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Showing posts with label sketch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sketch. Show all posts

Friday, 4 March 2016

Colectivo cover art

I drew this recently for the cover of a new literary magazine called Colectivo.
The image takes a little bit of artistic licence from several experiences of shared 'bush taxi' journeys a friend of mine & I experienced while traveling around in Gambia, Senegal & Mauritania a few years ago. Whilst travelling around West Africa on the cheap one becomes more & more aware of the myriad workings of what I came to call 'Bush Taxi Top Trumps'
Here's a couple of the original sketches.

For more exhaustive & often far better written & funny musings on 'different' travel experiences I heartily recommend my friend Graham Askey's Inside Other Places blog


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Demonic Kittys



Some demon cat hybrids I've been sketching recently

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Friday, 18 December 2015

Thee Lobotomised Sh*tlarks

Culled from a rather wonderful insult in a Tweet by @anandamide - I want to be in this band!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Dejected unicorn

Even mythical beasties get the blues...

Friday, 16 October 2015

Snow bound

More sketchbook bits & pieces.

(insert your own subtext)

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Daemon with a balloon.

Sketchbook things.

Facing my Daemons...

Guardian Childrens Books published a lovely article based on the daemons from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy with various illustrators drawing theirs.
Here's my quick sketch, my daemon being an alarmingly permed yeti armed with a carrot & stick & a book marked 'Good Intentions'.

(psst! I have plenty more daemons I feel! Watch this space...)

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

#nameourstorms

There's been a recent idea from the Met Office who are suggesting 'Members of the public are to be given the opportunity to name storms affecting the UK and Ireland.' with the Twitter hashtag #nameourstorms

Surely being British deserves something more...well, underwhelming? A squally shower called Derek? "Nigel' the disappointingly grey August bank holiday?

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Cigarette dreams

This blog's been rather quiet while I've been working on the 6th Dennis the Menace book so I thought I'd enlighten you with an extract from a recent rather 'colourful' series of dreams over the last few nights. Among other things I dreamed of 'human finger pepperami' & last night a woman who was in the middle of attempting to smoke as many cigarettes as possible(!)

Over & out.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Monster facts #15

Monster fact: Most nocturnal chocolate eating is down to monsters - but fret not, they NEVER touch the orange creams*

*insert any other flavour you despise - somehow they KNOW!

More monster facts? Go here

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Unicorn tantrum!

(who doesn't?)

*I realise that if there was any justice Unicorn Tantrum really ought to be the name a '70s prog rock / psych group

Monday, 20 July 2015

Doomed Franchises #1 Wilbur the Friendly Toast Boy™

Wilbur's exciting adventures were slightly limited by his lack of discernible limbs & tendency to get cold & soggy rather quickly!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Hot sauce!

When breakfast goes BAD!

More breakfast here

Monday, 6 July 2015

Leather Amphitheatre



During the recent rather sultry nights my subconscious has been rather errmmm, 'fruity'!
In response to a dream about a leather amphitheatre (yes, call my therapist etc.) I decided this would make a great name for a fictional metal band so here's a couple of sketches of the members of aforementioned outfit.

Best band in the world! (as the NME would hyperbolize)

See also Klöwnfingerr & other imaginary musical genres

Friday, 12 June 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Yeti in a Tutu

I'm supposed to be counting receipts today. This was more fun!

(Apologies to Morrissey*)

(*not really, especially after reading that appallingly turgid autobiography & your recent UKIP supporting antics)

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Never again.

(yep, I KNOW he's not wearing trousers - deal with it!)

Wednesday, 20 May 2015