Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Proud eagle perched on his prey (gecko) & tree, surveying his manor. Monoprint

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

.....& Rip It!!

A work in progress. Yep, I've used the ostrich image a few times but I think it's a strong one & works well with an elongated picture plane. Perfect for a sheet of griptape, which is what this is

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Friday, 31 July 2009

Experimenting with some colour in my lino prints at the moment. Really pleased with how this one turned out

Monday, 20 July 2009

Further development of the previous wolf sketch. Stickers are done, tees on the way. Stoked!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Monoprint sketch of a wolf head. The early stages of a t-shirt/sticker design for my friend's band

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

R.I.P Bernie Tostenson

I have just learned that legendary skateboard graphic artist Bernie Tostenson passed away earlier this year. This man was responsible for pioneering silk-screen techniques unique to the skateboard industry as well as producing some of the most iconic imagery from the early 80's until his passing this year. Most notable are Sims' Hosoi 'rising sun' (which is still getting appropriated now!) the Brand-X 'Riot Stick' (See above. My first ever pro deck!), & various Flip boards including the Penny 'Cheech & Chong'. I think it's safe to say this man ignited my early interest in skateboard graphics & has kept me captivated ever since. R.I.P Bernie Tostenson

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Retail Therapy

I've built myself a shop over at Big Cartel. If you've got a a paypal account & you fancy a lino print then take a gander here: BONE IDLE BIBLE SHOPPE

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Poster Boy

I've been working on some posters for a local martial arts club lately. Here's some examples of ones I've created so far. I'll post the final one once the club has decided.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Recently I've been working on a birthday invite for my uncle's 70th. I've battled production issues with this image for a couple weeks now & in the end I had to settle for using stencils. Not a method I use often but it seemed a good fit in this case. Here's the results

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Good Folkes

Due to the effects of this economic depression the Folkes-Miller Gallery has been forced to close it's doors & sell up. I'd just like to extend my gratitude & goodwill to Mo for exhibiting my work & wish her all the best with future projects. The pic's of a large scale painting of mine at the gallery

Tuesday, 28 April 2009


Whilst sifting through some old work I came across this. I believe it was for a GCSE art project or something. Either way I clearly had no shame 'borrowing' from a 2000ad comic I had at the time

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Hero Worship

I got myself the brand spanking new Ryan McGinness book the other day & it's jaw on the floor incredible! I've always longed for one of his monographs but they're usually so hard to come by but not so with this tome. If you're a fan of his work, or just curious, I seriously recommend a purchase. With indepth interviews, recent paintings & an insight into his creative process it's a beautifully concise book

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

My favourite anti-hero of the moment Dexter Morgan...

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

I Ain't No Atiba

This photo, of Channon King, was taken about 10 years ago on my old man's film camera. Now, I'm no photographer but I know when it comes to skate photography you need a fast shutter speed. Unfortunately, this camera - A Pentax MV-1 - is fully automatic so unless you have maximum light & open the aperture right up it's slow as hell. In my ignorance I thought shooting this photo directly into the sun would help - DUH! However with a few tweaks at the developing stage the results were better than expected

Friday, 13 March 2009


A print taken from the previously posted lino cut. I'm having issues with the printing but what do I expect when my press consists of a sheet of foam & a household rolling pin!! Despite quite liking the unpredictable nature of this printing method I'm finding I waste far too much paper producing some totally unusable prints

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Soul Stealer

Lino cut in progress. Just about to print the first run; I'll post the results soon

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Make Tea Not Art

Super quick sketch/watercolour of two fishing boats moored on Aldeburgh beach. Yes, it has got a tea stain on it! I like how my tea knew exactly where to place itself though

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Glory Days

I found this gem of skateboarding nostalgia a few months back & thought it deserved a post. It's a TWS from 1989....yep, 20 years ago!!...with a tattoo-less Matt Hensley on the cover styling out a melancholy to fakie. Amongst the gold inside (Bill Danforth pro spotlight, Spike Jonze penned Paris tour) was a rad double page spread of Andy Jenkins'(creative director of Girl) Wrench Pilot comic. If you click on the image you'll be able to read it. Enjoy!
If you'd like to see more from the excellent Wrench Pilot series Clickety click Furthermore; your time won't be wasted if you pop by bendpress.com to view more of Andy Jenkins' great art & daily bloggings

Friday, 13 February 2009


Whilst cleaning up my struggling hard drive I found this photo of an old painting I did

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

A commissioned monotype print of my uncle's snow covered garden in rural France

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

A couple of prints taken directly from my old, used skateboards. I really like the marks that are left from skating & wanted to produce something that immortalised their usage. Printing them whilst maintaining the richness of the black ink was an issue hence the slightly faded appearance. Something I hope to rectify

Friday, 23 January 2009

All Hail...

A quick monotype print of the legendary John Cardiel. A nod must go out to Sam Ashley who's photo I used as reference. Check his site HERE

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

A lino cut of an old fashioned film camera...

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

This is the view from my studio this morning. I overlook the local water meadows so after a particularly heavy downpour I'm faced with a temporary lake right outside the window. Fortunately, it's high enough not to flood so I can watch the swans without the worry of floating away!!

Monday, 19 January 2009

Goodbye Tony. See you on the other side

Monday, 12 January 2009

My 13 month old son, Isaac, has been getting his art on in nursery lately. This is from his recent abstract expressionist period! A contender for the 2009 Turner Prize perhaps?

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

...and a Bottle of Rum

When I was in primary school the creator, JOHN RYAN, of the then famous cartoon Captain Pugwash came to our school. Whilst he gave a talk he nonchalantly drew a scene including many of the characters he'd created for the show. I was in awe of the skill, wit & dexterity in which he executed the piece & have cherished the moment ever since. Pirate ship linocut

Monday, 5 January 2009


A linocut of Siena town square as seen from the top of the town hall's tower. As is tradition, every year the locals take to the streets in & around the square to witness a spectacular horse race which takes part in those very streets. Unfortunately I didn't get to see the race but given how narrow & windy these streets were I can imagine it's a scary affair for both participants & spectators alike