Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's Come To This

The book cover on the right was commissioned by Harlequin in 2004 the one on the left I discovered in a bookshop and was published by the same company in 2010. I thought I had another check coming my way but apparently this is how they do business these days. They removed my signature for the second version, which I think was a nice touch. And so it goes.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


On the way to the Bronx Zoo.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Alternate Side Of The Street Parking

This is one of my true joys in life, a joy which is enhanced greatly by the odd parking ticket. I was lucky enough to get one last week for being just 5 minutes late. I was smiling all day about that. The city makes approximately $1,000,000 a day from parking tickets so I really feel grateful at being given the chance to throw some cash into the mix, it's all for a good cause.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I think that's what they are called.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Coney Island

I drew this one from the boardwalk yesterday.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


This is what happens when dudes don't sit still.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Stranded in the USA, waiting for a plane to Italy, he doesn't look happy does he?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This Old House

This little beauty was just begging to be drawn.

Monday, April 19, 2010


For such is her name. My sister in law to be more precise. Topical news item, Trees and family should have been back in Scotland as of today but for a silly volcano in Iceland. April 30th is the best the airlines can promise, it's and ill wind as they say, Angie hasn't stopped smiling.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


He said "I don't mind if you want to draw me".

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Drawing Challenge

Katie and I have a go at the bicycle that came along with her Moxie doll. It's raining today but Yesterday we went to look at "Olana", the house that Frederic Church built on the Hudson river.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Nude Dudes

I've had the flu which my in-laws were kind enough to bring over from Scotland for me, I asked for a bottle of scotch but the flu was a nice alternative. In short, I haven't been drawing much so here is a old sketch from a life drawing class. I'm feeling a little better today so I'll attempt something today even if it's just a box of Kleenex.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010


Here is where we are for the next week.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


This is the other side of Niagara, I went into Frankenstein's House of Horrors later that night, it didn't scare me as much as trying to do this sketch.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Draw Off

I missed posting yesterday because we were driving up to Niagara, I haven't had the chance to draw much but last night I draw Katie on a napkin at the Hard Rock Cafe and she, in turn drew me. Nice.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I don't know anything anymore.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mr Grant

To describe things as chaotic right now just doesn't do it justice, I'm out of sketches for the moment but aim to get something done today and will certainly be hard at it over the next week or so. In the mean time here is Cary Grant whose real name was?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Carlton Ave

here is the finished drawing from last week, I had some help with the coloring in from niece Katie.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Another quickie, still on the hop. Happy Easter.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I'm on the hop right now and posting this just to get something up today, no offence to Chris who I'm sure is the salt of the earth type, I'll have more time tomorrow, fare well good people of the world.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Deer Head Lodge

Here is the beginnings of an under painting for this project, I'll be posting it at various stages, that will be fun now won't it?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Carlton Ave

This is the back of the house that we are seeking refuge in during bathroongate. I ran out of time on this so I'll be posting a more finished sketch later, maybe tomorrow.