Tuesday, September 25, 2007

clock i made

here's the thing i made for my lovely girlfriend's birthday. a clock with a lion on it. it's based on an antique we saw that julie liked, but as i think you'll agree, it's much better.

Friday, September 21, 2007

pastel pic yeah

quiet week. another nice picture. yes thats right i did do a painting based on this pic too. i found the image on the ground in walthamstow thanks for asking.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

another piccy

Here's another one from the vaults. i didnt like it when i did it but i think its pretty good.
Meanwhile in comics, JBFCSS2 is gathering pace like a large round cheese rolling down a steep hill, and the preparations for the all new web funnies during October continue. 'citing.

Monday, September 10, 2007

more never before seen art

here's a couple of things i did a few years ago, and havent seen myself since we moved to bristol. the footballer is from my pastel phase, and the flamencos are coloured pencil (i was completely gay for coloured pencils at one stage) both pics are A1 size. i do want to get rid of a lot of my old art and prints and that but i dont want to chuck them for the sake of it, so i would be prepared to virtually give stuff away as long as it went to a good home. please contact me if you are interested.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

tv guide drawings

here's a couple of pictures from an old sketchbook. i used tv guides as reference material quite a lot due to their universality and their pointlessness. i used to enjoy this coloured pencil technique, and i'll post a few more things over next week. i've been a bit nostalgic about being a proper artist and i actually started a new painting yesterday.

Friday, September 07, 2007

banal pig's art appreciation society part 1

have a look at this picture pig lovers, what a beauty! we saw it in a charity shop in wells yesterday and had to "snap" it (didnt buy it though). It is an image full of enigma and symbolism. for example, the little bear is obviously out of his depth, standing still in a world which is always on the move; he clutches a pencil- a creative soul? and his bow tie shows he is part of a society which values appearance over personality. he looks up to show he has aspirations- will he ever achieve them? - i hope so.

also, who wears a yellow skirt, red tights and green high heels? -i like it.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

banal pig web funnies up and running!

there'll be no new work up until October probably, but i'm just getting the format right by putting old stuff on there, so any feedback would be appreciated- here it is! there will be a large fanfare etc when new (and exclusive) work goes up, featuring all new Crying Dog, Benny the Ballbag (from Cat Dad) Truculent Strawberry and a new recurring feature tentatively named "Office Funniez", which is a bit of a pastiche of the usual office based rubbish humour we see so much of. Gareth "Man Man" Van Brookes will also hopefully be contributing from time to time, so it should be non-terrible.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Ah, New Look

Yes i thought i'd have a bit of a facelift, so to speak. What do you think? it matches my myspace too. i am however a bit chagrined that i cant put a nice little picture as a header-i've tried loads of times but it just keeps loading forever with that irritating exclamation mark in a triangle.

Banal Pig Pics Brand New

New Banal Pig Pics from my entry to the observer jonathan cape thingy. these are three of the 20 panels of the strip, and i was pretty happy with it in the end, but the copy of it from my buttocks printer didnt do it loads of justice. edit- its come out a bit weird, but i like the composition on the cut off one- click on it for full image.