Monday, 20 October 2008

Sorbet face a la mode

In the park

Nothing that fancy or special, just a nice picture of a grey goose in regent's park.
There we go.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

More more drawings

Dug out from the 2008 sketchbooks...

Birds as individuals by Len Howard

Just started reading this book (from 1952) and it's quite wonderful. I couldnt resist skipping to the many photos in the book that feature Mrs Howard and the tame and characterful birds that seemed to endlessly hassle her from morning til night. It would be a pretty amazing experience to have a bird on your hand while you drew it, until it crapped on the page.
Anyway, an interesting book for birders/ists/oids...

Friday, 10 October 2008

Custom banjo strum stick

A fave instrument of mine that I bought from a maker called Blaine Horlocker, based in Florida. He makes various stringed creations that include strum sticks, dulcimers and electric mandolins to name a few. I couldnt resist painting up the Banjo, here's the body of the beast.
You can view his wares at
(Note the contact mike to the right of the strings...)

new sketch

Owls, their handlers and oscillations.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Electronic sounds from the living room floor

When I'm not drawing, painting, looking at or thinking of owls,  I'm playing around with my ever-increasing collection of sound devices. Big ups to Pete Hellicar, Tom Bugs, Nintendo, Korg, Rhythm Ace, Behringer, international circuit benders and my local wine shop - I salute you!
I'm planning some musical releases sometime in the not too distant future on a micro label I'm setting up with a friend, more info to come as the plans unfold...

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Limited edition t shirt

I did a small run of these shirts in dark grey over the summer.... what summer?
Available from The Three Threads in East London and online at the playbeast shop (see my links).

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Computer Arts Project magazine plug

My toy design work is featured in the next issue of Computer Arts Projects magazine, on sale October 9th.
Definately worth purchasing from your local newsagent vendor. Nice cover James.

Shindig! illustrations so far...

I've been contributing illustrations to the superb music magazine Shindig! for the last few issues.
The images below have been used (in order) in features on The Dukes of Stratosphear, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and early T-Rex.

What the...

Now for some older paintings

Here's a two small paintings I did on the kitchen table and quite possible now hanging in other people's kitchens.

new painting preview

Not sure what I'm doing with these new paintings or where they are going but they're fun to do.
This is one of the first of a batch I'm working on.

boxfresh x petefowler

The fruits of a recent collaboration with Boxfresh, in shops now I believe...

recent drawings

Here's some recent drawings that may end up on t-shirts next year...