Saturday, December 27, 2008

Illustration Friday, 'Clandestine.'

Dear Illustration Friday creatives,

Did your thighs grow exponentially this season? Mine did. 
Best wishes,

Right, let's get back on track...
I drew the following images using a Pilot G-Tec-C4 pen.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Illustration Friday: Rambunctious. Before and After.



Rambunctious: never used the word before, never knew what it meant, opened the dictionary, closed the dictionary, forgot whether it was an adjective, discovered it was an adjective then ceased to remember the meaning of the word, so I opened the synonym finder, then closed the synonym finder, thought for a bit, wrote down the word but clueless how to spell it, so I looked out the window to see if it was snowing, there was no snow, searched for the moon but I couldn't find it. Typed the word up on my image (in Photoshop), saved the image, uploaded the image onto blogger. Sat back, took pride, then discovered the typo. Abandoned the project. 

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Big Draw, St Pancras, Saturday 18th October 2008

Pop along to The Big Draw, St Pancras this Saturday 18th October 2008.  Join cartoonists Lou, Tanya Tier and me at our funky Time Travel workshop.  It's fun, it's fabulous and it's free. See you there. 

Friday, October 03, 2008

Illustration Friday: sugary

Originally, this ballerina had 6 meaty legs, however, in keeping with the Illo Friday theme, I stuck to a more palatable narrative.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Woohahhhhhh, I'm back.

Sorry about the blog blackout.  Been in a zone of zen. I thoroughly recommend it, it's better than going away on holiday.  

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mrs Larmour at the Victorian Reenactors Group

Here's a rough of Mrs Larmour as Queen Victoria.  It's the final image in my story.

Celebrate 70 years of Comic Mayhem at The Cartoon Museum 30 July - 2 November 2008

Cartoon Museum
35 Little Russel Street

Exhibition runs from 30th July to 2 November 2008

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Illustration Friday: Sour

Dear IF creatives,

Here is a wee lyric wirtten today in response to the word 'sour'. At first I thought of a Zifandel I drank yesterday but then decided against it.   

ta ta

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Belated spring clean discovery

This caricature of me drawn by the loquacious celebrity penman Martin Rowson was done last year. I think it's terrific.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mrs Larmour

Hmm, Mrs Larmour's becoming rather inflatable at the moment. A little consistency in the drawing is desirable, especially when handling such a voluptuous creature. Spent all day trying to draw her.  Am currently abroad at the moment so I blame the weather, mosquitos and um, my fear of the unfamiliar (including compters and Swiss German interfacing). Life is like bobbing on water, one never knows where one is going to end up.  A rudder would come in handy.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Illo Friday-worry.

Brian Smock, retired accountant and alcholic poet, falls in love with his next door neighbour Mrs Larmour. He's spent all night waiting for his lover to show up. Saddly, she fails to materialise. Enjoy.
Ta ta

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Observing the British at Home and Abroad 'Pont'

An exhibition of cartoons by Graham Laidler, 'Pont' 23rd April -27th July 2008 at The Cartoon Museum, 33 Little Russelll Street, London WC1A 2HH.

Friday, April 11, 2008

London Illustrators' Gathering, Tues 15th April 7.30pm, Clerkenwell, London

Fellow creatives, you are invited to attend a friendly gathering organised by the fabulous Mr Paul Bommer.

The Crown Tavern
Clerkenwell, London, EC1
Tuesday 15th April 2008 from 7.30pm onwards.
The pub is only a 5 minute walk from Farringdon tube.

Poster created by the very man himself, check out out his funky blog:

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Scales of Truth

A stomachful of home-truths can be a heavy burden, best lace it with positive messaging.
I enjoyed drawing this fellow, he's on the cusp of thickening middle age. I used a Rotring pen for this sketch; it's a bit like drawing in a straight-jacket (as far as I'm concerned).

Friday, March 07, 2008

Illustration Friday 'Garden'

I found it tricky drawing Churchill. Drawing likenesses isn't my bag, but what the hell, I did it anyway 'coz it's a good challenge for me and I need stretching. However, on a personal note, it does carry a great risk, namely in the form of having one's lights punched out if the subject dislikes my work.

The last time I sketched a real live human being was at a London comedy club in Soho a couple of years ago. A comedian came over to see the sketch I'd drawn of him. Reluctantly, I turned back the pages of my sketchbook mumbling get-out clauses (which stank of excuses) such as: 'it's only a rough' or 'I never went to art school' or 'my arm hurts' etc...Anyway, this bloke grabbed my sketchbook, studied the artwork for a bit, then threw it on the floor: 'That's crap, it don't look like me, you're really f*cking sh*t at drawing'. He was about to punch me in the face, so I ducked.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Dead roses for Valentine's Day

Apologies over my absence. My head is full of botany at present.
Here is a drawing of a diseased rose. Some organisms do not thrive on neglect.
Let that be a lesson to you on this day of global loving.
Feel the love babes.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Lousy Blue Monday

Isn't this louse a beauty! Love your inner louse.
You need never feel miserable again.