Thursday, 31 May 2012


The evil that lurked in the dark dark forrest was now confined to all but a faded memory.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Clumsy (Illustration Friday)

Here is my entry for this weeks Illustration Friday.  Unfortunately due coping with illness and other social duties I was unable to devout as much time to my piece this week so what we are left with I'm afraid is a rather rushed effort which I put together last night in a couple of hours.  Hopefully next week I will be able to conjure something more in keeping with the recent high quality that seems to have developed throughout the Illustration Friday community.

"Hey!  He putting some fire out."

Friday, 15 January 2010

Confined, Contained, Constrained...? (Illustration Friday)

Hi and welcome to another exciting edition of Mango's lard of art blog.  Choc-ful of lardy art goodness Boike!

Here's my entry for this weeks Illustration Friday.

Here we can see a happy(?) worker hard at work bashing some sums together "Confined" to his office space.

A chair was hurt during the creative process of this piece.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Lino Print for short story "For whom The Bell Tolls"

Intricate (Illustration Friday)

For this weeks subject I instantly thought of creating some sort of pattern of design with an intricate quality, I considered tree's as my starting point as nature is infinitely intricate.

As I was working on this piece I had a further idea to expand this image out So will be updating /uploading that sometime soon.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Breezy (Illustration Friday)

This is my take on this weeks topic breezy largely drawn by hand then scanned into photoshop I wanted to keep my image simple yet striking at the same time.

Colour is always an important element of illustration for myself as always I try to maintain a rule of thumb that less is more.

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Workspace study 1

Some still life drawing of my working area at home.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Down the Rabbit Hole (2006)

This was a sketchbook piece I did a while back which I touched up and applied colour in photoshop. Think I must have been thinking about Alice in wonderland at the time.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Celebrate (Illustration Friday)

Not sure where to begin to explain where this particular part of my mind this piece sprang forth from.

Suffice to say I had an idea for combining traditional Mexican Cinco de Mayo-esque dancers with a look not unlike the ancient Greek statue the Venus de Milo.

Messing around with the colours in photoshop I decided to make it an underwater enviroment.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Flawed (Illustration Friday)

An older image I dug out feeling appropriate to this weeks subject in that we all have flaws from the moment we are conceived.

Artwork created using etching plate and press later tweaked in photoshop.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Pale (Illustration friday)

This is a bit of a late entry for Illustration Friday however with internet difficulties I've only just been able to upload this today.

...A Touch Of Colour

A doodle page from last year which I have added a touch of colour.