Monday, 21 December 2009
Who's better than his brother Joe? Dominic DiMaggio? or maybe Shazza Ozzbourne...
Wed Mag continues to surprise and delight by letting me draw lots of fun odd people!
Monday, 14 December 2009
I am drawing vintage celebrity couples at the moment, i really want to get my teeth into some book ideas that i've been kicked around way too long! also my textile project is sadly neglected.
no doubt modules 3 and 4 are going to rule my life in Jan, along with the small matters of applying for my own job (fun) and moving house :) wait, i need to find somewhere to live yet.
I have been very lazy this week without college and trainee teaching, I have to get some motivation juice and not lie -a -bed til 10.30am.
Mornings will no longer be Big Bang Theory and Ugly Betty, until i find the strength to operate the vodafone dongle. i will rise, find a pencil and draw my little heart out. hmmm...work nearly over...where is the wine? Ahhh, i remember why i haven't been making it up in the mornings...
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Well this sucks some, but it is giving me a chance to catch up on some picture making, but my bed-covers are getting all painty, because i'm not leaving for no man. suck it.
I also have school tommorow and Black Maria have a gig in Exeter Saturday, so I'm downing the beechams my very good friend just wasted his lunchbreak buying for me like its Tequila and i'm 15 or something.
Busy week alltold, and i will post more pictures soon. i'm going to go find something to wipe my snotty face on...bleugh.
Friday, 11 September 2009
so watch this space! I'm loving the idea of putting together a design and having it printed digitally onto silk and wool and other lovely things, and a possible collaboration with Sarah Hunt, an immensely talented haberdasher and designer...
oh, I'm so excited I have almost forgotten my misanthropic ranting from the last post...
I start teacher training on Monday, so wish me some luck x
Thursday, 3 September 2009
The spirit of Brooker has subsided somewhat, now the weather has turned for the better. Still having minor intermittent rages at forms and being put on hold by the SLC. It's almost as if they don't want to give me free money. Baah!
Please, If you can get along to the MA Shows at Woodlane at 6pm tonight, I'm sure they'll be beautiful, and wine may be involved...
Today's nod to Illustration career...resizing images and saving to disk for streamlined fashio folio. I'll peg them on the website soon...laters
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
worth trawlling through this rant for? probably not, though thanks for the effort.
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
keep it sweet and draw loads x
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Monday, 8 June 2009
First 10 people to email me their name and address get sent a pretty postcard to frame. As you were xx
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009
Monday, 20 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Friday, 3 April 2009
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
Over the weekend, I have to spin out an Oxjam poster for G-town in the midlands, and an artwork for a mate's counselling coursework. I aslo have to go to Tesco's or starve. Nice.
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Monday, 16 March 2009
Friday, 13 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
A non-student was just very rude to me and i feel a little fragile. I take comfort in the fact that he is not my superior, as he might seem to think. I have no superior. I'm not even sure i have an equal. Back with some picture news in a minute....
Saturday, 7 March 2009
Meanwhile, i'm sticking up these two old portraits i did of the Bookshop Boys that i clip frmaed up and handed over as presents today to celebrate their first birthday. Interestingly, they have only got hairier since i drew these...Simon Key
Friday, 6 March 2009
Went to see Agent Lady this morning. She's full of the joys of spring, promising big things from Egmont and dragging my folio to Bologna next week. What will materialise however is a different fruitbowl of fish. This wouldn't be the first time silly Cally got overexcited about the fragile phantom promise of a juicy job and ended up whimpering with her paws over her nose waiting by the phone. Poocakes. I get 'yah-darlink' blinded in a haze of 'mwahs' in these matters. Repeat after me. I must keep my pencils on the ground. Or my feet on the paper. Or something.
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Go crazy? Don't mind if i do.
Three things are making me happy.
1) Don Draper. John Hamm, you are some kind of god.
2) I have been listening to 'Bodysnatchers' (the 'head) on repeat for 27 minutes
3) there is a lovely lovely boy in Plymouth who makes me feel like a 15yr old on a first date everytime i see him
It is nigh on impossible to draw on a train. I am going to be talking about Illustration in a primary school in North London tomorrow. I shall not tell the aspiring artists that illustration = starvation/disapointment and satsumas for tea most days.
Actuall, a satsuma would be really good right now...
Monday, 2 March 2009
I am forever indebted to Scott McCleod (not Highlander children of the Eighties...) for his chapter in Understanding Comics on overcoming the desire to put Surface i.e aesthetics before content. How many times did Alan bang on about contextualisation being the entire reason de etre for Illustration? why do these things take so long to sink in.
So i guess i need an ouevre before i find myself trapped churning out pictures for pounds with no satisfaction from what i'm doing.
Wait...can i have a cup of tea first?
Friday, 27 February 2009
I also have a mug full of candy canes from my boss who just got back from Center Parcs.
Who is reading this rubbish, honestly? for shame! do something constructive! go watch Goldenballs. Have a brilliant weekend. I'm off to snuggle my hunnybunny in Plymouth. It's ok, i'll ask first. xx
See! Crayons! Crayons=colouring in=what illustrator's major in at art school! Simples!
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Yum. As you were.
Then, after i'd pulled myself together and had a stiff Cabernet shiraz, I re-read the rules and realised you had to pay £5 to even enter the bloody competition. Five whole english pounds! A hundred entrants and they've got the prize money right there! Arrange the following words into a well know phrase or saying. Off. Bugger.
That's another bottle of this Cabernet, very resonably half price at Tesco's at the minute. When a lady young enough to be my daughter doesn't ID me, won't accept a University Staff ID photo ID card, and makes the sniveling blonde skaterboy behind me snicker as he produces a provisional driving licence to buy his 3 litre bottle of White Lightning. And ID ing is supposed to discourage irresponsible drinking. Ha.
Whoops. Rant. I'll be back later with something nice. x
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
Scarlet magazine March Issue is now out resplendent with piccy. Is it sad that I get a buzz off of seeing my name on the masthead? Do Illustrators ever grow out of that? I hope not. It seems like going into WHSmith's and being able to pick up a mag with your work in it should always be special. Then you can post a copy to your Mum and prove you're a real Illustrator. Yeah!
Friday, 20 February 2009
And my latest commission for Scarlet Magazine. (copyright Scarlet March 2009)
Anyone fancy a weird spaghetti hands facial? no?!
Right. Off to kick a printer. x