Thursday, November 19, 2009

Illustration Friday 111309 : Unbalanced

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...all of which possibly explains why I sling a 16 pound rucksack onto my back before going to work most mornings.

If you don't know who Ivor Cutler was, I recommend you look him up; he was a one-of-a-kind performance poet with a truly unique and highly amusing take on the world.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Illustration Friday 103009 : Skinny

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The first size zero/waif/supermodel, Twiggy. This is a portrait I drew in 1967, when I was 12. (After some 40 years of less than optimum storage conditions, it's a bit creased and blotchy - not unlike its creator!)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Illustration Friday 081409 : Wrapped

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The 'long-neck women' of Burma and Thailand have adorned themselves with brass spirals that are wrapped around their necks, from the age of 5 or 6. While it makes for a striking appearance, and no doubt gives the women themselves some income as tourist attractions, the practice must surely affect their ability to function... not unlike some other 'cultural practices' to which girls and women have been subjected (female circumcision and foot-binding, anyone?). Sometimes, tradition has a lot to answer for.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Illustration Friday 070309 : Shaky

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Jealousy makes a shaky foundation for a relationship...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Illustration Friday 052209 : Cracked

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I took pottery evening classes for over 3 years, but never succeeded in making anything bigger than 4 inches tall. My first (and better) teacher told us to *look* at and draw pots, to get a sense of how they were made and the variations that existed. This was one of a series that I drew back in 1992.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Illustration Friday 040309 : Talisman

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Horace adjusted his lucky tie before going into the board meeting... but got his ass whupped anyway.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Illustration Friday 022009 : Instinct

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In times of trouble, an Englishperson's first instinct is to make a cup of tea...

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Illustration Friday 013009 : Flawed

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"If the President does it, it's not illegal."

Having recently seen Frost/Nixon, what else could I do?

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Illustration Friday 010209 : Resolve

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All his business training led to this point, as Harrison was faced with a momentous dilemma that only he could resolve - cheesecake? or profiteroles? The success of the company's Christmas party hung in the balance...