Friday, December 29, 2006

brain fart ...

Shh ... please don't let it see me ... pencil drawing done while at the outlaws after christmas tea party, the choice of conversation killing music was great, so after the ones I was chatting with in the other room left, I turned on my mp3 player (thanks kids!) and doodled while listening to Van the man Morrison, The Beatles 'love' album (which some kind secret Santa at work gave me), the Zutons and the Fratellis ... and today I painted it on my 'puter.

There may be a couple more to come, but I might get too busy to add 'em just yet.

Friday, December 22, 2006

last karate pic before Christmas!

Here you go you lot .... here's the last karate member pic before Christmas!

It's Lauren (I hope I've spellt your name correctly - so many different spellings of the same name these days!) I really do hope you like it ... I've already broken my nose once, I don't fancy it again :D

Saturday, December 02, 2006

I really should get to sleep ...

David at added a thread called Sketch Champions so I did this picture, I had no idea what i was going to draw before I drew it, I just started and ended about 30 to 40 minutes later ...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Well, BAF 06 is over and it was fun!

I got there most days, but work stuff had to be done so popping back to work meant I missed a few things ... I really hope we can host some workshops of something next year or something.

Anyhoo, I didn't miss the awards presentation where there were some truely excellent animated films and managed to get to the parties where a few people got to draw little pictures on my phone ... Tom Woolley - festival oragniser was first up with his rendering of the BAF logo :-

Then there was Andreas Hykade (I don't know who this is supposed to be :P) :-

The Joanna Quinn (I think this is me):-

My mate Tony Garth did a picture too, while sat in the cosgrove hall 30 year retrospective presentation (he used to work there many years ago- I can imagine how he felt seeing all that stuff) :-

Sunday, November 12, 2006

More Phone pics ... and a welcome to a new arrival to the world!

here's some pictures I drew over past few days while being away from my pc and away from paper and pencil and just sat waiting somewhere ...

Other news, I went out with Jason Gee, Spadge, Ben and a couple of others to celebrate Jay proving he's no jaffa and ain't firing blanks at last ... he's now a Dad to Lily Grace Gee - here's the pic I sent the family:-

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Clay has done it again ...

While going through Clay's school bag today (helping his Mum get it ready for school tomorrow) I discovered this ... Nice one son!Sad news today though .. our dog Rupert died this afternoon, he was over 13 years old (We've had him for about 12 years or so) and had recently started again with his seizures after seemingly getting over them with medication, unfortunately this time round he didn't get through them. he survived being run over on the fast road outside our house, being attacked and left for dead by two dogs, an Akita and some kinda of terrier. At least he's not suffering now. Rest in peace fella.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Amy at last!

Or is she saying .. oh god no! (sorry if I spellt your name wrong Amy!)

Amy is yet another of the gang down at yonder Karate club.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Teenage mutant wha?

Just how long ago did the Teenage mutant ninja wotsits first appear ... I did this back in 1981 as one of the characters in the comic I was doing then ...

and here's a comic thing I was sorta doing in 1981

I was doing some work for the local advice center's newspaper (back in 1981- no easy access to computers and desk top publishing) and as payment I had a few perks like getting to use the camera and darkroom and also having my comic strip printed on its back page :D ... here's two of those pages :

Okay .. now I feel old ...

While trying to sort out some old boxes I've got in the Garage I came across these old drawings that I did a 'little while back' in one of them, they were drawn in 1981, the first is an unfinished version of the program cover for the school production of 'Dracula Spectacular' :

Friday, October 13, 2006

Phone pics!

Here's a couple of pics I drew on my phone while at the outlaws .. well .. okay, its a little more than a phone .. but its still a phone :D -- still more images n stuff to dig out and stick on here!

I'm not dead .. just been a tad busy ...

I will be updating the Blig and my site with stuff sometime in the next few days .. honest ...

In the meantime go have a look at a quick site I knocked up for My Son's Karate Instructor - Paul Roper - UXS - using the artwork he provided and and short animation trailer for his character.

Also, news ( a few weeks old now) Taylor (my youngest son) - passed his Green Belt grade in Karate - not only that, it was with a first class pass!

Catch ya'll soon

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

King Coach

I was recently asked to do a drawing for a local kids rugby team ('Walton Warriors') to present to their coach .. i had to wait to post it until he'd be given it at a party last Saturday ... I don't really know the guy but had a couple snapshots of him .. apparently it looks like him., his name Is Chris King (I think)

One by my son that he forgot he did ...

My Eldest son's school has a 'gallery' of the kids artwork from time to time and he said he hadn't done anything for it this time, his Mum went anyway (I woulda gone but it was during the school day and I was at work :( ) ... anyhoo ... it turns out he did do one and I thought I'd post it here to show how proud I am!

Well done Clay!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Envelope Grower

Here's one I did the other day while at the 'Outlaws', although he doesn't own the yard, he does manage the crops and loves his job dearly, but is worried about the fact that demand for envelopes is being reduced by the ever increasing use of t'internet and email ...

Monday, March 20, 2006

Dinner x4 Dinner x4 ....

Here ya go .. at last, John's partner in crime busting ... 'Andrew' .. sorry matey, don't know your last name, i hope you and your folks like it :D

Sunday, March 19, 2006

some oldish guy ... can't remember why tho'

no, really, ... I can't remember why I did these, I was at the same place as I was with the last doodle, but can't remember what they were for ???

Couple o' newish sketches ....

Hi All,

Been a bit busy with work and a little thing on the side that I'm not allowed to mention yet ... but here's a couple done over the past month, enjoy :D

First one was just messing with a pencil and some paper, the images just fell out of the pencil as it were, nothing on my mind at the time apart from the fact that i was where I didn't particularly want to be ....

Thursday, January 12, 2006

John ...

This one is John, a very mild mannered lad and I hear he likes fighting crime - I don't know your last name John sorry! (by the way, if any of you people want a higher resolution picture for print, fling us an email and I'll get one to you!)

It's Wayne ... no not the Rooney variety!

Now here's Wayne, please bear in mind that it was quite a while since I'd seen this fella, 'cos he's returned and is a shadow of his former self!