Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
To say I'm happy to have had the chance to do this job would be an understatement! Front cover of a magazine like The Week was something I thought I may have a chance to do, in the future, maybe... but here we are and here it is. It was a lot of fun and I really hope I get the chance to do more. Here are the stages of the job, rough sketch, colour sketch and final - at each stage I got great direction to improve the picture and to make it work as a cover which was a really great learning experience.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I've made a few feeble attempts to caricature this guy before, this is the first time I'm happy with the result! Planning to paint this traditionally, but I couldn't stop myself doing a fully finished digital painting first!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Here are a couple of pieces done for The Wall Street Journal, the first one of the pianist was tough as I had a day to do it and the reference photos I could find were pretty poor quality. They wanted the guy playing the piano expressively. Did my best!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
which was based on The Beatles Abbey Road album cover was a big success, so I thought I'd think of some more ideas along the same lines! Click here to buy the t-shirt!
Friday, January 04, 2013
the magazine is really interesting. The items she is levitating are all related to her career in some way.
Well, time to get back to work after a brilliant Xmas break - as well as eating and drinking too much I've been doing a lot of work on the house, so there haven't been any posts for a while! Here is a selection of recent gift caricature commissions just to kick of 2013 ;)
Monday, October 15, 2012
All done finally with this painting now, very happy with how it turned out. First off, this is entirely inspired by Sebastian Kruger, unashamedly so - the guy always has been an inspiration to my work, and always sets the standard that (in my dreams) I want to achieve. In doing this, I've roughly followed the steps he takes in the hope of learning something. I think I have, and I started to get an idea of techniques I might want to pursue in searching for my own style. Here is a sequence of pics showing pretty much the whole thing start to finish:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Friday, October 05, 2012
This one is a subject I've done a large painting of before - Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day! A couple of days of painting and this is where it is:
Monday, October 01, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
I haven't done a large acrylic painting for ages and as I have a bit of space now in my office/studio room I thought it was about time I did one! I've wanted to do a picture of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander for a while (since seeing the David Fincher version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and so I got a canvas (150cm x 100cm) and planned what I was going to do. Here's the scary big white canvas: e-mail me ;) Now though I have a new big scary white canvas looking at me and a new painting planned - this one is going to ROCK! Stayed tuned ;)