Saturday, 25 April 2009

The Owl & The Pussycat


Two well known and well loved preadolescent poetic personalities rendered by my grubby mits.

I did this in my sketchbook quite a while ago but stumbled upon it again recently whilst thumbing through pages looking for a misplaced receipt.
Drawn in pencil on paper and then coloured to high heaven via digital skullduggery.

Their boat is a pea pod!
Fancy that.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Book Me!

I am very fortunate to work in the Leeds Museum Cafe from time to time between freelancing and my wonderful manageress Alex not only feeds me dreamlike cakes and gourmet sandwiches but also lets me illustrate all the menu boards and signage.

Last week during a late Sunday afternoon lull I was issued with a chalk pen and a blank book cover, then given orders to dream up the Cafe's Visitor Book.

...A hoard of minutes later this was born:



I am most proud of it.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Pie Rate



A little dreamboat I met on the shores of sketchbook isle.

PIE.. Rate

Geddit?

Kith and Napkin

Whilst working last Friday I came to a rather untidy table, scattered with the detritus of afternoon tea.
Upon collecting the husks of cupcakes and jam pots I uncovered this wonderful drawing on a napkin.



I can't imagine who these creatures are or where they sprung from.
Or why, even, they seem to be going to the equality "Fair"...

Regardless I'm thrilled to have discovered it and decided to render a version in my sketchbook to make the memory as indelible as the ink of my pen.
Perhaps, unwisely - as the original is very, very charming.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Get Shut


Ah, the super boys and girls at SHUT have revamped their website!

If that wasn't exciting enough - the lovely buggers have put my unabridged interview on there with a whole load of eye candy to gawp at.
It's filed under the 'Art Fags' section here.

I hope I don't read like a dingus... if I do, don't take it out on the pictures.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Gee Whizz

G G Greig gets a go at the graphic gathering game.



Get gazing and gander at:

Some gravy, a gingerbread man, a gecko, a pair of glasses, a grasshopper, a grenade, a gourd, a gift, a gorilla, a gherkin, a gammon steak, a gramophone, a gnome, a ghost, a globe, a goldfish, a gazelle, a glowworm, a gem, godzilla, a galleon and a grapple hook.

Good God!

...Goodbye

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Lazy Oaf

It's getting warmer and preparations begin to expose those pasty pale forearms for the first time in 6 months.

Lazy Oaf have kicked off things with a t-shirt competition on their MySpace.
I rejiggled a few existing drawings and got them looking spesh enough for all those cool cats... like Coolio and Cat Stevens.





I super like the black "I Heart Birds" one.
In the very likely event that these don't win anything, I'll definitely be investing in printing up a run.
Etsy Beware!