Friday, 28 September 2012

Another work in progress (I expect, but then again perhaps not...).  An anti-Armada fire beacon.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

A few recent life drawings.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Another new illustration here - the final version just has a white background so I thought I'd post an alternative version up here, just for a laugh.  For non-tennis folk, this is the great Andy Roddick, who has just retired from the professional game.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Good grief, another post.  I was thinking of doing more to this but I rather like the simplicity so I expect it'll stay as it is.  Opinions more than welcome...  I discovered this lovely house whilst tearing around the Deer's Leap mountain bike trails near East Grinstead t'other weekend and getting a little lost - never intended as such but this wee picture's currently serving as a nice little reminder of the (occasional) joys of losing one's way.

I have some more posts fresh up over at Lost At E Minor if you fancy a wee gander.  And would also very much recommend the cracking new albums by Meshuggah, Killerwatts and Logic Bomb.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

More drawings then...

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Been a while since I posted anything here - lots of new work's been going up on my website but I'm trying to get back into the swing of posting other stuff up here - sketchbook things, personal work and experiments, drawings, work in progress and so on.  So here's a portrait of the legendary Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo.  It's a preliminary drawing for a self-initiated project about Zimbabwean music that I'm starting at the moment; I've loved Zimbabwean music for a very long time (mainly Jit and Sungura styles) but I'm into it more than ever right now - discovered some old gems recently, it's been going down very well in my DJ sets and the country as a whole is not in a good state these days and as such it's perceived in a particularly negative light (a Google Images search of the name for some research is a depressing case in point).  So I'm going to redress that in whatever small way I can, and celebrate an aspect of the country's culture that has brought me immense joy.  Plus it's a good excuse to draw another map (finalising a nice map commission as we speak...).  And some guitars.  Hurrah.

Aside from Mr.Mapfumo I would also recommend listening to the amazing Oliver Mtukudzi (who turns sixty this month), Four Brothers, Nyami Nyami Sounds, James Chimombe and John Chibadura.