Saturday, December 03, 2011

Radio Times Spread- Christmas Edition

This is a spread for the Radio Times Christmas edition that goes on sale Wednesday, Dec 7th. It was finished earlier this week.

This was possibly the hardest I've ever had to work on an illustration, but I learnt a lot through the process. From first contact to finished piece was over a week, but by the time sketching and composition decisions were approved, I had roughly 4 and a half days to render, and I needed nearly every minute of that time to finish. Towards the end there was very little, in fact none, time for thinking, and it was purely a case of stamina and endurance that got me through it. There are many things I would like to fix if I could go back and have an extra half a day added to the deadline, such as repainting Andrew Lloyd Webber, but as that's impossible I have to accept it for what it is. I'm happy with the end result, and I'm honoured to have been asked to do it in the first place.

The celebs included going clockwise from the left are: Miranda Hart, Hugh Dennis, French and Saunders, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ian Hislop, Les Goodman, Jo Brand, Sandi Toksvig and Kylie Minogue.


Karl said...

Paul, it looks great mate, well done and congrats on getting the commission. Can't see a problem with Webber. Love Miranda's expression

Steve said...

Fantastic and the likeness is spot on! Cant wait to tell my family friends that my mate Paul did this great art for the RT!

Paul Moyse said...

Cheers guys!