Thursday, 16 December 2010


Well, getting into the Christmas spirit now...
polished off the whiskey last night, followed by the Jack Daniels.

Friday, 3 December 2010

The missing link

Prehistoric. This is a photo of what might be the missing link in the history of fish and mankind. I found it in my back garden. I was just putting out the rubbish when I looked round and there it was. The dog had been ferretting around excitedly for something to knaw on, because the cupboard was bare and had unearthed this. Obviously I was quite excited as I had been looking for a reason to catch the bus to town, so I popped up to the natural history museum where they gave me a full run down on the value of their time and asked me to make another appointment sometime after the next blue moon. Well, I can hardly wait! So this is pretty much a sneak preview before the world's press get hold of it. I think I might call it the luazulasaurus. Or something...

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A billion Elephants..

I saw this quote somewhere and have been waiting to illustrate it for ages. All I want to know though is: Who is doing the dropping? Where did all the elephants come from? Questions that I think we need to know answers to...Wikileaks anybody??

Arty reasons to catch a train

Due to the cold snap and iffy back I caught the train a few times. Bloody expensive! It's good fun though to stare at people, surreptitiously, so here are a few sketches from the train. They may appear in illustrations later...

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

brave again

I had misgivings about the first version of this picture , but wasn't quite sure what it needed, so here it is again, much reworked, and much better for it I think.

Friday, 19 November 2010


Just thought I would sneak this unpleasant fella in...

Thursday, 18 November 2010

when I were a lad...

Here is a picture of when I were a lad. Ah! I remember the days.... I had bright starry eyes, lashings of curly hair and rows and rows of golden yellow teeth...uh?
Did I have pierced ears too? well, I probably wanted them at some stage. I know I wanted a tattoo for about an hour and a half once. Just to be different, like everyone else. Perhaps i'm just nit-picking..

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


We have been doing some Damien Hirst-type stuff with the kids and I thought we should share it!

Monday, 8 November 2010

happily ever afterwards

Continuing the theme of experimenting, I shall see where this Illustration Monday goes...

Thursday, 4 November 2010

nude study

I was puzzling over this drawing, nice drawing I thought. Then, in the spirit of experimenting I decided to take it elsewhere.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Hockney good news!

News is spreading fast that David Hockney has got an ipad. In tribute i thought I would knock something up, quick-ish. Unfortunately I don't have one and had to make do with a coloured pencil and some old fashioned stuff called paper. Still. Good fun!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010


3-2-1- Go! slimeballs away!
Another experimental piece. Not what I expected to do at all
Here it is, finished. Based on Chariots of fire. Very loosly....

Thursday, 21 October 2010

something from the archive..

some shells that I came across. I think I did them while I was working on a logo.

Monday, 18 October 2010


What with haloweeeen approaching like a ghost in the night, here is the first draft of the idea..

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

bits and bobs

A few little sketches which appeared in some boating magazines

Friday, 8 October 2010

elephant experiment 2

continuation of the experiphant...

transportation experiment

part 1 of a little elephant experiment. Look back later to see how it progresses..

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Monster experiment. Part 2

some technical issues to overcome...

monster experiment

Here is a monster experiment. Part 1 I think..

portrait of the artist...

More experimenting, this time on myself.....Mwhhahahahahah!

Monday, 4 October 2010

experimenting 3

and now part 3... What! somebody has vandalized it..! Shokkin...

experimenting 2

and continuing the experiment...


I thought this would be the perfect place for those experiments, where you're not quite sure if you like it or not...


Many strange things lurk under the waves, one can never tell...

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

sausages 4

Hmm, is this the final one...not sure, will think about that


here is the third bunch of sausages...


here is the second snapshot in the series...


I thought it might be interesting to show a piece of work as it progresses, so here is a piece i'm doing at the moment. Mice sausages? It's a scandal!

Friday, 10 September 2010


It's guess the proverb time. If at first you don't succeed....!

Monday, 5 July 2010


When faced with overwhelming odds, like a giant alien being, well, one does what one can....

Monday, 24 May 2010


Illustration for IF. I took a worms eye view on the matter...

Thursday, 20 May 2010


Part of a story that i'm working on. It will see the light of day one day, so you can say you saw it here first! Needs rewriting. Again

leaving card

This was for an advert for Panther securities plc who were moving. I had to draw all of them, which was actually good fun. I think everyone recognized themselves. Or at least they didn't tell me. I once had to do caricatures at Wembley arena and I did a great picture of some bloke, it was about 10 lines and just got him perfectly. He was fuming like an onfire chimney, all his mates laughing. I thought he was going to punch me, but his mates laughter put him off. I found the drawing scrumpled up later in the toilet...

Monday, 8 March 2010

suitcases- perspective- brave

I think I can put this into 'IF', as doing something with such odd perspective not only challenges pre-formed notions, but is mentally stimulating too. As stated, this is one of 4, here is how the aw was done.
Having just seen that the topic is 'brave' this now has become a brave decision to carry on regardless.....

Thursday, 4 February 2010

its been a while pt 2

Here's a blow up of one of the suitcases, its the first one, with blue

It's been a while...

No posts for ages. I'm just trying to get to grips with a project that I have been doing which is making suitcases. Well, the insides of them to be exact. 4 suitcases, showing a journey, all linked and including the lids. Its a tricky one to show. There are photos of them at Bridging arts blog:
whilst I try to make something to show them off!