Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Snooker Stars

Something I've been wanting to do for a while is draw lots of snooker players. Here are two to start it off, 'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan and Steve 'Interesting' Davis.

Friday, October 19, 2007


This is a portfolio piece that took me about a week, mainly due to the detail of the clothing. It was from a sketch I did a couple of months ago, and have been wanting to paint it ever since. It's oil on canvas, and the first time I've actually used a canvas rather than a panel board.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Rembrant Result...

Now that it's been announced over on the NCN forum, it's safe to announce it here too. My Rembrant was chosen for first place in the August/September Face/Off competition (see earlier post). First prize was an original gouache painting of Jack Nicholson (above) by Erik Gist, presented by Court Jones at the NCN convention in Reno. My thanks go to the judges for their hard work helping all the contestants through the challenge, and to the other contestants for giving me reason to work harder.

So, another convention comes to an end (sigh!). The NCN caricaturists convention in Reno finished with the awards banquet at the John Asquaga Nugget hotel. Sadly there were no awards for me this year (at least not for my convention pieces, but more about that later). Kage Nakanishi from Tokyo picked up the honour of winning the Golden Nosey, and it was well deserved. His work was fantastic all week. The quality of his black and white sketches inspired me to do probably my favourite piece of the week (above), a caricature of Kage with a very different composition, one that forced me to include only the necessary elements of his likeness. The entire piece was also an exercise in control, again inspired by Kage. The rest were a mix of oil, digital and pencil. From top to bottom, they are: Beachpony (Joanne), Chris Rommel, Pete Tomlin, Jeff Redford, Natekap and Brooke Howell.