Sunday, 31 January 2010


Here's a pencil sketch of Alison Goldfrapp, really enjoyed this, it took just over an hour, and I only used an HB pencil to do it, up yours college tutors who told me I had to use a variety of pencil weights (only joking, much love)! I may have to start trying to do more of these in my lunch hour at work.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

If you squint it sort of looks like a hill

I went to the Turner exhibit at the the Tate Britain today, and inspired, I created my own landscape based on an image of the lake district. Admittedly it's a bit poor and somewhat abstract but I'm feeling a little tired. Surely that's excusable?

Friday, 29 January 2010


Found an image of a woman with an afro on the web and started messing around with it in Illustrator, quite pleased with the result, though I'm not sure what I would ever use it for...a t-shirt maybe...

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Multi purpose

Sorry for the poor quality of image again, but I don't have access to the scanner again tonight, hopefully have a decent version of this image uploaded some time within the next 24 hours as I'm quite pleased with it. It's basically an image created using a mix of some of the styles used on images posted on this blog. And is something I'm looking to explore more fully over larger pieces in future.

Just got to find me some massive cardboard boxes to paint on...

Wednesday, 27 January 2010


Here's an image of the main character of a graphic novel I've been planning for several years, and a good example of why it will probably never come to be, namely that it's RUBBISH!

Every time I sit down and spend time on producing a decent image it inevitably ends up looking terrible and with me feeling fed up with a lack of any comic drawing ability.

Still it was about all I could produce today so that's why it's up here.

I'm off to sulk.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Another new fangled computer thingymebob piece.

Here's an illustration I did for a feature on card counting at work, as usual due to deadlines I didn't have enough time to make it as 'finished' as I would like. Nonetheless I am still quite pleased with it.

Monday, 25 January 2010


I walked past an art exhibition on the way home today which (from the outside of the gallery at least) appeared to consist solely of images of skulls. As a result it reminded me of one of my college tutors favourite things to give her students as a life studies object; a cat skull. The form of it always used to fascinate me so I thought I would try a swift illustrator version of an image of one I found on the web.

I think it turned out pretty well, and it made me want to revisit studying found objects in a traditional media. Now I just have to find me a cat skull...

Sunday, 24 January 2010


Here's a simple line life study I thought I would try on illustrator to see what it would look turn out like, I'm quite pleased with the outcome and may try some work in the same vein on a future date.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Freaks and geeks

I thought I would try a continual drawing of a bunch of characters that came into my head as I was drawing them, I thought it would be quite a simple and quick, but fun, thing to do. It took longer than I thought and my character pool dried up pretty early into production. Still I chugged on through and I'm fairly happy with the end result.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

And another one...

As I was out today I've had to resort to posting another oldie. This is a T-shirt design I planned based on putting the four face markings of 'Kiss' on Pandas, I've since tried to work this idea in other ways, but this was the furthest through a design I ever got.

One day I may finish the idea if someone doesn't do it better first (though it's probably already been done a million times). Oh well I'm off to watch The Wire.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Child soldier

Here's another piece in the 'paint by numbers' style, but done by hand and not on the computer. I'm yet to get bored of it and there are still a few things I would like try before I move, so expect to see a few more pieces over the coming weeks.

I would be interested to know what people think of this particular style, if they like it or not and any ideas.

'Til next time. Take it easy.


Argh (again)! Wnet out for a friends birthday drinks and got back too late to post an image, I've already failed my one a day image thing, but I'm going to stick with it and post two images today instead.

This first one is an illustration I did for WPT Poker magazine, didn't have time to finish it to a 100% satisfactory level, but still pretty pleased with it...

Monday, 18 January 2010


Here's an older illustration I rediscovered today which I am quite pleased with, it was originally going to be a t-shirt design but it evolved into quite a nice work on it's own.

Sunday, 17 January 2010


In honour of the Big Freeze and at my brother's suggestion I have just 'finished' (read, got bored of) a cold weather based scribble. Seeing as the cold snap has passed now (at least it has in London) the sentiment seems a little empty.

Still, I produced it, so up it goes. This took several hours doing bits here and there over the course of the past week.

Saturday, 16 January 2010


Expanding on the idea I posted yesterday, here's a more detailed example of a portrait using the same style. It's sort of like an OS map of his face...

Friday, 15 January 2010


On the right is a piece I did at work today that was quite fun, on the left is what all the elements that make it up look like just in outlines, I quite like this effect and will probably explore it in bigger and more detailed depth. Hope you like it tooooooooooooo.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Phillip Potter the degenerate lightbulb.

The lightbulb in my room died today, so I thought I would design a tribute.

Also I realised yesterday my comment about my 'followers' may have seemed a tad sarcastic, it wasn't meant to be I'm genuinely touched that people would decide to follow my 'lil ol' blog (even if I bribed most of them to.)

And another thing, you probably notice I haven't put up any particularly taxing pieces yet, only little odd jobs and half finished pieces, trust me I am working on larger scale works but these will understandably take a while.

Peas out y'all.

PS. I used a font I'm not proud of in this work, Brush Script, it should NOT be used under any circumstances except old fashioned shop fronts a la 'Open All Hours'. I will rid this world of the use of tacky fonts one typeface at a time.

PPS. Use Arial rounded instead of Comic Sans, it's not perfect but at least it tries.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Woo, two followers! Thanks for the support, it's quality not quantity.

Anyway this image was going alright 'til I got to the lips...

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Bad with the good.

Not quite sure what I was trying to achieve with this but I didn't manage it. Rubbish, not happy at all. Still I always said I was going to show the bad with the good.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Amish boy

Here's another oldie while I work on something that's taking a while. I made this as a card for a friend (he still looks Amish).

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Stickers and Posters.

A quick tester strip for Bill Stickers and Fly Posters comic strip. If I start doing it regularly, it will probably be done on Illustrator.

Also, ignore Bill's comment. Smoking's bad kids.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Yet another ancient unfinished piece...

...But one with a philosophy I think we can all apply to our lives.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Zi Fang

This is an old T-Shirt design I did based on a piece of Japanese art from waaaaaaaaay back. It's an oldie, but a goodie.

Thursday, 7 January 2010


This is Bill Stickers, I will hopefully start a comic strip with him and his friend Fly Posters (see what I did thereI, if I can drag myself away from PGR 4 long enough.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Listen to the bear!

Or he'll eat you.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

I know, it's official I love Bic medium ball pens...

Pencil and biro on cardboard. 19 minutes. Peace.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Eye eye

Biro, 20 mins, on Sex Pistols note paper.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

This is how I feel today. Can't wait to get back to work tomorrow.

Illustrator image, took as long to produce as back to back 'East End Girls West End Boys' and 'Love will tear Us Apart'.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

First of 365 (I hope)

Happy new year, to anyone who maybe following this blog (no-one then).

This image is the first of a new project I have given myself to upload one image a day for the next year. The images will range in media, style and subject and hopefully improve as the year goes on. The project idea is hardly an original one, but I hope that if I get into the routine of doing it then I will improve the quality and quantity of stuff I produce and hopefully start enjoying myself more than feeling like it's a chore, which it sometimes does.

Anyway, this first piece is a biro and coloured pencil piece and took approximately 45 minutes to finish.

Here's to a happy 2010, God bless.