Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bad Santa

Ho Ho Ho....
Here's this month's post for the Collective Thinking Blog.
The theme this month is 'Bad Santa'.
Poor Santa.... but you know it's all going to be alright in the end, cos Santa's just that Cool!!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rain-Arse! Doodle for Dave

It's always good fun when your mates go on a minor rant that, amidst the smirking, causes a little lightbulb to spark up and there's nothin' for it but to get doodling.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Was commisioned recently to do a couple of cards. One for someone leaving their current position and one retirement.
One digitally coloured and then printed. The other, good old fashioned pen & ink and watercolour wash. (which of course didn't scan particularly well). Good fun mucking about with a paint brush though, hadn't done that in ages.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This is my first contribution to the Collective Thinking Blog. This month's theme was 'Incompetent Assassin'. Go check out the blog to see how it works and have a gander at everyone else's pics. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Biro Doodle 22/11/2010 - Robot

A biro doodle of a robot for Kevin from the Trinity Arts Workshop on comics.
He's making a very cool Art Book  of robots with contributions from everyone he meets.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dimension 5

This is 'Dimension 5', the story Gar Shanley and I submitted for 'October Anthology', the collection put together by Cliodhna Lyons for Irish 24 Hour Comics day.
When I eventually manage to scan my pages from the day I'll them post them.....soon.......soon-ish.                                            

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Biro Doodle 11/10/10

Lovin' 'Low Life-Hostile Takeover in 2000AD at the moment.
Dirty Frank is the business! Biro doodlin' on the bus, cos it shortens a long tedious commute like nothin' else.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Biro Doodle 01/10/10

Messin' about with a black biro, making it up as I went along.
A lot of fun... think I'll be playing with biros some more.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Digital Doodle: Grass

Been sitting in the sun, looking at the grass... as you do...
Damn, but sunny days are lovely.

Friday, August 20, 2010


It's not the Spam-Bot per se, but the gobshite who made him do it.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Full Monty

After a bit of a chat with Gar, we decided to put 'Some Blue Bloke' in it's entirety up on our respective blogs. 'Some Blue Bloke' had a limited print run of 50. While there are some left, Gar feels it would be a shame to deprive the world and future generations, so here we are, on the internet, for ever and ever and ever..... He has a doctors cert to confirm that he doesn't suffer from Hubris and it's not contagious anyway.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Colour Version

This is the cover and 1st page of 'Some Blue Bloke', by Gar shanley and myself.
We'll be flinging it out into the world this weekend at Edition Book Arts.
Do meander by, for a truly unique afternoon.

Friday, July 9, 2010


Working on a wee story by Gar Shanley...
Getting there. This is page one.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Googley googley goo

Supposed to be drawing... got sucked in to the interweb...
several hours later, did this quick doodle.
However, I have now found a lot of lovely weekend-away destinations in ireland, and have also plotted my travel arrangements and accomodation for at least three trips abroad.
Now all I need is an indulgent boyfriend or comfortable lotto-win.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Just pencil and paper today, quick doodle while cooking dinner.
One thing that's crap about summer: too hot to wear boots : (
I like my boots.... a lot.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Playing with pencils and digital watercolour... fun! I didn't spill anything and there's no mess...
Digital doodling FTW!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My New Gaff

Started doodling and got carried away.... had loads of fun though!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A loovial plane

This is a card that I've just done for a Geography teacher who's retiring,
preliminary doodles and a really crap photo of the finished thing.
Fun remembering the ol' school days and the grief we used to give teachers....
really, they're an amazing bunch. ( either that or they're misguided masochists).
I know I couldn't do it!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Black & White Version

This is the Black & White drawing of the previous post. Lil' Hilbo rightly pointed out that the colours took all the yummy goodness out of the thing. So this is what it looks like when I don't arse about the colouring.
Lil' Hilbo is wise in the Way of the Doodle!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bats & The Vampires

Time off is sooo cool. It means I can muck about for the whole day noodling with doodles like this. I love Batman.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sketch 29-05-10

Doodley doodley doo... have Tank will travel!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sketch 16-05-10

Little stories, floating about, slowly beginning to take form.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dawn Chorus 2010

Every year, in conjunction with Bird Watch Ireland, people organise early morning walks to get up and out and hear the dawn chorus.
This is the poster I did for this years gathering in the college campus in Maynooth.
So, everybody, up at the crack of dawn to stagger blinking into the light... it'll be worth it!

Sketch 03-05-10

Quick sketch, scanned and then playtime with the funky techie toys.
Found out how to make my own pattern brushes, hey hey: texture-time!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Team Tank - Yay!

A doodley-doo in appreciation for all their effort
Read more Tank Girl!!!
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Guiseppe Fatale

Ok, this is my favourite so far....
Guiseppe Fatale is an assassin, a hitman for hire.
He greatly admires Christopher Walken in True Romance. He wouldn't mind being described as 'part eggplant'.
Guiseppe is not a Sicilian, he's definitely not Italian; and his mates, especially Kate, don't think he's actually ever killed anyone.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kate Hawthorn

Kate is a mate of Joeys... Bright lass, bit of class...
but, if needs be, can kick seven shades of sh1t out of offending cretins.
Does not tolerate fools gladly.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Joey Chan

Making up characters who might get to be in stories...
Dunno, we'll see how it goes...
Always seem to have more than a few half-baked ideas running around my head. Should try to do something with them.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Getting Creepy

Muckin' about with the pencils again. Experimenting without reference to see if I could make this sufficiently believable to give myself the creeps... I think it worked.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pyramid Head

Okay, a little while back I did a doodle of the nurses from 'Silent Hill' and toyed with doing Pyramid Head.... so here he is.... the sound of scraping metal: shivers up your spine!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Companion Cube

'Portal': coolest most head melting game ever!
I want a companion cube!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New Look

Righto... Me 'n' my mate Hilary have been known to challenge ourselves to a doodle-a-day for a month. Being a sometime glutton for punishment, here goes another month of fun.
My doodle-a-day will appear on one or other of my blogs, depending on what I'm in the mood to doodle. (Being 'puredaft' I thought it was a good idea to have two blogs!)
To get the ball rolling... first post is a new profile pic. The above is the large/full version, for use on special occasions. The actual, everyday, version is off over to your right, knuckling down and getting on with what it's meant to do.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Longstone Comic Volume 4-Cover

This is the cover of the next Longstone comic which should be out shortly.
This is also another tentative foray into the completely digital way of doing things. Didn't look at a piece of paper, never mind pick up an actual pencil. Have to say, a bit of a head melt keeping track of everything, but wow, the digi-thing is fast. This took about seven hours, mostly because of the magic that is 'Ctrl Z'!
Oh, the illo is to do with one of the stories in the comic (obviously), but not saying anything because that would spoil the reading pleasure! : )