Sunday, October 31, 2010

More Course News, and Iggy Pop!

This is the sketch I posted on Facebook a couple of days ago.


There is now the option to purchase individual tutorials and packages, then get your money back when you sign up for the full course! Go to for more info!

I will also be filming a new sketching video, more on that soon. :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Announcing new lessons for Advanced Caricature Course

Lessons will restart on the 3rd December, you can sign up here, or email me at .

You may be wondering why I am using an acrylic portrait sketch of Britt Ekland to advertise a caricature course? The reason is simple. Before we can exaggerate with control, we need to know where the reality is. Working 'on-model' is essential to helping us 'see' exaggeration. There are many other tools that will help with being able to see the correct exaggeration, all of which are discussed and put into practice on the course. I have several students are doing it at present, all show improvement in their work in the space of just a few weeks!

To those of you considering signing up: be prepared to work hard. I stress this at every opportunity, on the tutorials, in the weekly will get out of life what you put into it, and the same goes for this course. I expect a lot from my students- and have put a lot of work into the tutorials- but the desire to acheive has to come from you first.

So enough from me, check out the course structure to find out what you'll be doing week-to-week.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Marlon Brando

Oil on Canvas 70 x 100cm. This was completed over a few days, using Burnt Sienna and Titanium white. Burnt Sienna can go quite dark when built up thickly, so there was no need to use black for the darkest darks.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Work-in-progress, up close!

Here's a close-up of something I'm working on. For me there is nothing better than seeing the strokes of an original piece of art. Having fun with this one!

Monday, October 04, 2010

James Dean On The Easel...

Got lots of projects on the go at the moment, including getting a series of portraits ready for a gallery. The photo is of a current work-in-progress.