This season Arsenal have been producing covers based on historic designs from their past. They asked me to create an illustration which was in keeping with the original design but used a new scene with their current players.
My latest artwork for Arsenal is of their star player Aaron Ramsey
Here are a selection of my recent projects for Brentford FC.
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My latest Champions draw artwork for BT Sport
I was asked to create an artwork of Gareth Bale for this years Match of the Day Annual. I was really happy how it turned out!
I am working with Aston Villa on an ‘ICONS’ project to be used across all their digital channels. They wanted an iconic style to the illustrations and felt the stained glass approach fitted perfectly with the theme
First up is Stiliyan Petrov, more to show soon.
I’m working on a style approach which I can use which is quick to turn around and can be used on social media posts straight after events happen in games.
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I have been working with AS Monaco over a number of months to produce portraits for all their current squad. These illustrations were used predominantly on their new website www.asmonaco.com
This was so much fun to work on and I hope to show more applications soon.
I tried something a little different for my latest artwork for Arsenal FC.
Will try this style a bit more in the coming weeks, watch this space…
My latest cover illustration for Brentford FC is of their new manager Thomas Frank
More covers to show soon.
My latest artwork for Arsenal FC is of their legend Thierry Henry
My latest illustration for Arsenal FC is of their new manager Unai Emery
My latest artwork for Arsenal FC is of club captain Koscielny
I really like working in this style
Great to be working with BT Sport again for this years Champions League. I created this artwork to highlight the stadiums that Mbappé has now scored at in in the competition so far in his career.
Obviously I also created one ready in case he didn’t score!
AS Monaco asked me to create a series of artworks depicting their World Cup winning hero’s. These were produced as large prints and presented as gifts to the players before their recent game against Marseille.
It was a great honour to be asked and to see that they liked them
I had the honour of designing and illustrating a set of banners for use at the recent ‘new player recruits’ launch event at the ‘Café de Paris of Monte-Carlo’.
My latest artworks for BT Sport for their recent coverage on the Manchester United champions league games.
I was recently commissioned by Manchester City fc to illustrate their players for their Chinese New Year good will messages. These were used on gifts for fans in China, their website and on digital screens in Manchester City Centre.
I also worked with them back in 2012 for their City Kicks promotions where they were used on their website, match day programmes and for a permanent wall display inside the Etihad Stadium.
I really enjoyed this project and was very honoured to be invited to the ground for an interview about my work. You can see the video on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhzGF8eO4eM
The best bit of the project was when Man City showed me the videos of the players seeing their portraits for the first time.
I have worked with the Guardian on an animated video to explain the upcoming fight between McGregor and Mayweather. I am really happy with how it turned out.
View the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Q4l3RU8Fk
I had the great honour of submitting an artwork for the Match of the day 10th anniversary issue.
I chose to illustrate Neymar from the list of the MOTD top 10 favourite players.
I have had the honour of being asked to create an illustration of England hero Jordan Pickford for his club Everton FC.
I’m really looking forward to seeing how this is rolled out across the digital channels and also their printed materials.
My latest artwork for Arsenal FC is of their Egyptian star midfielder Mohamed Elneny
By far the biggest project I have worked on so far is for ESPN for their ESPNFC 100 list - Check out the full site here
This project was also nominated for an awwward!
I had the great honour of being asked to create an illustration for the World cup edition of Match of the Day Magazine.
I really enjoyed working on this and i think the design and application looks amazing.
For Brentford FCs recent Carabeo Cup game I created this illustration of Luke Daniels for the cover of their match programme
AS Monaco commissioned me to create illustrations of some of their star players for the upcoming coupe de la Ligue final against PSG.
The images were made into animated gifs and used across their social media channels.
Latest BEES programme featuring my illustration of Lewis Macleod - he also scored in the game to help them win 2-1
I’ve had the great pleasure of creating illustrations for the Brentford FC programme covers for the upcoming 2018 season.
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Entertainment Weekly contacted me after seeing my work for ESPN to commission me to create a couple of illustrations for one of their features. I'm hoping to do a few more over the coming months.
We are planning other stained glass projects which I'm really excited about. Watch this space...
To announce Manchester City winning the Premier League, Copa 90 commissioned me to create this artwork of Pep Guardiola of their social media channels.
I really like the concept and I really enjoyed creating the illustration
I helped create this artwork for LiveWire Sport which was used by the Premier League to show Liverpool star player of the month Mo Salah
My second cover for Match of the Day magazine was great to work on and the final cover design worked really well.
I have recently worked on player portraits for Juventus for their match day promotions. These were used on their social media channels and on their official website.
I had the great pleasure of working on this brilliant Dutch Comfort Box project with Iris worldwide - The final box looks amazing, I can't wait to get my hands on one!
This is my submission to the brilliant #MIFA project from Dave Will design.
The concept is for artists to create artworks of the missing players from the Panini sticker albums. The albums are released in April but the squad announcements from each country are released in May so there are always players who made the squad but missed the book. Dave decided to address this problem: http://davewilldesign.com/mifa
Really happy to have helped create this image for LiveWire sport and i’m so glad Tennis TV have used it on their social media channels
i tried something a little different for my latest illustration for Arsenal FC
BT Sport asked me if I would like to take part in their Champions league illustration competition #championsdraw.
I feel very proud to be involved in the competition which features some really great illustrators.
I really want to make it to the final but if I don't it was still great to be featured.
I had the great honour this year of not only contributing another artwork for the FA Cup programme but the illustration was part of an amazing tribute to the legend Ray Wilkins who passed away this year.
My latest artwork for Arsenal FC is of their star striker Lacazette
I went for sa slightly different style for this one which I quite enjoyed making.
I had the great honour of being involved once again with the Charity Shield programme.
I had the great honour of being asked by Arsenal FC to create an illustration of Arsene Wenger for use on his last home game for the club.
The illustration wad used across all media platforms on the day but my favourite was the video they created with Arsene’s voice over the top.
I was commissioned by LiveWire Sport to create this 'Champions' illustration for the Premier League announcement that Man City had won the title.
This was used on the Premier League Facebook page
I have created a series of illustrations in a number of styles for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018.
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I helped create this artwork for LiveWire Sport which was used by the Premier League to announce the player of the month for March 2018
LiveWire Sport commissioned me to create this illustration of Harry Kane. I was really happy the Premier League used it for their player of the month social media posts!
My latest artworks for Arsenal FC were used as an animated gif on their social media channels
Music design commissioned me to create player illustrations for Fulham FC for use on social media
LiveWire sport commissioned me to create these jockey and trainer illustrations for the 2018 Cheltenham racecourse events.
I really had fun creating these portraits and the top trumps style card design.
I worked with Chelsea FC to create images of their star player Eden Hazard as part of a promotion for the 2018 NFL Super Bowl final. These were used on their instagram story feed on the day of the final.
I'm really happy with how they turned out and that they animated them!
I worked on a project for Chelsea FC to create Winter Olympic themed illustrations of their star players. This was real to work on and was used across their social media story channels.
My latest work for Arsenal FC of their star player Nacho Monreal
Arsenal FC commissioned me to create a GIF of an Arsenal themed Race horse and Jockey for a promotional advert they were making.
I really like seeing my work animated and I've never illustrated a horse before.
CNN commissioned me to create this piece for an article they had created called 'God and the Don'
You can see the article on the CNN website here: cnn.it/2rzUGc0
I have recently worked on player illustrations for Juventus for their match day promotions. These were used on their social media channels and on their official website.
I watched the recent Anthony Joshua fight and afterwards I really wanted to create a portrait image of him.
This wasn't commissioned, I was just experimenting with styles and colours.
I helped create this artwork for Tennis TV to celebrate the New Year. This was used on their social media channels including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
I had the great honour of being invited to the Ronald McDonald house charity gala in Manchester recently. During the event they have an auction to raise money which included this artwork I created for a Man City pack.
The whole night was amazing and they raised £250k on the night which is incredible.
Red Lantern digital media commissioned me to create a wallpaper design for their office walls. They wanted to incorporate some legendary names from the world of sport in a one off design.
I recently worked on a project with @jamesa_design for Guardian Sport to create artworks for an animated video to explain why the day/night ashes test and the use of the new 'pink ball' is such an issue.
The animation work is really good and I love seeing my work come to life especially for such a great client.
I have always been intrigued by stained glass window designs and I thought it would be a great experiment to try and create my own illustrations using a similar style.
I picked Yaya Toure to illustrate because he had just scored the goal that had won Man City the FA Cup and I liked the idea of him being represented as a knight or angel figure.
I would love to do more of these type of designs in the future and I hope to have a real window made some day.
A mix of portrait illustrations I've done for magazines
Trying out a new style which I really want to keep as simple as possible but produce a quality likeness. More to follow...
IMG Media commissioned me to create a series of illustrations for UEFA to promote their upcoming European qualifiers in 2017.
The illustrations were created in layers so that they could be animated. I'm really happy with the final results especially how they created the depth of field with the line work and colours.
My latest commission from Arsenal FC is of their legendary manager George Graham.
I received a great brief from ShortList magazine to illustrate the 10 most visually satisfying Premier League goals from the past decade for their 10 year anniversary issue.
It was very difficult to get the composition to work but I'm really happy with the finished design.
My latest submission to the BT Sport Football #Championsdraw competition. This style was developed after I purchased some amazing new watercolour brushes which are changing the way I work.
I had great fun working with DHL on their Rugby 7s promotions. These are just some of the player illustrations I did for them which they used across social media and their website.
Arsenal FC commissioned me to create an image of their former player Robert Pires for use oil their social media channels. I decided to use some of my new watercolour brush effects on the piece and I'm really happy with the outcome.
The first design for my soon to be launched new print store
Arsenal FC have commissioned me to illustrate their players past and present for use across their social media channels. More to show soon!
I recently worked with Music design agency and Manchester City FC on their promotional work for the Champions league games with Monaco.
These were used in the stadium around the pitch, in the programme, advertising and as animated gifs on their social media channels
I had the great pleasure of providing illustrations for the full Bundesliga season. These were used for several social media channels including some of the clubs.
Arsenal FC asked me to create several match day programme cover illustrations for their premier league season.
Olivier Giroud for Arsenal FC
I had the great honour of once again of being asked to provide illustrations for the FA Cup programme.
Some of my football based illustrations of stars from the beautiful game
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To celebrate the birthday of the Premier League legend Kanu, Arsenal commissioned me to create this piece for use on the their social media channels.
I'm really getting to grips with my new Wacom display and hope to do lots more drawn style illustrations in the future.
I had the great honour of having some of the illustrations I created for Juventus FC made into an official t-shirt design. This was sold in their official website and club store.
I had the honour of creating illustrations for the 2016 Charity Shield programme cover for the FA.
I'm really happy with the finished result.
New York City FC asked me to create player illustrations for their Chinese New Celebration promotions.
My favourite player is Pirlo so this was a great project to work on.
I recently worked on a project with the Guardian to create a cricket character for an animated video they were creating called 'Cricket for beginners: answering the questions you were afraid to ask'
The Guardian asked me to help with an animated video they were producing to show how Chelsea FC won the Premier League title. You can view the final video here:
The guys behind the 2016/17 'Season Annual' book invited me to submit illustrations for the Manchester United vs Bournemouth game. A game made famous by Zlatan getting his head stamped on, leading to him later that game elbowing his aggressor powerfully in the face.
The book is great and features some amazing illustrators. Find out more here: www.seasonannual.com
Arsenal FC commissioned me to illustrate the Emirates stadium for use on the spines of their programmes for the 2016/17 season.
It was great to see the final image at the end of the season.
The Premier League interviewed me as part of their promotions for the Derby match between Manchester City and Manchester United. This went out around the world.
I've been experimenting a lot lately with geometric designs and I'm really happy with the results.
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ESPN commissioned me to illustrate Real Madrid super star Cristiano Ronaldo for data visual web pages they were building to highlight his amazing achievements.
ESPN did an amazing job of communicating the statistics of their achievements by creating parallax scrolling pages to animate the data. You can visit the site using this link:
ESPN commissioned me to create some drawn illustrations of the Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic for an article by James Horncastle.
You can view the page here: http://es.pn/218ka8N