Thursday, 30 December 2010

Resolving

Today I've been packing prints, resolving a pen drawing but in the process ruined three expensive pieces of paper. I felt a mixture of frustration and anger with ruining such great paper. Any how we continue or at least after a brew.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Drawing

The last couple of days I've been doing bits of drawings and in between eating lots and also watching the birds in my garden. Oh and I've had a brew or two. Been doing some research this morning.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas readers; I surfaced this morning quite late for me at 8.20 am. But Father Christmas did visit me, delivering me a Nuts magazine calender, shirt, socks and pant combo. I've had an excellent dinner and digested the Queen speech where she delivered a message based on the importance of sports; she did forget to mention my solo show next May of a sporting nature. But here goes another reminder its at Hornseys, Ripon from May the 14th 2011; the private view is from 6pm - 9pm.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Relationships

Well I've been busy with bits and bobs today; but I did make time on a quick tea break to read some of the new Varoom journal based around Relationships. I lovingly digested the column by Paul Davis and yet again it made me chuckle. Also today I almost felt like putting my shorts on today its got warmer today at Donny it was -2 a bit of an improvement of recent - 9 weather. Reet kettle on.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Fairy


Here you go readers I've also drawn this fairy character this afternoon. Looking out my window its white all over with frost and there's a robin eating the bits of food I put out earlier. Reet we continue.

Minus 9

Well still the big freeze continues, I've been drawing quietly sat by the heater and at the time of writing I need a brew me thinks. Possibly some food I've not done breakfast yet and its gone 11am.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Kat Got The Cream

Readers check in "Me Mates" section over on the right and check the fantastic blog www.katgotthecream.blogspot.com its got some great stuff on there. I've been out briefly this morning and its freezing out there. I've still got a cough but we continue.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Smiling


Well readers I feel better than I did earlier this week. Today I've managed a few doodles and a smile readers! Any how I best crack on with bits & bobs. Have you all completed your shopping for Christmas.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

32 Today

Today I turned 32 for my troubles. I'm wearing well, folk have reassured me just when I started to panic. I plan to have an extra cup of tea today or two. Birthdays eh this time next year I'm gonna do summet special trust me.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

X Factor



Readers the last few days I've been in bed with flu. I think I've sweated most of it out; just still coughing up a few fur balls now currently. I Didn't see the X factor final either did Vagner win it?Here are a few amateur photos of my illustration which was on the front of the Guardians Work Section.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Work Section

Ok readers find me in the Work Section in tomorrow's Guardian. I've felt a little under the weather the last couple of days with cold. But fear not we continue.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Still Freezing

Well it freezing outside I plod on indoors. Find me in tomorrow's Guardian Sport Section for summet with a slight tropical feel!! Reet at the time of writing a hot drink is well over due for this kid from Donny.

Monday, 6 December 2010

-14 And then Some


Yep I've trudged out this morning and it's cold; reet freeze your bits off; get a brew down yer and still feel cold; out there at present. Points go to the dude I saw in a pink wooly hat with large pink bobbles with matching pink framed specs and purple boots. He managed to pull it off that look I tell thee even in Donny. Todays picture of Rudolph is a fun; Get well soon Kimberley Heighton I hope you bounce back real soon lass. Reet "We Continue"

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Snow Status


I love it how it's become a snow status thing round my part with folk in cars driving round with owt from 12 inches to 16 inches worth of snow and more on the car roof. I've been out this morning and nearly fell at least twice love it.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

More Snow


Here you have Santa looking a bit more casual before he really gets busy before the big day. It's Day 2 of advent and looking outside, I've got about 16 to 20 inch of snow in the garden and a good collection of blue tits and other garden visitors. The sky looks full of snow and its coming down like a good un. Reet this lad need a hot drink for sure.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

8 mile

Yep today I was forced into walking home 8 mile. Cycling was out; there were no buses, couldn't get a taxi so had to walk. I'd earnt that piece of cake and a brew when I finally got home I'll tell you. The snow continues to fall at my end as I write.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Wellies

Well I've drawn quite a few pairs of wellies over the last 12 months or so. Today I've been looking into gettting a pair in Green; still this snow falls, I'm indoors with me flat cap and scarf and developing facial hair we continue.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Out In The Wild


Mr Drury has sent me a photo he was out in the wild with his keen eye and spotted a Tee I did for Super- Superficial in London. Well readers its getting even more chilly I'm sure; I have my scarf on indoors we try and continue. Mine is the orange tee with a dancing policeman on in this photo by the way readers.

Snow


Well I'm yet to spot an actual snowman which has been made yet by some youngster or daft adult like me. I've not seen any with this recent weather. I did see a chap try to steal a young lads bike; that back fired on him as about twenty youngsters pelted him with snowballs it was great to watch. It was like a scene from the Beano.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Happy Tits


The other week in my dads paper they were celebrating 40 years of page 3; I noticed veteran illustrator Brian Grimwood had some page 3 luvvie round his studio and he'd produced a beautiful pen drawing it was awesome and leapt of the page. How come I don't get them gigs.

Sustainability


Here you go a bit of New work produced for Bolton College which I've completed for there sustainability officer. A little while ago readers; I've found a flat cap I'd forgotten all about, good timing because it's freezing cold. I should stop going for all these haircuts.

Toes

Just stuck my toes outside its really, really freezing cold out there. If it warms up a tad it may snow I guess at my end. But until all then kettle on it's time for a brew readers and time to crank up the heating a tad.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Kettle On Sir


Tonight watching and listening to stuff, I'm not venturing far tomoz with the threat of snow. I'll not be far from the kettle for sure. Still haven't read todays paper hey ho there's drawing to be done, "We continue".

Haircut


Today I went for a haircut, I was gonna discuss with my usual hairdresser how she was getting on with her cycling but she wasn't there sadly to discuss. All the reports indicate there is snow en route. I feel a brew should be en route for me right now at the time of writing.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Foxy Times


Here is a little snippet from an image I'm working on; it's not nearly half done it may take me a while to get reet. Looking out the window it's still wet and rainy aswell as getting dark once more. At least there's sunshine indoors.

Ready, Steady, Shop


Hands up who has started there christmas shopping eh! this lad bought a present the other day. Just "Where the David Dickinson has this year gone readers!". Looking out of my window its very wet and it looks cold. The weatherman says there's wind en route from Russia, I've got fish and chips en route.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Heidi

Well; when I got to check my emails this afternoon, not sure why!; but I received an email with a lovely photo of the gorgeous Heidi Klum promoting her new ladies clothing range for a sports label. Seal your a lucky man indeed. I've just had some lunch we continue.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Living North




I'd heard a rumour yesterday!; today I went out and confirmed it. I've got a few bits of my artwork in the new North Living magazine out now at all good news agents. My limited edition print "Original & Northern" appears which is available at Hornseys. Plus my christmas advert which I produced for them. Also is Jonny Hannah's "Swift Nick"print which is the one there all after at Hornseys see the top photo.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Blake

I read in my paper today Quentin Blake has drawn 20 murals for a children's theatre. For the unveiling, he'll be interviewed by lifelong fan Jude Law this saturday at the Unicorn Theatre, London SE1. If I was down London this saturday I'd go meet two of my hero's. Well Jude does play Doctor Watson in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes quite well. I once went and watched Jude in Alfie on my own once. Plus his sister is a good artist.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

What A Man


Today I had an email and in it there was a bit which said "Wot A Man" for some reason this leapt out of the email; just thought I'd share that in the tree of trust with you all. I've been working on a rather splendid image today. But this will have to do you all for today

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Happy Now


Well today I've been resolving an image which the judge and jury are weighing up literally as I type this. But in the meanwhile why not crank up the tunes and do some dance moves. I would but my foot hurts.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Progress


Well I've been out and got me a copy, cannot believe the boys left me out of the final cover artwork due to my large appendage see above. I'm liking "Eight letters" with the vocals of Mr Orange at the end following Mr Barlow's fine work. But track six makes me smile whilst drawing with a brew.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Ruddy Hell


Well I've managed to pull something in my foot which is is painful off and on. I'm gonna have some of my prints hanging in a new wing of Rudding Park hotel in Harrogate. Lovers, golfers and business folk will happily lay back and possibly admire my work. Meanwhile I'm likely to be eating chicken BBQ wings. This week I've been over to the University of Salford tutoring and learnt david ryan robinson is one talent to watch out for me thinks. He looks like a young Rob Ryan I look like a judge jules wannabe. Just keep drawing lad.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

But Seriously

Find me in tomorrow's Guardian Sport section for a small illustration installment by me it's a serious one. I've just learnt Shaun Ryder is going in "I'm a Celebrity, get me out the jungle" or whatever they call it. I once saw Shaun a few years back whilst I was looking at sneakers to buy in manchester.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Out Of The Saddle





On Saturday the 6th of November I attended "Out of the Saddle 2" an evening with Russell and Dean Downing at Sitwell Golf club Rotherham; with a host of cycling superstars including Malcolm Elliot; whom I remember watching on Blue Peter as a kid on one show I'm positive?I'm 32 next month if your wondering; Malcolm is how old ?; well he is a veteran but he's still "Got It" and out performs a lot and a real inspiration. The evening was to raise money for the Danny Porter Foundation which raises money for cancer research. The evening was really fun and it raised a heap of money through the auction and a great raffle. It was funny seeing Doug who won the flat screen telly it was a big as him I reckon. One of my limited edition screen prints was auctioned and sport presenter David Harmon snapped it up. Other items included a signed team Sky jersey some mark cavendish kit an Alberto Contador yellow jersey among some super Rapha threads. Big thanks to Adam Tranter from Fusion Media Services Ltd for the photos above.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Fashion eh!


Well I spend weeks without making public appearances or doing social functions the recluse I am and two functions take place in a week. This made me chuckle a little earlier this cover photograph. I'll get this in before the photos from tonight hit my blog and facebook. I resolved what I was wearing before I saw this photo, I really did. Tonight I'm off for a charity function at Sitwell in Rotherham alongside Dean Downing and his brother Russell Downing among a host of others, it shall be fun times.

The Big Bang

Well Thursday night myself and the Wash crew attended the launch night "the Big Bang" to celebrate the completion of the new build Bolton College. It was great seeing my artwork on screens all round the new campus. The new college looks fantastic in design; I would love to have studied in that environment, if I had my student days a second time round.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Shirt & Tie

It's been a while but today I've donned a shirt and tie combo. it may have been 2001 when I last wore a tie; but hey we continue there may be some photos that document this event later.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The Savoy

Well earlier I've done a bit more reading on the redesign of the Savoy in London by John Rushworth from Pentagram. Work began in 2007 and they have gone over the 100 million budget I believe. Maybe one day I'll get to spend a night there eh! or at least have an afternoon tea there with a lady. I did have the pleasure of meeting John a few years back; he's a smashing bloke. I hope I have the pleasure of working with him again.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Movember


Well this november a lot of males are growing a moustache of various shapes and sizes; lots are doing it for charity to be precise. Apparently "Movember" started way back in 2003. This november event; I only picked up on last year however. Good luck gents on growing your tache; I know one of my old mates struggled last year and was pencilling his in with his wife's eyebrow pencil!!!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Golf No:1


Well readers well done to Worksop born and bred Lee Westwood for now being the New Golf world no:1 player. Worksop is not a million miles away from me; I could tell you some tales about Worksop. But they can wait for my memoirs when they get published when I'm much older. Have I mentioned about my Solo show next year private view May the 14th at Hornseys it's of a Sporting Nature!!! "Reet kettle on tally oh!".

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Tote Bag

I'm loving the Autumnal colours of the skirt in this photo against a new tote bag available from the nice folk of idressmyself in Nottingham by me.

Brokeback


Yesterday evening, my neighbour was discussing downloading issues with his mp3 player. Apparently he downloaded the Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow duet twice before he could get it for a family member.Ok we believe you sir. My neighbour also discussed how the man over the road has quickly moved in a romanian lady and hasn't been seen since. We both concluded he will surface when he's needing some iron tablets.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Aspire for Bolton College




Here are a couple more spreads from the Aspire college guide plus the bag that was produced for Bolton College

Aspire for Bolton College




Here Are some more photos of the spreads from Aspire for the New Bolton College, photos by Wash Design.

Aspire for Bolton College




Here are some more Photos of the spreads from Aspire for the New Bolton college; photos by Wash Design.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Aspire for Bolton College




Here are some more photos of the Aspire course guide for Bolton College where I've worked with Wash Design; its full of illustrations by me. photography by Wash.

Aspire for Bolton College





Well here are some photos of Aspire the college guide / prospectus for the new build 90 million pound Bolton College. I worked with the nice folk at Wash Design it's been on the cards for a while. Andy Walmsley Creative Director had me onboard this year and it's been great to integrate my illustrations / visual language into this new look college guide breaking away from the standard photos of college students. Many thanks to Emma Smart at Wash for working patiently with me.

Seat Fixed

Panic Not readers my bike seat issue is resolved I can go back riding soon, after visiting the bike shop and seeing some friendly faces in Donny.Very soon I'll be on my bike. But for now as it darkens outside increasingly for another night my kettle is going on pronto.

Costume


I'll get this one in before the big day. But I'll let you know if any ladies drop by my place dressed liked this with there trick or treating antics. Halloween eh!; readers how is that nearly upon us once more. I'm getting old; life is passing me by far too quick.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Travel Diaries



On my travels yesterday I picked this book up illustrated by my mate Dominic Trevett; Now I must get him at some stage to sign my copy. I shall enjoy reading this book. The illustrations look rather good too. This morning it was very cold; so cold I'm putting it down as the reason why the bolt sheared on my seat post and the seat came off and I nearly did too. Or at the very least nearly hurt my willy! "We Continue".