dwayne bell

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

unstoppable - curve

Watched 'Unstoppable' this weekend and very good it was. Had a geek out session on google earth and have found the curved train line which causes all the trouble, not actually in Stanton PA but Bellaire, Ohio. Fact.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Crumble friday

It's Friday, it's time for crumble. And look at that, I got the mother load.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

cracker toys

Cracker companies, take heed. If you're going to go the the bother of giving me a 'toy', make it worth your time and mine. Take a look at the above example, what good is that? Ok, I'm in my thirties but it would be quite easy to argue that the simplest of children would have trouble creating a moments worth of fun with that plastic travesty. To think, a ship sailed the ocean to bring this to my hand.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

snow & bikes

It may not have been the best biking conditions but it was a laugh.

toilet typography

Not created by myself, I hasten to add.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


I was recently charged with creating the banners that the university where I work will use at the up coming design your futures event. 7m wide and 2m high, exactly what photoshop wasn't meant for. Reasonably happy with the results but the file was so huge it just became difficult to amend issues in the time I had. I'm told it should stand out, so let's hope so.


Monday, 15 November 2010


Time for some new textures, today - ink.


When the inevitable lottery win comes in...

Friday, 12 November 2010

Where I work

Working on a promo piece for the uni where I work. This isn't it, more of a warm up.

Guardian cut 'n' paste


Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Guardian cut 'n' paste

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

sketchbook No.03

Friday, 5 November 2010

sketchbook No.02

sketchbook no.01

In the process of trying to get some good footage of student sketchbooks (for our page on the University web site) I used my own as a guinea pig. Might film a few more but will need to change the set up - I got cramp about half way through this one.

Friday, 29 October 2010


OK, so quite obviously influenced by this but as long as I acknowledge that, then it's fine.

saturday's paper


nelly boy

Forgive the further MTB induldence, here's some sweeet pics of my good riding friend, Neil (once again sporting our self designed riding tops). Photos by Ian Linton over at roots and rain.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


It's quite good fun just playing with colour and shapes. It's quite childish also. But mainly fun.

Monday, 25 October 2010

mark making

I'm just starting a new piece of work and was playing about with some basic elements and this happened. It's neither nowt nor summit (as we say) but I kinda fell for it. Those lines and marks.

black bird

Saw this cheeky chap, he just didn't care that I was only a few feet away and sat happily waiting for me to get the phone/camera up and running.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Journey to work

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


A process known as mapping, on the astrological tower clock situated in the Old Town Square in the center of Prague. Part of the 600 year anniversary of the structure.
The Macula

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Friday, 8 October 2010

illustration friday - beneath

Having just read Stephen King's, IT, the word 'beneath' was a great opportunity to create an image inspired by the story.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Helmet light (maybe)

OK, so no one, and I mean, no one, will care. The torch I mentioned on a previous and equally universally uninteresting post, arrived and using a rubber thing from a mud guard and some zip ties, I got it fitted rather nicely.
My motto - if it can't be fixed with zip ties, don't buy it.

red bull rampage

OK, so this was originally going to be the home of my illustration work but it has kinda morphed into a online scrap book of odds and sods. I'm happy with that though. So, on with the show.
Red Bull's infamous, Rampage event 'went off' this weekend and as always made me and many others look on whilst thinking "WTF!". Seriously, how do they get their heads round this sort of thing? I can look at something a few feet high for ages before chickening out. Some amazing images and videos on the web. These by Ian Hylands. Oh, and no one died, so that's good.