Friday, 25 November 2011

I can finally show you the work I've done for Goodone, a rather excellent ethical fashion label who are up to many good things at the moment. Lots of fun doing these.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

It is with much irk that I stroll around the streets of Brighton and notice the horribly premature Christmas decorations. Is it like this everywhere? It's barely mid November; I've only just had my birthday! Yes, I did have a lovely time, thankyou for asking. Spoilt rotten by my girlfriend, fed fantastically, entertained by the likes of Toumani Diabate, Hypnocoustics and Refractal, with a brief walk around Stanmer park and a good deal of lazing about to boot. Very well nourished musically now as well, as I was given some brilliant albums by Tinariwen and Martha Tilston (as well as a lovely Opinel knife - been after one since I were a lad. Hooray!), and treated myself to some beauties by Pelican, Lost and Found, Bolt Thrower and the newie from Laura Marling. Bonza.

And whilst on the subject of Tinariwen, a brand new illustration of a Tuareg lady and some camels in the desert is one of a new range of limited edition giclee prints that I have available from my newly-installed, monumentally exciting (it's been on my to-do list for quite some time...) WEB SHOP! Yes indeed, head on over there to treat yourself (or someone you like) to some fancy prints, or some Christmas cards! It's never to early to get organised, don't you know (but decorations are another matter). Please let me know if you have any problems with the shop - it's brand new and needs to be put through its paces as e-commerce n wotnot is new to me... I hope you like it.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Here are some photos of some food from the amazing walled garden at Monkton Wyld Court in Dorset, where I recently helped out with a spot of digging and chopping and harvesting and so on. Rather nice it was too.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Yes indeed, sketchbook-o-rama.... no I haven't been on holiday, just having some fun with good old National Geographic. I'm going to start doing much more of this on my blog (ie sketchbook work, photos, work in progress, stuff I've found interesting and the like), as my new website is much easier to upload work to (and talk nonsense on) than it was before and it would be much nicer if the two worked together and had a slightly different slant. Having said that, there's some fresh illustration almost ready to put up too.... I've also just realised I haven't bored you with what music I've been enjoying lately for a while... Penta, Slayer, Laura Marling and John Chibadura mainly. Top banana!

Also, those lovely chaps over at the excellent website Lost At E Minor just asked me to do some writing for them, about all dem cultural tings I been digging of late.... pop over there and have a look - it's a great source of inspiration, weird stuff and all kinds of art and culture that might otherwise completely pass you by.

And whilst on the subject, I've just discovered Andy Smith's lovely blog... if you like hand-rendered type, you'll love it there.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Thought I'd post a few pages from the ol' sketchbook for a change...