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Friday, 20 March 2009

Along Came a Spider

The big dogs are rolling into town pulling their owners behind them. I was cycling along the promenade when I saw one enormous dog, off lead, running towards a very small Yorkshire terrier, on lead.
"Benji, Benji ven...." the big dog owner cries but Benji (the size of a small tank) doesn't want to "ven".
The owner of the Yorkshire terrier panics and jerks on the dog lead so the little dog is hanging and spinning in the air half choking to death.
The other day I saw a guy with a dog that was waist high pulling him down the street so his feet hardly touched the ground.
I prefer Arthur, who is a mongrol Tibetan Spaniel who likes sleeping in the cupboard and has a robust sense of humour.

Thursday, 19 March 2009


I got a bit cross with this moron bee so I gave it horrible teeth. It's only like the tenth attempt. It's for a piece of music. I cannot draw anything this week.
There are people tidying up the garden next door. Actually he's Russian and lives down the road. This is a sign that Henry maybe showing up for a stay. No comment.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Blue Skies

Biannual haircut today. The hairdresser is full of a real mix of nationalities and the owner quite often has his speakers plugged into internet radio stations. He's just back from Thailand and plopped his laptop in front of me so I could see his photos while going through the boring process of a haircut.
It was bursting with people. It's another fiesta tomorrow so all the gentlemen were getting moustaches trimmed and the ladies having their jet black locks dyed blond.
The blue sky is done with paintbrushes I made in Photoshop. The ones I saved yesterday have vanished. All I ask is I get to do the cover of the "New Yorker" magazine just once during my time on this planet.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009


I just discovered how to make my own brushes in Photoshop. Take an old drawing , select a litle bit of it with a lasoo tool. Go to "Edit" click on "Define Brush". Type in whatever you want to call it and the computer will just name it the number of pixels it measures across its width.
It automatically saves to the folder of brushes you have open at the time. I'm going to see if I can make some ink splat brushes.
There is some kind of insect from Doctor Who land in the garden. I can hear it wolfing down the leaves from in here.

Here's a little inspiration.