Saturday, 25 June 2011

Illustration Friday–Misummer night.

This weeks topic comes with a quote from A Midsummer Night’s Dream , "Why this is very midsummer madness" - William Shakespeare

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Fracturing Fairy Tales

Big bad wolves, evil witches etc. etc. Bah! Little Red Riding-Hoody Wolf didn’t know that mean old Mr. Skinner had tied her Grandmum up in the woodshed and was planning a new fur trimming for his strip-o-gram costume… However Granny wolf has escaped and alerted Dad, who, even as I write is about to burst in. Probably won’t do the next scene because I’m short of red watercolour…Suffice it to say, Mr. Skinner is expected to live but won't be doing any more strip-o-grams and Granny wolf has a new, if small, trophy on the mantlepiece

Friday, 17 June 2011

Illustration Friday - Launch

Launch, Well, when the subject arrived in my inbox I was just finishing this nonsense and making it the Launch issue seemed to make as much sense as anything...

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Sacred Cows and the like.

OK, it's an easy target, but it was fun to draw...

Monday, 13 June 2011

Artist block ’n stuff

There comes a point in life, certainly in mine, where inspiration fails. When i was young ideas just fell out of my head – paintings, ideas for cartoons, usually from everyday situations. Now they don’t and it’s a bit of a bugger. I always sort of believed that “I paint therefore I am….”.  So I’m now trying to relax and draw anything that comes into my head. Where we live, in a valley in the middle of Portugal, there’s no stimulus to be had from other artist’s company really. There’s no doubt that living in a big city provides much more of that! However the quality of life there, without oodles of dosh isn’t so good…. Anyway, here’s todays outbursts, one old, one hot off the desk.
How a favourite artist of mine tries to cope…

Friday, 10 June 2011

Getting this thing moving…

Well, um. It’s been a busy year, I’m uninspired, Alligators ate my paints, etc. etc. Enough with the excuses already. I joined a flickr group earlier this year – EDIM – every day in may and did a drawing every day in May, to suggested topics and it was a lot of fun. Now I just need to keep up the momentum. To start off, here’s a couple of my favourites I did for that…