Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Christmas 'pile' .......

A few bits & pieces from the upcoming festive season jobs - I've closed off my website to new orders until 2012 - great range of face types. Busy but fun !!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Tom Richmond's 'Mad art of Caricature'

I've got a lot of books on caricature, character design, cartooning and even animation. A lot of them get used frequently - some less so. I've just received Tom Richmond's new book ' The Mad art of Caricature'.

This is not one of those coffee table 'look what I can do' books. It is a 170 page comprehensive guide to the art of caricature that is destined to become a 'must have' for caricaturists world wide. 

I can see it being close and handy in the studio for years to come. It certainly won't live in the bookcase.

If you only ever buy one caricature book - make this the one.

Congratulations and kudo's Tom.

You can order a copy HERE 
..... have a view of Tom's Blog HERE - the blog, itself, is also a great reference work !

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Fleetwood Mac fan ..............

This a recently completed commission the client wanted the caricature, for a 40th birthday, of a country rock singer who is a big fan of Fleetwood Mac. Above is the final of her and below integrated into a modified photo of the band. The earlier quote for caricaturing all of them frightened the client off !

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Friggin' Facebook !!

'Here we go again' - 12 months after leaving AND requesting deletions of accounts, and assuming it was done. Whoompf !!!

They just don't get it do they ?

I'm given to understand there is an amalgamation of some of the social networking sites  - they've come up with very appropriate branding .....

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Happy New Zealand couple ...........

An 'export job' to Christchurch in New Zealand - I'm told they were well chuffed with the

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Farewell Mr Jobs

Sad day - a great visionary and world changer rests in peace.

..... thanks for all the toys - love them !

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Yeoman Warder Bill Callaghan

This time last year Nola and I were on holiday in the UK and had the opportunity to visit the Tower of London for the first time since I was a kid - a long time ago. Decided to go on a guided tour led by a Beefeater - turned out to be this one - who has since become a bit of a 'YouTube' legend.
Hilarious and totally politically incorrect - the guy could work as a stand up comedian.
Well it appealed to my sense of humor anyway.
Enjoy !

Monday, 3 October 2011

Couple of happy customers ....

Get these now and again - nice to see they're happily received !