Friday, 31 July 2009


Really quick Aardvark sketch on card board, which i added in photoshop, nothing amazing just trying stuff out.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Splatty splat

Some of my drawings with splattery bits


Pete Doherty

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Death by Jenga!!

What started as 5 grown up children playing with a pile of Jenga in a gallery in Newcastle ended up as the very first Coloured Vapour "Collaboration" between, Jack, Buffalo, Frost Jeffers and I.

L-R: Jeffers' tallest tower, Buffalo's wobbly tower, Frost's slapdash tower, Jack's stumpy tower, Elliefo's shantytown tower

Shortly after, our amazing Jenga city was partly destroyed by nasty children who didn't appreciate our masterpiece.

The Most Colourful of Vapours in July 09

Our first real month is about to draw to a close and I thought that it would be good to have a little bit of a best of, a bit like all those telly shows do because it saves them money except this doesn't cost us any money so you don't worry about finances on our behalf. Just relax and have a bit scroll down your screen and because not unlike blog posts, love is free and you could share some with us and tell us what other entries you liked.

So here you have, in no particular order, the Most Colourful of Vapours in July.

Instead of doing Uni work.....

I got bored and did another doodle, this time with coloured pencil


this is an EP artwork I did for my buddy VANSTROM, he supplies me with the beats and I supply him with the visual treats!!
(I'm in the middle of making the next one right now aswell.)

Monday, 27 July 2009

The Major Key

Boredom Doodle

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Fold a Kemp

Ellie, Buffalo, Frost and Jack will be busy in the North of England having a little bit of holiday for the next few days, and Frost will be busy for the next week. Things might be slow but hopefully other members will pick up the slack in our absence.

In the meantime we suggest you take a look at this site and consider taking part. We think its an important and healthy step in learning to deal with the existence of Ross Kemp. This hard-man geezer needs taking down a peg and this is the perfect way to do it.

Kemp Folds - Ross Kemps Face, Folded.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Doodle T-Shirt

New doodley T-shirt design available at Vapourtees. Click on the Vapourtees link on the top right of this page to buy.

Republic III - Flatiron Station

"Republic III: Flatiron Station"
Adobe Photoshop CS2 - 2.5 hrs


Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison pencil drawing i did this morning.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Minnie Mouse

This started life off as a pencil drawing. I drew the image from a fashion shoot that had been inspired by the eccentric style of Lady Gaga. However the colours I have chosen and minnie mouse print was influenced by a parcel that I recently received. These were both added digitally.

Alien design

Heres a bit of backdated filler while I do another painting today.

Nancy Boy.

Why not, eh?

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Fox Force.

The time has come for a side blog to be launched. Hurray! 
Fox Force is a place for doodle life from me, Buffalo, and it will be updated on a regular basis with cartoons and bits and bobs for some sort of entertainment. 

Click the link at the top of the page to visit, and keep coming back!


Old Mother Star

Old Star wallows in its fading embers, throbbing with its dying energy. Shackled and chained by the ones it fed and raised from the dirt and the earth, a museum piece finally cast aside at the end of her life. A dull hum fills the chamber, pattering over the edge of human perception. She's singing but there's no one to hear tonight but her birds.

She sits alone on her autumn throne in the Republic Museum of Natural History. The Old Star replaced by New Sun, and on the first day of her successors rising she sat in the museum filled with the galaxies wonders and sighed. She's the beating heart of what was Sol, ripped from the core of that bloated husk and replaced with a new, stronger heart. They said that the homeworld took precedence of the course of stellar nature and that she'd be compressed and suspended to rest in the vaults of the museum for all to see and wonder at, to teach the children of a time when it was her soft yellow light that lit the summers of their ancestors.

The Old Man Moon gazes down at his old friend from the vault opening, still spinning strong on his course but inching further and further away. He watched over her children from the heavens while she slept below the horizon and now they are grown the children and he have become friends. Upon him too as well as the Earth they live peacefully.

Old Mother Star weakens year by year but her glow still blesses the visitors who come see her in droves every day.

One day she'll die and her children will mourn her passing.

Some day it will be New Sun sitting in her throne.

The wheel rolls on.

Monday, 20 July 2009


Just a simple pencil drawing...nothing fancy. It's really an amalgamation of two photographs from an article I read about a relatively unheard of Newcastle based singer. Thought she looked cool so here we are!

Jonathan Cape and the Observer Competition

Last year I entered this very same competition and didn't win, but this doesn't stop you guys from trying.

"Jonathan Cape and Comica have got together with The Observer to offer
you the chance to see your work in print and win £1,000. Take this opportunity
to get your work read by industry experts. The judges are Joe Sacco (author of Palestine),
Simone Lia (author of Fluffy), Rachel Cooke (The Observer), Dan Franklin
(Publisher, Jonathan Cape), Paul Gravett (Director, Comica Festival) and Suzanne Dean
(Random House Creative Director).

The first prize is £1,000 and the publication of your story
across 4 pages in The Observer Magazine.
The runner-up will receive £250 and
your work will appear on"


this image was created using inks and acrylic paints


this drawing was done with graphite and pastel.

This was done primarily with pastel and chalk .

Speedpaint - Old Star

I dreamed once that the sun had been replaced with a better one toward the end of its life, shrunk and preserved and stored in the British Museum of National History where people could walk alongside it and look at it. This is Old Star in its Sun Vault.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

A Very Human Hitler

The project this was based around the word 'hybrid' or 'hybridity' (not that such a word exists). Alongside this I had Darth Vader, an excellent hybrid of man/machine, father/enemy, good/evil. This one is Hitler. Naked.

I thought I would strip him down (ha ha) from it being 'Oh look there's Hitler at a rally he wants to catch the bus and so do all those other people' to 'Hitler was actually a man.' Hitler's name is more powerful than the name Satan in today's society, and I wanted to un-nerve people and force them to consider the fact that he was once a child, and merely a man (albeit a terrible one).

Many things Maidstone

As part of a project on Maidstone. Maidstone is a boring place.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Something Boring for Terrible Bores

Here's something a bit different from what we usually post on here. Its an essay on the philosophy of the Author and his relation to the spectator, just taking apart the concept and applying it to the modern age. Its rather long and academic but someone may find it interesting to read about Barthes views on where culture, ideas and so on originate.

On Authorship and the Spectator



My creature design is now on a t-shirt for men, women and children. Just click on the Vapourtees link at the top of the page to purchase. THANKS

Future of Mankind

Submitted to the Observer for a competition.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Fashion Illustration

This is an illustraion I did for my last module at university. My theme was floral patterns and was designed with summer in mind.


These are two paintings done over some pages of a delightfully morbid Edgar Allan Poe book. The girl is just cos, and the screaming face was done during my college Foundation Course for an illustration project based on an extract from 'Under Milkwood' by Dylan Thomas.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Vapourtees Now Open


If you want a super awesome bear with antlers and a dog with a tree planted in its head fighting on a t-shirt then you're right in luck cause we're selling one. Its the first of many strange, varied and wonderful shirts we plan to be rolling out over the next few weeks and into the far depths of our murky human future.

New t-shirt design

A quick illustration i knocked out and put on a t-shirt 

Another new Member!

I'd like to welcome our newest member to the collective, Melissa Bailey. Melissa is 20 years old studying illustration and design at Sunderland University. She has a very defined illustration style that works wonderfully with any subject matter. Hopefully she'll post something soon :D

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

New Collective Member: Laura (ThLmn)

I'd like to welcome another of our excellent and illustrious friends to this growing Collective. Laura Aporado studies Animation at the University for the Creative Arts in Maidstone and hails from South London. Laura produces quirky albeit secretive work tailored well for apparel alongside traditional animation work.

We're aiming to get one more friend of ours involved as a member before we will take a breather. From then on we'll be accepting fresh blood through application only, so get in touch with us if you want to face our progressive and keenly socialistic and diplomatic solution to accepting new members.

Debbie Harry and Lithography

Pen drawing of Debbie Harry and background added on photoshop

Lithography print I did for a Uni project about Maidstone.