Thursday, December 1, 2011

Anti-social Car

Anti-social Car

Doodle done in a notebook while listening to a police representative at a Community Area Board meeting talking about "vehicles seen acting in an anti-social manner".

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bank phone call doodles

Bank Phone call Doodles On the phone to my bank, while waiting for the call centre member to consult his manager, these two little doodles decorated my page of notes. Signs of stress? Hmmmm.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tree: Colour Scribble

Tree: Colour Scribble

Playing with colour pencils. Cheap ones. From Lidl. Doodled over a period of several cups of coffee.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Upon the thoughts of @helloitselliot

Sketch upon the thoughts of @helloitselliot at Belvedere cafe
Sketch upon the thoughts of @helloitselliot at Belvedere cafe.
This is one that almost got away. I'd forgotten I'd originally uploaded it to Twitpic.

City have a strong bench

HT Liverpool 3 Manchester City 0
Doodling in sketchbook while listening to radio commentary.
Summariser: “City have a strong bench.

Lamy fountain pen and digital colour.

Ooh! A lovely new fountain pen!

Ooh! A lovely new fountain pen!
A new Lamy fountain pen, bought in Brighton at Pen to Paper.

Thursday, April 14, 2011



Sketchbook doodle that developed ideas above its station.
Ink and watercolour. A5.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Three little doodlettes

Alipanga. Dancing and skipping doodlettes. Listening to ska by Don Drummond. Fountain pen.

Blobs (oily or otherwise). Pencil

Doodle with man, car and motif
Doodle with man, car and motifs. Fountain pen.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fine Doodle by Mr Emilios Hatjoullis

Doodle jam. I've seen it all now!
Doodle by friend 'Mo Hatjoullis who I've known since our days working together in the early 1970s at Brunnings Liverpool.

Thanks 'Mo. :-)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Charante River at Taillebourg

Charante River at Taillebourg,  June 2003
View from friend Paul's gîte in Taillebourg.
Rooftop of outbuilding, Charante River and bank opposite.

Caran d'Ache Neocolor water soluble crayons.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The birth of Roger Frames

Roger Frames - First Ideas
Very first ideas for the Roger Frames cartoon character and page masthead scribbled in a reporter's lined notepad.

Top scribble looks like a spiv!

Commissioned by Commodore Format (Future Publishing) in 1990. See lots more of Roger Frames here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Angoulême sketch: Walt Kelly's Pogo

Sketch of Pogo panel (Walt Kelly)
Pencil sketch of a Walt Kelly panel from a Pogo cartoon strip: original art dated 9 May 1955.
Sketch done at Les Musées Imaginaires de la Bande Dessinée, Angoulême, France in June 2003.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Telephone doodles

Telephone doodles
Doodles in a reporter's notepad done while I was listening to someone on the 'phone.
I've used Photoshop to edit out the notes I took during the call.

Monday, March 14, 2011

More Dave Cooper-isms

More Dave Cooper-isms
Doodles inspired by Dave Cooper's 'Porcelain Girls' (painting and preliminary drawing), 'pip and norton' (strip cartoon).

(A5 sketchbook. Pencil and watercolour.)

I am simultaneously entranced / horrified by Dave Cooper's art.
On reflection, that double edge applies to many of my artistic and musical interests.

George Grosz
Egon Schiele
Lucien Freud
Eric Gill
Robert Crumb

Béla Bartók
Alfred Schnittke
Poul Ruders

Just a quick shortlist. There are many more.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Three fingers. And different black lines.

Three fingers. And different black lines.
Comparing the quality of line from different pens and brushes. And some doodles with ink and watercolour.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

View from Tate Modern: October 2002

View from Tate Modern: October 2002
Pencil sketch in Moleskin sketchbook. View from the cafe terrace at Tate Modern looking towards St Paul's cathedral, River Thames and the Millennium Bridge.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Imagined hieroglyphs

Imagined hieroglyphs
Sketch for an ancient iTablet app.
May need to learn stone carving.

(Faber-Castell Pitt brush-pens.)

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Sketchbook doodle: Whodunnit?
Ancient worlds, ancient languages, archeologist, Dutch landscape artist, dead body.
It's a mystery.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Inspired by Dave Cooper

Dave Cooper Car
Sketchbook drawing inspired by ('copied' from) Dave Cooper - Porcelain Girls.
25 January 2011.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Moth planes. Or plane moths.

moth planes
Someone left the window open this evening.

Amsterdam sketches: September 1997

inconsiderate hairstyle
Inconsiderate hairstyle.

concert interval
Concert interval.

Gollem Bar
Sketch of customer in Gollem Bar, Amsterdam. Plus note of beers sampled.

Pauwel Kwak Tap
Crazy traditional design of glass for Pauwel Kwak Tap, which needs a wooden brace to keep it upright.

silver hair
Another customer in Gollem Bar, Amsterdam.

Memphis Guy's Heineken Habit
Sketch of guy from Memphis. Sitting at beer table during the Heineken brewery tour. Stereotypical American: loud, opinionated, egotistic. Why did nobody tell him?

zuiderzee museum restaurant
People in the Zuiderzee Museum Restaurant, Enkhuizen, Netherlands.

Brillenmuseum sketch
Brillen - Nederlands word for spectacles.
The museum's window featured these strange sculptural display stands.

Doodles from 1994

doodles from 1994

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Subconsciously Libya?

Subconsciously Libya?

While investigating what I could do with a new box of watercolours, this image emerged. In a week dominated by the revolt and strife in Libya it seems to have been influenced by those events.
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