Doodles in the margin from an artist living and working in the Scottish Borders.
Showing posts with label sketch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sketch. Show all posts

Saturday, 3 November 2012


I've been doing some proper paid design work lately but it's nearly done so I can go out to play again.

We did a craft fair today, and I made enough to pay for some new oil paints, and had enough time to doodle this Victorian geezer. I've been looking through Gustave Dore's extraordinary 'London' illustrations, and floating ship maestro Ian McQue has been posting Dickensian doodles on Twitter, so between them I was in the mood.

I was planning on working this

up into a full scale MARK IT ZERO! illustration, but there's a million of them on the internet already. I might go off into DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS LARRY? DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FIND A STRANGER IN THE ALPS? as the American network TV censor would have it.

That's Tom Waits. I had an idea for what to do with it that I tried. It didn't work. So, the disembodied and disemhatted head and jazz hands of Tom Waits, awaiting a better idea to come along.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


It's drawn with indian ink in a Rotring pen but I washed it with ordinary Parker Quink, not intentionally but because it was close by on the desk. Turns out to be a lovely colour.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

On the Road to Stardom

This is the outcome of playing the Film Star Game to pass the time on long journeys; place names on road signs, turned into movie stars.

Rock Rennington, Thornton Crowhill, Stenton Garvald, Acton Trussell, Abbots Bromley.

Monday, 23 July 2012


I watched an interview on YouTube of this fine musician, and did a sketch of him. Musical polyglot and restless musical inquirer, Bob "I'm having trouble to tell the difference between how Britney Spears' music sounds and how tanks sound going to Baghdad" Brozman.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011


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