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.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Caswal Rynn.

Girls Sans Garb.

These are old...but fun to draw, as I recall.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

The Leper, Mad Morris And The Bear

The Sinister Circus.

A rough location sketch for the Puss In Boots feature idea.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Roger Wilko.

This is part of a board for a pilot, a pet project of mine...I did this ages ago; a time lost in the mists of antiquity.

Roger Wilko, Continued.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Evil Clown.

Grimbaldi, a character I created for Puss In Boots.

From The Sketchbook

Puss In Boots.

I did these in 1997, I wanted to make a straight to DVD feature of Puss In Boots. Never happened. I'd still love to do it though, I wrote a treatment and I thought it had legs, still do. Of course there is the Dreamworks' Puss spin off from the Shrek movies now, so my efforts might be seen as redundant...even so, one can but hope....

Monday, 19 January 2009


Forest Girl.

Cheetah and Chimp.

Some designs for another of my own little projects.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

The Fey And Pretty Dorothy.

Shape Shifter.

Sketched on layout paper...the next page can be seen through it...sorry!

Some Girls.