Thursday, 23 February 2017

Jaco Pastorius


The bassist's bassist and musical outlier, Jaco Pastorius; showing off his bendy thumb.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Kellyanne Conway


For facts sake—here's Kellyanne Conway! Remember folks; alternative faces are never lies—and that's the truth!

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Photoshop. Click on image for larger view.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Samuel L Jackson (as Jules Winnfield)


Watched Pulp Fiction again recently for the first time since it came out and realised what great characters for caricature Jules and Vince were. Then realised I had never drawn either; so here's Samuel L Jackson as Jules. John Travolta as Vince to follow...at some point.

Click on image for clearer view. Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Photoshop

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Dave Grohl: in colour



Had good fun doing this, though it's not best served by the final artwork being scanned rather than photographed (need a new camera as I can't get the focus to work properly). Next painting!

Tools: Markers, acrylics and pencils on A4 paper.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

John Hurt: Stage 1


I called this post 'Stage 1' as I'd like to develop it at some point to a more involved piece but at present I'm not sure which way to go. Maybe a b&w hatched drawing or a highly rendered colour version—not sure. Going to sit on it for now...

Tools: Sketchbook Pro

Monday, 2 January 2017

Adam Driver

I dunno why, but I just find things going in one ear and out the other inherently funny. Anyway, thought I'd kick off the new year with a face tug of Force Awakens' badass, Adam Driver. Not unusual for me to be one film behind the times...
Best wishes for 2017, everyone...

Saturday, 10 December 2016

John Cooper Clarke


Pleased to have finally got round to drawing 'punk poet' John Cooper Clarke, The Bard of Salford, himself.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Edward Hopper


Think I've ruined an oil portrait I was working on, so tried to claw back something from the evening by sketching Edward Hopper. Agg, aaargh, boo-hoo.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Inktober #9 Christopher Lee


Keeping Hallowe'en stupid.
A4 pen and ink drawing of Christopher Lee as Dracula—with a variant using a bit of mucking about in Photoshop

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Inktober #8 Jim Morrison


"Come on, come on, come on, come on, now sketch me, babe!"...at least I think that's what he sang.



Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Inktober #7 Klaus Flouride


Dead Kennedys' bassist - in pen & ink on cartridge paper. Will see him do his stuff in two days' time. Funland at the O2, yeeehaaaw!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Inktober #5 Paul Simonon...


...of  The Clash.

Tools: Uni Pin fine line pens, brushes and inks on Goldline watercolour card.
All words Copyright © 3am Magazine (Ben Meyers) (link)

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Inktober #4 Neil Young

Based on an old pencil sketch from years ago. Rusty never sleeps (again)
Tools: Uni Pin fine line pens, Pentel brush-pen, inks and brushes

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Inktober Drawing #3: Hell-ary Clinton


Think I've made her look more like a mature Catherine Deneuve here - Aggg!
Obligatory pen-placed-artfully-on-the-drawing just to show scale.
Tools: Uni Pin fine line pens, brush and ink on Goldline Bristol Board paper.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Inktober Drawing #2 - Florian Schneider...


... from Kraftwerk.

Tools: Uni Pin Fine Line pens, brushes & ink.

Inktober Drawing #1 - Theresa May...


...as The Termaynator. I missed the 1st of the month for my inktober effort and although this is being uploaded on the third it was actualy completed on the second. Can't promise one for every day but I'm going to try and get as much done as possible.

Tools: Uni Pin Fine Line pens + brushes & ink.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Now on Instagram...

Have finally managed to get my aching cortex around the process of setting up Instagram via computer. Maybe I've inhaled to much paint-thinners over the mis-spent years (purely in the pursuit of art, you understand) but an account has finally been set up and art scraps, processes and other related nonsense will be uploaded. If you've got too much time on your hands then go check it out. Cheers!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Kurt Russell


Did you spill Kurt's pint?

I recently rewatched The Thing - one of my favourite films -  which, of course, stars Kurt as RJ Macready. If the last time you saw it was on a creaky old VHS version taped off the TV then I strongly encourage you to check out the Blue Ray of the film. It's beautifully clear and everything holds up great - even the special effects, which was a surprise given the age of the film. The recent prequel film isn't bad but the characters lack the great chemistry that the originals had between them; all evoked in the funny, snappy and hip dialogue. Every fan knows the great quotes from the original - but can anyone quote from the prequel? I certainly can't.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

East Bay Ray

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Punk-twang-surf-jazz guitar god East Bay Ray from Dead Kennedys.

Dead Kennedys are coming to my town next month to scare the locals but the question remains: is the DKs the DKs without Jello? A jury convened down the pub last Saturday night (which comprised of some heavyweight fans) and remained out. No matter; still gonna go and tap a toe.