Monday 29 March 2010

Tommy Lee Jones

This isn't the first Tommy Lee Jones effort I've drawn and I'm sure it won't be the last. With a face like that there're always new angles to attempt.  It's another digi-pencil job and it's a bit of a crazy ol' learning curve. There're certain frustrations that you don't get with a real pencil on paper but it's countered with some real nice advantages such as solid blacks and no erroneous lines. You have to exercise even more control with the cintiq as lines can wobble a lot easier so I'm intrigued to see if it makes me tighter with a real pencil after time.

Monday 22 March 2010

Knowhar'mean, 'arry?

Harry Carpenter, the 'voice of boxing' who's died aged 84. Thought I'd use an image from an earlier era...

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Moz Sez...

...not a lot, in this case. This is the background image used for a birthday gift for a mate who's a big fan of the veggie crooner. Hats off to big quiffs.

Thursday 11 March 2010

Henry Moore

Just playin' with my Digi-brushes...

Germaine Greer

Here's a pencil sketch of the feminist firebrand and cultural commentator Germaine Greer...or is it?!
It's Germaine, alright, but it ain't done with no pencil, brother. Reason? I finally got round to placing the order and I'm know the proud owner of a Wacom Cintiq ux21 - good times! I've got to admit I was a bit unsure about it when I first started out as it was a bit like slipping around on ice but with lots of practise I started to get the hang of it. I'm sure the eagle-eyed amongst you can tell the above pic's not the real deal but I'm amazed at how close it can come. Like a lot of modern technologies it won't abolish what's gone before but just sit happily alongside, offering some great advantages to creative art not to be found elsewhere. So thanks again to all those who gave their comments on their tablet experiences; the above caricature's for you.

Saturday 6 March 2010

Michael Foot

Michael Foot: 'Old Labour' politician who died yesterday aged 96. The obvious detail would have been to have him in his famous 'donkey jacket' (which was apparently in actuality a duffel coat) but I didn't want too much black, so I used a lighter coloured suit jacket from an online picture.