Tuesday 27 July 2010

Joseph McCarthy

 "Have you no sense of decency, sir?"

Who'da thought it (apart from Joe)? According to David Aaronovitch's Radio4 programme last Sunday there were reds under the bed after all - and J-Mac was right all along, blimey! The thorny plot of the McCarthyite witch-hunt era has been dug over with a result that some awkward truths have been uncovered - which annoyingly challenges the long accepted script. Fascinating stuff which is sure to resonate stronger Sate-side than here in the UK.

Sunday 25 July 2010

Giacomo Puccini

 A quickish sketch of the Italian composer.

Vectortuts+ interview

Well, waddyaknow? You hang around for ages and then suddenly two come along at once. I'm talking on-line interviews, and if you really felt the last one left you wanting more then you can (apart from possibly getting out a bit more often!) click on this link to Vectortuts+ for some more ramblings by me regarding how I pitched up at the point I currently find myself.
Seriously, Vectortuts+ is a great site which like Vectelligence promotes designers and artists and gives advice and tutorials regarding vector based softwares. I'm not sure, but I'm guessing it's a state-side based site as some of my spelling has gone trans-atlantic, ha, ha! Check it out and hope you enjoy it!

Hurricane Higgins

Alex Higgins, who's hung up his cue for the last time aged 61.

Friday 23 July 2010

Yo! Dave Grohl!


Here's Nirvana's ex-sticksman and drum-maestro for hire; Dave Grohl. Would 'Songs For The Deaf' and 'Killing Joke' sound quite the same without his perfect paradiddles? No, I don't think so either.

Thursday 22 July 2010

James Joyce

Time has been tight here in Cook Towers with little time to spend pursuing the more enjoyable things in life; like grapplin' with the likeness of the great writer, Mr James Joyce; a free painted caricature awaits anyone who can prove they've read 'Finnegan's Wake' from begininning to end more than once!
Sorry, only jokin' with that last bit, heh, heh!. Anyway, currently working on an involved colour piece so hopefully it won't be too long before I can launch it into cyberspace.

Keep on scratchin'!

Monday 5 July 2010

Interview with vectelligence

©Copyright vectelligence 2010

Just to let you know I completed an online interview a few months back and it has now been posted on a new site called 'Vectelligence'; a forum showcasing news, tutorials and discussion within the world of design and illustration and run by Ilie Ciorba. Check it out here!

Sunday 4 July 2010

Diego Forlan

The aquiline Forlan, who with his explosive acceleration and awesome striking power, has been for me the outstanding player of the 2010 world cup.