Who's a lucky boy...

It's been 18 days since my last post. Why? Because I'm still stuck in a creative wastland. However, five days ago I became the proud owner of one of these baby's...

With this awsome gadget I hope to be able to research projects any where, any time, specifically when I'm at work ('cos, let's face it, there's fu#k all going on there). I've downloaded the Brushes app as this seems to be the best drawing program that I can find. I can now sketch on the go.

A couple of weeks ago I had an email from Illustration Friday, the subject of which was 'Muddy'. I had intended to submit a coloured version of the Swamp Thing/Man Thing sketch from a few months ago. As always, I was late, but the result is below. To tell the truth, this is only one af a few attempts at using my P.C. for colouring an image (yes that is a photo in the back ground).

It could have come out worse. See the result here.


Tips for better ideas.

Just found this. Perhaps it'll help my unproductive moods.


I've been off work since last Wednesday. My intention was to give my finger a rest (see previous post) and to at least think about new ideas and try to figure out in what direction I should take my work.

The finger's certainly had plenty of rest because I’ve done sweet f.a. (apart from grow a beard) these last eight days. Unfortunately the inspiration has eluded me. It's as though my brain has shut down and I appear to me unable to think in creative terms. The more I dwell on this issue, the more frustrated I become. I hope that this is a temporary state as I am slowly losing my mind (which might not be a bad thing). The only thing I could come up with was this rip off of a poster that my brother-in-law asked me to do for him. He'd seen this on the Pedlars web site and as he's too tight to buy an original he asked me if I could put something together. Still, I'm always glad to steal ideas, especially as it seems that I am unable to come up with original ideas of my own.

I’m back at the day job tomorrow and when I tell folks that I’ve done nothing with my time off I will at least know that I am not lying.