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.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Inktober #9 Christopher Lee


Keeping Hallowe'en stupid.
A4 pen and ink drawing of Christopher Lee as Dracula—with a variant using a bit of mucking about in Photoshop

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Inktober #8 Jim Morrison


"Come on, come on, come on, come on, now sketch me, babe!"...at least I think that's what he sang.



Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Inktober #7 Klaus Flouride


Dead Kennedys' bassist - in pen & ink on cartridge paper. Will see him do his stuff in two days' time. Funland at the O2, yeeehaaaw!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Inktober #5 Paul Simonon...


...of  The Clash.

Tools: Uni Pin fine line pens, brushes and inks on Goldline watercolour card.
All words Copyright © 3am Magazine (Ben Meyers) (link)

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Inktober #4 Neil Young

Based on an old pencil sketch from years ago. Rusty never sleeps (again)
Tools: Uni Pin fine line pens, Pentel brush-pen, inks and brushes

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Inktober Drawing #3: Hell-ary Clinton


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

Inktober Drawing #2 - Florian Schneider...


... from Kraftwerk.

Tools: Uni Pin Fine Line pens, brushes & ink.

Inktober Drawing #1 - Theresa May...


...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

Now on Instagram...

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

Kurt Russell


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

East Bay Ray

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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.

Friday, 23 September 2016

More Mick...in progress


A crop of a painting I'm reworking of Mick Jagger; started - and put to one side - a while back. Always a slow process for me, or so it seems, but it's great to have a physical piece coming together. It's actually going to be a painting of a digital version that can be seen here. I'm interested to see how the two will compare side-by-side: it will be a first.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Alberto Giacometti


'Turned out thin again..."

That's a bad art joke, folks.

Thought I'd sketch the famous sculptor, painter and draughtsman while I was waiting for an extremely late materials order to arrive. Better than swearing and pacing the room.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Iggy Interview



Iggy Pop - pencil sketch coloured in Photoshop. All words Copyright Pitchfork. Click on for clearer view.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Gene Wilder


Finally managed to find time to acknowledge - by way of caricature - the departure of the great Gene Wilder. He's looking kinda suave here though that wasn't the initial intention. Wonka, Frankenstein and The Waco Kid will be his defining roles for me.

Tools: Sketchbook Pro.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Ralph Steadman


One on my favourite artists: Ralph Steadman. Great fun putting this together. Click on image for larger view...

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + PS

David Johansen


No, it's not Mick! It's another New York Doll; this time lead man, David Johansen (minus make-up).

(Sketchbook Pro and PS for some b/ground stuff.)

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Chuck Close


Quickish sketch of the American artist, Chuck Close. If you're fan of large scale portraits - especially photorealistic ones - then Google him!