Saturday, July 22, 2006

hot stuff

Well, no. It isn't really but these are a result of the hot weather.

It's too hot to sleep, I'm not used to tarmac-melting weather so I've been sat here trying to practice figure drawing.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Saturday, July 15, 2006

The girl with a curl

Some redhead action...

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Pin up

I'm not that happy with this, the shading could be so much better. I'll have to have another crack at it tomorrow. I was inspired by this site and this drawing in particular.

graphic tablet


here's the updated version (I'm still unsure of it though!!)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

fresh batch

of some more doodles:

Saturday, July 08, 2006


with colour but unfinished (obvs)

edit: finished!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Belle in Sepia

I've just tweaked the last image in Picasa to give it a sepia-tone effect. I quite like it like this.

Stepping out

Just another random sketch of the Belle, Book and Kandle characters.

I'll post up the finished article once completed.

EDIT: and here it is

Godzilla the cat

Years (and I do mean years) ago I had a cat. A lovely red tabby called Godzilla. He was great, I was too embarrassed to shout 'Godzilla!' from the back step so I taught him to answer to a whistle.

Anywaaay, I used to draw comic strips for my neices based around the exploits of Godzilla (apparently their mother still has the cartoons, I must ask her to find them out next time I'm there).

I can't remember all of them but the few that I do:

Godzilla meets the Pirates (drawn on 'parchment' - coffee-stained and then singed - to look like an old treasure map including wax seal), Godzilla meets the Spice Gulls (yes, Sporty Gull, Scary Gull etc..), Godzilla in Wonderland

He would also appear in their birthday or christmas cards but unfortunately he ran away and that was the end of the Godzilla strips. I couldn't bring myself to draw them again. I loved that cat.

I'd just moved and my mother let him out the house after only six days even though I had expressly warned her not to. Me - "Eeeeeh... where's me bloody cat??", Mother - "Oh he's outside, he'll come back he'll be okay".

This is the first time I've drawn the character since Godzilla buggered off into the great, wide unknown.


I knocked this up last night for this thread over on Cabinet of Wonders.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Toy Dog

Paint and pen via the graphic tablet


You can keep an eye out for the Were-Cow here and remember... stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors...