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.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

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

Stephen Is Innocent!

Er, well, he's not, but the law is an ass. Today's absurd news made me want to caricature the great man Stephen Fry again.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Jack Nicholson


Jack Nicholson in Sketchbook Pro & Photoshop

He's 'just your average horny little devil', apparently...

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.

Click on image for larger, clearer view.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Young Blixa


Decided that a face that good deserves a second run. Hörst du mich?


Click on image for larger, clearer view.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro & Photoshop

Sunday, 19 March 2017

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.