Thursday, 31 January 2008
Late yesterday I was watching an interview on YouTube with Sir Parky [parkinson] he was quizzing Robbie Williams and he was talking about the time he was a teenager and what the world was gonna provide for you. The chat got me thinking about the time I went and saw my careers advisor in his tie and shirt combo. I remember taking him some real academic drawings of some ladies drawn from FHM magazine to show him. The career advisor was telling me to do a YTS scheme and stop living in fantasy world pretty much; but encouraged me to read novels. Here I am folks doodling and entertaining hence this illumination. Thank goodness I didnt listen to all his advice. Another wise man told me to look both ways before crossing the road which I do almost daily and I recommend you do the same. I'm with Robbie though do you Parky wake up in a morning to your chat show theme music?
The cheeky chap reflected in this chap is me maybe?. Looking out of the window today its a playing indoors day, its raining a lot. Reet where is my newspaper where is the kettle what comes after the Letter "S", where are the biscuits.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
No folks this ain't the final scene from King Kong or an advert using a Bi-plane skimming over a tranquil lake to promote Alabama in the USA or a clip from TopGun where Cruise, gives the pilot in the Mig the birdie. Apparently my spot on my forehead is to guide or warn light aircraft.On another note if this week your struggling to think of numbers for you lottery tickets I'll help you out what about number 7 not number 12. Just don't ask me Why? And if you doubt my number choice I've had a consultation with a man in some crazy knitwear who says such dialogue like "Mars has been in conjunction with Jupiter this calendar month and has spoken in latin that the number 7 is good" Yep that was Russell Grant.
Saturday, 26 January 2008
Spotted a reet pair of socks today, worn by a lady, here is a reproduction of them although not exact. Talking of spots I've developed a massive one on my forehead we are talking glow in the dark material, I'm stopping indoors till it clears up.
Thursday, 24 January 2008
I was chuckling to myself flicking through one of my old copies of Vogue, yes lads you read that reet Vogue. I was thinking of NYC being on a bus tour a while back and the tour guide saying to the bus load of tourists "Lets look out for, Pretty ladies and Dogs" [dawgs]
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Aye up readers today I've been enjoying some pop and fruit whilst doodling and thinking about life as we coast through January listening to 80s pop. Are you all sticking with the new diets and fitness programmes. Myself I did 14 miles on the bike this morning in Lycra? in the dark.
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
I've been doodling to day on a project listening to music and enjoying snacks. This afternoon I've digested the movie Hot Rod on a break with Andy Samberg [Saturday Night Live] who stars as Rod Kimble a stunt man with a fake mustache and a dream. Co starring Isla Fisher and Ian Mcshane [aka Lovejoy] its very, very funny as Rod defies death win the girl and win some Respect. The laughs come thick and fast in this stunt caper folks,. Moveover Johnathan Ross I'm reviewing films for free and I draw to.
Monday, 21 January 2008
This is my idea for a bit of public art a statue to be erected somewhere in the North of England [Barnsley] as voted by the arts council; it would involve wasting a fantastic sum of Lottery cash most likely. Working men will sit around it on lunches in high vis jackets consuming pies and pasties around it; talk page 3, tarmac and Sir Stuart Rose and his underpant problem started by Jeremy Paxman [Paxo]. The Asbo generation will graffiti all over it. Lovers will meet and kiss one another beneath it. But the metrosexual Olympic Brew drinking man will stand strong, looking out for us, and act as a casual reminder what comes after the letter "S"?
Here you go when he's not crashing cars or rolling them setting himself on fire or jumping out of aeroplanes, Colt Seavers has a dangerous job he's a rough and tumble Bounty hunter who always gets his man. Lee Majors stars as the Fall Guy and this is one of my favourites from the 80s with a cracking theme song "The Unknown Stuntman" the above illustration is loosely based on that show.
Over the weekend I've been discussing future work listening to CDs in my collection digesting lyrics and working in my sketchbook. I got out on my bike and did some miles. The Above illustration folks I'm not gonna attempt to explain.
Thursday, 17 January 2008
Influences, inspiration, things I like, Indiana jones, Tintin, Dodgeball, Heat, the Thomas Crown Affair [both versions], Kes, the Racoons, New York, Art Galleries, GQ, Arena, the Guardian, Paul Smith, Levis, Barbour, T-shirts, Oxford blue shirt, Clarks Orginals, Scarfs, Lego, Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, episodes of Lovejoy, episodes of the Fall Guy, Mr Miyagi, Natalie Imbruglia, Rene Russo, Jamie Lee Curtis in Trading Places, Going Cycling and anyone who has the ability to make me laugh.
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
Apparently seen somewhere deep in the North West; Dan from Devote Design in a Bjorn Borg headband in lots of grey marl and shorts [think mikey's brother from the film Goonies] complete listening to music. Dan was out Running, yep Running rumour is he's gonna be in a new ad for a sports brand or some energy drink. Meanwhile I've illustrated Anelka for the sports section of the Guardian newspaper. I've had an email to tell me my hands like an African tree frogs refer to the photos on the website. I'm also in the process of a sending out a new mailer to art directors studios etc if your interested in having one sent in the post email me?
Sunday, 13 January 2008
The hunt is on I'm on the look out for a skating coach from Russia; cos on the next frost when me local duck pond freezes over I'm taking to the Ice. I'll get me mum to stay up all night and sew sequins on me flat cap and shirt. I may pass on the spray tan there was to much of that on ITV's skating on Ice. I'll take to the pond skating to Robbie's "She's the One" while the ducks watch from the sideline with Pip Schofield. Trouble is I need a skating partner?
Saturday, 12 January 2008
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Oh boy its that time of year," You know it", "I know it", Post xmas / new year syndrome, the start of daft diets, new year Goals, Self help books ,Glossy magazines with words bombarded with dialogue of Low Calorie nonsense Vegas style and half a dozen fitness Dvds by the likes of Davina McCall swimming before our eyes; its all tremendously bad for our self esteem at times.Which reminds me where on the radar is TV's Mr Motivator??. Plus January is the month we are all skint, the media tell us the most depressing days are to be had, Tv's Nick Knowles Save Me?. Add to this I turn 30 this year; at 16 I had such visions of owning a collection of power tools, relationship photos on shelves perhaps starting to grey at the temples with some knowledge of fine wines and cheeses.hmmmmmmmmm funny how it all works out the above illustration is a reflection of some of the angst /anxiety and notion of time running out I'm feeling. Bring on the light nights please? My advice for January try not to be hard on yourself and get out on yer bike I guess, "He Says"?
Well readers I visited Leeds today went round the shops bagged a few DVDs visited Leeds City Art gallery. I thought the highlight was spotting a Panto poster for Basil Brush "Basil of the Carribean", but Nope, returning to Doncaster train station I only spotted the Chuckle Brothers comedy legends in the flesh alive and kicking?
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
Readers its confession time last friday neet, I got dragged kicking and screaming to go out for 2 quick light beers. Turns out in one of the bars there were ladies in lingerie gyrating about smelling of expensive perfume; leading Gents to booths to perform erotic dances.Dam it I forgot my sketchbook that evening. One of the ladies [blonde mermaid hair and matching candy pink top and bottoms] whilst I was enjoying a beverage proceeded to tell me about her Toy collection. Myself being a Cool Cat decided not to discuss my small toy collection of vintage Lego models from the 80s.
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Yep the new website is up, some of you PC users experienced a few probs but hopefully the web mechanic will sort those. Or heads will roll. For those of you who could view the new look site many thanks for the emails and kind words about the work. This morning I've been doodling see the above image. I produced this whilst listening to my dusted down Robert Palmer CD bought over 15 years ago. Dont laugh Mr Palmer was a Cool Cat from Bately, Yorkshire dressed in Armani suits and ties and had the coolest pop vids. Tracks like "Some Guys Have All the Luck" and the track, Mercy Mercy Me / "I want you but I want you to want me too", those titles and lyrics rang home for me readers but I'm not bitter? reet I need a brew.
Sunday, 6 January 2008
Well on a slack sunday morning I decided to stretch my type skills with the results being the above work? Just some random statement; read into it how you will Gents and Senoritas. I've studied the papers and was struck with a shampoo Ad, the chap in the advert has only scored with several ladies. Just by using one bottle of shampoo he's got dandruff protection and five ladies on the Go.For blokes who love a result? and Burn out....
Saturday, 5 January 2008
On a lazy saturday afternoon I spent timeout with a brew going through some old sketchbooks and decided to bring another doodle to life while listening to some tunes today some Tears for Fears. In order to bring me doodle to life I used my new scanner, my wallett has had an hammering this week Guv? suffice to say the scanner passed the test, and Ive failed a few in my life time.
Thursday, 3 January 2008
On a cold January morning I set out in my new patagonia, scarf and flat cap complete with a wallet burning a massive hole in my pocket, to purchase a shiny new laptop from the apple store in Manchester!
hopefully it will provide hours of fun in my garret!
Over the festive period I completed the illustration for Devote design's christmas card...
...also the students at Salford university had me on board to design a Christmas card with other leading image makers including; Jon Burgerman, Paul Davis, Lee Ford, Parra and Jeremyville to raise funds for their final year show.