Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Illustration friday

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Animation history

No new drawings to post so I thought I'd shift gears. First off I'm currently reading Shamus Culhane's autobiography entitled "Talking animals and other people". A fascinating first hand account of the very begining of the animation industry and his life working in it and the people he's worked with. Most copies are out of print now but you can hopefully find a copy in your local library like I did.
Another good book along these lines is "The Moose that roared". A great book as well mainly focusing on Jay Ward and Rocky and Bullwinkle. After reading that book one is left with that old saying "Some things never change".

Finaly I should point out that I have jumped on yet another bandwagon and have opened an online store through Cafe Press. Feel free to browse and shop. If there's enogh interest I will probably move it to a paying account where I'll be able to sell even more types of things. We'll see.
The link for the store in on the right with the original title "Subconscious Ink. Store".

Please come again.

Monday, March 20, 2006

My Kid Monday

Some etchings by Teleri(6)

Friday, March 17, 2006

St.Paddy's Day

There's a saying that goes " Shake any family tree and an Irishman is sure to fall out".
Today's the day to celebrate the little Irish in all of us.


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Book collection

Nothing new to post so I thought I'd share a little memory.

I, like many other artists and animator's, have a Lot of books. Books primarily for reference and inspiration.

One of the first books I bought in relation to animation was Walt Disney's World of Fantasy by Adrian Bailey. By no means was it The Illusion of Life (an animator's bible), but it was still full of wonderfuly inspiring images and photos of the artists who worked there.

This book still resides on my bookshelf along with The Illusion of life,Chuck Amuck, The Animator's Survival kit, etc.

It will always remind me of the begining, of that new found excitment, and of that funny feeling which can only be described as a cross between longing and passion.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Illustration Friday's

Here is my second posting for Illustration Friday's.(I know, I'm posting on a Wednesday)

I couldn't come up with anything terribly clever this time so I just coloured a couple of doodles.

The title.... Bugs.

Monday, March 06, 2006

My Kid Monday

Here's a sweet drawing my daughter Tilly did for my wife after coming home from the hospital.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


My first entry into the world of Illustration Friday.

I give you The Earl of Grey.