Friday, 31 August 2007

Day by Day Diary Pages August 2007

And in August 2007 it all came to a grinding halt. The cartoony and colourful drawing of the past few months ended in good old black and white. It wasn't a time thing , I think I still had the time to make the pages it was just that old chestnut... motivation. If I had to draw ‘me’ doing something mundane one more time I would scream.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Saturday, 18 August 2007


I am working with the street theatre company Faceless in the North Lincolnshire town of Scunthorpe. After the set up of the tent and set is complete I get to wander aimlessly around the town centre for an hour. It's pretty much like any other town centre on a Saturday afternoon except for the wonderful mosaiced pedestrian walk way which seems to go on forever. I end up back at the performance tent and eat my sandwich and draw these guys on the church behind us.

Friday, 17 August 2007

Midnight and the Cellar

I forgot about these pages from the other day, silly me...

Walking and Dreams

More black pages, my favourite being the apocalyptic Milton Keynes, I think I caught a bit of its character there. These suit the mood of the dream though.

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Man, What's With the Weather?

(Guess I answered my own question there). Saying that, it has inspired me to work differently today...

I did this page quickly, not wanting to get caught up in the 'technical' side of drawing, which I think naturally happens when I do blue pencil, layout, 'cartoon' stuff. This is more observational and in the moment for me, Jack was lying there in the shadows of the morning, oblivious to the world and it seemed to sum the day up. The drawings were done on an A4 drawing pad, I inked in bold lines around the two drawings to unify them into one page. I have not drawn this way for a long time and enjoyed the experience. I don't like the feeling when drawing becomes a chore.

I scanned the page to composite the image and the writing and couldn't resist applying my favorite filter to it. What this does for me is produce a fresh page in my eye. The 'graying out' around the shapes, I had no control over that at all and for me, makes a more graphic image.

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Monday, 6 August 2007

Wednesday, 1 August 2007