Sunday, 28 December 2008


A quick trace of my Nan (felt tip) from a watercolour portrait, using my flash new Lightbox.

Little Confucian

As soon as I saw the photo in the newspaper I knew that at least a little painting/study had to come from it. In the original image there is a crowd of these little well behaved dudes, I only had time to paint the one. The book he is holding is no doubt a pocket size copy of the Analects of Confucius, the teachings of which emphasise Loyalty, Filial Piety, Kindness, Honesty and general good Humanity. The writings of and about Confucius heavily influenced the morality and philosophy of the chinese people before the destructive Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Winter Indoors

Nasty little computer viruses, pre christmas busy-ness and a touch of SAD have all kept me from posting anything up here recently. Mind you, a few portrait comissions and successfully selling Skateboard Clocks have meant that my away from web endeavors haven't been in vain.

Posted here are some roughs from my sketchbook that were warm ups for the aforementioned portraits. Also the initial studies for the first Wall-Clock-Deck (below).

Monday, 8 December 2008

More Smash Sparrows

After the swift sale of the first clock-deck, it was decided that I should keep these coming in the run-up to christmas.

On sale now at Smash Skates, Beccles.