26th September. Have an interactive journey through different countries and cultures to learn all about the diverse lives of people around the world - with flaps to lift, pop-ups to pop, booklets, wheels and pull-tabs! E-mail me to pre-order your signed copy! The book is available in just a couple of weeks!
This ‘What We Celebrate’ spread from 'My Pop-Up People Atlas’ is my favourite artwork spread!! I really enjoyed creating all the really colourful detail and pattern on the chinese dragon! Plus the fireworks in the sky were really fun to draw and paint too! This page is all about different and exciting festivals all over the world!
The ‘What We Eat’ page is one of my favourite artwork spreads! It is all about how the big three crops, Rice, Wheat and Maize are turned into our world’s food in a variety of exciting ways!
22nd September. Here it is folks! Finally the third pop-up Atlas from Templar has arrived!!! ‘MY POP-UP ATLAS OF PEOPLE’ took a whole year to illustrate! It will be available in a few weeks time. I will add some photos of the pop-up spreads in the next day or two. Just let me know on email if you would like to pre-order a signed copy from me! Or you can pre-order a non signed copy from Amazon http://goo.gl/X6I8Tf Thanks for looking! :-) A HUGE thanks to the rest of the wonderful team at Templar Publishing. It is written by Jonathan Litton, Paper Engineered by Andy Mansfield and Richard Ferguson and Edited by Eryl Norris.
11 September. This is my big New York drawing (100cm x 90cm) which I did in my studio in the summer of 2001. It was based on the sketch I did when I went up the twin towers on 11th June 2001. I started this big drawing on 30th August and stopped working on it on September 11th 2001. I never completed it as it didn’t feel right to carry on with it.
11th September. I did this sketch from the South World Trade Centre on 11th June 2001, it was a rough composition for a larger drawing, which you can see above. I had a one day break from an exhibition and chose to visit the twin towers, something which I had always wanted to do since I was a boy. They were amazing and it was a beautiful clear day so I was able to draw from the observation level on something like the 110th floor. The view was just breathtaking and spectacular. You could see for about 80 miles and see the curve of the earth! So I decided on the spot that I would do a plan for a big drawing which I could start when I got back home to my studio in Yorkshire, in the UK.
8th Sept. Hello! This is one of my drawings of ‘The Golden Gate Bridge’ in San Francisco, which I drew live on location last week.