Author Archives: bash

Cars, cars…

More car line drawings: 1961 Morris Minor (affectionately known as the “Moggie” – revised version with bonnet lines removed), Dodge Durango, Toyota Prius, Triumph Dolomite (“Dolly”) Sprint, Rover P5B, Ford Escort Mk1, Volvo Amazon, Citroen 2CV, London taxi Austin Fairway FX4, Fiat 500, Saab 900 Turbo, Lancia Delta HF Integrale

All have both black line and white line versions, and are available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to print-on-demand products including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Open Theme

“Hideaway” (the Drielandenpunt forest – where the Dutch, Belgian and German borders meet – at Vaals (Netherlands) in the winter) and “Scratch” (a very well used antique leather desktop in a stately home in Norfolk) were awarded Special Merit and Special Recognition respectively in the Light Space & Time international juried photo competition “555” (Open Theme) June 2019

Available as prints direct from me, and also in my Redbubble print-on-demand shop where they can be applied to the various products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

More cars

More car line drawings: a 1961 Morris Minor (affectionately known as the “Moggie”), an Alfa Romeo 159 and a Nissan Juke (not exactly a classic car, but it is unique)

All have both black line and white line versions, and are available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

More car lines…

More classic car outline drawings: Hillman Super Imp, 1967 Pontiac GTO, Mercedes Benz 190, VW Karmann Ghia, Citroen DS, Jaguar XF

All available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

I’m enjoying making these, learned a lot about Gimp (especially layers), and honing my “style” – I like to represent these classic vehicles with as few lines as possible

Asteroid Day 2019

My three entries to the Redbubble Asteroid Day Artist Challenge 2019, all available on various products in my Redbubble shop

Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness about asteroids and what can be done to protect the Earth from a catastrophic event – co-founded by Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Dr Brian May among others, it is an annual global event marking the anniversary of the explosion at Tunguska (Siberia) that took place on June 30, 1908, the most harmful known asteroid-related event on Earth in recent history

My first entry is based on my close-up photos of a house brick, garden netting after rain and an old cracked, faded and peeling wooden doorstep; the second on a mosaic derived from a photo of a roll of bubble wrap (taken end on) for the texture; and the third using Morse Code for the trails (I wonder how many people will notice!)

Car lines

I created a line drawing of a Hillman Imp – my first car – for myself and was so pleased with the way it turned out (after many iterations, as ever practice makes perfect) I decided to do some more

The first drawing was black-on-white, almost on a whim I did an inverted version and uploaded it to Teepublic where it sold on a T-shirt within hours 🙂

So encouraged I made two versions of the original VW Golf GTI and Triumph Spitfire (both cars I once owned – the Golf also sold on a T-shirt within hours of uploading) followed by a Morris 8 (one of my dad’s favourites), a Ford Transit van (suggested by Chris, a vehicle we both enjoy driving) and a 1958 Plymouth Fury (made famous by the Stephen King novel “Christine”)

Available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Spring Photo of the Month

“Dandelion Life” won the Bob Books April 2019 “Spring” Photo of the Month competition \o/

One of the most common plants to appear in spring yet as a “weed” rarely photographed, other than the “puff ball” view of the seed heads. It struck me how very different they look when they get wet; rain showers being another feature of spring…

dandelion rain

https://www.bobbooks.co.uk/blog-post/photo-of-the-month-apr-19

Available to order direct from me on Prints and also in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic, Redbubble and Society6 where it can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Lizard

Lizard design based on my photo of a gecko on the outside of one of our windows, filled with various patterns from my other designs (rainbow mosaic, deep blue mosaic, red white blue mosaic and phantasma)

Available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where it can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc