Thursday, December 22, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens RIP

Sad news about Christopher Hitchens. Above is a sketch I did about a year ago that I didn't share for whatever reason. Below is a video of Mr Hitchens addressing a Baptist Church last year. The last 30 seconds are particularly amazing!

RIP.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

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.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Jeremy Clarkson

A sketch from this morning of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. If you live in the UK then you will probably have heard about his comments that have caused so much outrage. Here is a clip that is doing the rounds on the internet of his out-of-context words on 'The One Show'.


I'm not a big fan of Clarkson, I very rarely watch Top Gear, but the way people have reacted to this is extraordinary, mainly people on Twitter calling for him to be sacked. How can anyone truly believe that he would want someone shot? In fact he actually defended the strikers earlier in the programme, but the people complaining were probably the ones who didn't see that part of the show. It reminds me of the uproar by the church after 'Life of Brian' was released. Seriously...calm down people. This link might shed some light on it. http://www.metro.co.uk/news/883625-jeremy-clarkson-compares-shooting-furore-to-sachs-gate-as-21k-complain

To sum up, if Clarkson were a politician, I'd be extremely worried, but he's not, he just wants to sell his DVD, which by most accounts is storming up the christmas charts ;)