Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Sketchbook Time


Well above is another piece from my sketchbook. Today is a very grey looking day perfect for staying indoors and just thinking and drawing. On my lunch hour been watching some Matt Hayes catching chub and other specimens...

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Invite


Here you go here's a photo of an illustration I produced for a wedding invitation. Today I've read the new Creative Review from cover to cover enjoyed more porridge with blueberries and revisited Hustle series 4.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

You Look Nice Today


Yesterday I read about a Tori LaConsay who had painted a beautiful simple message on a billboard "You look Nice Today" with a heart below; which folk would drive by. I learnt how a huge retail chain are accused of copying her painted message on pillowcases, door mats etc. It looks the same to me, the retail version compared to Tori's. In my version from my sketchbook; I've at least tweaked it and replaced the word "Nice" with "Lovely". Reet now I need a nice cup of tea and a sit down...

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Sketchbook Lovers


Well among other things I've drawn the above characters in my sketchbook. This morning like yesterday I've enjoyed a nice bowl of porridge with banana slices and honey, I must be getting old. it used to be all about ceral and free toys...

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Whistle While You Work


It's looking a grey and very wet day outside in Donny today. I've been up early digesting porridge and blueberries then completed some drawing. I need to watch last friday's Hustle at some point; I missed it and I feel gutted. Reet I'm gonna whistle and walk to my kettle folks...

Monday, 23 January 2012

Where's Your Head At...


Well today I was thinking, we are nearly at the end of January which can be the cruelest month of the year and most depressing. Today I managed to draw the above in my sketchbook; I think my head was thinking about mistakes I've made. I shall be glad to see the end of January...

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sketchbook Page


It's another freezing cold day in Donny and I'm not straying far today. I will perhaps go in search of some soup in a while and my scarf. This morning I'm on with skecthbook works and brainstorming like this above. I shall mostly keeping warm today as rule of thumb. Reet my kettle is going on again...

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Super Smiles


Once again I've woken up to another windy day in Donny. I've got to tell you my breakfast ceral experience was enhanced by throwing in some blueberries such a simple tactic but I've got to say tasted great with this little superfood and a brew. I'm looking forward to the weekend and going on a bike ride or two. Ever miss making someone laugh? I do...

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

First Choice


Here is a little photo of my cover artwork, which I produced for the second Aspire prospectus for Bolton College which I worked on last year; based on making Bolton College your first choice for a college to progress on your chosen pathway. By eck its been another windy day here at Donny today...

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New Year

Apologies readers over the last week or so I've been ill. Certainly for the last four days I've been in bed recuperating; but fear not I'm on the mend. Today I've learnt of the passing of Ronald Searle his creative output was amazing and truly one of the greatest illustrators. While ill in bed over the last few days I've not felt like doing a deal; but I did flick threw a copy of Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs another great artist there's plenty of drawings in that book which make me smile even when I felt rubbish. I'm looking forward to this new year getting involved with new projects, bike rides and hopefully getting better at what I do....