Wednesday, 27 October 2010


my submission to mat-zine no. 5

thought i would put them on my blog so you can see them a wee bit bigger.

check it out yeah

left fears

caird hall oblivia

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


I got a typewriter from Esme for my birthday and started playing about on it last night.

I'm wanting to produce some type of drawing with it and these are some tests to see how the machine works and reacts to my insanely vigourous key bashing. I think these look like some kind of landscape...

Several things about the process interested me: It is difficult to compose a drawing while only having a small proportion of the paper on view, using your memory to try to fill in something that is hidden away around the other side of the roller...If i go tits with the same key over and over again on the same spot, the print goes through to the other side of the paper, a kind of reverse drawing... to do anything takes fucking though.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

stag pish

learning illustrator...

Saturday, 18 September 2010

birthday card for esme

a pigeon

gifts for esme

for esme's birthday i made these...

bought a matching pair of old side tables with some interesting detailing carved into the legs and table top surround. painted them a colour that would give the original designer a heart attack. stuck some coasters down though leaving some of the gold detailing that appears on the leather top on show [my original plan was to cover the whole top with coasters then grout between them but i decided against that idea when i saw these tables]....

a simple idea. however, many of my grand plans never seem to materialise, i'm glad this did.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

black mill

a collaboration with sean mcalister...

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

french bulldog

Thursday, 15 July 2010

urban concussion 1+2

the first two publications of a small zine i produced with text from friends jonny marks and david taylor and myself [links to blogs on the right]

red square

a wee drawing of a duck and some robins

bottom right is my favorite

self portraits done at various paces.

i did these about 6 months ago, trying to develop a technique for drawing that creates a illustration that looks care free. i enjoy illustration that on first impressions looks easy to produce but when i try to replicate the style it is usually harder than i thought.

very fast
medium [whatever that means]