Sunday, July 15, 2007


to me, the night sky provides some of the riches discoveries possible, whether you are searching for constellations or philosophies.

Friday, February 23, 2007


Friday, July 28, 2006


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Saturday, July 22, 2006

opposites - dark and light

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Sunday, July 09, 2006


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muh, not sure about this one... think the orginal drawing was a bit lifeless :s

Friday, June 23, 2006


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Sunday, June 04, 2006


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portraits are supposed to capture the essence of a person in an image. or at least, that's how i've always thought of them. i think of hands as capturing this 'essence' for many reasons... the most basic is that looking at a person's hands seems to make the person more 'real' to me. watching all the workings inside a hand as it moves (the way skin moves over the bones, etc), and seeing the veins up close to the surface, and knarled up bits of skin around fingernails, reminds me that we're all animals who work in the same way. so sometimes i like to look at someone's hands if i feel intimidated by them... it brings the person 'down' to my level ;)

i guess this is a self portrait then. when i drew this i was looking for all those little patterns you have on your hand in the skin, the sort of things i like to look at in people's hands to make them 'real'.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

angels and devils

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Monday, May 08, 2006


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with this i was aiming to bring out the shapes, patterns and movement i see in the flesh of an obese person.

Friday, April 28, 2006

under the sea

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Friday, April 21, 2006


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here's my robot dragon... she's made out of bits of car.

Saturday, April 15, 2006


'spotted' is a great topic for me because i'm interested in pattern and texture. however i know i'm unlikely to make a new illo for illo friday this week, so here's an old one instead. she's just been 'spotted'.

Monday, April 10, 2006


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when i saw the word 'speed' one of my first thoughts was of my dog... he's mostly greyhound. the way he moves makes other dogs look as though they are made of lead... although you wouldn't know it from this sleepy sketch. my other tenuous link to this weeks theme is the speed at which i had to sketch this, he kept wriggling...

Thursday, March 30, 2006

illo friday - monster

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been rather busy this week, so another "one i made earlier" :)