Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween

To celebrate Halloween (my favourite time of year) here’s a quick doodle of skull in a cosmonaut helmet. At least I think it’s a cosmonaut’s helmet – I was drawing a bit to fast to pay attention to what I was really doing.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Spooky Twins

Way back in the mid 90's a couple of friends, Lizzi and Sara, AKA the Spooky Twins (they weren't actually spooky or twins but did have lots of strange coincidences that connected them), asked me to come up with a logo for their fledgling fashion empire. Here in this tiny sketch book you can see a few of my early working drawings.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

For The Love of Bellmer

This quick thumbnail sketch is of a detail from my favourite Hans Bellmer photograph. It’s a photo of one of his uncanny and sinisterly erotic girlish dolls ( La PoupĂ©e)

Monday, 18 October 2010

Me Ol Tearta Wearta

This poor loveless creature is of the same species as the Love Is creatures that I created for last year’s RCA Secret show at the Royal College of Art in Kensington, London.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Doll Parts

After I completed my Baby Kit sculpture I had lots of doll parts left over. This sketch is one of many that I made - some of which formed the groundwork for my series of gloss and line drawing Doll Part paintings.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Grimace Pebble

Not sure what I was thinking when I drew this one. It’s another one of the drawings that I came across when looking through some old boxes of sketch books. I seem to have made about four or five similar drawings and the only thing that it reminds me of is the interior one of the box sections of my City sculpture, where I combined a stuffed robin, some roots or vines and a set of my mother’s false teeth.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

How Does She Smell?

If I remember correctly, this quick scribble was a preliminary sketch for a magazine illustration that I did back in the early 90's. It's from the same box of old sketch books that I found and mentioned in the previous post.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Catboy and Friend

Having just found a box of my old sketchbooks I thought that I'd scan them and post a few of the finds. Here's the first one. The image on the left is of a study for a painting and for a collograph print that I made about 12 years ago. My sister, Tara, has the only surviving print and I'm not sure what happened to the painting.