Sunday, 5 August 2007

Surfin' through summer.

























Been a while since I last posted an image, so here's a work in progress. It's missing some sun and waves, which I guess fits in well with this week's Illustration Friday theme "missing".
(Coloured pencil on Arches hp - 18cm x 18cm)
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Monday, 25 June 2007

Our tinny trio…







































…employ somewhat dubious canouflage to cover their escape from recycle row, via the bottle exchange.
This week's entry to the Illustration Friday theme "camouflage", and number three in the Blue Bin Series.
(Acrylics on aluminum beverage cans)
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Thursday, 21 June 2007

Vernazza, Italy


















Memories of a wonderful holiday in northern Italy last spring.
I'm testing out a new painting method inspired by Janice Ykema's (www.janiceykema.blogspot.com) paint-ink-then wash method. Thanks Janice!
(Acrylics and india ink wash on Arches cp – 26cm x 18.5cm)
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Saturday, 16 June 2007

Rejection...







































…turns to surrender, as the Don’s persistent advances toward Donna Candida eventually pay off. However, all is not well in the Recycle Box of Love. The Don’s intentions are not entirely honourable, as the Donna will soon discover. Don Tincano has an unfortunate preference for the large variety pack. Eventually, the inevitable confrontation ensues, with tragic results.
My entry to this week’s Illustration Friday theme “rejection”, and number two in my Blue Bin poster series.
(Acrylics on aluminum beverage cans)
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Monday, 11 June 2007

Dressed to kill?







































Early use of the business suit as a hunting blind met with limited success.
My entry to this week's Illustration Friday theme "suit".
(Acrylics on illustration board - 21.5cm x 25cm)
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Friday, 1 June 2007

Paradise realized (in ink and red wine)!




















Anchored in a secluded bay with good friends, good food, and good wine. This week’s entry to Illustration Friday on the theme “your paradise”.
(Red wine, dark rum, and ink on Strathmore hp – 27cm x 21.5cm)
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Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Just hold your horses!!

















My second Illustration Friday entry on the theme "cars".
(Watercolour and coloured pencil on Arches cp - 27cm x 17cm)
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Friday, 25 May 2007

Is everybody happy?!!







































My trusty Happy Mask for those occasional, and oh-so difficult 'moments'.
(Acrylics, polymer clay, and gold leaf on cardboard construction – 28cm x 27cm)
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This'll put the wind in yer willows!

















A 1931 Cadilac V16 roadster that Mr. Toad would be mighty proud of.
One nifty feature of this car was the lower headlights that turned in the direction the car was steered.
This drawing was originally done as a self-inflicted challenge - to create a black on black image.
I find it interesting how the eye tends to fill in the blanks.
(Coloured pencil on black illustration board - 30cm x 20cm)
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Tuesday, 22 May 2007

"I said re-sign, not resign!!"







































A small misunderstanding between Tony and the press.
This week's entry to Illustration Friday, on the theme of "signs".
(Watercolour and colour pencil on illustration board - 16cm x 20cm)
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Monday, 14 May 2007

Caught in the act!







































Poor Candice’s heart was crushed like a tin can when she caught Ken doing the can-can with that vending machine floozy.
But, hell hath no fury like a women scorned. Candice’s honour was avenged when Ken got his can severely kicked around the divorce court. He took a big dent in the settlement.
Candice is now married to a rich tea biscuit tin. They reside in a small curio shop in Canmore, Alberta.
Ken never recycled. He still works as a chorus line stand-in at the local tin can alley.
(Acrylics on aluminum beverage cans)
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Saturday, 12 May 2007

Lemons for sale!





















This rather unsprupulous salesman will sell you this car in any colour, as long as it's yellow. Buyer beware!
This week's entry to Illustration Friday, based on the theme "citrus".
(Watercolour and acrylics on Arches cp - 22cm x 18.5cm)
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Monday, 7 May 2007

Neighbours







































We all have different ways of coping with noisy neighbours.
My take on this week's Illustration Friday theme "neighbour".
Please click on the image for a better look at the detail.
(Ink and watercolour on illustration board - 17cm x 35cm)

Thursday, 3 May 2007

Tulips







































(Acrylics on canvas - 30cm x 60cm)

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

St. Mary's Church







































St. Mary's Church, Cottingham, East Yorkshire. This church has a special place in the hearts of my parents.
This week's second entry to Illustration Friday's "remember" theme.
(Watercolour and gouache on Arches cp - 23cm x 33cm)
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Saturday, 28 April 2007

In memory of Sara's stepmum.
























To Sara, with my sincere condolences.
(Colour pencil on Arches hp, digitally modified).

Friday, 27 April 2007

Forgot to remember!







































Eleh couldn't remember if she turned the oven off before she left the house. This week's Illustration Friday entry on the theme "remember".
(Ink and watercolour on Arches cp - 18cm x 20cm)
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Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Tomb of the unknown artist.







































I created this self-portrait by scanning myself, various tools of my trade, and hints of my interests. The scanned images were then digitally pieced together to form this collage. No cameras were used, or abused during this process, although my scanner is sulking.
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Monday, 23 April 2007

Polar Ice Cap







































A polar ice cap can ease the pain on those mornings after. My take on this week's Illustration Friday theme; polar.
(Ink and watercolour on Arches cp - 20cm x 23cm)
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Sunday, 15 April 2007

Fortune, or four tunes?























Four tunes it is! This little four piece jazz band plays for your listening pleasure. My second submission for this week's Illustration Friday "fortune" theme.
(Ink and watercolour on illustration board - 25cm x 25cm)

Friday, 13 April 2007

Tapestry of Fortune and Fate

























I was intrigued and inspired by the Norse myth of the three Wyrd sisters, who weave the fates of humans, and gods alike.
Some of you may have already seen this drawing on my blog, but I thought it fit in well with this week's Illustration Friday theme. For those who like lots of detail, please click on the image to enlarge.
(Graphite on illustration board cp - 42cm x 42cm)

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Green Canopy







































Something I always look forward to this time of year is the appearance of the rhubarb.
(Watercolour on d'Arches cold press - 20cm x 27cm)

Monday, 2 April 2007

Nuttz 'n' Boltz







































The boys go for a stroll. For more background on this story, go to: http://jimwoodring.blogspot.com/2007/03/save-your-fork.html
(Ink on sketch paper, digital colour)
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Thursday, 29 March 2007

A flower by any other name...

























...Snap Dragon. OK, this one is stretching the envelope of this week's Illustration Friday subject, just a bit. But after I saw the mass of entries already submitted by Saturday morning, I felt I had to post something right away.
(Digital airbrush, using Corel Photopaint)
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Wednesday, 28 March 2007

An unfortunate anatomy







































Sober, broke, and badly drawn, the Visible Man ponders his misfortunes.
(Ink on sketch pad paper - 13cm x 27cm)
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Sunday, 25 March 2007

I spy...







































...with my little eyes, a watery morsel; or, why I gave up deep-sea diving and became an artist. This being my first submission to Illustration Friday.
(Ink and watercolour on illustration board hp - 16cm x 19cm)
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Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Spiral chime pool.























Ruminations of cause and effect, and the sounds of bells.
(Graphite on illustration board cp - 35.5cm diameter)
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Detail below.

Monday, 19 March 2007

The devil you say!







































Our Prince of Darkness debunks a few earthly notions.
(Ink on illustration board hp - 12.5cm x 17.5cm)
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Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Zoned out on plainsong



















There's somethin bout that there sound that gets ma spine all atingley.
(Ink sketch on bond - 15cm x 12cm)
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Pa







































My wife's father as I remember him; reading his paper and solving the world's problems.
(Acrylic on canvas - 41cm x 51cm)
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Sunday, 11 March 2007

Hex







































Contemplations of ordered chaos.
(Graphite on illustration board cp - 15cm x 31.5cm)
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Ripple Effect







































Watchin' them raindrops got me to thinkin'...
(Graphite on d'Arches hp - 15cm x 24cm)
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Friday, 9 March 2007

Summer Session




















Fond memories of conversations about art and music with an old friend, on a glorious August afternoon, in and around a small highland lake on Vancouver Island.
(Gouache and watercolour on d’Arches cold press - 41cm x 31cm)
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