Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Purson are another great British band on a great British label (Rise Above). This is a VERY rough sketch for a poster idea featuring vocalist Rosalie Cunningham. I was reminded of a Siouxie and the Banshee's LP sleeve as I was sketching... so I think I'll do something similar when I find it... It was very graphical and iconic.

GROAN... Ride The Snake!

British Doom lords 'GROAN' have an EP coming out shortly (called Ride The Snake) so I put this drawing together that features the naked bald alien woman from their split release with Vinnum Sabbatum..... would make a cool T-Shirt!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Let's party like it's 1986!

Rites & Rituals

Mount Salem are a cracking female fronted doom band (and a recent discovery for me). Check them out here. You won't be disappointed! I used the recent 'ritual' sketch for this design, re-drew it in Illustrator and added some textures via photoshop for fun!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Girls, girls, girls....

Well.... 2 girls... One is a student of the black arts... and the other is an Assassin... they are both sketches! I was thinking of using the top one for a single sleeve/ gig poster for Orchid or Horisont (or a band like that). The other was just a sketch that happened.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Album Artwork

I'm not allowed to show you the full cover artwork yet (for fear of any hexes or spells that may befall me)... but here's a sneak peak of some real live commissioned artwork.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Jazz Classics

Another recently uncovered Lost Jazz Classic from the Homeland Label. The Jazz Bats were/are a trio of Transylvanian troubadours that cut their teeth working with famed Jazz legend Django Reinhardt. This record (Nocturne in Jazz Minor) was a free form Jazz odyssey of the highest order.

Dance to the beat of the drum.

Quick lunchtime work up for a drumming Frankenstein's monster.

The Jazz Bats LP Sleeve sketch.

These Jazz cats are 'The Jazz Bats'... This is a sketch for the LP sleeve for their 1958 classic 'Nocturne in Jazz Minor'.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Lost Jazz Classics...

The Mummy's Lament, b/w Torn Bandage Blues.
Released in 1957 on the revered Homeland label.

A lilting Jazz guitar ballad by the 1100 year old Buddy 'Bandages'. Discovered playing in the Jazz cafes of Egypt by the legendary Dave Brubeck, who was on a 18-30's camping holiday with good friends Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Atomic Age Beauty

Another work up from a long lost sketch from a while back. It feels pretty nice to get a little 'closure' on these images (although this one isn't quite finished yet)... It's getting me back into a groove of creativity and I LIKE IT!!!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Full Moon Flight.

The Harvest moon is up tonight... just right for a midnight ride.


Here's a development 'sketch' of the Black Sabbath style gig poster I drew up recently.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Halloween 2014!

It's almost the season of the witch again... HURRAH! As such, I've been inspired to do some drawing (a rarity round these parts!) Here's a real quick Illustrator sketch up..... and I like it!!!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Gig poster

Here's another new piece of art... this time, for (former MISFIT) DOYLE supporting the mighty (former MISFIT) DANZIG at the Hammerstein Ballroom, NY as part of Danzig's LEGACY tour.

Doyle has such a strong visual appearance so it was a great little exercise in simplification, using repeat shapes...

Really pleased with this too!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Halloween Witch

Here's a Witch doodle I did over my lunch break that I'm actually liking!!

Thursday, 29 August 2013


I won't bore anyone who still looks in on my blog from time to time with excuses. It's been tough... I fell out of love with drawing... somehow, I burned myself out. I can sit with an open sketchbook and stare at a blank page for hours... no ideas, no desire to sully the clean white sheet of paper with a crappy attempt at being creative.

It's a mixture of 'things' that brought about the demise of my creativity... but ultimately the blame lies purely with me.

So, if my days of drawing are indeed numbered... and this might be one of my last hurrah's... here's a digital drawing of chewbacca... sadly... I don't like it!


Friday, 5 July 2013


It's witchcraft baby! Here's the revised artwork with the original sketch thrown in to the mix... just need to add a band logo and a show date then 'Hey presto!' Job done!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Earth Witch

Work in progress poster design for (an as yet undecided) band, using the recently sketched queen. I recreated her in illustrator... but may play around with the original drawing when I get a chance.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Despicable me

Millions of Minions.

Photoshop shape experiment.

Dead things

Children shouldn't play with dead things........

A Photoshop experiment.

Huntress - Starbound Beast

Sketch of vocalist Jill Janus. Based on the cover art for the new Huntress LP - 'Starbound Beast'

Queen of the dead

Beware the Queen of the dead, and those who dwell in dark places...... they will forever pester your for small change.

Girls, Girls, Girls...

A few recent sketches I'm pretty happy with! Sorry for the crappy phone pictures... will break the scanner out  one of these days. Who knows, I might even work some of them up into finished pieces and get back to doing some proper artwork!

Thursday, 6 June 2013


Work in progress poster for the Misfits forthcoming show at the UK's Rebellion Festival. Prefer the sketch I posted recently, but there's something in this illustration that is compelling me to carry on with it... not sure what 'it' is at the moment though!

Blood Ceremony (revised)

Playing about with the Blood Ceremony poster. Didn't feel that the face fitted in the original version... this is still a bit of a 'work in progress' but it 'feels' much better... and creepier!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Witch Hunters (Sketch)

Watched Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters last night... it was alright... Famke Jansen was great in it!! Here's a sketch I did this morning of the titular heroes!

Friday, 31 May 2013

Dead Composer

Strange sketch I did of a dead composer... I wonder if this was a subconscious statement on the death of the music industry?.... Nah, just a dead composer!


A few more recent sketches that I like! (particularly the rainbow bear at the top).

Gig Poster (Sketch) - SOUNDGARDEN

Saw a full page ad in the latest issue of Metal Hammer for an upcoming UK tour by the reunited Soundgarden. It was a bit boring... which inspired me to put this sketch together. Really pleased with it, and have an idea for the colourways that pays homage to Louder Than Love.

Huntress - Starbound Beast

Here's another sketch, this time in relation to the forthcoming second album from the Jill Janus led HUNTRESS. Starbound Beast, due out in June on purple vinyl!! Here's the sleeve art for it.

Gig Poster Sketch - The Misfits.

Sketch and inked version for a poster for The Misfits 2013 UK tour.

Gig Poster Idea.

Here's a thumbnail sketch for a poster/sleeve design for the band Caravan Of Whores.

Sketch - Wood Nymph.

Another forest inspired sketch - A Wood Nymph.

Sketch time - Rodney Matthews style minstrel.

Sorry for the poor photo quality... crappy phone! Here's a Rodney Matthews inspired multi-instrumental minstrel from the farthest reaches of the unknown forest (who has appeared on the blog a long time ago, when he was last passing through).

Inspiration artwork

Here's some great sleeve artwork, that I'm finding really inspiring at the moment.