(I know its sort of terrible that I'm using watercolours on printer paper, sorry if anyone feels offended by this...but when it comes to experimenting and playing, I don't feel so precious if I use cheap materials. Drawing tools should always be good quality though - gilot mapping pens are delicious, but leaky biros and blunt pencils are going to make you feel like you can't draw)
Illustration for Issue 5 of New Empress Magazine, available soon from the BFI shop
Lately I've become obsessed with the work of Polish poster artist Tomasz Boguslawski -
I love his economical use of objects, as well as the lighting, and the arrangement of the typography. He is able to raise these simple items (paper, scissors, dolls, mechanical parts...) to a level of beauty and imbue them with fresh purposes.