Sunday 20 May 2007

Illustration Friday, Signs

I drew this up for this week's Illustration Friday topic "Signs". I know it's a bit corny, but I'm a big fan of corny! You may notice the 'No Smoking' sign i included in the cartoon... well that's there for a good reason, I began this at 4.30am, not being able to sleep as a result of being one whole day off the cigarettes! Woohoo!! So this is probably the first thing I've drawn without having a cigarette break in around five years! Hopefully I'll stay off 'em for good this time... I just hope I don't get up at 4.30 every morning! God bless Nicotine patches!

Monday 14 May 2007

Bitter and Twisted

I enjoyed painting my first squashed beer can so much, (see previous post) I decided to do one for this weeks Illustration Friday topic "Citrus". Check back for more soon!

Friday 11 May 2007

Squashed Beer Can Painting

I've been doodling on packaging and coffee cups for a while now (please see some of my earlier posts for examples). A while back, my blog buddy Richard (Aaaarph!) sent me a link to Charles Kaufman's excellent work at his blog crushedcanart and ever since, I've been wanting to try a bit of can art myself. Well, there was nothing much on TV last night apart from debates on the upcoming General Election here, listening to politicians from the various political parties come up with the same old promises. It was making my blood boil so I took it out on my beer can and got out my acrylics...very therapeutic! Anyways, I enjoyed it so much, I've had a good root around in the recycling bin outside and flattened some more potential canvases! I think my wife is becoming a little concerned about my mental health, but once she sees I'm happy she generally lets me to it....also please check out the amazing can art of Rik Catlow

Wednesday 9 May 2007

Nosey Neighbor

Inspired by this week's Illustration Friday topic "Neighbor" and also by my fence which was blown down in March by an unusually high wind. It's still down, my neighbour - a bit of a DIY enthusiast, insists that he's going to repair it himself and so far he's got one pole up. I think the Berlin wall went up faster... Please click on the image to see a larger version.

Friday 4 May 2007

'Remember' for Illustration Friday

This comes a little late for last Friday's Illustration Friday topic but things have been a bit hectic workwise... anyways...Always 'Remember' this old Irish Proverb and you won't go far wrong!