Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Penguin and a Deer Design

Another couple of new christmassy designs to get you in the christmas spirt. Think these two would work well for christmas cards.

Monday, 16 December 2013

The fun of Ice-skating!

Carrying on my Christmassy theme here are some animals having fun ice-skating. really enjoyed colouring in there scalds and hats in different funky designs to add to there character. I sadly haven't been ice-skating yet this year, but I plan to change this very soon. Even more christmassy design coming soon.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Santa Claus

Been feeling all Christmassy, so been doodling lots of new Christmas design. Here's the first new design I've been working on of Santa Claus. Will upload more soon.

Also in other news I've had over 100,000 views of this blog. Which is very exciting!!!
So don't forget to keep checking for new updates, promise to blog more and don't forget to check out my website as well! 

Monday, 9 December 2013

Umbrella Boat Design

So as I've told you in the previous post I have opened up a Society6 shop to sell my designs on a lovely range of t-shirts, iPhone cases, cushions etc. This illustration is a new one I just added this morning for sale on a verity of goodies.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Society6 Shop Now OPEN!!!

My Society6 shop is now open!
Follow the link to get free shipping and £5 off all my products.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Fairy Garden

Here's another new girly illustrations I finished yesterday to add to my portfolio. So I've done a mermaid and some fairies now, what should be next?

Monday, 2 December 2013

Mermaid and Whale

So it's been awhile since my last post, but I've been kinda busy working on the last few spreads for 3 new DK Factivity books that are coming out next year. So while I've had some spare time in-between jobs I've been working on new illustrations for my portfolio. This mermaid illustration above is one of my new designs I am adding to my portfolio. I am working on another girly design of some cute little fairies as I feel most of my illustrations are aimed at boys. Will upload more new illustrations very soon.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Featured Redbubble Artist and a late Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!! Sorry its late.  
So the big news today is that I have been featured on Redbubble as one of there featured artist which is very lovely. Check out my interview by following the link http://blog.redbubble.com/2013/10/featured-artist-jake-mcdonald-on-the-voices-of-his-monsters/

Monday, 16 September 2013

Pile of Christmas Meows and Woofs

Here's another two christmasy designs I've been working on. That I might get printed to sell for Christmas. Which one do you prefer? Are you a dog or a cat person?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is not far off now, can you believe it! So this year I've decided I am going to print my very own Christmas Cards to sell to all you lovely people. Here's the design I am going to be getting printed. What do you think would you buy one?

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Flower Heart

So recently I went to an old mate of mines wedding and this is the design I did for her card. Which I scanned in and have played around with on photoshop since. Planning to make this design into cards and print to sell. As they are good for any occasion weddings, birthdays, valentines day or just a card to say I love you. So keep an eye on my blog as planning to open up an ETSY shop very soon, with lots of goodies in it.

B/W Patterns

So yesterday while I was sending in some work to a client I saw on Facebook that Tigerprint had a B/W competition that was coming to an end yesterday. So I thought I've got loads of random patterns I could work for this competition. So I selected a few and changed them to black and white and sent them in. Above are the patterns I sent in now all I've gotta do is keep my fingers crossed.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Clouds Pattern

So while I was working on some new projects today I had some spare time to make this new pattern. Which is inspired by the confusing english weather we're having at the moment. 

Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Monster of Funk!

So a little while ago I did a job for WWE magazine for the July issue and above is my illustration for it. Was a really fun brief to work with the photo they gave me of Brodus clay and the inflatable dinosaur which I then designed the dinosaur background for. Below you can see the original illustration and the elements I did for the next page. Will upload more photos when I get sent a copy.

Friday, 16 August 2013

I love Stationary!

When I was younger one thing I loved about going back to school was new stationary and I still love a new pen or pencil. So in honour of my love for stationary I thought I would bring them to life as little characters. I like my little pencil sharpener the best :)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Dancing Animals

Here's another fun little doodle I coloured in yesterday while waiting for my next brief. Think the dogs my fav :)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Rain Cloud

So while I'm in between illustration jobs I thought I would work on some ideas for greetings cards. The illustration above is one of the ideas I've been working on.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Festival Fans

Seeing as we're in the middle of festival season I thought I would share with you this drawing of some lovely festival fans. I love the mix of all the different characters you see at festivals from the hippie to the emo to the crazy guy dressed as a ninja turtle.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Food Doodle Pattern

So I've been doodling this new doodle pattern today. Wonder what I should do next? Maybe a gaming one? or a boys one?

Thursday, 1 August 2013

New Doodle Patterns

Seeing as my first doodle Pattern seemed to be so popular I thought I would create some new more specific ones. The top one is sweet foods and the one below is typical girly things. Planning to do a typical boys one and a general food one as well.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Tea Pot Pattern

Been working on a new pattern design today in my spare time and this is the result. Its funny that I did a pattern with Tea pots as I'm not a tea drinker myself and I call myself british! haha

Monday, 8 July 2013

New Mac New Monster

Just got myself a lovely new Mac so I thought I would christen it with a new monster. Now to get some new illustration job to put to use my lovely new mac!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

New Patterns

I've been working on a couple of new patterns for my portfolio and these two are the most recent designs I have created. What do you think?

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Gentle Giant

Here's a very recent illustration that will hopefully be added to my website very soon. Also to let you know I recently got commissioned by WWE Magazine which was very exciting. Will upload photos of it when It comes out.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Cat Loving Robot

So as you all know I launched my brand new illustration website yesterday, which is very exciting! Now that its up and live on the internet I have been working on some new images to add to it like this lovely robot and his many cats. 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

My New Illustration Website!

I launched my new Illustration website yesterday , made by a good mate of mine called Craig big thanks to him. Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Colouring Book Pages

These are a couple more illustrations for the children's colouring book I'm working on.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Colouring Books

I've been really busy with non illustration stuff recently, but I have still been drawing lots in between for some colouring books I am working on. These two images above are going to be part of the animals colouring book.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Monster Expriements

So over the last week I have been working on my first children's book Terrible Terrance's Terrible Toothache which I am hoping to get published, but while doing that I decided to experiment with colours on some new monsters I've created and these three are some of the results. What do you think?

Friday, 19 April 2013


Hi, its been a while!
So these are some new and old sketches of Monsters I have done to add to my portfolio to show of my monster designs. Which are you favorite set of monsters the Hairies, Slimies or the Footsies?

Other news I'm working on a Children's book that I'm going try and get published, which I will show you a sneak peak soon and I'm hopefully getting that Website I've been trying to sort out this weekend!

Friday, 29 March 2013


Been learning though YouTube how to add shadows to my monsters. This is the first attempt at adding shadows, what do you think? Any advice? Thanks!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Lovely Days - Tigerprint Competition

Just entered these designs for Tigerprints latest competition Lovely Days. Even if I don't win with any of these I plan to print them myself and sell them at craft fairs etc.