Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Lone Wolf Poster

Here is the first outing for my new Copic Markers and Bristol Board- A poster for Singer / Songwriter Lone Wolf's Liverpool Show next year. Very tight deadline on this one so I'm pleased with what I was able to come up with.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Sleigh Bells Poster

Awesome band: (http://www.myspace.com/sleighbellsmusic) Here is a poster I drew for their Liverpool show on November 12. I broke my Faber-Castell 0.18 half way through. Arr gutted!

These eyes, tho' clear To outward view of blemish or of spot, Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot, Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, not bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

TSCCC Never Records Poster

Print Poster (hence CMYK Green) for TSCCC Never Records Album launch on 6th November

And The Company Linguistics

Tyrannosaurus (pronounced /tɨˌrænɵˈsɔrəs/ or /taɪˌrænɵˈsɔrəs/, meaning 'tyrant lizard') from the Greek words τυράννος (tyrannos, meaning "tyrant") and σαύρος' (sauros, meaning "lizard"), is a genus of theropod dinosaur. The species Tyrannosaurus rex ('rex' meaning 'king' in Latin), commonly abbreviated to T. rex, is a fixture in popular culture. It lived throughout what is now western North America, with a much wider range than other tyrannosaurids. Fossils are found in a variety of rock formations dating to the last two million years of the Cretaceous Period, 67 to 65.5 million years ago.[1] It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to theCretaceous–Tertiary extinction event.

(This'll be a gig poster later today)

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Liars Poster

A work-in-progress poster design for a LIARS liverpool show in Static Gallery next month as part of Liverpool Music Week 2010. It's entirely painted in ink, the original is sitting on my desk now and looks really nice though I'm debating with myself whether to draw more animals in all the white space. *Subject to change...*

Post script...

This is done!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Perhaps it was a Ghost

"Perhaps it was a ghost," Jim said. "
Perhaps it was trolls," Dan said, who was always reading.
"Let's go in and see if there's any jelly left," Jack said. And we did that.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Central Station Frontpage

My artwork decorates the front page of www.thisiscentralstation.com today. That is tres cool. Thanks Central Station!!

Friday, 8 October 2010

The Two-Tongued Sea

All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find.

A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The Neighbour's Polar Cat

"We were so still, Eskimo-footed arctic marksmen in the muffling silence of the eternal snows - eternal, ever since Wednesday - that we never heard Mrs. Prothero's first cry from her igloo at the bottom of the garden. Or, if we heard it at all, it was, to us, like the far-off challenge of our enemy and prey, the neighbor's polar cat. But soon the voice grew louder.
"Fire!" cried Mrs. Prothero, and she beat the dinner-gong."

A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The Wise Cats Who Never Appeared

Sleek and long as jaguars and horrible-whiskered, spitting and snarling, they would slink and sidle over the white back-garden walls, and the lynx-eyed hunters, Jim and I, fur-capped and moccasined trappers from Hudson Bay, off Mumbles Road, would hurl our deadly snowballs at the green of their eyes. The wise cats never appeared.

A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

Monday, 4 October 2010

Christmas Room

"Were there Uncles like in our house?"
"There are always Uncles at Christmas. The same Uncles."

A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Gran's Garden

I spent half an hour this afternoon taking some macro shots of my Gran's Garden. CLICK HERE! to be linked to the Flickr Set.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Cervantes mail art

Here are a few shots I have taken of a parcel I designed to be sent to Miguel De Cervantes (deceased). (He is known to be buried near to the address on the label). The parcel is wrapped in my drawing of Toledo and the other art are drawings of mine inspired by parts of his great novel. I am still working on the contents...

Monday, 27 September 2010

T▲P▲W Business Card

Just sent this off to the printers. £10 for 250. Seems like a bargain so I assume there'll be a catch somewhere...

Leasehold Lawyer Logo

I designed this logo design for a company called Leasehold Lawyer last week...


This is my interpretation of Toledo in Spain. I have included some local indigenous Flora and fauna, landmarks and there is even a tiny Don Quixote, Rocinante and Sancho Panza in there cruze la plaza-ing.

Saturday, 18 September 2010


Following on from the previous image, here is another inspired by the Quixotic.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Don Qui

I have recently been looking at my old favourite book 'Don Quixote' and was inspired to draw this image I've called 'Don Qui'. I have been trying to add some fluidity to my work hence the rough lines and thick application of ink. I have always loved triangles and they are here in abundance

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Engorged Deer Ticks. They look like sweets though are actually terrible Arachnids. Here is a band called Ticks

Discovery 1

Antelope / Bear / Coot / Dachshund / Elephant / Fox / Giraffe / Hog / Ibis / Jerboa / Killer Whale / Lemur / Mandrill / Newt / Ostrich / Panda / Quail /Rhino / Skunk / Terrapin / Urchin / Vulture / Walrus / Xenopus / Yak / Zebra Finch

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Royal Variety

Here is the net for 'The S.C.C.C: Royal Variety' Digipak Album Artwork that I've just sent to the printers. Some songs taken from it can be heard here. I'm really excited about it coming out...

Thursday, 9 September 2010

My Albino Ladybird

I found this on my kitchen wall this morning and quickly took a photo before it flew away. I think it might be an Albino Ladybird.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Albert dock

I had hoped to make it over to Formby Beach today to take a few shots in the sun but unfortunately spent rather longer than expected (Spring) cleaning my house. Tomorrow morning I will be heading off to Manchester for a costume fitting (I signed up to act in a Richard E Grant war film which, as luck would have it, is being filmed at the end of my road) but anyway, I hope to finally have some free time to get back on with my drawing tomorrow night.

Oh and by the way, the shot above I took last night behind Liverpool Albert Dock. Still loving my camera at the moment...(if you click on the photo it'll take you to my Flickr set with about 5 more shots)

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


I've been spending a lot of time with my camera over the last couple of days. The link below goes to some shots I took in St Jame's Garden's in Liverpool (Which is pretty much over the road from my house). Most are shot on my Canon Digital Rebel XT with my Canon 100mm Macro 2.8 USL Lens...



My newly set up Flickr page...

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

9 hours + Deer + Ferns + Acrylic Ink. My fingers ache now so I think it'll have to be time for bed...

Monday, 16 August 2010

Drive Thru

I drew this picture I've entitled 'Drive Thru' last week for a Zine from Leeds for my good friend Jon Owen.

I have also bought a nice photo scanner this week so fingers crossed I'll be freed up a little to add a few more coloured elements to my pictures. Watch this space etc etc...

Sunday, 8 August 2010


'Boxers'. Drawn as part of my work for The Seal Cub Clubbing Club / Royal Variety album artwork

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Armadillo were silhouetted against the flowered carpet of the forest.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Some of my favourite animals all in one place. I'm dedicating this one to Grace Boylan for without whom I wouldn't have spent the last 12 hours colouring in tiny little flowers.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Articles, Prose, Lyricism: An arts blog from the keyboard of Nik Glover (worth bookmarking in your internet browser). I'm travelling to Espana in a few hours so will hopefully find some interesting things to photograph that'll end up as drawings next week. Hasta Luego, compadres!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Giant Anteaters and an upside-down Wing Walker. An illustration for an article about 'Wingwalker presents' for Bido Lito Magazine.

A Giant Squid attacking the Mersey Ferry to illustrate an article about Liverpool bar 'The Shipping Forecast' for Bido Lito Magazine.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

This morning I have mostly been thinking about Owls and Robins in a tree

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Illustration number two and my final for Bido Lito Issue two. I have a few narrative ideas in my head at the moment to develop this series with so watch this space for updates...

Saturday, 5 June 2010

The first in a new series of illustrations that I am working on. This is for a creative writing piece that will be published in Bido Lito Magazine Issue 2.

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