Monday, 31 August 2009

Workers Larking About


Well its a bank holiday but this lad still grafts this is just summet that got drawn up in my sketchbook today. I did watch Goal the film on a break with Anna Friel I used to be in Brookside. Yep she is quite gorgeous.

Bank Holiday Biking

Well there sure are a few people out and about on the bikes today. I must admit cycling today early morning I'm sure I got a whiff of September, or was it the smell of dead rats I counted 12; I think the farmers after the harvest have put some chemicals down and the rats have made it to the road side then croaked it. 

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Two Horses!!!


Here you go readers a new image by me, integrating two horses a high vis jacket and a lady bearing all and using the color pink.

Suit


Well I read today one of the supermarkets has nailed menswear by selling a complete suit for £28 for men. Personally I've drawn this suit up in my sketchbook.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Smart

I went over to manchester today to meet the talented Emma Smart see www.emmasmart.co.uk On the train journey from Donny I was impressed with Dale and his female mate sat on the train en route to Pride 09; that drank a pint of milk, then a Red Bull, then 2 litres of cider each whilst munching on mini chedars all before 10 o'clock. This is what the department of health is talking about. God bless booze britain.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Portrait


This is another sketchbook image I doodled the other day most probably whilst a brew sat cooling down on the sideboard.

On The Hop

Today readers I caught a frog on the hop literally; I photographed it shortly after leaving my house for the village, this morning using my mobile telefunken, frogs are cool. So is pear cider, I even read some of my new book which I got the other week Three men and a milk float.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Badge


I've drawn this badge / crest in my sketchbook today. Its been one of those days where I feel short on the inspiration, but I do feel tired also today.

Today

Well readers find my illustration in the Guardian today. Its getting darker and colder first thing in a morning, autumn is upon us almost.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Fridge

God bless what I found under my fridge today, it was like finding one of wonka's golden tickets.

Replica

Check tomorrows Guardian Sport section for my illustration based around replica footy shirts. Looking out the window its raining, looking in the kitchen I've got five tea bags left!!!!!!

Cowboy Life


Recently everytime I see my dad he's watching the old John Wayne films on dvd. hence this little fella, reet I need a brew.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Piano


Readers this is a little drawing / doodle from one of my recent sketchbooks drawn lovingly with a brew on a warm day. I wish I could sing and play piano just so I could say I have other skills to share with the world.

Out Of It?

Well readers a man in a shirt and tie combo told me today that we are out of the recession. I think I'll sit down and think about that tonight over a brew before I get excited.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Off The Radar

I'm gonna go hide in my underpant drawer and go off the radar for the next week.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

The Visual Dictionary Of Illustration

well readers I bought me a copy of "The Visual Dictionary of Illustration" by Mark Wigan find me on page 137 under the definition of "Line". I like it; I've preached over the years to students about the economy of line in the past. It's a bit of work I've done and forgotten about to be honest. The book is great for  students or someone like me. Get a copy today.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Twitter


Well readers I have a website even a blog which your reading reet now, I'm even on that facebook but I've not signed up for that twitter lark yet. Any how best crack on in one of my sketchbooks. its brew time soon.

Like it.

Well not much to report at my end. Its all doodles and cups of tea and a bit of bike riding. But thats how we like it.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

On Yer Head


Well this illustration is something about being in a hole. But things can get better. We Continue.

Tweedy


I know readers this scene above from my sketchbook; must look like one of Jack Tweed's parties that he has thrown before the land lady threw him out. Reet kettle on.

The Bolt


Well readers Usain Bolt and his performance which I just had to watch online more that once was awesome just amazing.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Grrrrrrrr!


Well readers this picture above says it all for me. To describe the last few days. Reet I need a brew then another.

Windmills Of Your Mind


I've just been listening to Sting's version of Windmills of Your Mind, its pure class I love it. Not heard it in a long, long time. The above is something drawn from a sketchbook I've got on the go at the moment.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

On Thunderchunky

Thanks Jon for posting a write up over on thunderchunky.co.uk about my new toy Jim & Brew many thanks. I've got some reading to get on with today. Many thanks readers for the emails about Jim & Brew.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Tea Law

Well it's the law to at least have 4 cups of tea before lunch. But it didn't happen for me today. I did sort through a load of books and flick through some old sketchbooks. Which is always good to scare yourself. I did do something crazy today by enjoying a smoothie, just to get that feel good factor of knowing I'd had 2 portions of fruit and my health is on kept on track.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Split

Today I split the third pair of trousers in as many months. I think its cos my legs are getting bigger from cycling in the thigh department. Before you know it, I'll be coming out with dialogue like "Oi Hoy, Race yer!" and eating copious amounts of breakfast cereal and washing it down with some crazy like a brew! 

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Fantasy Footy


Well reader's check tomorrows Guardian for my Fantasy Footy illustration. My first idea or sorry part of my idea; see the above, got thrown out the window quicker than Usain Bolt off the blocks. With every picture there is always a story and there's one behind this one.

Monday, 10 August 2009

jim & Brew

Jim & Brew

Jim & Brew


Readers here is High vis Jim and Brew the dog. Lovingly made for me, by the very talented emma smart see www.smartemma.co.uk emma developed one of my characters which I drew, photographed by Jill Robertson visit www.photos-art.co.uk. I'm loving jim and brew the dog I hope you like him too.

Good Week

I'm hoping for a good week. Maybe a brew or two. throw in some laughter I'll be made up

Sunday, 9 August 2009

But Its Hot Lad!

Just been out cycling and its been nice weather for a change which was a refreshing change from recent weather. At the time of writing I need a bath then a brew.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Belting Down

The rain came down lots this morning, I got well soaked but I had a rewarding brew at the end of that bike ride. Even the rabbits stayed out of the rain I noticed this morning.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Sketchbook Page


Here you go readers another page from my doodle book. I see the cheeky one is back in november but will it be a comeback like his four old chums. Reet I need a brew.

Baskerville

Got my paws on a copy of "The Hound Of The Baskervilles", a sherlock holmes graphic novel by Edginton and Culbard. I love the drawings in there in fact I'm engrossed and jealous, it breathes new life into this detective hero and it previews the next Holmes adventure,  'A study in Scarlet'.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Wet Roads

Readers the mornings are getting darker. Or should I say it still dark at 4.45 am when I went out cycling and got soaked the roads were holding lots of surface water. I counted 5 rabbits this morning and one other daft cyclist out at that time.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Oaf Attack


This is a drawing for Lazy Oaf, the lady in this picture models the sausage dog tee. looking out my window rain looks on the cards.

Monday, 3 August 2009

For A Walk


I may venture out today at some point and buy some paint. There may be a brew to be had along the way. The above is from a sketchbook page. We continue.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Tron

Just watched a trailer for the forthcoming Tron movie, the original movie was groundbreaking will this be the same with the effects. hmmmmmmm. I remember having a Tron coloring book back in the day.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Rain & Cycling

I think more rain is on todays agenda mixed with some cycling for me. Linked on to my mates section is Andy golpys. Who I will be working with soon on a portrait project. He will do the photos I will do the gags and drink the tea.