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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Monday, 30 August 2010

Day 242

Yo, check out dis sick song -

Eskmo - Cloudlight

Blowin ma mind.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Day 241

Where do they go? Who knows?

Working again all week so apologies for any crappy uploads. Back to Cheltenham on Friday!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Day 240

Here's my finished submission for the Ballad Of magazine brief - 'Don't Forget To Write'. Glad I managed to get something done and I think I quite like it.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Day 239

This will be finished tomorrow - pens-willing.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Day 238

I done drawn a house.

Day 237

Some quick scraps of an idea for the latest Ballad Of call for submissions on the theme 'Don't Forget to Write'. The deadline's the 31st August - hopefully I'll be able to get this finished by then! Might be tight...

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Day 236

Work was very slow today. Slow to the point of attempting napping. Here is a doodle.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Day 235

How intriguing...

I'm thinking about buying an Alpaca, if anyone is interested in part-owning one of these beautiful beasts, feel free to get in touch. I will also be accepting donations towards the purchase of one. Thanks.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Day 233

Here is the finished drawing for my good friend James Clark, who has recently finished a year-long placement at IBM, spying on their employees.

There are 10 types of people in the world - those who understand binary and those that couldn't give a shit.

Day 232

A little bit o' progress

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Day 231

The beginnings of a commission from a friend. Basically invisible...

Two days off work! Yeah! Here is a list of things that the next two days will hopefully be full of;

- Puppy
- Friends
- Trees
- Drawing
- Food
- T'Pau

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Day 230

A little sketch for some personal (not that any work I do is professional...) work.

I overheard some posh, jumped-up little cretin of a kid today talking to his Mother about how he wanted dauphinoise potatoes with his dinner. 8 year-olds should not know what dauphinoise potatoes are. You like mash - tool.

Reminds me of 'The Brie Incident'.

"Mummy, can we have some brie?"

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Day 229

So I've been mentioning this collaboration a lot.

The lovely and extremely talented Sandra Dieckmann asked me if I would like to help her to create a series of images of endangered animals - I was all too happy to oblige. So far we have a dolphin, rhino, panda, orangutan, leopard and tiger finished (or at least finished for now). There's still a few more yet.

Very happy with them thus far, our styles of working look pretty nice together. Really looking forward to seeing the whole set finished, together and hopefully available to buy as postcards.

I should thank Sandra a lot for asking me to be involved with this, t'is a very good project to be doing work on and it really means a lot that she asked in the first place!


Monday, 16 August 2010

Day 228

This is the same, except more.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Day 227

This is about one quarter of this drawing (that I haven't finished yet). The water (that's what it is) is giving me a pretty fine hand-muscle.

My Haus Storey is up now. Level 26! T'is getting very high.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Day 226


I think I'll take this moment to show you an excellent project that my good friends, Mike and Ben have set up. Getting It Wrong is a collaborative showcase of terrible ideas. They're looking for people to send them any creative work that 'went wrong' or was just plain inappropriate. Have a look and, if you've got something to share, do get involved! I, obviously, have never failed in my work so I won't be submitting anything.......oh.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Day 225

Another Haus Story - I'll keep doing them till I'm happy.

I think I like this one. I just don't know anymore.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Day 224

Myself and the puppy have been having some good fights recently. Amassing some pretty good arm and hand wounds.

Here's some dock machinery. Do you see the link?

I don't.

Oooo also - I was featured on the Illustration Rally blog today! Have a look at it on one of these many links. I'm really flattered that I was asked to be featured amongst some amazing artists whose work I really admire. Very strange. Big thanks to Natsuki Otani who runs the rally.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Day 223



Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Day 222

Finished this off, innit. Apart from some colouring, but y'know.

A funny thing happened at work today.

Some kid was not happy that her Mother would only let her have 3 chocolates (which is too many in the first place, if you ask me, save your stamp) rather than the 4 that she wanted. At the counter, Mum, quite reasonably, asked her to put one of them back. This kid was not happy and began to scream/cry/jump up and down in a fit of anger. So enraged was this child that she proceeded (on the descent from one of her stomp-like jumps) to absolutely chin herself on the edge of the counter with some serious tongue-biting force.

Absolutely cracked me up. It's not as funny any more though. Oh well.

Day 221

S'more work in progress, innit.

So far, being at work does seem to be preventing from getting as much work done as I'd like. I foresee a distinct lack of sleep in my future. Oh well. Work tomorrow.

Here's another fun sign -

I really enjoy the little explanations after the delightful poems, just in case you hadn't understood the underlying message, subtle as it is.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Day 220

I had my first day of work in over 7 months today! Back at good ol' Castle Howard Farm Shop and Chocolate Shop. This is the shit I have to put up with at that place -

My favourite thing that I got asked today was some fat, Scottish kid demanding to know: "But how do yous make all of the chocolates?!" (you've got to say it to yourself in a pretty thick, Glaswegian accent) I told him it came from Angel poo. He seemed pretty convinced.

Anywho - here's a thing.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Day 219

Here are some ideas.

Puppy went in the pond today - she had a very wet and smelly time. I enjoyed it a lot.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Day 218

I'm back in/near York again! Here to be precise, if you're interested. The ol' day job have offered me some work and in my current financial situation, I'm not going to turn them down - so for the next few weeks, I'll be here! Haven't spent more than a week back at home for quite a while now, so it'll be strange to be around for so long. Hopefully I'll be able to get lots of work done though.

Currently, I'm not really set up to upload work so here's a picture of a puppy. Face it - you love it.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Day 217

Today I made 2 cakes. 1 Delia's Ultimate Carrot Cake and 1 Coffee and Chocolate Cake thing. Delia's cake was certainly ultimate.

Secret ingredient -

I like to bake.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Day 216

This is my submission for the Happy Journey Collective. Lots of beautiful coffins illustrated by some extremely talented people.

Ursa Major -

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Day 215

This is part of my submission for the latest Illustration Rally of European countries. It will be a while before my drawing goes up (as the rally is being done alphabetically and my country begins with 'M' - take a guess) so the finished piece won't be online for a bit yet.

"Ahh hell no, Hannibal!"

Monday, 2 August 2010

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Day 213

So yesterday I received some amazing post from a couple of lovely people.

Here are some bits sent by Yvonne Stewart (Sketch Stitch) -

And here is some stuff from Amy Gooding -

Including 2 of these excellent pinhole images -

Thankyou both so much for sending things! I really appreciate it and they're definitely going to make my workspace a much more enjoyable one.

I said that I'd send you stuff in return and they'll hopefully get to you this coming week some time. I won't post the full pictures here for now as I don't want to ruin the surprise :)

But, as requested, here is a sausage dog for Yvonne -

And another piece for Amy -

Phew, that was a long one. In case you're wondering, I gave that Christina Aguilera album another listen today - turns out being tired makes you like pretty awful music.

Thanks again! x

Day 212

This isn't the upload I intended to do today (I received some very nice post today that I wanted to tell you about) but my computer is still doing some very strange things and this is all I can upload with my remaining patience. Will hopefully be able to show you tomorrow! (apologies to the people who I told I would blog about today)

It may interest you to know that while doing this I am listening to Christina Aguilera's new album (I was intrigued, stop asking questions) - it might be because it's late and I'm tired but it's not offending me too greatly. I think I need to re-evaluate.

Definitely going to regret posting that.