Scotland Decides
By Matt Harrison Clough

Scotland Decides

By Matt Harrison Clough

They Might Be Aliens
I made a quick animated version of one of my illustrations for Hack Circus
Many thanks to Leila Johnston and James Rogers

They Might Be Aliens

I made a quick animated version of one of my illustrations for Hack Circus

Many thanks to Leila Johnston and James Rogers

Vitamin C could help you beat air pollution.Another reworking of an old illustration that had a good concept but a not so good execution. Much happier with this new one!

Vitamin C could help you beat air pollution.

Another reworking of an old illustration that had a good concept but a not so good execution. Much happier with this new one!

Anonymous asked: I's there anywhere I could buy a red fault in our stars book, my instagram @draculas_fang_cavity_80

Hi there! I’m afraid I don’t have any plans to sell copies of the cover, or the book for that matter, sorry! It was a one off project I did a couple of years ago. All apologies! 

Be more productive: miss some flights. 

Spot illustration in this month’s WIRED UK, for an article about the pros and cons of spending extra time in airports to avoid missing flights.

Heartbreak as Andy Murray suffers a crushing defeat at Wimbledon
I put together this illustration yesterday in the wake of Andy’s disappointing quarterfinal loss to Grigor Dimitrov. It’s been an awesome tournament with some amazing matches and surprises, this weekend should be a goodun! I’m backing Djokovic and Genie Bouchard to win the singles titles!

Heartbreak as Andy Murray suffers a crushing defeat at Wimbledon

I put together this illustration yesterday in the wake of Andy’s disappointing quarterfinal loss to Grigor Dimitrov. It’s been an awesome tournament with some amazing matches and surprises, this weekend should be a goodun! I’m backing Djokovic and Genie Bouchard to win the singles titles!

Shaving your head could help your career.
I’m using my spare time to update some old work. This is a reworking of an old illustration I did while i was at university. I liked the concept but the execution needed a little bit of refinement.

Shaving your head could help your career.

I’m using my spare time to update some old work. This is a reworking of an old illustration I did while i was at university. I liked the concept but the execution needed a little bit of refinement.

Alfred Wainwright
This was a Father’s day gift to my Dad which I printed and framed. It’s a portrait of Alfred Wainwright who was a mountaineer, author and illustrator. My Dad has been a collector of his beautifully illustrated guidebooks for many years. I tried out a different kind of halftone on this one, it worked pretty well, I particularly like the pattern on his shirt and flat cap.

Alfred Wainwright

This was a Father’s day gift to my Dad which I printed and framed. It’s a portrait of Alfred Wainwright who was a mountaineer, author and illustrator. My Dad has been a collector of his beautifully illustrated guidebooks for many years. I tried out a different kind of halftone on this one, it worked pretty well, I particularly like the pattern on his shirt and flat cap.

Anonymous asked: If my last message sounded harsh, I apologize. I've been illustrating professionally for the past 6 years, and I know how hard it is to slowly develop and carve out a voice for yourself. And that's why it can be frustrating to see new illustrators get work off of someone else's years of carving and developing a certain style. Your skill is great, but if you want to do Woodson's linework until you can find your own, I'd suggest staying away from his color style at least.

Thanks for your message, it wasn’t harsh. I was hesitant about replying out of embarrassment, but I feel that this is something other new illustrators could also find helpful.
It’s hard to admit that you’ve copied or emulated someone, especially when it’s someone you respect and admire. In my case, I saw someone else’s work as a goal for what I wanted mine to eventually be, but I ended up just emulating they’re style, instead of working to make mine more unique. The saying of ‘mimicry is the highest form of flattery’ doesn’t apply in this industry, and that’s something I’ve learnt the hard way!

Last month I was asked by Lee from Peter & Paul to contribute some illustration to an upcoming publication they are putting together for the Sheffield Institute of Art (where I studied Graphic Design and Illustration).

The publication will include short articles about Sheffield’s contributions to art and culture, and biographies about past graduates.

The first illustration is for an article about Sheffield’s history as the birthplace of modern football, being home to the world’s oldest team, Sheffield FC, founded in 1857. The second illustration is of a Film & Media Production graduate (whose name, i’m afraid, escapes me).

Many thanks to Lee Davies.

Bather
by Matt Harrison Clough
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
by Matt Harrison Clough

After starting and scrapping about 5 different Joan Holloway illustrations before Christmas, I finally decided to give it another shot. And thankfully this one turned out much better! Mad Men fans may notice that the title, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, comes from the first episode of Season 1.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

by Matt Harrison Clough

After starting and scrapping about 5 different Joan Holloway illustrations before Christmas, I finally decided to give it another shot. And thankfully this one turned out much better! Mad Men fans may notice that the title, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, comes from the first episode of Season 1.