Still hard at work on the Ted book illustrations, starting on the final artwork which i’ll be posting when its done. Also, been sent the front cover of the Tidbits newspaper article (below). Just got back from my UK adventures following PJ. Very tired, lack of sleep, legs aching, money gone, but has been amazing, met some great people. Now for the post tour blues…
Outside the O2 in London & after the show
some more roughs for the Ted book…
Another scorcher today, i missed it though as i was working all last night into the early hours on the Ted book and decided to be a lazy arse and have a lie in. 2 more days to go till i get all hot and sweaty again in Manchester. Have also been asked to donate a piece of artwork for a new online Michael Jackson book, can see details here http://www.conquista-online.com/MJbook.htm. Ted book is slowly coming along, will post some more roughs tomorrow and maybe next week can make a start on the final artwork. On a more serious note, the mouse hasnt been seen for days and the cat has disappeared too… this doesnt look good!
Phew! went to the most amazing concert ever – Pearl Jam at the Shepherds Bush Empire with special guests Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones and Simon Townshend (brother of Pete). What a show! Still not come down. Met Ed, Stone and Boom after the show, signed a few things and shook Eddies hand. Wow!
Sunbathing today, gave in to the pressure and sat in the garden. After all it is Sunday, the day of rest… well for some. The cat’s been back again, think the mouse has cottoned on and is in hiding. Heres some more roughs for the Ted book.
Apparently its been another beautiful sunny day in Doncaster, best weather of the year so far, apparently yes.. but im stuck inside working hard on these book illustrations drawing teddy bears snowboarding down mountains and yeti’s in caves. Brilliant! Its not all bad, the hayfever season has finally come to an end, I can now go back to breathing through my nose… and also my Elvis caricature (the red one) is being used in a US newspaper ‘Tidbits’ in Georgia, Texas for an article about the king, obviously… but the most exciting news is we have a tiny mouse living under one of the bird tables in the garden. It comes out every now and again and grabs a nut or two that the birds have dropped. The problem is, there is a big tabby cat that comes and sits in front of his little front door for hours on end. I’ll keep you informed…
A few roughs for the Ted book….
Arghhhhhh!!!!!!! work work work, coffee, work, work, coffee, work, work, coffee….. my daily routine for the next 4 weeks. Just 20.., just 20 rough designs to do, then the pencilling in, then the colouring in to airbrush, plus the print orders to sort out. And the website. And the bills to pay, plus the car needs an MOT, and the dog needs taking to the vet. And the accounts need doing. And this stupid blog that I wish i’d never started. And ive got to remember to eat food and drink water to stay alive during all this….
Have just been commissioned to do 20 pages of artwork for a new childrens book coming out next year called ‘The Extroidinary Adventures of Travelling Ted’. So, basically my whole month is pencilled in and i’m going to be working flat out on this until the end of the month. No sleep then :o). The story involves a teddy bear that comes to life and goes on adventures all over the globe. Will be posting rough designs here as i go along.
This is going to be a long one…. better stock up on coffee!