Friday, December 16, 2011


Yay, Christmas hols are upon us. Seems to have been a very long term - everyone is ready for a break.
Been playing around with the robots and matching them up to an idea from ages ago. I created some pics of older, more 'curvy' ladies - belles - and did drawings based around the letter 'B'. Didn't get anywhere with them but have resurected the idea with my 'bots. These are just some quick prelim sketches - Big Top 'bots (as in circus type stuff!);

Have gone through the dictionary and have a lot of 'B' ideas fermenting away in my head - should keep me occupied over the hols!

Have a great holiday season folks.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

xmas market

Visited Hameln (Hamelin, of Pied Piper fame) Christmas market with the children today - weather quite kind. Lots of the usual stalls selling edible goodies and trinkets. Came across this chap in a little side booth using an electric fretsaw to cut wooden decorations. These are usually done nowadays by computer-controlled lasers but it was nice to see it being done traditionally (albeit powered and not by hand saw).

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Made some octahedronal (?!) decorations today - bit fiddly for the children but they managed!

On the run-in to the holidays now - visiting a Christmas market tomorrow - hope the wind and rain stay away for a while.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

'nother 'bot

Another robot, just doing what comes naturally!

pen & crayon, A5

Monday, December 5, 2011


Yay, just realised the blog 'hit'counter has passed the magic 10,000 mark. Been busy of late chasing paper/data, meeting parents and generally fighting the chaos that is the run up to Christmas in a primary school! Managed to scribble a few xmas robot designs in a few spare minutes - not for sale (much too late to market them), just as one-off originals to be sent as and when.