Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Digital Stars!

I'm proud to say that I have been included in a digital caricature exhibition of eight top UK and Irish caricature artists, including Ken Coogan, Neil Davies, Mike Giblin, Mick Hollinworth, JP McCarthy, Me, Niall Oloughlin and Craig Rogalski. Our work is being exhibited through the generosity of Colin Knight at www.digitaldesignservices.co.uk . So if you're in Edinburgh between now and the 12th December, check it out!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Michael Keaton

Just thought I'd post something on here so you didn't think I was slacking! I'm preparing some paintings for an exhibition early next year, which is taking longer than I thought, but it's fun to see them come together as they will in the show. It's going to be at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon, Surrey, and will run from 2nd February to 14th February. I'll post some reminders nearer the time.

The Keaton sketch is HB pencil and Chinese White pastel pencil on toned paper.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NCN Convention!!

Just got back from the NCN convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I had an enlightening time, meeting some truly inspiring people and artists. I am honoured to say I picked up two awards at the end of the week, one was 2nd place for Portfolio of the Year, and the other 6th place Caricaturist of the Year. I'm really proud of both, and look forward to bettering myself, in every way, and not just artistically, before the next convention in Ohio.

The top ten Caricaturists of the Year!

A few samples from my wall. The first is a watercolour of the lovely Kira.

An acrylic of the great Jan Op De Beeck.

A monocrome pencil sketch of Klaas Op De Beeck, Jan's nephew.

An acrylic of the awesome Taka Watanabe.

I also did a few others, including a digital of the Golden Nosey winner Jason Seiler (great guy btw!), but I was happiest with the ones above.