Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Phil Life with Skulls

My girlfriend (who needs to get her website sorted) keeps nagging me to do some work that's more colourful and cheerful. So here we are. A lil
doodle from my sketchbook . Although I guess technically it does still feature skulls...

Thursday, 21 January 2010

I just wanted to follow up on the fish sketches I posted last week. The 'dead neon' thing was referring to one of the scribbles that I'd drawn with a little skeletal body. However, since then, the Neon that I was drawing has in fact died, due to unknown causes. I gave him the proper toilet-based send-off this morning.

Thursday, 14 January 2010


A painting of my old running shoes, from my running blog. I'm pleased that I managed to keep this one quite loose and lively, as I often struggle with that.

Spot the dead Neon

The fighter (see previous post) has a solitary Neon Tetra to keep him company. I drew him quite a few times.

How about this for some wallpaper, eh?


Had a go at drawing my sister's Siamese Fighting Fish today. Quite difficult, as the little git wouldn't sit still, and the tail and fins flow around ceaselessly and shapelessly. He is a pretty gent though. These are ink & watercolour.

Hamsters & Cattens

I seem to have had a bit of a pet theme going on recently, so thought I may as well continue with it. Girlfriend's cattens Loki and Neko, and sis' boyfriend's hamsters, who I believe are called Colin and Emile, after the rats in Ratatouie.

Friday, 8 January 2010

A few more goalies

Okay there hasn't actually been any football recently due to the white stuff and a bit of classic British hysteria, but here are the last few keepers worth salvaging from my sketchbooks.

The rest are on the old Flickr again.

Maschera Veneziana

Still painting still lifes at Joe's occasionally.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


With the new year, it's time to crack on with a bunch of projects and bits I've had floating around for a while. Good intentions and all that.

is a little series of goalkeeper sketches I started a while back, largely to keep me busy while watching Match of the Day.
My rules, I guess, are to only draw from moving footage and not to 'fix' the sketches afterwards.
It's a good challenge to try to capture the movement & essence of poses & actions that can flash past, unexpectedly, in a very short space of time.
I think they're working pretty well as a set, hopefully expressing something of the ups and downs and actions of a keeper.

This blog isn't really the ideal place for large sets of images, so you can see the whole set on Flickr. I should be adding more every couple of weeks, so keep checking back.


Happy New Year y'all! First post of the year goes to my dog Oscar, whom I seem to have been doing the exact same sketch of repeatedly recently.