Friday, 23 November 2007
Did the Chinese get to the new world before Columbus? A Q in the Q&A column for BBC History Magazine that I'm illustrating from January. It seems that maps from the time (which I referenced for the pic) show that the Chinese visited many places in the world before Columbus' 'discoveries'. Have a look at www.1421.tv if you're intrigued.
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Here's one of the latest illos for Big Picture 7 for Wellcome Trust. Following hot on the heals of Big Picture 6 (see below) this time the subject is Drug Development. An idea was needed to show the different ways a drug will protect a cell. Some repel attackers, some fight them inside the cell and some protect the core of DNA. Seemed to lend itself to a castle idea! It'll be out in December and the pdf will be downloadable on their website (in my links list) along with the other 6!
Friday, 26 October 2007
I've just completed a map commissioned by the Scottish Wildlife Trust for the friends of Cumbernauld Glen. Haven't done a map for a while and boy was this one complicated! Hopefully it'll attract people to a more picturesque area of Cumbernauld (made semi famous in Gregory's Girl). There'll be slate waymarkers set into the paths around the area too. Never had images set in stone before!
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Monday, 10 September 2007
A DPS for Scotland in Trust to show the upcoming autumn events. Thought it'd be nice to have the events drifting on falling leaves with areas for the text to be inserted. I did a background of different types of leaves falling too. Boy do I give myself more work than necessary!
Friday, 3 August 2007
Friday, 15 June 2007
For complicated reasons (i.e having to send a t-shirt to Australia) I've now opened a U.S. version of my t-shirt site. Seems this site has better options for printing and with the exchange rate being so good it's about the same (if not better) prices as the EU site. Have a look at the McMerchandise links!
Monday, 4 June 2007
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
On March 23rd we welcomed a very small Ruby May McBeth into the world! After 6 weeks in the neonatal ward she's home with us at last! Now I have to try and do some work in between the feeds, the visits, the screaming, the sleepless nights, the nappy changes......
Maybe I can start her off early with the colouring in. 'Ruby, here's how a dip pen works....'