Monday, 31 December 2012

2012

Well readers cannot believe its New Years Eve once more; I'm looking forward to new exciting projects, more bike rides and staying healthy. This year I've had some highs and lows but here's hoping to a great new year for myself and everyone....

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Bond

Here is James Bond I drew him as part of a xmas mailer for Devote associates. I think I've about done my xmas shopping. I'm just looking forward to the bike rides, the cheese board and a beer and a laugh or two over the Christmas period....

Monday, 10 December 2012

Found This

A few weeks back I found this picture in a folder in a corner. Which made me smile I painted the above when I was 15, must get the paints out again at some point. Meanwhile I've been donning a wool hat and scarf combo its proper cold at the moment. Even had to use the exercise bike a little bit...

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Finches

Here are some festive finches I drew up a few days ago. Cannot believe I'm drawing reindeer, santa, snowmen and the rest once again. Its another wet rainy day in Doncaster; with zero chance for this lad to get out on his bike...

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Cultivate Crew

Well here are some more Cultivate studio characters I've drawn up. I've been off and on the bike over recent days; today I did manage a swift 40 miler in under two hours in the wind and rain and got asked by a rider whether I'd had raw meat for my breakfast for my pace on the ride. Increasingly I want a new bike perhaps a titanium frame.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

November

Well folks apologies in the lack of blog updates; fear not I have been busy off and on the bike and busy drawing on the computer and in the sketchbook like this above. I also had a week of feeling rubbish with cold and the sniffles which left me feeling guilty for not touching the bike. Been busy planning and thinking of goals for next year. The other day saw the new Bond film which I feel is by far the best. Failing that at the back of my mind I want a new bike...

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Sniffles

Here's a little drawing I did this morning while nursing my sniffle aches and pains. I feel gutted that I'm coming down with the annual cold I'm flying at the moment on my bike. I've been enjoying my new level of fitness....

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Fog

Today was damp, mucky and foggy but what a cracking bike ride I was loving it. Although later in the afternoon I feel like I may be coming down with something. But check this portrait of me covered in mud my glasses steamed up when we stopped off earlier at the Citrus cafe near Gainsborough...

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Board Room

Here you go a little sketchbook drawing I did today. It sure was very cool and fresh out on the bike today just did 14 miles. But yesterday managed 50 miles where one of the seasoned riders proceeded to explain when its been freezing on bike rides he's been known to dunk his willy in a cup of coffee. Yep I nearly fell off my bike laughing...

Monday, 8 October 2012

Images36

Today in the post I got my copy of Images36 where you can find two projects by me. Also in there find great award winning works by Andy Smith. Today was a fresh start as I made my way over to Hornseys the gallery in Ripon on a mission. Reet its late as I write and I need a beer it's been a long stressful day...

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Yesterday

Yesterday I went on a great bike ride we did 52 miles and I loved it. It didn't rain it was a great October  day to be fair. I had a splendid bit of Rocky Road and a coffee to help fuel the later part of the ride. Cannot wait for the next one...

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Cycle Club

Here you go there's a new cycling club happening in Tickhill South Yorkshire I got to come up with the logo. Look forward to doing some rides with them in the future, and exchanging bike stories and knowledge...

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Rainy Day

Yesterday didn't get out on my bike because of the rain and much the same today. The weather is turning nasty, cold and wet. Thank goodness for heating, the kettle and sketchbooks etc. I've drawn this above which is my ideal cycling buddy....

Monday, 17 September 2012

Oh To Be King

I've recently drawn the above, I was loving the Tour of Britain all last week. I managed a few miles on my bike, I keep feeling the weather is going to turn colder soon as we edge closer to October. I best get my thermals out soon...

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Rain

Looks like plenty of rain on the agenda my neck of the woods. I may fit in some miles today on the bike. Above is a 50s style cyclist that knows all about pain and turning those pedals...

Monday, 10 September 2012

Tour Of Britain

It's that time of the year again the Tour of Britain is under way with Wiggo and Cav riding with Team Sky. Great to see Russ Downing had a good ride yesterday coming 3rd. Always good to see your local cycling superstar doing good. Check the above future Team GB superstar....

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Rainy Ride

Today i got soaked riding my bike and boy it was cold rain which shrank parts of me. Today I've been busy drawing up some bits and bobs which will surface in November. I think I'm about ready for a new rain jacket for cycling though....

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

This Gem

Today I did some artwork then took myself on a bike ride and completed 42 miles on my lonesome. On my return I flicked through an old sketchbook and found the above gem on a corner of a page. Which for the life of me cannot remember drawing. But I obviously did at some point....

Monday, 27 August 2012

Pencil Drawings

How did we get to the August Bank holiday, I can almost sniff September. Its so scary how quick this year is going. Above is a cheeky drawing I did last week in between jobs. Sounds funny but I did a pencil drawing other week which felt odd; I seem to draw with pens so much....

Monday, 20 August 2012

La Pooch

I drew this pooch on a bike its available for women,men and kids over at http://romsterbikewear.com meanwhile I've managed a few miles on my bike last week. I managed to see a few bats and foxes out early morning which made the rides more interesting...

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

On The Beach

Yesterday I had that vision of myself walking down some beach in my shorts, oxford blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up holding hands with some gorgeous looking lady having the time of my life. In the process i drew this cheeky little beach hound....

Monday, 13 August 2012

Huntsman

Excuse my rubbish photo but the above is a drawing I did a while back its available at Hornseys the gallery at Ripon North Yorkshire. Today I've mostly emailed, walked, talked, though, ate and visited the post office along with a brew or two thrown in the equation...

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Tweet

Well I recently got back into using twitter, you just cannot beat a cheeky tweet from your heroes and updates on topics you love 24/7... Over the last few few weeks the very toned and gorgeous Jodie Marsh  has tweeted and posted photos of herself on holiday. And following last night I've arrived at drawing this doodle in my sketchbook this morning...

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Busy

How did August creep on us so fast. Suffice to say I've had my time filled busy drawing various bits, digesting key moments with the Olympics, making people laugh and having a brew or two. I seem to have done more indoor riding than outdoor bike riding but thats the way it goes....

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Cav

Great performance by Team GB in the mens road race, they should still hold there heads high. Cav we still love you Sir. In my mind after watching last night's opening ceremony I want Becks to be wearing that suit crime fighting and puzzle solving. He should have a spin off show from that little boat drama last night...

Friday, 27 July 2012

Wiggo...

Well I have to admit watching the end of the the Tour de France in Paris on sunday was awesome. Me and my mate watched them do the laps from up a lamp post clung on for dear life. What made the afternoon better was seeing Wiggo up close; when they did the team parade and he stopped in front of us while he and his family were photographed along with the other Team Sky lads. This was the sporting event of the year without a doubt. As Shane Sutton said its up there with winning the World Cup or what Fred Perry did  in tennis years ago at Wimbledon.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Haircut

Today I've had all my hair cut short once again, I've packed a weekend bag. I'm hoping to go spot Wiggo this weekend. But in the meantime I need a brew to get over this haircut...

Monday, 16 July 2012

Hi There...

Looks like another rainy week ahead for us in Britain. Among other bits I've drawn this in my sketchbook. I just hope on today's stage of the TDF the spectators don't throw any tacks like yesterday's  stage.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Gok

Apparently Gok Wan recently purchased one of these sweatshirts with my artwork on from Super Superficial in London, which made me smile. Seems I got to style him before he's had a go at styling me. Meanwhile come on Wiggo keep going on that Tour....

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Wiggo

Well the drama in TDF is just awesome. Froome is awesome, the man in the yellow jersey is awesome.  There's still more drama to unfold, I love it... Today I drew Bradley Wiggins above to celebrate this great drama, I think there's a likeness click to enlarge...

Monday, 9 July 2012

More Rain

Yesterday provided much drama and indeed emotion with Andy Murray in the tennis. His speech was a tear jerker for sure. Wiggins in the Tour is just awesome, the dedication has payed off. I just hope he retains that Yellow jersey till Paris... Mean while the rain still continues...

Friday, 6 July 2012

Sketchbook Stuff

Well its been just relentless the rain and my sketchbook ideas have reflected that this week. I've not done much bike riding this week. But at least there's the Tour de France to enjoy...

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Sketchbook

Well this rain seems relentless. The drama in the Tour de France has been awesome. I was trying to maintain 40mph on my exercise bike to keep up whilst I watched it the other day. I managed 15k. Those lads are awesome in that race. Above is something I drew up in my sketchbook; click to enlarge...

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Last Night

Last night I was riding home and I dropped this rider who looked something like the above who was riding a reet handsome bike. But he couldn't ride it for toffee. Today it all kicks off 21 days of cycling drama in France and you can keep your tennis and football action. Le Tour is proper drama with real men...

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Very Olympic

Here is how I run round South Yorkshire when i feel very Olympic. The Torch hits Donny today and its good to see the weather is good for this event. I'm looking forward to Saturday when Le Tour kicks off, I was reading some of the cycling press about the big race yesterday... Click to enlarge the image above for some reason it looks a bit blurred but when you enlarge it looks reet...

Friday, 22 June 2012

3.20Am

The doodle above was the first thing I drew on some scrap paper, while I was coming around and waking up at 3.20am this morning. I didn't really think much about it, just drew it. Looking out the window it sure has been tipping it down with rain perfect welly weather for June...

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Fold...

Over the last few days I've been debating whether I want one of these pictured above. I see they can fit in the boot of a Smart car. There's a bike shop in NYC that offer free tours round NYC on them once a week. I've digested a short film on Youtube of a dude doing 45mph going down a hill on one. Plus you can fold the dam thing and take it into a tea room or coffee shop...

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

£7 SIM

The other day I digested the Metro and was struck with numerous press ads for mobile phone deals. I was struck with one that integrated Ninja's. Anyhow I came up with this based around a SIM card... We continue, click to enlarge the image to enjoy it more...

Monday, 18 June 2012

Tired & Hungry

This afternoon; I've been really flagging, lately I've been up at 3am doing work, bike riding, drawing drinking tea, eating porridge like you do. I'm still excited about the owl I saw last week early morning that wildlife moment will take some beating I feel...

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Yawn...

I tell you what I've done a lot of yawning this aft might have something to do with me being up at 3am all work and No Play. I've managed some weird doodles in my new sketchbook today. I even traded up for some coffee this afternoon... Weird..

Monday, 11 June 2012

Embarrassing Situation

Well It's a Monday and all I know so far is the Prime Minister forgot his kid down the pub the other day. Above is another embarrassing situation. I'm hoping to get some miles done on the bike this week. Drink lots of tea and have more laughs than last week.... We Continue...

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Trimmed

Today I've managed a haircut the first in months, I've even braved the wet weather to get to the Barbers. I picked a copy of "The Goon" on dvd to watch at some point I'm hoping that will be amusing to digest. So far today I've rested my legs and not done any cycling...

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Early Rise...

Well i've been up since 3am and confess my 3.40am bike ride was awesome only three cars passed me. I saw tons of wildlife and it wasn't raining. I've done some doodling and reading, I'm almost living la vida locca...

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Digby...

Sorry in the lack of posts I've been kept busy with various duties and high drama. But fear not I'm still riding my bike, drinking tea and indeed thinking about the next bit of artwork. With the above I was thinking it's a bank holiday and normally on the tv scheduling they show "Digby the Biggest Dog In the World" I didn't see it today but someone somewhere watched it....

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Baking Hot

Looks like there is another hot sunny day on the agenda. Blimey I hope this weather continues for a while may have to dig out my short sleeve shirts possibly some shorts. Meanwhile at the time of writing I need breakfast just read a fab article on Bradley Wiggins about his training for the Tour. I hope its his big year this time around...

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Going Nowhere Fast...

Well it's looking like a Sunny one over Doncaster today. So make the most of it readers, in fact your probably out there enjoying the Sun as I write. This week I'm looking forward to watching The Grey and Haywire on dvd and drawing more madness like this above....

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Wild Thing

Last week i finally read and digested "Where The Wild Things Are" obviously I've been aware of this masterpiece for years and there's been a copy at times in the background at various times. But I got my own copy last week. I just hope i can wish for half the career of the late great Maurice Sendak.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

My Copy

On my travels today this above was in front of me in the news agency and made me smile. I had to have a copy to digest what a hero he is. Not read this in a long while it still makes me chuckle though. At the time of writing I need food a brew and a think...

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

More Bottle


Well looking out the window it looks a good start to the day. Check the above dude balancing those bottles. Anything can and maybe will happen today. We continue.....

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Bottle Beauty

Above is one of my better images that I've created in a long while I feel. Gonna work on this one a bit more I feel. Well at least the sun came out this aft following a freezing cold start to the day. Well at the time of writing I need some food...

Saturday, 5 May 2012

My Telefunken

Well in my neck of the woods there's a Scarecrow festival in the village 100 works of art, just a shame it's rained a little. Meanwhile I've been watching some Chart Show pop videos, doodling and reading the papers. Reet about now i need a brew...