Monday, 15 November 2010


not sure where this one came from if i'm honist.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


not happy with the clothing, going to try something different next time (i'm sure you're excited)

Monday, 25 October 2010


or not, as the case may be.

Friday, 22 October 2010

mindless vandalism

couldn't get on with the life class today, but this is a drawing of a man in the nip, so it sort of counts...

Tuesday, 28 September 2010


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Completed summer self portait project. Due to the lighting, the size, and the colour and texture of the paper it was done on (bad, 5ft3, off white, rough), it didn't photograph all that well, but i fiddled till it was as clear as it would go, and this is the result.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


been drawing a lot of feet today.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


i had a headache, so i drew this

and coloured it in.

Sunday, 29 August 2010


tattoo type design sketch, just to practice.

same image made symetrical and cleaned up.

Monday, 9 August 2010

lost child

seemed a rather whimsical idea in my head, on paper...less so.

Saturday, 31 July 2010


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starting to put ideas and concepts together for the "Innsmouth" project idea. off to an admittedly confused start, think i've got some more ideas gathering to do and might also need to recover the book i gave away (sorry!).
this is a figure i drew to be part of a larger scene which i've not yet quite worked out. didn't make the inner lines dotted on this like i usually do, which was a mistake i think.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

sometimes, i regret the things i draw

usually it comes from when i sit down and think "i'll just draw whatever".

Sunday, 11 July 2010

catch of the day

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another innsmouth picture, going to take advantage of my gallery spots next week and get some sketches of the church so i can hopefully build this into something a little more coherant.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

tarsier, in, spaaaaaaaaaace

i'm not really very happy with this pic (for another b3ta compo)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

tastey cheese

my entry in the current b3ta compo "giraffes".

Monday, 5 July 2010

Quis Est Iste Qui Venit?

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A whale on stils.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

The Organic Line

well, thats the final project over and done with, now i'll just be whatever takes my facey untill september. i suppose that would also not really be procrastination, but i wont get pedantic about it.

The Organic Line from a c godliman on Vimeo.

this is a short video, tour i suppose, around my installation space. on the vimeo page itself there are also a few clearer fickr images of the various bits and pieces i made in situe.
my mark was a merit in the end.

Sunday, 27 June 2010


i'm not really into football, so instead of watching england lose to germany, i drew a naked, aged, hunted pirate.

Friday, 18 June 2010

incoming message from the giant head.

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Sunday, 6 June 2010


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one of my project growths on skin, with and without added gore.

Saturday, 5 June 2010


this is not progressing with anything like the speed which it should be.
press on, press on.

Friday, 21 May 2010

hollow earth, bus stop

not done a hollow earth pic in a while, so here you go.

Monday, 17 May 2010


drawn with FIRE!
(and lemons)

i need to find a better developing method next time, maybe an iron, or sticking it over the log fire next time it's going. the candle method is a little patchy, also the other two pictures i made set alight...

...not to be tried at home kids.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

more project

the petal i was working on broke apert a little as i did this (guilding), seems that although drying them out is a good idea if you are working onto them with ink, it makes this difficult if you're working with glue.
i'm currently trying to press some more under weights so they'll be flat but not brittle.

Sunday, 9 May 2010


more from my end of year project, need to do some more experimenting on this one.

Friday, 7 May 2010


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reproduced by kind permission from the snaith collection

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Monday, 19 April 2010

more naughty

click! (it does get quite a bit bigger than this)

i think i've finally gotten together in my head how my final project is going to go. so hopefully (and much to my audiances distress i'm sure) i'm going to be procrastinating a lot less over the next 2 months. i will do as i have here though, and give you the occational little tid-bit from what i'm doing, and maybe even some old bits and bobs i've got lying around but never put up.
onward and forward!

(in celebration of my momentus doing of stuff, you may have this picture as a wallpaper if you ask.)

Thursday, 15 April 2010

headless priest


although this was done on a4, i am very conscious of the fact that my drawings are starting to get smaller again.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

forbidden fruit

once again, i post something which is technically college work, and not procrastination at all. however, i've been doing a fair bit of stuff that is not what i'm meant to be doing rencently, and it's seriously starting to dig into things i really should be getting on with. my logic, if i post a little of this stuff, i might get on with a great deal more of it.
this is a somewhat vague natural form, carved from the finest cuttlefish bone, or whatever the chalky layered stuff they're made out of is anyway.

Monday, 12 April 2010

the library

give us a click

there was a great deal of deliberation about the placement of the corners of the room here.

Sunday, 11 April 2010


something less hellish for a change.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


click it

decapitation, the gift that keeps on giving. really though, i need to string these together somehow, i have some idea's but we keep coming back to that "i cannot write for toffee" chestnut.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


One of two drawings I started today but didn't finish. As you can see, this started as a seated figure but, because I begun at about half 10 at night, when I couldn't get the legs to work I just cut them off. On the upside, for him, this means I've given this one a head to make up for it. I'll have a mull over what the rest of the scene might be and finish it in pen tomorrow.
I shall be fixing that left hand though, which took a while to get right, before I realised it was on back to front.

Monday, 5 April 2010

jiggery pokery


many thanks to herman for animating my beheaded chap out on stroll from yesterday.

headless on the stairs

click to see what it looks like bigger than this

having a proper stab at a series. although at this point i've no idea what i would do with them afterwards.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

headless again

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drawn on a much larger scale for once (original is a4 landscape), dipping pens again, i'm getting the hang of them now.

Thursday, 25 March 2010


pen on dried rose petal.
the idea was that the lines look as if they are growing there, but i think i'm going to have to work on a more natural looking shape. this has ended up looking weirdly mocked up, in spite of me actually having drawn directly onto the petal.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


(click for big)

perfect for birthdays.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

my milkshake

not yours.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

bbc to axe 6 music

still, enjoy my not-in-the-least-melodramatic responce to this revelation. :(
(the stange stuff at the bottom of the image there btw is "colour", which i have decided to try and play around with a little bit.)

Friday, 26 February 2010


first attempt at drawing with a dipping pen. fair few mistakes. turns out keeping the pen full isn't quite as important as keeping it clean. there are a few thick lines in this caused by fluff on the nib. i'll have a jay cloth on stand by next time. i'll see if i can dig out a "mapping nib" from the old bits and pieces i have kicking around also.
(on the plus's i'm am chuffed with how the body shape worked out)

Thursday, 25 February 2010

something vaguely fishy

something doesn't satify me about this, maybe i'll try using the character in a drawing rather than just having him stand there, or maybe its the way i've rendered it. this is the rotaring again, which had come back to life thankfully. i should still buy and experiment with some dip pens though, i think i might prefer the line.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


things to do;
repair pen,
find good source of life poses,
gain patiance to hand shade things,
redraw this idea.

Friday, 12 February 2010


inspired by this picture of wolffia angusta.
ideally, would have been done with a much small nib.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

pencil peacock

had to give up on my rotaring pen, this was done using a 0.1 fineliner. body and tail scanned seperately, then joined up in photoshop.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

little galaxy

some designs are better than others.
with the buttons, the unfortunate thing is out of context they don't really look small, they have no set size afterall. the 5p here is entirely to give scale.