When I'm not working on a commission, I love to sketch, doodle, illustrate things, do life-drawing and generally have fun with my own practice. This downtime is equally as valuable to producing commissions in many ways as it allows me to 'loosen up' and practice different techniques with no constraints. These techniques are crucial for maintaining and feeding directly back into my main portfolio. I have designed furniture, clothing, handbags, bed headboards, storyboards for films and even painted the hair onto mannequins! There are some interesting and unusual projects out there and this adds a lot to my practice.