The bassist's bassist and musical outlier, Jaco Pastorius; showing off his bendy thumb.
Saturday, 11 February 2017
Thursday, 9 February 2017
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
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
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
Best wishes for 2017, everyone...
Thursday, 15 December 2016
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Saturday, 10 December 2016
Friday, 9 December 2016
Thursday, 1 December 2016
Monday, 31 October 2016
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Sunday, 16 October 2016
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Friday, 7 October 2016
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
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
...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
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
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
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.