Eye bat


I developed the below eye bat illustration by importing it into Adobe Illustrator and using my Wacom board to draw over the original drawing. It was my first attempt at this so I’m pretty happy.

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…this is to try and improve my “find me” result on Google etc….

Work doodle #4


I think I was inspired by Zap comix when I doodled this. Ive forgotten the name of the original artist unfortunately.

Doodles from work


I never have time to draw, even though I’d really like to. I doodle in meetings, so here’s one.

Rodent muscles in on couple’s picture in Canadian park after becoming intrigued by sound of focusing camera

From the Guardian newspaper

Smokers really annoy me!


I am an ex-smoker which means I’m extra sensitive to the whiff of nicotine. Everyday I wait at the bus terminal at Slussen, in Stockholm for my bus home in the rush hour. Slussen is going to get knocked down, the sooner the better I think, it’s now a pit.
Built in the 1930’s it was and still is an architectural marvel in many ways. The only negatives really are that it’s falling down and the bus terminal which is underneath the maze of twirling roads has zero ventilation from bus fumes and SMOKERS! It’s a filthy place, it’s dark and the noise levels are extreme, knock it down! Wow, am I frustrated or what! ūüėČ

I bought a new pen today!

Work is slow right now. I bought a pen today, a FABER-CASTELL 1.0mm. This is the first drawing with it. I like these lazy days of summer, next week I go sailing for a week!

Robert Crumb

I’m reading about R.Crumbs life at the moment, I really admire the guy as a person and as for his work, it’s really entertaining and his cross hatching is brilliant! I guess you could say, I’m a fan. Here’s a link to his official family website.

Food for thought with Mark Ryden

I really like Mark Ryden’s work, I see his paintings as a modern interpretation of the old fairy tradition. Children that are taken away by the fairies or the young fairies carrying out acts against the evil people of this world. Otherwise, I just like the way Mark sees the world, it’s a pretty strange place from his perspective.