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.
Friday, 23 September 2016
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
'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
Saturday, 3 September 2016
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.
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.