March Meet The Maker - Day 7

Day 7 is “Less glam side”.


I’m not sure what the glam side is to be honest. But backing your work up, whilst essential, definitely isn’t glamorous. Having worked digitally for so long, backup is something I take pretty seriously.

So far I’ve never lost anything. I store pretty much everything in a 2 Tb Dropbox account and as I have more than one Mac at home this means I have an almost instant local backup. It also makes it easy to access all my work from whichever device I’m using.

I also use Time Machine on all my Macs. To archive my older work and store my 250,000+ photos I use the 12 Tb of drives pictured, in pairs. I use Super Duper to clone one to the other on a schedule so that I always have two copies of them. In addition I use Backblaze as an offsite backup of all my Macs and iCloud Photos, Google Photos and Flickr as online photo storage. It’s not glam, but it’s pretty bulletproof 👍




20 Winter Birds Daily Drawing Challenge is Complete!

You can buy prints of any of the birds on my shop…

I may also make a calendar out of these later in the year.

A private commission for a family in Japan

I recently undertook a private commission for a lovely family in Japan. I don’t often have time to do these but this was a social 10th Anniversary present and I was happy to fit it into my schedule. 

Masayoshi contacted me and asked if I would illustrate his family having a picnic with Jesus, in a similar style and feel to my illustrations for The Jesus Storybook Bible. After showing me which page he liked, I started with an initial sketch, using Masayoshi’s photos for reference of his family. 


After some discussion I then proceeded to colour the illustration and after a few alterations and tweaks we came up with the finished illustration below.  

I then printed the image on A3 Somerset Enhanced Textured Radiant White 225gsm paper and sent it to Masayoshi in Japan.  

I then printed the image on A3 Somerset Enhanced Textured Radiant White 225gsm paper and sent it to Masayoshi in Japan.  


Yesterday I received a lovely photo from the family showing the print framed in their house, Masayoshi has given me permission to share it here. He and his family are very happy with it.



If you would like to commission me you can find some prices on my shop at the link below and you can email me at

My shop 

Throwback Thursday

Here’s a project I worked on in 2017 that was never published. It was fun to work on character designs for a potential book.