Voodoo chile

I'm happy with how this turned out, eerie as it is.
I'm super excited at the moment for my Melbourne trip in one-and-a-half weeks. It's going to be cold and awesome and baby and my sister and some puppies are there. We will be celebrating two birthdays and an engagement. Can't wait.

Lady stardust

New work and some details... from the 'rough draft' drawing. I really dig this one, and hope you do too... Weather is perfect just now, got some adventures with baby planned for the weekend... xo

Time out of mind

This is the artistic equivalent of a rough draft... but not really a sketch.

I decided I should only work on this while I wait for the new pens, in case I destroy more pencil sketches by taking to them with my current armoury of thick pens.

But it didn't turn out too bad... so here it is: the wrecked version of this idea.

King Hoodlum

There were some really labour-intensive aspects to this drawing, and I had a couple of goes at editing it because I'm not really happy with it.

I can't find pens with good mojo at the moment, which is a serious problem. I got one good run with the most amazing pen I've ever found, only because the thing that made it amazing was that it was running out of ink...

But the internet is back, which is exciting.

Live free or die

Every now and then I would pass a car with New Hampshire plates and the motto 'Live Free or Die' inscribed above the numbers. The highways are full of good mottos. But TS Eliot put them all in a sack when he coughed up that line about... what was it? Have these Dangerous Drugs fucked my memory? Maybe so. But I think it went something like this: "Between the Idea and the Reality... Falls the Shadow."

-- Hunter S Thompson, from Fear and Loathing: on the campaign trail '72.

Details. I'm still working out what the hell is going on in photoshop/backgrounds. But I really liked this drawing, which I think was a direct result of it being started on a scrappy bit of paper with spray paint smudged on it... I always end up liking the stuff that doesn't start out serious.


Yarrghh. Friday. The cute birds didn't work so well. It's hard to draw properly when you're trying to be sneaky, and are supposed to be working... but, as usual, you get the idea.
I've got something coming up that I'm super psyched on.
Maybe tomorrow.

Cookies and cream

My first attempt at colouring something in photoshop came out like this: Which is a little bit brutal.

Hangover Sunday is probably not the right day for trying new stuff.