Illustration Friday – Slow

Illustration Friday


Created for Illustration Friday weekly illustration brief to create work based on a single word “Slow”


illustration friday: Theatre

Illustration Friday


Created for Illustration Fridays weekly illustration brief to create work based on a single word “Theatre”.

I did some drawing of theater royal in Newcastle, i particularly enjoyed it windows.

illustration Friday – smooth



Created for Illustration Friday weekly illustration brief to create work based on a single word “Smooth”

When thinking of Smooth i thought of Michael Field character in the TV ting Luxury Comedy


illustration, p, portfolio




illustration friday – Octopus


Ive been reading the king in yellow which i picked up whilst at the Durham book festival, well in a charity shop while at it, so not much of a jump to Octopus really.


In durham I was fortunate enough to hear Dan Vyleta read from his book The Crooked Maid it was beautiful. the reading the voice, the words all of it, i recommend.

Illustration frisday – talent



illustration for illustration Friday, word was talent, i did found a story about “College to give X Factor lessons”

and used this as the starting point.

I haven’t made any thing for quite a while so this was just playing with the textures to kind bet back in to enjoying it again, which i did.


IF – perspective


if - perspective ?

i really have to stop leaving my IF till friday it self lol had idea but it got a bit lots in the random making stuff kind of seem to have taken over but… it was enjoyable soo.. and i have proper illustration that i aim to be posting this after noon that will be more of a thoughtful editorial piece (finger crossed) so check back by soon n tell me what you think



took a bit of a sidewards step thinking wise this week.
I thought muddy > not seeing clearly > not seeing the forest for the trees. so yeah.


ive add a lil bit of random cus i thought it was pretty.


IF – clumsy


not much of a description because i a bit sick of hanging around computer tonight and want to spend as little time with it as i have to.

i think this ended up a lil to clinical but at lest i got some thing in on time on a busy week as well.


illustration friday wilderness


Note:halftone / moyer dots effect is more aesthetic pleasing when view large sizes so plz give it a click
Ive produce a couple of images for this week illustration friday word ‘wilderness’.

Its all just what you’d expect from me mashing up old photos and cutting out paper.

James Pepper illustration friday wilderness

i think it a bit of a cliché but hey ho, I dint want to stress about this just enjoy making it, which i did, so i win.

there was also this one but i dint like it as much, this was just to simple, not that simple is a bad thing or any thing
James Pepper illustration friday wilderness 2

I will be getting a dictionary of metaphors soon so i’m looking forward to Putin that to good use



well below is my response to word of last week which was Renewal


i enjoy this way of working but i do realize i need to make it more presentation but do day was just letting the work make its self i think.

Illustration Friday fly



the words watch me work it im perfect are from what i was listing to at the time..

im also working this a an watercolor / gouache painting but that wont be done for friday

enjoyed this

illustration friday – infinite


well this is very early for me! I normal post My my Illustration Friday, on Friday it self ;)

illustration friday - infinite

I really have started to enjoy the rendering method I’ve started using lately and included some example of my working with this post as well because there were probably have more aesthetically pleasing with out a background top them.



Im thinking about post cards at vistaprint but I’m have difficulty picking a illustration to put on a post card for mail out promotion purposes, do I have any thing I could use in my portfolio? or should i make a new for the purpose a mail out?

plz could you look at my web site an feed back

i’m leaning to wards make some thing for it…

‘Design section’



Well Ive had an amazing week in the lake district which i recommend ever one to visit Full Circle Yurtsit was amazing and there will be photos and some work inspired by the trip being posted soon.

Since I’ve been back has been updated, which now has a ‘Design section’ example above. So i hope to see this filling up over the next couple of months. As I grow in confidence in this area a bit more.

Also a lil thank you to other boggers from Illustration friday community and beyond, when people who make work that I would hold in high regard taking the time to saying nice thing about my own. Well it makes me motivated, thanks

The cautionary tale of “Jim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion”


illustration Fridays word this week 'caution'

Ive added a with and with out text because i’m know typographer now am I, did try tho…

illustration Fridays word this week 'caution'

My recent interest in cautionary tales has been sparked by illustration Fridays word this week ‘caution’ ive made a book cover for “Jim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion” i have enjoyed this, as its given me a opportunity to try and make some thing that could be use for a book cover, i know i need to work on type a bit more..anyways what do you think? how could it be improved ? what did you do?

I’ve also join the illustration friday forum as jamespepper

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

well what a title if you like that you really need to go do some reading on Hilaire_Belloc the write on other amazing stories such as “Matilda, Who told lies, and was Burned to Death” original illustration show below

Matilda, Who told lies, and was Burned to Death

"Matilda, Who told lies, and was Burned to Death"

IF Worn


Not really dedicate the time to this i should, am very busy this week with evening class drawing to a close and with not really keeping to top all the work i should have been doing thought out.

I did bash this out because all work an no play etc…


I would of like to have spend more time on the and drafted it more seeing how this is the first idea visualized.I was looking worn up in my thesaurus, then got ‘worn out’ then got to ‘shattered’, and then this idea seem like a proficient metaphor.

I want to start writing reviews of books and other such stuff i find useful, the first must be Pocked Roget’s thesauruses…. more reason why this is so special soon …

books 003

what unfolds ?


well this is my second atempt at illustrion firdays word of the week unfold. My thinking was, what unfolds? A map, I look at maps when lost/out on walks. tho I’m sure we all look at maps on i phones these days i like to think we still need aur OS map every now and then ;)


doing this made me dig out my copy of Russian Avant-garde Books 1910-1934 its amazing period of art, design and of course illustration. You really should check the web site from this exhibition and i can recommend the catalog enough, ok the book weights about stone but the print reproduction of the work is beautiful.

also Christopher Owe Who is Scandtastic has been up loading load of amazing lil comic strips and some funky music and video hes catering to all content needs… well some thing like that anyway go check it out

IF – clutter


IF - clutter

A lil ting for Illustration Friday mainly did last night and this mourning, it meant to be clutter on the in side of our heads thinking of all the stuff we want… blah blah lots of room to be developed but the whole IF thing right now is more about just getting me motivate to make stuff really…