Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Off the sketch pad

Spotted Rabbit, not really your Easter Bunny type!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Draw these just for fun

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stone Age

Another silly stone age character not sure if he is in favour or against using animal skins..!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Harry Hargreaves

Picked this little gem up in a charity shop recently. Artwork is by Harry Hargreaves who during his long career also produced a successful cartoon strip called 'Hayseeds' which ran for several years in one of the English national papers. This book is all about birds in fact one little character in particular, a number of these little cartoons also appeared in the famous publication called 'Punch'.

Harry's works is brilliant, done with either a dip pen and ink or brush and ink probably a combination of both.

The linework is alive and the draughtsmanship is excellent. Good old traditional materials and the artist hand is evident...you just can't beat it!

Friday, March 20, 2009

See one thing draw another

Saw a fellow on my way home from work today. He looked fairly primitive, all hunched and tired looking..inspired me to draw this character.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Whole pile of creatures

My latest offering is just a pile of animals/creatures done over several days as an exercise to keeping me drawing. Looking at it there is a number of things that could have been done better. I never planned anything. It started out with the great big ugly lump in the middle, and just grew from there. There of plenty of recognisable animals plus a few strange looking beasts and random hands and arms. I look on it as an experiment that maybe I can develop, it took long enough to do, so I figured somebody may as well see it, let me know what you think.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Caricature drawing

Came across this drawing I made of a fellow caricaturist (whose name I think is Barney) back at the end of January when we a had a little gathering of a bunch of Caricaturists from all over the UK.

We met up shared a few drinks and just drew and drew then when we were tired we drew some more. Sadly this turns out to be the only picture I have of the day.