jake thompson

Friday, 13 December 2013

Visual Explanations

A set of three GIFs aimed at explaining to children how the digestive system, human eye and a compass works.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Urban Jungle - Reportage from around Carlisle

Click on this link > Urban Jungle
to view the issuu book I produced as part of a reportage project based on the Victoria Viaduct in Carlisle

Still Life

A few sketches of still life from last week

Saturday, 19 October 2013

The Provensen's.

Saw these gorgeous illustrations on Twitter, did a little digging and found out they were by husband and wife team Martin and Alice Provensen. They had amazing careers together through the middle of the 20th century, working on the original Tony the Tiger for Kellogg's as well as writing and illustrating loads of children's literature. Although Martin died in 1987, Alice - now 95 - still draws and I have to say, their work is amazing!

I love the texture and perspective they use in 'The Iliad and the Odyssey' Homer for Young Readers. Although they're over 50 years old, they look amazingly current while also looking very authentic and traditional - the Provensen's are definitely on my growing list of favourite artists!

If you want to read a little more about this, I got the images from here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/08/14/iliad-odyssey-provensen/

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Wish I had seen these when I was doing my Playing Card project!

Lovely Package Artisan Playing Cards

Friday, 17 May 2013

Quick sketch of one of the DJ's from Tuille House at night..

Friday, 3 May 2013


Here's my latest stab at animation, describing the journey latex takes from a Malaysian Rubber Tree to becoming a tire!