Monday, 30 April 2012

Can I get Issu to work...

...on blogger?

I'll never know unless I try!

This is a collection of drawings I have done as a tribute to Quentin Tarantino films that I adore. Hope I've done them justice.

Knowledge is free... are small pieces of cheese

As much as I like free cheese samples nothing beats a nice block of your favourite cheese. Mine is currently Smoked Applewood.

Anyway here are some (hopefully) more dramatic/intense versions of previously posted posters. These are for the Great North Museum (or the Hancock Museum as it was known when I was a wee lad), in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where all sorts of wondrous learning can be done, and just recently there was a very hands-on lego exhibition! That was oodles of fun... anyway, enough of my rambling - you've come here to see pictures! 

Thursday, 19 April 2012


bet you've never heard that pun before...

These are some sublime animations for Twinings Tea created by the animatey-people of Psyop with some stunning imagery, cinematography and excellent use of music from Lissie (Go Your Own Way) and Charlene Soraia (Wherever You Will Go). This is some lovely mini-story-telling that makes you feel all warm and cosy inside - much like they want you to think their tea does. 

I think someone left the kettle to overboil...

I'm still not so sure about the intimate relationship I'm supposed to have with myself... it's portrayed very romantically - soon I'll be embracing my other self as we sit by the potters wheel and generally get dirty... wierd.

Anyway - no work from me in this post so...


Thursday, 12 April 2012

I have no idea...


One of my pieces of work from 2011 - about an Occult Related Crimes Unit in South Africa - has been featured on a Chinese website's 'Daily Inspiration' - a website called

If you can bare to leave this bewildered ramble then you can find the original (as well as the other final) on my website

I can't read Chinese which will no doubt hinder my progress in the inevitable age of China that will soon displace America as the hippest, coolest place to be...

...but conversely to what I just said - I can say thank you in chinese, so I will; Xie xie!

I can also say "hello, how are you?" and then reply to myself - this makes for some interesting conversations with myself. This is all Mandarin Chinese so, knowing my luck, this website is probably all in Cantonese... although I have no idea if they are different when written down.

Hope everyone who celebrates and/or gets a holiday over the easter period had a good one. And to everybody else... err... this is kinda awkward.
Toodle poo!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Work I have (should) be doing...

It's been almost a month!


Well I have been working away on various things so I'll just upload them shall I?...

First up I have Birthday Cards.

One is for my cousin Laura - aged 11 today and still as mad as a hatter. So I went with something appropriately mad but didn't have much time to refine the design what with the imminent birthday in question.

Here's one without the lines - (I like to do this sometimes just for abstract fun)

And the genuine article

Next up it was my Dad's 60th Birthday and so I needed something a little bit exciting. The card had two folds so the left image was the front page, and the whole image folded out flat like so.

coincidentally enough we watched Lethal Weapon a few days later (my first time!) and I didn't realise my speech bubble referenced Danny Glover... I felt so inadequate

And here we have some work-work (but work-work is still fun-fun in my eyes)

I'm currently working on portraiture for Quentin Tarantino originals including Kill Bill
So here is the lovely Lucy Lui as O-Ren Ishii - not sure if it's finished
might drop in some pure white to add some intensity

And finally animal images for my "Wild at Heart" book of animals matched with lonely hearts entries.