Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I often do illustrations for books that are destined for Africa. I try really hard to get as many details correct as I can. These are books that kids are learning to read from and pictures help you understand the words so therefore it must look at least a bit like what you are used to.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Here is a little taste of summer.
Am totally fed up today with a plague of stupid spam/obscene comments on my blogs, it has been going on for a while but has gained momentum. I dont know why people do it, it seems like such a waste of time. Anyway here is a happy summer picture of my friend the Rev. Monty Pymme. He is the one with the sunburn and a red jumper in his bag.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Some bright babies, cards that I designed using a collage made from papers that I had painted. The babies were added later, seperate little drawings cut out and stuck on. (I think!) This was done a long time before the age of computers and scanners, layers and masking, in the age of scissors, tracing paper and glue!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Bishop and Wolf is a pub on the Isles of Scilly. This is a painting/illustration done for an exhibition of "pub signs" quite some time ago at a gallery called The Portal Gallery where, once upon a time, I used to exhibit.
The other painting is "Big Ted" which is a wonderful song byThe Incredible String Band, listen to it here.
They were one of my biggest infulences when I was a young artist and this is an illustration for the song. Illustrators have to learn their trade like anyone else so literally drawing upon your favorite things is a very good practice.