Saturday, 24 December 2022

Angelo Badalamenti Caricature


Caricature of composer, Angelo Badalamenti; another big-hitter departure from the world of music.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo.

Friday, 16 December 2022

Caravaggio Caricature

 


Caravaggio! This crazy Italian's art swiftly became a favourite study in my schoolboy art history lessons: all those marvellous eye-popping canvases lighting his subjects as though a spotlight had been flicked on in a pitch dark room. He also confirmed in my mind that painters weren't necessarily wilting petals who baulked at real work and drooped under a light rain shower. When not mixing paints he was mixing it with the locals and took things too far having to split Milan because of a murder charge. It would seem as much paper was given over to his rap sheet as was for his preparatory sketches—you wouldn't want to stiff him over a commission. As he didn't post many selfies I referenced his painted portraits, checked out actors who have played him on film but mainly took a whole bunch of liberties to come up with something I really hope he looked like.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo

Sunday, 11 December 2022

Jet Black Caricature

 


Farewell to Jet Black, The Stranglers' long-time toiler behind the kit.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo.

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Wilko Johnson Caricature

 


RIP singer, guitarist and actor, Wilko Johnson. An exploding fireball somehow seemed an appropriate backdrop for this caricature. Twice round my digital drawing board for Mr Johnson—but well worth it, he had a brilliant face.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Keith Levene Caricature


RIP Keith Levene. A caricature of the punk/postpunk guitarist. Not many musicians can claim to be a founding member of two seminal bands.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo.

Sunday, 13 November 2022

Diego Rivera Caricature

 




Mug-mangle of Mexican painter and muralist, Diego Rivera.

Tools: Pen & ink + Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo.

Robert Smith Caricature

 

A face-warp of lipsticked lovecat and premier pop-goth, Robert Smith.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo.

Dia Al-Azzawi Caricature


Portrait of artist, Dia Al-Azzawi.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo

Robert Crumb Caricature

 


A slice of Crumb.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro.

Bill Evans Caricature


Face-stretch of ivory-tinkling hepcat, Bill Evans.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Gil Scot-Heron Caricature

 



'Bluesologist'

Mug-mash of the Jazz poet and singer, Gil Scot-Heron.
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Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo

Friday, 30 September 2022

Pierre Bonnard Caricature



 A (relatively) 'quick' 'toon of Post-Impressionist artist, Pierre Bonnard. Swipe for inky scratchings.

Tools: Fine Line pen on paper + Affinity Photo.

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Madonna Caricature


Madonna: 2022 model.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo.

Carl Sagan Caricature


The mighty Carl Sagan. I loved Cosmos. Although as a Brit I really should swear fealty to Patrick Moore, Sagan was modern and relatable and produced a brilliant FX-laden series that made for classic eighties TV: learning made fun.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo.

Lee Krasner Caricature


Face mash of abstract expressionist painter, Lee Krasner.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo.

Gustav Klimt Caricature


 Dr Gustav and Mr Klimt

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Affinity Photo

Sunday, 12 June 2022