Thursday, 5 November 2009

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

INSOMNIOR!

A cruel beast, whose grasp you cannot escape in the wee wee hrs!
Drawn around 4am this morning!

Friday, 30 October 2009

Struwwelpeterrabbit


2 classics for the price of one!
On a halloween note.. did anyone else find the cover of Struwwelpeter as a child terrifying?
If you haven't seen the 1848 classic by Dr Heinrich Hoffmann then look here bugpowder.com/andy/e.hoffmann.html

Frankie goes to Dollywood


Appologies for the bad gag :)
I think this was inspired by a great drawing of a monster in cowboy boots by my mate Sam Hearn!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Barking up the wrong tree


This came out of a doodle of a sleeping Tiger in my sketchbook
Still experimenting with watercolour and PS combined.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Seasonal characters


After being bombarded with all things Halloween where ever I seem to look, I thought I'd do a few mini creepies of my own.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

more fan art


I had so much fun yesterday that I couldn't resist doing more fan art. David Mckee's strange compositions, colours and weird trees really draw you into his world. I can see me doing the whole book when I get time :)

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Not Now, Bernard (with apologies to David McKee)



Every time my little Niece visits us, she insists on me reading her Not Now, Bernard. One of my favorite childhood books... I hope David McKee isn't too offended by my affectionate tribute!
David McKee has been a big influence on my work over the years.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Aliens


I was asked to do some alien concepts for a possible book series... here's a small selection

Sunday, 20 September 2009

froggy


Here's a few character drawings for a story I've written... I hope to get it finished properly one day!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Night drive


I've always been rubbish at drawing cars. I thought I'd see if there is a way to draw cars so badly that they look quite good!
I also wanted to try to capture the look of car lights at night.

Monday, 27 July 2009

There's A Riot Goin'


Thanks to my old mate Warwick letting me know about the Beck's music inspired art project, I whipped off my own design for the sleeve art to Sly and the family Stone's classic album.
This was great fun to do, I'd recommend getting involved :)
By the way - Warwick has done a fab version of Exile!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

celebratory birds


I was lucky enough to wake up the the email saying that I'm one of the editors choice's on the homepage of the rather groovy illustration mundo!!
So here's a few celebratory birds I found time to doodle in between taking a drawing class today.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Disgruntled Demon


Been extremely busy moving into our new house this week.... I did however find a few mins to do this rather p'd off Demon.
:)

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Pan


Been really busy recently, but have been doing the odd doodle of mythical beasts in my spare time. Managed to find time to colour this little Satyr up - hopefully I'll get a few more done soon.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Biro Doodles





A few biro doodles
Hep-cat, Dylan and a professional Rhino

Random pencil doodles


Random pencil drawings saved from the jaws of the recycling bin and tarted up in PS.

Monday, 18 May 2009

brush pen doodles


I was experimenting with a dirty big brush pen yesterday... here's a small selection of doodles I quite liked - coloured up in PS

Friday, 17 April 2009

TV doodles



These were a bunch of little doodles done while watching TV.
Quite liked them - so compiled with a little colour.
Octopus's with noses are so wrong!

I've since learned through Sam Hearn that octopi have actually been depicted with noses several centuries ago in Japan. Thanks for the pic Sam, and for justifying my doodle!
:)

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Sunday doodle session


Thought I'd try a bit of charcoal for a change.
I wasn't feeling particularly miserable, but the critters clearly are!

Friday, 3 April 2009

Wrestle city



Here's a few wrestling doodles I did inspired by my old mate Warwick's fantastic blog

WJC
Check it out - its great!
Warwick was good enough to feature these on his wrestle city gallery too. Great to see them up on a decent blog!

Friday, 6 March 2009

New books


Lovely complimentary books arrived today - Mum's already proudly taken one off my hands!

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Sunday afternoon doodle session


What a great way to spend a few hrs on a Sunday...
I've no idea why I drew these - but had fun!

Friday, 27 February 2009

When in Rome


A rather short sighted old lady asking bear directions to the nearest conveniences

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Belly Laugh


One of a couple of hundred line drawings I did for a food themed joke book.

How do you make a monster stew?
Keep it waiting for two hours.

I love crap jokes!

Team Blunt


out for a stroll!

fruit corner


Drawing fruit with faces is fun!

Valentines cards


Here's one of 6 designs that I've done for Black Olive cards exclusively for Paperchase.
I'm not sure how romantic this would be without the writing!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Monkey



Character design I'm working on for a personal project... I'd love your feedback :0)