Thursday, 30 December 2010

Bill Murray as Jimmi Hendrix

Here's a recent Christmas commission. The recipient really likes both Jimmi and Bill so when his girlfriend discovered Bill had appeared on stage somewhere dressed as Jimmi the idea for this was formed. Someone told me this was all in reference to a recent film but I'm non-the-wiser so if if anyone knows anything about this I'm all ears!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

The Who

Sorry for the huge gap between posts. I've been working on all sorts of things which I'll post over the Christmas break. Here's one of The Who in their early days to get the ball rolling.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Dolly the Dog

Here's a quick portrait of a friend's dog (a chiwawa/ jack russell cross - or a 'chirussell') I did as a birthday present.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

AnnCanCan

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anncancan/131407513570895

Here's something I did for a friend of mine. Check out her facebook page using the above link. Fans of Gil Elvgren will recognise the pose. Let's call this a pastiche rather than a complete rip off!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Tara & Najee

Here's one I did for a wedding invitation. Tara's British and Najee's American, hence the conjoined flags in the background.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Friday, 30 July 2010

Magazine Mock-Up


I' ve seen this idea done a few times - a mock magazine or newspaper cover which portrays the subject as being big enough a deal to be worthy of a cover. In this case the idea came about as my client thought my initial background looked a bit odd compositionally - a view I had to agree with. The text really helped to unify everything together. Oh, and yes, the motorbike and private jet are photos...

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A recent Commission


Here's a gift caricature I completed recently - all done on my trusty 12" wacom cintiq. I'd love to upgrade to the 21" version as the only time I really got to see this full size (A3) was when I got it printed off! Oh well, one day when I'm rich and famous!...

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Me!


I've got a few projects I'm supposed to be working on but, instead, have come up with a new self caricature. I'd like to experiment more with screen and overlay layers in photoshop to try and get better lighting effects but, as I said, I'm supposed to be doing something else so its finished for now! This image may well end up on some self promotional material...

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Another Gift Caricature


This is a thank you present for a maid of honour and best man at a wedding. They've recently announced their engagement too so thought I'd make a bit of a feature of the ring.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

60th Birthday Commission


Here's one I've just finished - a 60th birthday gift for a guy who's just become landlord of his local pub. Here's the reaction I got from my client when I emailed her a jpeg - "Wow - that is fantastic!! I am really really pleased! You've really got him down to a t. Thanks so much. I shall make sure everyone is aware of your talents as they really do make fantastic pressies!" Made my day that did! Just got to get it printed, framed and posted in time now!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Ron Howard


I'll always know this guy as Richie Cunningham from Happy Days but since his time acting alongside The Fonze he's been a prolific film director - a few of my favourites of his being Cocoon, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and Frost/ Nixon. Anyone else like the idea of Happy Days The Movie?!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

You've got red on you!


A nice gory one this! Now I look at it again I think it needs a bit of work but at least its approaching being a finished piece of work!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Work in Progress


I've been having trouble finishing things recently. Here are a few caricatures I've started but haven't taken any further. I often find it hard to get back into a piece after a break. Maybe I'm not in the same frame of mind, I see the face differently or I worry that I'm going to mess up a potentially good piece! Anyway, here's Gil Scott Heron, Leonardo Di Caprio and Phil Collins - a very random selection I know. Hopefully I'll be spurred on to finish these soon!