Monday, September 08, 2008

Geldof and New Pencil


This was a fun sketch, and will probably be my next acrylic. The last few sketches I've posted have been with ordinary wood pencils, because last week I left my clutch pencil on the bus coming back from Scotland. I now realise how lost I feel without it, as I bought a new one today (see picture), and it's like putting on a comfortable pair of shoes. It's a Pentel Twist-Erase automatic pencil, with a 0.7mm HB lead.

25 comments :

Nelson Santos said...

Hey Paul fantastic sketch but some lines were loosen in the scan.

The Facelifter said...

hey Paul,

Is your old tech pencil purple by any chance? If so, you've not left it on the bus. He's safe.... for now! :)
Great Bob BTW.

Moyse said...

Thanks Nelson, not sure what you mean about losing lines? It's all there.

Craig, no this was one the same as the one in the photo. I was drawing with it on the bus and left it on the seat.

The Facelifter said...

Ahh righty, no idea where this purple one came from then, I thought it was yours? Condolences on your loss!

Antonio said...

fanyastic !!!

Nelson Santos said...

Paul if you notice the photo has more linework than your scanned sketch ;)

Jason Seiler said...

Not sure who this guy is, but it's a nice sketch . . . love your treatment of the hair.

Moyse said...

Seriously? You must have heard of the Boomtown Rats? Live Aid? Oh well, glad you like the sketch.

Thanks Nelson, I see what you mean.

Dave H said...

That is a great caricature. Geldof looks like an Irish pelican.

A lot of people in America wouldn't know the Boomtown Rats. "I Don't Like Mondays" was their only hit here. They were a great band. I always thought Geldof's lyrics were amazing. "Diamond Smiles" and "I Never Loved Eva Braun", just to name two, were remarkable happy songs about exeptionally grim subjects. Between 1979 and 1981 I lived in England and bought everything the Rats put out.

Edo draaijer said...

Great one Paul, love the chin!

Niall O loughlin said...

Worth saying again,,class!

Moyse said...

Thanks again guys.

Nicolas P. Villarreal said...

Amazing work Moyse! I love the painting of Billy Connolly and the head sketches...

Salud!!

Steve said...

Paul, your exaggeration is really coming on and you are nailing these left right and centre, way to go buddy!

Nicolas P. Villarreal said...

Hey Moyse, thank you for your comment. I already linked you in my page.....I love that painting of Billy Connolly ...


Salud!!!

Manoj Sinha said...

Hi Moyse,
Very good caricature. I like the bottem part of it. Expression is also nice.

dintoons said...

wow what amazing talent!! love your caricaturing style, its so extreme and exaggerated with lots of appeal and cuteness, and definitely not grotesque, as some styles can be...
would love to add you to my drawing inspiration list, thanx paul! :o)

Moyse said...

Thanks again for the comments guys. More posts to follow soon.

JPA studios said...

Alright mate, Great sketch man your stuffs looking great lately. I just starting to get back to normal after everthing be cool to meet up soon:)

marcobucci said...

nice exaggeration man! You definitely avoid those cliches.

Moyse said...

Thanks Marco.

Thanks JP, good to see you back in the drawing world, and congratulations again!

Pat McMicheal said...

Hi Paul, This is a wonderful drawing of Bob....His lower jaw reminds me of a kangaroo pouch or Pelican, AWESOME WORK. I spent about 1.5 hours yesterday reviewing your blog and I've enjoyed every post.
I found your blog from a link on Tom Richmond's page, I had to bookmark you!
I do realistic portraits but my heart is really in caricatures!

Gon said...

Very cool sketch, love that "Jay Leno" chin!

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ian said...

I love this sketch and can't wait to see it as a finished painting. Fantastic exaggeration and the likeness is superb.

love your work,
Ian