Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween!

My piece from the Halloween DoodlePlanet event in Chester this week. I was drawing between Hammo and Guy McKinley so the pressure was on a bit. They both produced amazing work. Another great night.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

10 years at the Guide.

This month marks the 10th anniversary of my first Guardian Guide cover. It was a REALLY big deal getting my first cover (top left) and the buzz has never worn off. I've had around 25 covers in the past 10 years and these are some of my favourites. Nothing matches the feeling of being out and about on a Saturday and seeing people reading the Guide with my illustration on the cover. As well as the covers I've drawn illustrations for over 350 Hard Sell columns, had the cover to the Guardian Glastonbury Guide (spotted around the neck of John Peel, Paul McCartney and, er, Badly Drawn Boy) and provided icons for the Guide website. It's been an absolute blast and I've worked with some really great people. Long make it continue. TEN years! Where does the time go?!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Shakedown Preston

On Saturday I took part in Shakedown at Preston's covered market. A day of extremes - from torrential rain and grey skies to bright blue skies and the possibility of sunburn - all within the space of a few hours. This is my 8ft wall. POSCA and a pot of orange emulsion. Annoyingly, it's too similar compositionally to the piece I did at Doodleplanet last month. Never mind, there's always next time. Apart from that it was a great day painting alongside Moot (who organised the event), David Setter, HiCalorie and loads of other supremely talented artists.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Inspector Cumulus Sculpt

Look at these! Got these pics from Andy Woo over at Crazy Label this morning of the clay sculpt of the Inspector Cumulus toy. What an incredible sculpt! Few things to iron out yet but I've no doubts AT ALL that this is going to be a great toy. Crazy Label have done an amazing job. It's an absolute pleasure working with them. His head, in the finished toy, will be a milky, semi-opaque plastic. Let me know what you think. More pics here.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Trees VS Buildings

I drew this in my sketchbook last night (whilst watching Project Runway). Coloured it today. Louise thinks it reflects my state of mind.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Recent sketchbook pages

Some recent pages from my sketchbook. May develop into paintings at some point.

Friday, 2 October 2009

More drawing on walls.

Another enjoyable night at the live drawing event, DoodlePlanet. Thanks again to David, Heidi and Matty for putting on such a great night.