Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Cover Up..

I learnt yesterday about the farmer that told pop sensation Rihanna to 'put clothes on' whilst filming a pop video on his land or something like that. I reckon most farmers my way; would probably encourage her to take more off. Or is that just me thinking about my other career as Farmer Al...

Monday, 26 September 2011


Today I've been busy with my pen working up a drawing for an upcoming exhibition in St Helens at the Mash Gallery with a collection of creatives including me. More details to follow on here soon. Yesterday I went out cycling and got rained on once more. I've got the new Jason Statham film "Blitz" to digest and I'm still reading the Keith Richards biography...

Thursday, 22 September 2011

My Nose Is Bigger Than Yours

Here are two little dudes, I drew up from a doodle in my sketchbook squabbling about the size of there noses. Looking out of my window it could be good day weather wise; it certainly was a little windy yesterday afternoon and maybe a day to argue about nose size...

Monday, 19 September 2011

BIO 10

I was recently invited to design a badge for the graphic art and fashion boutique by those nice folk of studio Fl@33. I look forward to hearing what people think about my new badge design and indeed maybe seeing folk wearing one. It really is a cool collection of badges by some great artists including one of my faves Lawrence Zeegen, just don't tell him.

Rainy Bike Rides

Well over the last few days I've completed a few short bike rides and each time I've been caught up in the rain and managed to spot many foxes. Alongside much brainstorming in my sketchbooks; discovering the blog of the great Brian Grimwood has been a recent online treat. Readers if you don't know the work of Brian get searching on those search engines he's done much for the world of illustration.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Died On Me

Well over the last few days I've broke the fridge, my disk drive has died, my bike light died on me. They say it comes in 3's don't they. Fingerscrossed that is my three things to go wrong. On the plus side it doesn't seem windy and at least its not raining...

Fake Beard

Cycling earlier in the rain I noticed this chap who had this really black beard and it really looked odd with his complexion and perhaps the age of his skin being a chap in his 50s. It looked fake; perhaps he had dyed it, who knows. I did early doors clock a fox on the brow of a field plus a rat ran out at me and almost went under the front wheel, that's twice that has happened to me in about a month.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

In A Hat

Here you go, a dapper hound in a hat, just what I want on order. At the time of writing I'm gonna be on the search for food real soon; throw in a brew and I'll be made up...


I was thinking the other day, how I feel too old to use the term "Lol" either in conversation or in a txt message. I just feel it's dialogue folk use younger than me. I'm glad it looks like today the wind has subsided. Those gusts of wind were certainly causing havoc in a lot of places.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Silly Billy

A little earlier I popped to the library and I overheard a yummy mummy utter "Silly Billy" to her kid. I've not heard that term of phrase in ages. I used to love it when my mum took me as a kid to the library to lend Tintin and Asterix adventures, good times. I also had some good times hanging out in a library from 1998 to 2001; but I'll save that for my biography...

It's Reet Windy

Well I went out cycling yesterday and it was a little windy then; but today it's now gale force winds slowing folk up. I've been down the post office today and the only thing keeping the chap next to me from his wig blowing off, was his baseball cap.. As ever we continue...

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Top Ten

Well today I've been roughing out ideas in a sketchbook for possible artworks and generally brainstorming. I have read today that Doncaster in a recent survey went top ten in the country for purchasing books online with a certain retailer. Who'd have thought Donny would go top ten for having the most readers. Speaking of which; I finished my copy of the Bear Grylls biography yesterday. Next up I'm reading "Vox" the book Clinton was apparently bought by Monica...

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Windy Ride

This morning I was out riding at a daft hour and it was real windy I also employed two lights to illuminate my way. Thank goodness though I missed the rain for once when the wind did drop. Although I feel the waterproofs will be getting used massively from this point onwards through the Autumn / Winter.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Rumour Has It

I've heard a whisper that once again my tee that I did with super superficial may have been seen on tv but this has not been confirmed yet. Meanwhile I've had a bike light drama on one of my early morning bike rides. It really is dark in a morning once more at 4.45am...

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Mud, Sweat And Tears

I've been reading the Bear Grylls biography and it makes interesting reading about the SAS selection process he went through. Over the years I've read books about the cycling legends that tackle the Tour De France, the men who walk 100 miles in one go and books about men that row the English channel in a bath tub. I'm interested by those that push themselves to these extremes not sure what that says about me; answers on a postcard please.