Monday, 31 January 2011

Last Day


Well today I've been roughing out some new work, completing summet for my show, along the way I've drawn this dude above in my sketchbook. I've seen a variety of birds in the back yard eating the offerings I put out for them in these freezing conditions whilst supping a brew. Tomoz eh the 1st of Feb, cannot wait to turn my calender over to see the photo that awaits me he,he.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Millennium

Fear not readers I've been busy working on images over the last few days for my show among other bits & bobs. Yesterday I popped over to sheffield to have an excellent brew with Lee Ford and check some Edward Bawden artworks at the millennium galleries at Sheffield. Well worth the trip to see them and for the brew and cake I had. I did buy me a Kid Acne zine along the way which is pretty cool.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Exit With A Brew

I've finally reached a stage where I can say I've digested the Banksy film " Exit Via The Gift Shop", pleased to say I enjoyed that film. I thought it was smart, cool and one of the better things I've seen in a long, long time. I'd happily sit through it again I reckon.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Been Busy

Today I've been on the go with a masterpiece that has danger, nature, romance and one lithe female character involved, I love it. It's slowly coming together. Must crack on with it whilst sipping a brew every now and then.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Out & About


Today I've been over to Ripon to Hornseys. Along the way I spotted much wildlife pheasants,deer,rabbits and a buzzard. I also managed time for a hair trim this afternoon. Reet Must crack on with some tasks.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Because


Here is a cover image for a paper produced and used for a conference I believe in San Francisco or I could be wrong; I produced it last year for Adaptavist working with Loz from Because Studio. I've finally got it photographed, click to enlarge the image.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Rock Trust


I'm pleased to say I'm involved with The Rock Trust and there next postcard art exhibition/sale fundraising event. The works will be on show at the Edinburgh Traverse Theatre from sunday the 27th of March to sunday the 8th May 2011. I hope they raise loads for this fab charity to help young people.

The Scotsman


The other day I received a cutting from The Scotsman, from last year; I couldn't believe little old me got mentioned in the paper alongside artist David Shrigley with works by Jon Burgerman pictured in the article. I contributed a small artwork along with contributions from a collection of fantastic artists to a fabulous charity The Rock Trust based in Edinburgh; which works with the young and homeless they believe every young person has potential and they do fact! click to enlarge the article.

Summer Course Guide


Here is a photo of a summer course guide cover I did for Bolton College. I still love that digger, click to enlarge the photo.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Front & Reverse of Aspire for Bolton College


Today I've resolved an image for my show; which I've been working on for a week or more. Here is a photo of my recent Aspire project for Bolton College which shows the front and reverse of the college guide. click the photo to enlarge readers.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Huckleberry


This Saturaday afternoon, I found myself sipping this pink cocktail with vodka, cranberry, lime and gin. Fear not I corrected things by having a brew this evening. By eck its rained today readers.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Boing


Well the postman delivered me this excellent zine put together by the super Jim Stoten, frankly this image makes me chuckle love it sir, I thought I best share it with you readers. Meanwhile I've had a headache for some reason I'm putting it down to the change in the weather its mild today and staring at a screen with a headache is "Orrible". I'm still in the process of resolving an image I've been on with yesterday perhaps thats the headache cause. The "Bitten & Pressed" exhibition I was part last year; is travelling to another venue details of, I will post soon on here.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The Plank


Today I did the plank, go check that in your exercise books, then go find a cheesecake. I've also been drawing up and bringing to life an idea I had a few days back. I've also been making sound effects, singing along to tunes badly and drinking tea.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Cold Again


Here you go readers, a little something I've drawn up on a cold evening. I did notice yesterday and today at 4pm it seemed a tad lighter, bring on the warmer weather and light nights. I did see a chap waiting for a bus with the reet idea he broke out the flask and had a brew.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Next Up

Well I've been drafting some more of my crazy ideas out on paper. Failing that I've read the papers, cursed the weather and had a brew or two, while making plans for the year in a notebook.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Yesterday



Here you go my piece for the Guardian Sport section photographed by myself; The piece was in yesterdays paper. I wonder how many of todays footy players, like Pym will gravitate to becoming a top fisherman when hanging up there boots. Today I'm still trying to resolve an image which I'm hoping is gonna work out ok.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

The Crowd

Suffice to say this afternoon I've been pulling my hair out trying to resolve what I consider to be one of my most funniest images that I've done in a long while. I think I'm 3 characters away from resolving the problem. I've been working on this image off and on for three weeks. I've also got the problem of resolving the details of the background. It's brew time for sure.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Fishy

Find me in tomorrow's Guardian sport section for my Fishy illustration. I walked out first thing and it was a crispy one under foot and white all over. At the time of writing I need a brew for sure my last one was at 9am it's now 3pm and well over due.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year


Here goes the first blog entry of 2011; whilst most of Booze Britain, nursed hangovers this lad was drawing and working on stuff for his solo show. Of course I also made time to draw this self portrait. Happy New Year to you all I'm hoping this one will be a belter for you all. Reet this lad needs some food at the time of writing whilst most of Booze Britain is debating whether there back on solids.