Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Last night's late doodle. I'm going to switch to clay now, so I can watch TV and sculpt at the same time. Bonus!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Now this is one of my stranger doodles.... this grandma certainly does seem to have chimps in her heritage.

Charcoal, ink, digital.

By the way, if you don't know her stuff already, please check out the work of Annette Marnat-
Her stuff is so good it made me want to break my up pencils and go back to serving cappucinos for a living.

I'm over that now.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Illustration Friday- Wrinkles

Welcome, if you're here from illustration friday :) Here's an elephant, in charcoal and digital.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

something cheery

Thought I'd post something I'm exploring lately, for a comics project. It's about a happy rabbit who has a party! Actually no, it's a story about demon possession from the new testament- you know, light entertainment. Anyway- just playing. I tried to beat the snot out of the paper with charcoal, watercolour and pastel, hoping to aim for an intensive, layered mixed media feel. Trouble is, the more you mix in, the more you can lose control. Anyway, a lot of fun. I think my demons are waay too cute, which could be a problem.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

good morning, robot

Your local friendly scrap drone.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bug it

Sketched this little dude out, and got into bed. Thought about it, got out of bed, and coloured it. Something is wrong. My wife is not impressed. Anyway, here it is.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

You talkin' to me?

Ongoing works in charcoal...getting into it. Nothing like a gnarly crab. It's a holiday day for us Israelites, so I enjoyed a chilled mosey with the kids on the beach by Jaffa today. It's superb sketching fodder out there, so I think our next sketchcrawl will be in the area. Will keep you posted. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

charcoal now

We did a charcoal session in our weekly art class in the studio me all worked up about charcoal, so here's a little welsh house for you.

It's the weekend, and I'm off to the beach. Have a good one, folks!


Inspired by the passionate hardcore inky stylings of Ashley Wood tonight, I threw some ink around and created, um, a chicken.

He is suffering existential angst.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

behold the dragon of doom!

His menacing stare causes his enemies to wither.

Photoshop and a pencil.

Monday, April 14, 2008

I want a house that looks like this

Draw. duplicate. duplicate again. Tweak, tweak, bingo.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Heroes of the lost pyramids!

Actually, no. Just a bunch a anxious chickens. I just wanted a more snappy title to this post than the image suggested. Now I have chickens and photoshop out of my system I can go back to my lovely stinky oil paints.

Ink and photoshop.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Trying to animate this little geezer in flash at the moment. It is not co-operating, and I really should just go to bed. And stop blogging.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Got these three little canvases I'm working on at the moment. They were going to be three dog portraits, but then they turned out to be two dogs and a robot- Which just looked a bit stupid. anyway, here's the robot.


Friday, April 4, 2008


It's coming up to passover here in Israel, and I was in my son's Kindergarten whilst this Rabbi/Storyteller dude was performing a pertinent story for the kids. He had a face that looked like he does a lot of smiling. I brought my sketchbook to alleviate the inevitable boredom that comes from not speaking enough Hebrew to understand everything...Working on it though.

Shabbat shalom, folks.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Added some colour to one my sketchbook drawings. Personally I think I made a pig's ear* of it, and some things should be better left alone. How much is too much? Tricky to judge.

*that's english for making a mess. For my kosher readers, I can also suggest 'Dog's Breakfast', as in- 'You made a Dog's Breakfast of that painting, JP'.