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Originally from Manchester, UK. 10 years in New Zealand, currently residing in Melbourne.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Busy week for me last week. Petone fair was very quiet for me until about 12ish and then I literally didn't stop sketching until 4pm. Thanks to everyone who massaged my ego with your compliments about my work! And thanks to Joost for the delicious Dutch 'croquet'!!!

Also had a commission from someone for a leaving gift. Included some of the photos I had to work from, then my initial sketches and finally the finished artwork.

So with all of that I didn't get round to doing any more on my 3 Lions (Rooney, Capello et al) illustration. However, below is an illustration of the fella's from Top Gear I did over xmas. Hopefully next week I'll be at a similar finished stage with the 3 Lions doodle.

Until next week


Monday, February 15, 2010


Hello folks

Here's where this week's creative juices have flowed to. The wonders of face book allow me to do each character individually and then phaff(!) about with the composition. I'm still not completely satisfied with John and Wayne's mane's but I'll continue to fiddle. Just young Stevie G. to add on the right hand side being stroked by Fabio (Saucy!) not sure he'll fit though.

Had a break from the markets last weekend but back to it at Petone this coming Saturday all being good weather wise.

Until next week . . .

Monday, February 8, 2010

Little Stevie Gerrard

Stevie Gerrard hasn't changed much the cheeky little thieving scouser!!! I did a colour version of him a few years ago for my nephew, it was just after they'd won the European cup. I've included that this week as I forgot to take my camera to Martinborough fair.

However I have also included a link to a clip I found on You Tube of me. There's some shots of my stuff at the start, then a speeded up sketch at 2.37. I had no idea that someone was recording me. I'll have to get a recording of me doing a few others, drum up a bit of interweb promotion.


I'm taking a break from markets this weekend, but I'll be back at it at Petone on the 20th Feb. And next week I should have the three lions illustration close to completion, a black and white version anyway.

Monday, February 1, 2010

First Post

Hello world!

Okay, more realistic hello mum and dad. And I'm sure my beautiful wife and cute kids will have a peek at this too.

What will follow for the next 60 years or so is a weekly selection of my latest sketches, doodles and caricatures. I've been celebrating people's features (okay giving people big noses!) for a good few years now and thought I best have more of a presense on 'tinternet'.

So let's start with my latest wee project. It's moving a bit slow at the moment what with it being fair, festival and market season at the moment in NZ. However, eventually Rooney, Terry and Capello will be joined by Steven Gerrard to form a promotional illustration, three lions and their tamer type of thing. What with it being World Cup year and all maybe I'll get some work from newspapers and magazines.

Anyways, for my Kiwi cousins I'll be at Martinborough fair this Saturday, peddaling my wares. I'll update next week on where I'm up to with the footy pic and my better caricatures from Martinborough.