!

The designs


At a glance you might just see three polar bears in front of a barcode but look closer and you will see there is much more going on. The three bears are actually walking through a vast snowy forest. Where are they going? Who knows but I’m sure there's some hot porridge waiting there!

Dinosaur Vs Robot

It’s all in the title really! An epic battle between two giants from different times. One is from the future, the other from the past. But who would win? Would it be the T-Rex with his powerful bite or the Robot with his Laser eyes? I’ll let you decide on your own outcome!
The project has been up for funding for almost a week and it's just about half way towards it's goal!
So help me spread the word and lets keep this momentum going!
For more information and to back the kickstarter project and pre-order your T-shirt you can visit the page by clicking here

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Meet the sales team

A few months ago I received an illustration commission from the company I work for as a Product Designer. The MD wanted caricatures doing of some members of staff for use on promotional and marketing material.

They weren't the easiest bunch to draw!

The drawings have now been added to promotional flyer's and made commercial which means I can now share them with you guys!

Text and layout by Andrew Fowler
Marketing strategy by Sally Taylor
Sales Team: Louise Smith, Craig Morris, Adam Walker and Emma Chadwick

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Morrissey portrait


Here's a drawing I did a while back of Morrissey which ended up never getting used for anything,
I quite like it though, so I thought I'd stick it on here since I've neglected the blog in recent months.

I went for a middle aged Morrissey, the man who seems to be turning more and more into his own caricature the older he gets, could those eyebrows seriously get any bushier?

He has a great jawline, stick a gimp mask on him and he'd make the perfect batman for sure... maybe slightly less athletic however.

I've been working on a lot of caricature/portraits lately and feel like I've greatly improved my style, specifically my colouring technique.

Hopefully I'll be able to show some of the other projects I've worked on soon once it's been used and made commercial.

I've also been doing a lot of work and research towards trying to get my Graphic Novel published, if anyone has any advice give me a shout!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Banner design for Mr Barneswell

I recently had a little wager with my good friend Ben (you may remember him from the sketchbook chronicles drawings)

The idea was brought to life after seeing a story on the Internet about a guy who made it his mission to do a back flip every day for a year. After realising neither one of us has the ability to do a back flip I bet Ben (AKA Mr Barneswell) five whole English pounds that he couldn't do a Rollie-Pollie every day for a year.

For those of you who don't understand the term 'Rollie-Pollie' and refer to it as something completely different here's a definition and a list of alternative titles.

"a gymnastic movement in which the body is turned heels over head with the back of the neck resting on the ground"

Also known as a 'Forward roll' or a 'sommersault'

I encouraged Mr Barneswell to set up a blog where he can upload video evidence each day and I designed him a nice banner to stick at the top of it.

Everyone is welcome to get in on the bet so head over to and bet him he can't do it.

I'd also like to encourage people to send requests in for him to do a roll in the most unusual of places, Let's make it hard for him guys!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Tv Monster

I've been reminiscing looking at images of Monster in my pocket toys that I used to collect as a kid. So I decided to draw some of my own monsters. In keeping the Inkitout style, my monsters of course will be a lot more harmless looking than their counterparts.

So here's the first monster, I'll probably draw more... I'm calling him Freeview and his special attribute is that he gets good tv reception and is really good at TV trivia questions on the quiz machine. His speech is completely made up from quotes and phrases from TV, kinda like Bumble bee from Transformers but with less metal and less explosions.

If you were wondering his screen is only 24" but it's LCD and full HD but not 3D or double D or DVD, Deeeeee?

He has two buttons, red ones... Don't press them!

It's my birthday next week and I'm having a party this weekend, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone! Let's see if we can top last years party... that's going to be quite a task!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

2012 - Self Portrait

It's just over a year since I set my inkitout website up and started doing more drawing, Looking back I've achieved quite a lot and enjoyed it for the most part. I've made a bit of money, not a lot of money but it's nice to be able to sell your work. I've been published in a couple magazines/newspapers and websites, taken part in a few guest blogs, won two competitions with prize money and received a few nice testimonials.

Above is a self portrait I recently drew which shows all the strange creatures in my mind coming alive off the page as I draw them. I'm like a cooler version of that guy on Heroes that could paint the future only less dead.

That dude with the one eye, one tooth and the horns... I'm calling him Boris.

The blue furry snake worm things are a new creature I've invented, I'm going to call those things Snurms.

Drawing this has given me lots of new ideas and visions of a funky re-design to my website... something i probably don't have the time or expertise to do yet, but I'll see!

In the meantime I have other things I should be working on and haven't been, I need to get cracking with a couple projects in particular.

I'm not sure what 2012 has in store for Inkitout or even where exactly I want to take it because I change my mind so much! One thing I can say however is that I'll keep drawing. Oh and I'll stop being rubbish and get my book printed since I finished it months ago!

...And you will buy it or I'm sending Boris and an army of Smurms round your house to get you in your sleep!