Sneak Peak

I have been fortunate that over the past three years I have been asked by British Science Magazine: New Scientist, to illustrate a couple of Christmas cover and an article on bee behaviour. Recently they contacted me again for a new commission that will involve a soldier ant. Was excited about this, as it will also allow me to practice and test my shiny metal approach to the artwork. Featured here is the test pose for the head of the ant, that has been based on several images found on the internet. The plate armour again was a stylised version of several suits I found in reference source.

The article will be released in early December 2013, so watch out for further updates and a possible hat trick with a third Christmas cover, in a row. If you can’t wait to see this work, then look at the past images done for New Scientist, here:

Christmas Cover 2011
Intelligent Bees 2012
Christmas Cover 2012


1 creative person, slightly matured
2 tablespoons aptitude
1 piece of aesthetic flavouring
6lbs hard work and sweat
4 ideas more than most
salt of the earth to taste

Take a creative person and stir in some aptitude, thoroughly from the start. In time, mix in the aesthetic flavouring with the most appropriate tool at hand, and then, fold into the mix as much of the hard work and sweat that the mix can take. Sprinkle in the ideas; the more the better. And finally, as all is cooking, a pinch of ‘salt of the earth’ to give it the necessary character. Leave to cook over time and serve when required. Tasty treat in a tasteless world.