Doodles in the margin from an artist living and working in the Scottish Borders.

Monday, 6 February 2012


Getting off the train and emerging up out of Waverley station is one of the best ways of entering a city. Out of the - oo, let's see now - six major cities I've visited, Edinburgh is right there in the top two.

I never get tired of this view, or fail to be uplifted by it.

Friday, 3 February 2012


Ink on A3 cartridge paper.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Hell of a Colour.

I tried, I tried really hard today to get this up as some sort of zoom-in-able PDF thing or lovely flash flip-page book complete with crinkling page sound effects so that you could actually read the damn thing, but... well, it just didn't happen.

After many wasted hours this afternoon, I was about ready to chew through the desk in  frustration, but a week ago today I fell off my bike on an icy patch and gave my ribs a proper good crack, and I've just taken two of the wonking great painkillers that the doctor gave me yesterday and I'm a lot more relaxed about it all than I was a couple of hours ago. So I thought what the hell, just get it posted. You can at least look at the pictures. Look at all the pretty colours. Wow.

Anyway: it's a technical exercise in learning how to colour (and letter better) but also a sincere tip of the hat to Mr. Mignola for creating such a great character, and to the likes of Duncan Fegredo and Richard Corben for all their fantastic and inspirational illustration. I dare say it's a copyright infringement festival, but it's not for sale, just a big doff of the hat.

(Right click & 'open image in new tab' lets you zoom in and read.)

 Sing and readalong here:


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