Friday, October 31, 2008

Bill Murray

Just managed to squeeze this acrylic in before my flight tomorrow, I'm off to the USA for the National Caricaturist Network's annual convention. I can feel the buzz already, it's going to be loads of fun!!! See you in a couple of weeks (unless you're going to the convention, of course!).

Saturday, October 25, 2008

BB King

Another one for the NCN forum monthly 'Let's Draw' jam. Acrylic on canvas. BB King certainly has had an interesting life- fifteen children with fifteen different women for starters!! Wow!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Yet more video!!

A promotional video for my website. This was from last nights birthday party; everyone had a great time, and I'd like to thank the organisers for letting me video the drawings. And thanks also to my brother for filming that video. He said it was his first time using a camera, but I don't believe him, he did such a great job!

Got lots of things on the go at the moment which I hope to share with you soon, and in a couple of weeks I fly off to the USA for the National Caricaturist Network Convention. SOooo excited!!

Anyway, must get on, thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Stephen King Photoshop Painting Demo

Part One

Part Two

Well, as promised, the beast is here. The beast meaning Stephen King. Hopefully you'll find this interesting, it's the first time I've done one, let alone two, of these YouTube videos with speech. Please excuse the fact that I say 'Vertical' when I should have said 'Horizontal', plus any other verbal spluttering along the way! Hope you like it, thanks for watching!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Sarah Palin- Weekly Standard

Got the call for this late Thursday night, but it wasn't known who I'd be drawing because the debate (Palin/Biden) hadn't even happened yet. Did some likeness sketches of Biden before going to bed, but awoke to an email saying Palin was the one I'd be drawing. The Standard are a conservative paper, and Palin was to be shown in a favourable light. I decided to go for a simple heroic, head-held-high-after-her-victory pose.
The rendering was about 11 hours, finished with about 2 hours to spare before the deadline, just in case there were any corrections to come from the AD. There weren't.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Framing some acrylics!

Spent today and Sunday at my Uncle Doug's and Auntie Diana's house, framing some paintings. We're starting with the biggest two acrylics, Samuel L. Jackson (pictured above with my Uncle Doug, checking one of the joins) and Liam Neeson. These are made from scratch, routing and sanding the plain wood, and it's great fun! My Uncle is in his element (this was the first time he'd used his routing table). I've learnt loads about DIY framing from him, and I'm seriously tempted to buy some tools to do the same thing at home. I was fed very well on both days by my Auntie, for which I am also very grateful.

This is all geared towards a possible exhibition next year, although nothing has been booked yet. I'll be sure to keep you posted on that.