Monday, 20 October 2014

Recovering from a Wedding Experience

Though the Bluewater Wedding Show was on the same day, The Wedding Experience at the Detling Showground yesterday was in full swing.
I had printed up an unholy amount of sheets for the fair and yet as it approached late afternoon I was starting to run low.
Met quite a few people who have already booked me and it was nice to receive several bookings on the day.
Always fun meeting new people and getting to doodle new faces. Even met one couple who were expert dog groomers and got a few great hints for when we get a Bassett pup later in the year.. began to feel like I owed them a fee! 
The only awkward thing at a fair is that I find myself having two conversations at once.. One with the people Im drawing and one with the people talking to Mai next to me... So apologies if I phased out while talking to any of you!
So another big thanks to Tina Green and the staff of the Wedding Experience.. You did us proud... again.
Once I'd finished yesterday I went straight off to work a wedding in Dartford.. and it was a busy one... Boy, do my limbs hate me now.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

National Doodle Day

A couple of months ago I was approached by National Doodle Day to draw a doodle to help raise money for Epilepsy Action. For someone with the pseudonym of The Artful Doodler you'd think I would be familiar with this unique and wonderful way to raise money for a very important charity. Well to my shame I didn't but now I'm very aware and very pleased to be involved.

Back when I was a teenager my brother had an accident at work which involved a hard blow to the head. While in hospital he experienced fit-like symptoms and was diagnosed with epilepsy. The diagnosis turned out to be a mistake in the end but in the process my brother lost his job and his driving licence and it took what seemed like an eternity to get his life back on track. I can only imagine how hard it must be to actually have to live with epilepsy and so it is great to see charities like Epilepsy Action out there trying to help.

Doodle Day took place on Friday 7th March 2014 and people all across the uk and beyond where getting involved. During the day I did several of my #randomdoodletimes on twitter, where people could suggest a random doodle for me to draw for them and it proved to be a lot of fun.

The auction on ebay is still going strong and features celebrity doodles from a lot of big names. You may also spot the doodle by yours truly lurking in there somewhere.

There's still time to make a bid. If you'd like to bid for my doodle you can do so here:

If you'd like to check out some of the great work the creators of Doodle Day are doing you can visit them at

May this wonderful day in our calendar continue for many years to come.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Derek Competition

To start the new year off I have produced two new caricatures for @GervaisFanArt's twitter competition.
Competition winners will receive one of the prints below signed by stars of the show, Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman and David Earl.

Competition ends Jan 30th!