Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rock City, Blackpool

Blackpool is famous for its "rock" which is a type of hard stick-shaped boiled sugar confectionery usually flavoured with peppermint or spearmint. Using a clever process they can put a name in the stick so that it runs all the way through it. This is not a self portrait! I hate the stuff :-(

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tommy Kane's Art Blog: Kane Framed

I'm chuffed to bits to get a mention by award winning blogger and fantastic artist, Tommy Kane. Take a look at his blog:-

Tommy Kane's Art Blog: Kane Framed: As everyone knows, I have a store on Etsy where I sell my prints and occasional originals. A great fan of mine is Tim Wells. He recently s...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gaietys Karaoke Bar, Blackpool Promenade.

It's been a while since I posted anything as I've been busy with caricature gigs but I have plenty of ideas for sketching. I seem to be adding more and more detail which means everyone takes longer than the last. It's interesting to see how my style is evolving from my earlier images.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Balloon Modelling Cartoon

Random cartoon inspired by my face painting and balloon modelling mate, Kate Cox. An excuse to dust down my Cintiq too.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Sandwich Shop, Lytham

A little while ago, a friend asked me to draw this butty shop, tucked away down a side alley off Lytham's main street, for sentimental reasons. Not the place where he had his first kiss or tasted a BLT but where he got beaten up in a fight in his youth. Ahh the memories.....

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Arnold School, Blackpool

Ever since Arnold School announced it's intentions to merge with their local rivals, King Edward's and Queen Mary's School, down the Fylde Coast, I have intended to draw the place for posterity. I finally got round to it after friends also requested a picture.

I also nearly got a Saturday detention for taking a photo of the place during school hours when a teacher challenged me.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Queens Head, Chackmore

My first painting commission! OK, so it's for my brother of his local boozer but hey, you've got to start somewhere right? Thought I'd show the process from getting the pencil rough, inking in, watercolour and finally polishing up with colour pencils.

Friday, March 2, 2012


I have now set up an Etsy shop to make available some of my art sketches. Please free feel to take a look as I will be posting new work regularly. Thanks.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Digital Cartoon

This is my first digital post on here and as I've not done one for a while please let me apologise for the the quality! It was done on a Wacom Cintiq using Painter 12. Think I need to work on my humour too.