Monday, 19 December 2011

My Christmas card this year.

I thought I would do a more "tasteful" Christmas card this year.

Drunk Girls

Was listening to LCD Soundsystem and got inspired to do some quick sketches.

We've all seen this......

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

HitRECord post

It's been a weird couple of weeks. Had some ups and downs, but I will only tell you about the ups.

One big highlight was the fact that after saving for a couple of years now, I finally got a Cintiq! Good old Wacom, I finally got the money for a 21" screen, then I heard that they were to bring out a 24"- Son of a bitch! I carried on saving.

It arrived, and it was a LOT bigger than I was expecting. And after getting used to it, sorting the shortcuts and attempting to mimic the colour levels of my Mac, I'm very happy with it. It makes sketching SO much quicker and precise (I previously had the smallest Intuos).

I was happily finishing a drawing (the Manager character design) on a Sunday night when my girlfriend informed me of a character design challenge on HitRECord, an open collaborative production company run by Joseph Gordon Levitt. As I was finishing up one image, and I wasn't tired yet, I thought I would give it a go., especially as it gave me an excuse to play with the Cintiq for longer.

The brief was a character design of a man with a turnip for a head. It is to be animated over a poem read by Gary Oldman. The are more details of the brief on the website.

Anyway, here is my submission.

After uploading it I went to bed. he next day, I see that it has loads of hits and even a comment from Joseph Gordon Levitt himself. That made my day. It also made it onto the "Featured" page!

If the design gets picked, then a group of talented animators from hitRECord with animate my character design over the poem read by Gary Oldman.

 I cannot even begin to imagine working on a project that has Mr. Oldman's name on it. The closest I have gotten to this before is by watching Leon with my nose pressed to the screen whilst swallowing Tic Tacs in the way that his character in Leon swallows his pills.

Anyway, if you want to see the post, follow this link. You will also be helping me out by adding another hit to the hit count!

Cheers guys.

Sunday, 11 December 2011


I am planning on doing an animated short of a businessman who gets lost on his way to a very important meeting. This is the character I am planning to use. What do you guys reckon?


Thursday, 22 September 2011


Managers. The guys at the top of their game getting shit done. Excel? Pfft, please- they invented spreadsheets. Think you're having troubles with your modern computer programme? You pussy- they were killing it back in the day on the first ever edition of that software.

Let me forward you on a memo so we can touch base.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Not m'chips mush!

This is my latest piece. This is a typical sunny day in Portsmouth. Thought I would chuck in the rough version of it too. I enjoyed playing around with the lighting in this one. What do you think?

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Ninja Training

Near Denmead (Portsmouth) there is an assault course in the woods. Me and some mates try to go there once a week to at least TRY and work of these pleasantly bulbous beer guts. It takes a while to blitz it over there on the bike. We have called this activity Ninja Training. Though beer usually follows this exercise too.

Didn't get around to starting a new piece for the portfolio (also due to I cant think of what to draw), so I drew a ninja fighting greyhound because one of the fellow ninjas, and good friend, is affectionately known as The Greyhound. He would probably hate this drawing. Sorry.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


I used to work with an Australian guy called Tim. He used to hop in my car to grab a lift to work. We would always talk about random crap that made us cry with laughter. One of the conversations was about super heroes. With all the great superheroes that were born with awesome powers, we wondered why there are never any comic books about heroes who got the short end of the stick when it comes to powers. One example would be if a person's only power was to turn into a rhinoceros every time they ejaculate (courtesy of Ben Pawsey). Anyway, one idea for a superhero's unfortunate ability would be for them to defecate out of their eyes, instead of their anus. I almost crashed the car I was laughing so hard. We spent ages in traffic laughing about the ins and outs of owning this power.

Anyway, today is Tim's birthday. He moved back to Australia a couple of years back so I can't drown him in beer. So this is for you Tim. Happy Birthday!

Sunday, 31 July 2011


Thought I would do my very first mini-comic. I had fun doing this one. Ah, those hipsters.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Well she's gotta have big tits......and get me beer.

A friend of mine posted this video on Facebook. It is a dating video compilation from the 80's.


It made me laugh, and seeing that I LOVE drawing hideous people I thought I would draw a couple of them as a warm up. However, I ended up drawing all of them because I was having such a great time.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Mandate for a Man Date.

Thanks to a new Studio that opened up in Portsmouth (Bonzo Studio), I thought I would have another go at screen printing. I did a class a while back and printed a quick, hand drawn image (Man Date). I re-did the art work for it so I could pull off some better prints. Maaaaaybe even some T-shirts.

I also did another design that I thought would be fun to do. It is a spin-off of a great "dad joke".

I will put up the pictures of the prints when I get round to doing them!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

My Primary School Headmaster

Derry Lewis has just retired from his position as headmaster from Danesfield Primary School in Medmenham. My mum used to be a staff member of the school, and was invited along to the shin dig. I did this as a present for him.

By the way, he used to say "Marvellous" a lot.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Coachella 2011 T-Shirt Design!

Last month, I went to Coachella music festival in Indio, California, with some great friends. Two of us organised to get some T-shirts printed for all of us to mark the occasion. This was the design....

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


When I was in San Francisco, I went to my first screen printing class!

 I had always been interested in the process, but had no idea of how it worked. I found the class fascinating. I just wish I had more time- I drew an image straight onto acetate and only had time to print a few copies.

Thank you to the helpful instructor at the Mission Cultural Centre for Latino Arts for providing all the help and materials, and to Jenn for organising the geek out session.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Charity Fundraiser Poster!

This was done for a friend and his mate who are running the Brighton Marathon to raise money for the Chase Charity. Come along to the fundraiser if you are in the area!