I did a piece for Metro Magazine's last issue which was choc full of amazing illustrators. My bit was to go with a short story, Liking: a tale about online dating by Jenni Quilter. Jenni is a NZ writer who has been published in The New Yorker, you can read her excellent story here


I ended up doing scanned layers of pencil drawings instead of my usual painting with gouache, this is the final version. I wanted the guy to look sorta friendly/sleazy and a bit predatory so I drew him as a crocodile.

An earlier colour palette.

Pencil sketch.

Another idea, didn't end up going with this.

And another sketch option.