Friday, September 24, 2010

Illustration Friday - "Acrobat"

A for Acrobat.

Ok, this is late. Nemmind.

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Balloon Lady

A counter-point to my recent Butt-cheek Balloons.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Restaurant magazine - Oct 2010

A piece I've just done for regular client Restaurant magazine about Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) - a brewery giant now making a big name for themselves in mass-market eating-out in the UK.

Very happy with this - the characters, the linework, the scale and the unsual ( for me) and limited colour palette.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Butt-cheek Balloons

The posterior in question comes from a book I have of male nudes from the 1970s.

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Bilbo Baggins

A quick sketch of Mr Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit


The old name for a cockerel in fable, in much the same way as Reynard is the fox. Mentioned in Chaucer and coming from the french for 'Clear Voice' - something I only realized the other day when drinking a bottle of red wine emblazoned with a proud gallic coq and called 'Chante-clair'.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jitterbug Perfume - Perfém blaznivého tance

A mocked-up cover for the book I'm reading at the moment.
You know that way you find a great read but the cover lets it down - simple solution, create your own!

2 motifs from the story - a Beet(root) and the glass bottle etched with an image of the great god Pan and containing the Elixir Vitae.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

La Baignade a Noyers

N and I skinny-dipping in the Serein nr Noyers in Burgundy last week.

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FessesBouc/ FaceBook

French lessons No. 34:

Fesses = buttocks, Bouc = Billy Goat

FaceBook = GoatButt

Class dismissed!

Monday, September 13, 2010


A quick sketch to get me back in the swing after a week abroad.

The pernicious gnome doing a Thatcher in France.

Unipen fine line 0.3 and brush & ink, workied up in PS.