Sunday, 4 March 2018

Roger Bannister

The great record-breaking runner who has died today.

Tools: sketchbook pro + photoshop

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ian Botham Charity Night

On the 16th Feb, Otago Medical Research Foundation held their annual fund raising dinner in Dunedin, New Zealand; raising money for various good causes. This year, Sir Ian Botham—English cricketing legend and world's greatest all-rounder (of course)—was guest speaker. Apparently, the usual procedure is to for the foundation to commission an artist to create a caricature of the speaker, or use a pre-existing piece of artwork, in order for the speaker to sign it before it's then auctioned on the night. So this year it was a kick for me to have one of my efforts used. It's an old one of Beefy (created in 2011), but it's good to know the old ones are still being seen. And above are couple of images: due to the unfortunately positioned hand shake In the photo I've posted the original artwork as well. Many thanks to Events Manager, Steve Davie for allowing me to post.

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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Amedeo Modigliani

Not really a caricature this, more a straight representation of the great artist Amedeo Modigliani. It wasn't drawn from a single image but is a composite using a few different source images as pointers—which, incidentally, is how I usually go about creating my caricatures.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

James Earl Jones

One of the many faces of the great man with the great voice—James Earl Jones. He is Darth Vader.

Tools: sketchbook pro + photoshop. Click on image for larger view.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The Amazing James Randi - sketch

Quick sketch of the famous skeptic, magician and debunker, James Randi.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro. Click on image for larger view

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Terry Hall

"Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think..." Terry Hall, lead singer of British bands The Specials, Fun Boy Three and the Colourfield.

Tools: sketchbook pro + photoshop. Click on image for larger view.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Monday, 15 January 2018

Jürgen Klopp

Current Liverpool football manager, Jurgen Klopp.

Tools: sketchbook pro + photoshop. Click on image for larger view.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Marc Almond

The Great face of 80's synth pop crooner, Marc Almond. Click on image for larger view.

Tools: sketchbook pro + Photoshop.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Philip K Dick

SF Writer Philip K Dick. Haven't read anything by him before but recently picked up The Man In The High Castle and was inspired to draw his face. Voila!

Tools: sketchbook pro + photoshop: click on image for larger version.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Norman Rockwell

A long overdue portrait of the great illustrator and artist, Norman Rockwell. Click on image for larger view.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Ps

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Officer K

Ryan Gosling as Blade Runner 2049's Officer K.
Sat down for BR last Saturday. Bladder just about recovered—mind still blown. Great film.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Martin Landau

A half-sketch half-painting of recently departed Martin Landau, who I'm sure is contemplating the hideous flared slacks he had to wear in Space 1999. Sadly, I never owned a model Eagle Transporter...

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Photoshop

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

David Johanson as Buster Poindexter

Buster Poindexter line-work over rough drawing on my lightbox. Early stage of what will be a digitally coloured caricature that should be finished soon.

Tools: Unipin fine line pens; brush and ink; medium-weight cartridge paper.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Courtney Taylor-Taylor

A screenshot of some linework showing Courtney from The Dandy Warhols. A full band pic at some point, reckons I.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Evelyn Waugh Revisited

I've recently been looking at some old work and noticed that in the past, when creating a digitally drawn caricature, I seemed to have used a lot more marks than I generally do now. Here's an old image from 2010 of Evelyn Waugh that shows a level of mark-making that I would now probably avoid; not because I don't like the look but that these days I'm liking trying to achieve the image I'm after with fewer (and more 'abstract') lines. Nothing's written in stone though and I'm sure this kind of approach will swing back round at some point...

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Marcel Duchamp

Installation art; conceptual art; post-modern art; ready-mades: call it what you want, but I reckon it's all this guy's fault, gawd love him.

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