Sid in Sketchbook Pro and PS
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Monday, 1 August 2016
Sunday, 31 July 2016
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Had a coupla goes at trying to capture Mr Thunders a while back but never really liked what I came up with. Today I finally managed to get something I thought was nearer the mark. Keeping with the NY Dolls vibe: David Johansen's definitely on the list..
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Sunday, 24 July 2016
Sunday, 19 June 2016
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Sunday, 12 June 2016
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
I've tried drawing Mr Tarantino a few times in the past and never felt I got anywhere near a satisfactory take on his features. After a long break and a fresh approach I went with a flat line version and felt a lot better about the result. No doubt there's a more detailed, cross-hatched version 'in there' somewhere but for the present I had to make this intermediary stage to understand how about getting the basics down.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Friday, 6 May 2016
Yeeeeeeeeeees! Peaky Blinders back on the small screen! Celebrating with my version of Thomas Shelby as played by Cillian Murphy. I don't want to paint a flat cap again for a loooong time...
Sketchbook Pro + Photoshop
Sunday, 27 March 2016
Monday, 22 February 2016
Travis Fimmel as Norse smiter, Ragnar Lothbrok. Have enjoyed a few episodes of Vikings - a show about extreme Norse farming, as far as I can tell. Seems he'll lick you upside the head just for a nice plot for his carrots.
Caricature was hacked out on a cintiq and splattered with digital ink in Sketchbook Pro...
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Friday, 5 February 2016
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
A recent commission of a sports blogger for a company called Brainify - a Norwegian consultancy firm. My only brief was not to make him look too angry(!) so I slightly softened the attack of his eyebrows. All done in Sketchbook Pro - and an enjoyable one to complete...
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Thursday, 14 January 2016
That great voice, sadly gone. Despite the hairstyle I gave him, I'm not a Potter Fan - I prefer a Gruber over a Snape.
'Twas fun to try and put something down as fast as possible without getting too hung up on detail.
(Speed-paint in Sketchbook Pro & Ps.)
Monday, 11 January 2016
Very sad start to the day with the news of David Bowie's death. Am posting an old caricature of him from the vaults but I will look to post a fresh tribute to the starman in the near future.
Sunday, 10 January 2016
Monday, 4 January 2016
Sunday, 3 January 2016
Seems like you don't have to be away from the drawing board too long before another musical great is snatched away. This is the first chance I've had to attempt to honour in pixels Specials' drummer John Bradbury.
I remember thinking at about ten years of age, when hearing their album for the first time, that I'd never heard drums sound quite like that before. Check out 'Blank Expression' for a masterclass of rimshots on what soundlike biscuit tins recorded in a fire-escape...but in a good way.
(as Captain Barbossa - Pirates of the Caribbean)
First: Happy New Year!
Looking forward to getting some more great faces caught this year - in some format or other. Last year was my quietest year, caricature-wise, thought it wasn't through idleness: just had more non-caricature artwork going on elsewhere.
So, I'm kicking off with a post showing a couple of commissions that were completed at the end of 2015. Both were pencil and paper.
For those interested; I used a Rotring Tikky machine pencil with a 1.0 HB lead (could probably have gone a bit softer/darker) on 220 gsm cartridge paper. I cleaned up the final images in Photoshop as pencil scans can look a bit messy, but the progress pic of Rush is a good indicator of how they finally turned out..
They were fun to do - hope you like.