Thursday, 24 October 2013

What a World Cup winner looks like.

World Cup Winner.

So this is what a world cup winner looks like. Yes again, while I get on with other stuff, this is another sketchbook drawing that I've played around with colouring. I think I've got a bit carried away with it but hey its nations least favourite Charlton, Jackie.  

Monday, 21 October 2013

Three Figures


Really these are just three sketchbook drawings that I've pulled out and coloured, but I like the relationship between the three. They're all heavy drinkers, but I fear there are victims and antagonists amongst the group. 

Friday, 11 October 2013

What's in you're cup

Are You drinking...

George Orwell declares eleven rules for 'A Nice Cup of Tea' mainly about the quantities and timings of the ritual. He takes the tea pot as a given in the preparation but is very pragmatic about it's use. I dread to think of what he'd make of the mass use of the tea bag and the bastardisation that its use brings to the ceremony.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Rules for making Tea

Rules for making Tea

These are a few initial drawings from what I planned to be a fairly brief, superficial project, but I fear may snow ball. It's a bit of an illustrator cliche but hey at least its not coffee and there are so many interesting to draw with the ritual of making tea. There will definitely be more of these types of things to come and in the meantime check out George Orwell's 'A Nice Cup of Tea'. 

Monday, 30 September 2013

Etsy Prints

Fairweather Nudists for sale

My Fairweather Nudist posters are now up for sale on my Etsy store you can check them out here and here

Monday, 23 September 2013

She knew she had him

She knew she had him

Probably the last Beryl Burton post I'm going to make for a little while. But this hopefully gives you a rough idea of where I'm going with the project.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Beryl Burton Sketches

So this has been continually on the back burner whilst I play around with other bits and bobs, but this is where I find myself this evening.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Sketchbook Footballers

Sketchbook Footballers

Again just a couple of sketchbook pages I've pulled out and coloured afterwards. The colours are mostly inspired by cigarette cards. They're not perfect but I quite like them.

I should be posting a few more bits soon.  

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Sketchbook Drawings


I usually start my day with a few drawings made from a rather confused collection of photos I have stashed away. Today I thought I' share a few of them with you.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013



Not really sure if its "din-a-din-a", "Dun-A-Dun-A" or even "Nan-A-Nan-A". But enjoy in your choice of four colours. 

Friday, 19 July 2013

Otley 12 tests

Beryl & 'Mac'

Today I've been testing out some drawings for my on going Beryl Burton project. I'm not really sure about my Burton portraits but thought I'd put them up so you'd all know what I'd been up to. 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Let's skip

"Hey, Batman can skip"

Because boys are allowed to skip too. I always admired Batman 
Huw's dexterity when he skipped and held him as a secret champion fighting against the playground gender divide.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Tour de France

Isotonic Vino

To celebrate the start of the 100th Tour de France on Saturday I did this little drawing. I'm pretty sure a bottle of wine is what you're meant to have whilst cycling, otherwise they wouldn't have those handy bottle holders. Well I know that's how Wiggins did it. 

Batman Huw


A little sketch I did over the weekend hugely inspired by a photo found on Pinterest, which reminded me of an imaginary friend I had, his name was Huw. I didn't really like batman but he did.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Fairweather Nudists at OhhDeer

Fairweather Nudists at

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Siobhan & Mona

They'll Give it to you with both barrels.

So I think this'll be the last of my Nudists from the Fairweather Colony, at least for a little while. Hope you've enjoyed getting to know them.

David, Phil & Steph

A Dramatic Pose

Guess what, a couple more of my nudists for you to enjoy!!!

Dot, Susan & Memphis

...she Felt she could make a difference.

Here's a few more members from the colony, with the only canine character.  

Ken & George

Watch out wives & Daughters...

After feeling pretty dreadful yesterday I've pulled myself together and to introduce Ken and George. 

Monday, 17 June 2013

Mr & Miss Fairview

Judith and Rod

Two of the most important members of the Colony, stalwarts Judith & Rod.

Just Grillin'


Another member of the nudist colony... this is another taste of what I was up to last week. I actually used this for a birthday card for my Dad, but I've finally got a good and working scanner back from repairs so I just want to scan something to check it out. There'll be more from the colony ASAP!!!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Brendon & Flavio

This week I'm taking a little break from the cyclist to work on a brief little project, exploring my the characters in my nudist colony. So initially I'd like to introduce you to Brendon and Flav.  

Friday, 7 June 2013


Beryl Vs. Yvonne

Continuing along the cycling/Beryl Burton theme I've been messing around with a couple of portraits, which are a bit more directly related to my initial Beryl Burton theme.

Friday, 24 May 2013


Three cyclists, three colours. Carrying on from the previous posts trying to play around with colours so more.

Behind The Peleton

A Continuation of the cyclist drawings I've been working on, There'll be a few more coming. 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Dodgy Cyclist

An initial colour tests for the cyclists my cyclists. 

Colour Test

A quick colour test to play around with for the future. Quite a lot of the ideas came from various bits and bobs from this really interesting book cover blog I stumbled upon. 

Friday, 17 May 2013

A Little Cycling Sketchbook

This has been a bit of a mammoth day of blogging for me, I think I've needed to do this for a while, but these drawings are a bit more current. They are part of a little project I'm playing around with inspired by a BBC radio 4 afternoon play written by Maxine Peake called 'Beryl: A love story on two wheels', and a pile of 1970s 'Cycling' magazines which are occupying a corner of my room. 

I'll be posting a few more drawings from this series in the coming weeks so keep an eye out.