Wednesday, November 28, 2007

i could drink a case of you

Yes, another case. This is the deluxe edition. There are many scale issues with this one, but overall, I am really very happy with it. I spent the entire day drawing this, yesterday. Literally. There are clues to somebody's identity in this drawing, but I think only the Brits would recognize this person. Any ideas?

**Thanks everyone for the visits and guesses. The answer is James May. I've added all the notes HERE. **

Saturday, November 24, 2007

no kidding

I can't believe that I've gone and done another cassette drawing as, quite frankly, the first one was a pain in the arse. I was going to make this one more simple, but about 6 hours into it I realised that wasn't going to be the case. No kidding.

It seems my last post (guess the album) was far too easy. So here's another, which I think may be a little more difficult. In this one I'm looking for the musician/s who inspired this drawing.

**The answer to this one is Rufus Wainwright, and you can see notes on the clues HERE. Thanks for the comments and guesses folks.**

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ever been here before?

Here's another little quiz. I've been listening to a particular album all week and this drawing, unintentionally (at first), became a tribute to that piece of work. I have absolutely no idea whether it is possible for you to figure out which album it is, but I'd love to know. Obviously, you'd need to be familiar with this record too. Every piece on the pinboard is related, or inspired, by it - but that may only be obvious to me. Perhaps you can work it out, perhaps not. It may be too cryptic, but I'd love to know either way. It makes me wonder.

**The album that inspired this drawing was, indeed, Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. I have now added notes to this drawing on Flickr to explain some of the clues. Check it out HERE. I have a feeling this was pretty easy as Jason got it about 2 minutes after I posted the drawing! The next one I'll make more difficult.**

Saturday, November 17, 2007

these boots aren't made for walking (or driving)

One of the most annoying things about wearing heels, in my opinion, is that you just cannot drive in them. Well, I can't (I do know people who do). This means keeping driving shoes in the car and having to change them every time you get in and out of the vehicle. That whole scenario is made even more annoying when you are wearing boots like these. All that zipping and unzipping. Especially when you are, say, at a retail park driving from outlet to outlet. Getting out at TopShop, Next and NewLook - zip and unzip. Then driving over to Marks and Spencers, Borders and Starbucks - on and off with the boots. Over to Tescos - zip unzip. The Range - zip unzip. Then back to the original park you started in - off and back on. Then, finally, Morrisons - zip and unzip. Annoying enough for you the driver but spare a thought for the poor passenger. Sorry Cla!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

today's news is...

Yep this is an oldie. I'm posting it because I haven't drawn anything for a couple of days - well nothing worth posting. Also, my work is now available over at You can get some of my drawings on mini, gift and post cards. This is one of those drawings. You can see the rest here.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

case closed

I never give up on a drawing. I'll push it to it's limit. It becomes a challenge after a while, and I will not let it get the better of me. There were many points during this one where I considered packing it in; when I felt the handle on the case was too small; when I put the stickers on the case; when I put the colour in; when I spilt some tea over the opposite page; when I put a pair of socks in to try and cover up the tea stain; when I added the rest of the clothes, that were in my case, that STILL need washing.

This drawing follows the one from the last post in my Moleskine. The case closes as you turn the page. I hope to show you that one day, soon. But right now I don't have time to sit around. I've got laundry to do.

Monday, November 05, 2007

let there be love

My first drawing in a week. Haven't even picked up a pen. Sometimes it's good to have a break. Recharge these batteries. And, I'm such a creature of habit. I find it very difficult to draw unless I'm sat in this very armchair. So after the most gorgeous week away - full of laughs, singing, driving, laughs, Top Gear, laughs and love - I got back, crashed into this chair and came up with this.

This one's for you Cla. Love ya!