20 February 2016


It's been a busy couple of years, and while my back has been turned Google has messed up the Picasa gallery that hosts many of the images seen here.  Of course I only notice this when it's come crunch time on the film I'm working on ... My other blogs are more active, but it's nice to have this one as a sort of Greatest Hits album, so once I have a little time to kill I'll go back and fix what's been broken, and update with some new stuff.  In the meantime, you may patronise these other dispensaries:

tealin.tumblr.com - for images, mainly
twirlynoodle.livejournal.com  - for images plus occasional rambling and fairly regular radio listings
twitter.com/twirlynoodle - for links to the above two, plus utter inanity

Thanks for visiting!

06 December 2014

Cabin Pressure: Douz

"... With a little bit of all your money."
"I don’t
have any money."

Someone had the brilliant idea of listening to one episode of Cabin Pressure for each day leading up to the final two episodes, and I vowed to do a drawing per episode ... we'll see how that goes. I'm posting them as I do them on my Tumblr; they will trickle onto here in the coming weeks.

14 September 2014

On Display at the Tate Modern

Can't resist some good crowd sketching, even (especially) when I'm supposed to be doing something else.

31 August 2014

Radio(ish) Audience

These beautiful people all turned out to see (see) a test-run of a new radio show. It probably helped that it was written and, in part, performed by John Finnemore.

24 August 2014

About Town

I've moved to the UK, and have not taken nearly enough opportunities to sketch the beautiful and varied places in which I've found myself.  Didn't miss out on this one, though.

17 August 2014

Sarah Slean and My "Frozen"

Sarah Slean’s “Society Song” is my “Let it Go.”

The full story behind this is on my more talky blog, or you could just watch the music video and enjoy it unencumbered by my baggage. (I recommend listening to it before watching it the first time, as the visuals impose a narrative on the abstract lyrics, but it is a great video.)

10 August 2014

DIY Life Drawing

A very keen young animator in London, frustrated with the lack of drop-in animation-friendly life drawing on offer, has set up a life drawing club – the price for 3+ hours good solid gesture drawing is taking your turn to go up and pose (clothed).

15 June 2014

Seagull vs Starfish

It’s not a complete BC Ferries experience until you’ve seen a seagull trying to eat a starfish.

08 June 2014

Blackadder Goes Forth

My Blackadder Goes Forth marathon has coincided with the reintroduction of the doodle pad to my desk as a necessary sanity saver. As I plan to do some acting studies off it when I have time to breathe again, and don’t want to be struggling with design when I should be concentrating on poses and expressions, I need a shorthand for the characters, so whenever I glance over I jot down an observation, and am inching toward understanding.