Sunday, 19 April 2009


I've been a bit busy, earning a living... but here are some recent sketches I jollied up for my own pleasure.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Thinking On Paper.

Here I was making the first steps in delineating characters for certain projects. For me this is the fun time; sitting down with a pad, drawing materials and an idea.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Dance By The Light Of The Moon.

Hippo Thomas and friends dance by the light of the moon.

Is That All You Men Think About?

Well, no actually...there is eating and drinking...

Friday, 13 February 2009

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Fooling With Faces.

Fun was had...mistakes were made, life was lived.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Cat Woman II.

Here is another of my cat women...they all look a bit formidable and not to be messed with. Ah, bless 'em...

Hermione Granger.

Having enjoyed the Harry Potter audio books, (as read by Stephen Fry), I was disappointed when they did a rather conventional casting for Hermione Granger in the films that were made. In the books she is described as having buck teeth and bushy hair. These are the sketches I made from my minds eye of how I thought she might look as I listened to the stories.

Another Page Of Sketches

I was having a medieval moment....don't go looking through the history books to check on the costumes accuracy though.

Pampered Puss.

Monday, 9 February 2009

More Hippo Thomas.

Yes, the villains get their comeuppance in the end.

Spring Cleaning.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Better The Devil You Know..

I based these little devil poses loosely on my dear pal Bob Arkwright. Sometimes it helps me to think of a person I know when creating a character; I try and capture those traits that define a part of their personality.

More Doodles.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Saturday, 31 January 2009

What Does A Minotaur Look Like?

Well, probably not like this but, until one turns up...who's to say I'm wrong? When in doubt, let your pen do the thinking.

Friday, 30 January 2009


Doodling is the life blood of an artist. I am sure even the most hardened professional, now and in days gone by, when the Muse had buggered off, sought to call it back by letting the pencil or pen wander and weave on the page. A necessary loosening up of the hand and eye and the tap to the creative juices that must be stimulated to flow....Ah, I tremble..I'd better desist my ramblings...

Thursday, 29 January 2009

It's Exotic..

I was in India when I drew this, not that I ever encountered such an exotic creature there... The stuff of daydreams and Arabian Nights type fantasies...sigh...

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Can You Work On Spec???

...Yes, I did these, and many other sketches for this project on spec...meaning, I didn't get paid for them. Hours of my time and the focusing of my years of experience and what did I get? Not even so much as a magic bean. An ordinary baked bean would have been something, but I got sweet Fanny Adams.
Should I ever have such a thing as a haircut, I might try this little ruse with the barber...Can you cut my hair please? I'll pay you if I use your haircut.
My fault really, you'd think I'd know better by now...silly sausage.

In Days Of Old.

I found this during a turf out of old bits of paper....I thought I had better scan it before it fell to pieces! I had forgotten about the story I drew this for...ooh, I'm all excited about it again. I'll have to do a bit of re-drawing though...

More Red Riding Hood Sketches.

Ahhh, he looks rather cuddly really, doesn't he?

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

...A Dainty Dish...

There is so much wrong with this sketch book scribble if you really look at it, the man's head on the plate is too small, the girl's legs are so short...I could go on...anyway, I like the feeling in it, so, here it is. See if I care.

Ha, Haaaarrrrr...Me Hearties!

Pirates, contemplating getting up to beastlieness...No doubt.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Cat Woman.

Red Riding Hood.

I have an ongoing fascination for the Red Riding Hood story. This is one of many sketches on the subject...loads more to follow, be sure.

Hippo Thomas.

Here are some poses of cute little jungle animals... I gave them all punny names, Hippo Thomas, Elephant Gerald, Rhino Neil...well, it amused me. The Gorilla is Gorilla Cheese, I was having a hard time that day.
There is a TV show in this concept. I have some more designs and sketches, which I'll post later.