The stop sign at the end of our street. The fading graffiti shows that it's more than 20 years old.
Monday, 2 December 2013
This is what my newest block looks like overprinted on itself. I think this could definitely work for clothing, and I'm planning (hoping) to make something before the end of the year.
Friday, 29 November 2013
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
This is the final version of the illustration I used as an example in my post about copying. It's for the Big Issue's collector's edition.
The version below is what the drawing looked like when it was finished but not Finished.
It's always great to have enough time to have a cup of tea and squint at a drawing for a bit, once all the essential bits have been filled in. The finished picture shows probably another 40 minutes of work: drawing propped up on one side of my studio, me stepping away to squint, coming back to thicken a line, stepping away again, coming back to tweak a bit more. It's my favourite part.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Monday, 11 November 2013
This is Emile, asking all dog owners to please leash their dogs when they're out and about. Even if they're beautifully trained, and drop to sitting at a click of the tongue. Because humans aren't quick enough or clever enough to catch all the subtle doggie signals that pass between two hounds. And humans certainly aren't fast enough to catch hold of giant boerboels that take an instant dislike to miniature schauzers.
Saying "That's so unlike my sweet boerboel/lab/rottie/frankendog" or "The little guy will be fine!" doesn't cut it. Apologising doesn't cut it either.
Leashing your dog when you're drinking in a pub on a busy street would be more helpful. Also when you're walking your dog and chatting on your phone. Or trying to get your dog into your car, while also herding your children and your shopping.
Or any other time your dog isn't securely behind a gate. Just use your imagination.