Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson in Sketchbook Pro & Photoshop

He's 'just your average horny little devil', apparently...

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Evelyn Waugh Revisited

I've recently been looking at some old work and noticed that in the past, when creating a digitally drawn caricature, I seemed to have used a lot more marks than I generally do now. Here's an old image from 2010 of Evelyn Waugh that shows a level of mark-making that I would now probably avoid; not because I don't like the look but that these days I'm liking trying to achieve the image I'm after with fewer (and more 'abstract') lines. Nothing's written in stone though and I'm sure this kind of approach will swing back round at some point...

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Marcel Duchamp

Installation art; conceptual art; post-modern art; ready-mades: call it what you want, but I reckon it's all this guy's fault, gawd love him.

Click on image for larger, clearer view.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Young Blixa

Decided that a face that good deserves a second run. Hörst du mich?

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Tools: Sketchbook Pro & Photoshop

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Jaco Pastorius

The bassist's bassist and musical outlier, Jaco Pastorius; showing off his bendy thumb.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Kellyanne Conway

For facts sake—here's Kellyanne Conway! Remember folks; alternative faces are never lies—and that's the truth!

Tools: Sketchbook Pro + Photoshop. Click on image for larger view.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Samuel L Jackson (as Jules Winnfield)

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

Dave Grohl: in colour

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

John Hurt: Stage 1

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

Adam Driver

I dunno why, but I just find things going in one ear and out the other inherently funny. Anyway, thought I'd kick off the new year with a face tug of Force Awakens' badass, Adam Driver. Not unusual for me to be one film behind the times...
Best wishes for 2017, everyone...

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