Saturday, August 30, 2008

Weekend At Craig's...

Thursday/Friday

First lady of California, Maria Shriver, for the Weekly Standard. Got the call (email??) early thursday morning, about an hour before leaving for a 10 hour bus journey to visit my good friend Craig Rogalski, and family, in bonnie Scotland. Tried doing some likeness sketches on the coach, but it was too bumpy, so they were all ditched. Got to Craigs at around 7pm and managed to get a better sketch, then got up early the next morning for the rendering. Saturday

After an enjoyable Friday evening savouring the local bars, Saturday was spent a)recovering, and b)painting this acrylic of Billy Connolly (who better to paint when in Scotland!!) in Craig's living room. Overall about eight hours painting time.



EDIT: I forgot to thank Craig for coming up with the reference of Billy for this one, so thanks Craig! Thanks as well to both you and Pam for the hospitality. Had a great time!

17 comments :

Ken said...

Love the Billy caricature, and hey hope you enjoy Scotland!

Craig mentioned you guys would be popping through to Dundee for some sketching? Looking forward to it!

Nelson Santos said...

ah the old Kruger orange background, nice one Paul the Shriver is gr8 ass well.

Anonymous said...

are you going to do a DVD as mentioned before? Just curious.. amazing skills dude.

Lash LeRoux said...

Amazing work as always, Paul! Thanks for sharing...

Neil Davies said...

Cool stuff, I don't know how you paint so fast!

Jean-Marc Borot said...

Please stop to improve !
You're already the best !
Do you want all the caricaturist from this planet to be depressed ?

Fantastic work as always.
Congratulations

Marion said...

Beautiful colours! Love that background, it works very well!

Edo draaijer said...

Hey Paul, Absolutely love your billy connolly.Did you use the orange as undertone to paint over the skincolor? Never thought of using such a strong color. Gonna try that!

bog_art said...

Wonderful job sir!.. just wonderful!..

Moyse said...

Thanks very much for the compliments guys. Amonymous...I will get around to the DVD eventually, I just can't seem to stop painting!!

Ken, great meeting up with you in Dundee!

Niall O loughlin said...

The skin tone on Billy is perfect!

galvinator said...

brilliant studies. great tutorials. billy's spot on.

PATRICK HARRINGTON said...

Love the Shriver, Paul!
Is she breast feeding something? I can't make it out...

Moyse said...

Cheers guys. She is indeed Patrick, that's the state of california she's breast-feeding. Bit of a metaphorical gag I suppose. I wasn't allowed to show much of the breast, for obvious reasons, and I didn't want to actually write 'california', I try to avoid text as much as possible.

Steve said...

Paul, super caricature my only comment is that the grey background does not work for me, the red and white I love and it pops out Billy's personality more, fun and outrageous comedy with no grey bits!

Angie said...

Great stuff here Paul! Keep it up!

theb said...

Nice... I love this piece!