Monday, December 10, 2007

IF - Little Things

Christmas + Little Things = Elves !

Thursday, December 06, 2007

IF - Excess

Ideas for excess that never had time to finish - a 2 gallon hat on a 2 pint head. Who eat all the pies.

Excess-ive hair cut.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

IF - The Zoo

Only time again for a quick sketch.

Monday, November 19, 2007

IF - Superstition

My wife thought of this one - so don't blame me!

Friday, November 16, 2007

IF - Scales

Practicing scales - as the great Morecambe & Wise joke went "He's hitting all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order."
Talking of M&W I was in Blackpool last month to see the illuminations with the family, when I came across this poster on the north pier.

Now look at the detail ... I think they mean shut your eyes and it could almost be them. This for the unitiated is the real M&W.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

IF - Hats

You always need a good hat when gardening!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

IF - Trick or Treat

Late as usual, done in illustrator.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

IF - Grow

Added a bit of watercolours to it last night, I can never get a good scan of watercolour.

Have you noticed the older you get, that hair starts to grow in places you don't want it to, and stops in place that you'd like it to.

Very quick sketch, looks slightly like my dad, who likes to wear a cravat, he thinks he's David Niven.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

IF - Extremes

Extremesports ROCK! This from someone whose only "living on the edge" moment is deciding to have tea instead of coffee.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

IF - The Blues ... Brothers

Obviously not THE Blues Brothers, but brothers in blue. I remember seeing the Blues Brothers film for the first time with my brother Roge and very good friend Peter Nathan, who had a friend who wanted to see some godawful film of Tarzan (I think he really wanted to see Bo Derek in the buff). Thankfully we stuck to our guns, were as he came out very disappointed. Ha!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Found these excellent crisps, they're hard to find round my way, but the packaging is superb.
Kenneth Williams anyone?

Could this be Camilla??

These above are my wife's favourites - I hardly get a look in with these.

Geek Squad

Sketch of man on right is slightly based on a character from "Costa Chaos" on Channel 4 - top entertainment, now sadly finished.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

IF - Juggler

Juggling two ice creams at once can be a tricky business.

Friday, September 14, 2007

IF - Wedding

Now what do you think was the attraction here?
Sketch done in my lunchtime, will try to finish over the weekend.

Friday, September 07, 2007

IF - Momentum

Born to be wild. Sorry this weeks is one from the archives, used for my eldest daughter's Christening invites.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

IF - Alphabets

This was inspired by my daughter's first day back at school, which she was really happy going back too. Things have changed from my days at school.
Whoooa spooky - look what happened to my alphabet spaghetti on toast - it's my name backward. What does it all mean??

Friday, August 24, 2007

IF - Visitor

Got time to finish illustration this week. Woohoo!!
A visitor at the beach you would rather not see. Bear man

Thursday, August 23, 2007

IF - Captain

Just returned from a week's holiday in St. Ives, Cornwall and took a photo of this boat, I didn't even know about the IF subject. See also the photomontage of St Ives below.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

IF - Missing

a tooth - taking it to the streets!!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

IF - Moon

As Van the Man said "It's a marvellous night for a Moon Dance"!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

IF - Poem

Remember the fear of having to read in front of your English class at school. Here's a top tip for all you youngsters out there, if you want to avoid being picked on - it use to work for me - when the teacher is looking for someone else to read - look intently at the book as if your really into the story. Of all my school years I was only asked to read about 3 times -that was for Macbeth, the part - King Duncan - go figure eh? somethings you just can't fight.
Sorry it's just another sketch this week.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

IF - Discovery

I got my love of music from my Dad - when I was very young he bought me my first Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dylan and Paul Simon LP's. He'd play his jazz albums at full volume when my Mum was out (still does) Basie, Ellington, Sinatra and Stan Kenton where my favourites. Then I discovered the NME and the John Peel Show, my brother and I would listen to the Peel radio at night on these big headphones taping our fave songs - Orange Juice, Josef K and Aztec Camera where mine - the Sound of Young Scotland.

Friday, July 13, 2007

IF - Geeky

Come on they must think about sometimes. I'm not being very PC here am I ??

Thursday, June 21, 2007

IF - Rejection

Based on my 3 year old daughter's total disregard for safety - someone has to tell her.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

IF - Suit

Don't kids pick you up on the slighest things?

Thursday, May 31, 2007

IF Cars

This little fella is one dug up from the archives, it was a bank holiday here this week and I never got time do do anything fresh - how come you get less time to do things when there's a holiday involved??

Friday, May 18, 2007

IF - Signs

This was sort of posted before for wind, but now has the girl added to it, the sign still the same.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

IF - Neighbour

Woke up with this idea this morning, I really should think about something else before going to sleep. This could be my brother and I when we were kids, obviously he was the one kicking the ball over - I had a terrific shot - ahem! - I hope he doesn't read this. Hands up anyone who gets the Mr Gruber reference!!??
And we spell it neighbour over here.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

IF - Remember

Do you remember when it was all chirpy, chirpy, cheep cheep!
Still experimenting with my water colours my wife bought me for cHRISTMAS.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

IF Polar

This is another idea I had.
It could be the shorts they're running from.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

IF - I Spy

The perils of eating to much chocolate.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

IF - Total

This what it looked like with a splash of watercolour.

I'm going to try and do a bit more with the colour on this later, but for mean time.