Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Readers find my illustration in tomorrow's Guardian sport section for one of my fave characters. Reet I need a brew, some food then I will proceed to digest the new Gary Taxali book that a courier has just delivered to my door.

Saturday, 28 August 2010


Here you go readers fellow illustrator Dom trevett sent me this snap from one of his epic bike adventures. If your a fan of tintin you will make a connection. I'm in the process of revisiting some tintin adventures with a few brews. Part of me is looking forward to that film coming out. But hey you cannot beat the books to learn a great deal for Herge's reasearch, detail and economy of line.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Sketchbook Page

Here you go summet from my sketchbook. My dad has been on the phone he tells me "Coach Trip" is back on the telly next week. Reet I need a brew probably a brolly if I venture outside.

Shame It's Raining

Well readers you wouldn't put this dude in a wheelie bin would you? well I'm on brew number two I've seen Robbie and Gary on the tv do the camp cowboy thing with a duet. I've seen that its raining once more. But hey its only earlier owt can happen.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Average HardNut

Here you go I've whipped up this portrait of a true northern hardnut. But like the next man he likes a cup of builders tea with a biscuit fear not readers. It feels slightly Autumnal today at my neck of the woods.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Till 4th of September

Readers here are some mobile phone photos off the show I'm in entitled "Bitten & Pressd" it's at the Aberystwyth Art Centre its on untill the 4th of september it includes a host of English, French and German contemporary printmakers. Go check it out

This Guy

Well today I feel a bit like this chap above; only my cardigan is navy readers. Looking out the window it could rain so it will be a case of not venturing very far and cracking on with tasks. Reet I need some breakfast.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Tea Topia

Today I've been over to Sheffield and met up with the talented Lee Ford, not seen him in nearly two years so there was much to discuss. Check his website in "Me Mates" section over on the right. We quickly checked the millennium galleries and spotted a work by Rob Ryan in the "Tea Topia" exhibition. Good to see you Mr Ford and keep grafting sir.

Sunday, 22 August 2010


Well for those wondering I did tweak the little flat cap on the image below. the last few days I've had a thirst to revisit some of the tintin adventures. I've learnt Paddy is coming back on the tv soon with Take me out; brilliant tv viewing that makes me chuckle. Looks like a wet week is on the agenda readers and its gonna be more autumnal than summer. So get your brollies and hats at the ready. As for this evening I'm gonna give that cop drama Vexed another whirl with a brew of course.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Tweaked Mail

This afternoon I reviewed what I've done earlier and ended up tweaking the image. Can you spot what was altered. Reet I need a brew.


Here you go something I've been working on this morning. Looking out the window it looks a good start to the day. Reet I do need a brew.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Night Hound

Well this afternoon I've been drawing again fear not readers. I managed a few miles on my bike; the lights are needed early morning once more. The last two nights at my end at about 8.30pm I've enjoyed watching this little bat fly about outside which is a bit of fun.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


Well I got up early and produced this above creative licence and all that I wanted a blue dog. I've also learnt this morning that Thomas Crapper was born in Thorne why did I not know that hmmmmmm. I was thinking Lesley Garrett was leading the way for folk from Donny for a moment. Anyhow we continue.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Al Yellow Flat Cap

Yesterday I did a bit of sourcing to look once again at the cover of "Billy Blue Hat", one of the first books I read at school. I was imagining myself sat on the same hill that Billy sits on with a brew of course, hence the image above. I'd love to get my hands on those books for a bit of nostalgia and digest Roger red hat and jennifer yellow hat once more for a chuckle. Now then readers who remembers Billy Blue Hat eh!!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Bike Hound

Today I've read a book, scanned the papers took myself for a haircut and browsed the bookshop. I sat and had a brew on my own watching the world go by digesting the fashion of Donny. I also managed to conjure this little hound up on his bike.

Thursday, 12 August 2010


I've drawn this little chap earlier he's full of energy. Unlike me today I've nearly nodded off again this aft. Anyhow must crack on there's some Banoffee pie to eat one of my faves couple that with a brew and a good book and I'll be made up. I'm that easy ladies.


Well this morning I've been working on some more cover artwork. I've also been packing and wrapping one of my limited edition screen prints "Come Dancing" which is finding a home in Wales. Reet back to some drawing.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Well this afternoon I've been struggling to not fall asleep. It's all catching up on me all the excitement over the last few days. But we continue.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Love Train

Here you go readers here is my latest limited edition screen print "Love Train" produced on some beautiful Somerset paper. But wait till you see my next installment. Reet this Donny chap does indeed need a brew to wash down the snide bit of scrummy lemon cheesecake I've consumed. click to enlarge.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Gift Book Covers

Here you go readers it doesn't all work out. These were two recent book covers I produced for two new gift books. But they were deemed too cartoonish and not useable. Anyhow this chap needs a brew just got in after a brief trip out.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

A New Dude

Here you go readers this little chap loves soccer and then some. Readers its been a long day but hey we continue. Its suppose to be a reet rainy day tomoz so I'm sure to get wet out on my bike. Dominic trevett fellow illustrator and cyclist was tackling mount Ventoux the other day on his bike. For those that don't know thats a big, big slope.

Felix The Fox

Here you go something I've drawn up. It's many years since I was on a skateboard. It used to be good afternoon fun dashing about on a skateboard. Anyhow I must crack on and I need my 2nd brew of the day just before lunch.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

To Do List

Well I completed some miles on my bike this morning just managed to miss most of the rain. I'm on my second brew and I've got one hundred and one things to do.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Papa Gernoosh

Well today its my dads birthday "Papa Gernoosh" is getting on. Although next year its the big one where he will be 60. I got him a card with some dogs on although I decided to draw my own today. I was pretty lazy should have made him my own card.

Monday, 2 August 2010

More Rain

Here you go a little portrait I've done. I may do some more portrait work. Looking out the window its raining some more. Reet I may go read the newspaper now.

Flat Cap

Today I've had a catalogue delivered and I've spotted the ultimate flat cap, that I may have to purchase. I've been up early and been tweaking some imagery I've been working on this weekend. At the time of writing it looks like rain outside I want my second brew of the day at nearly 11am.