Friday 26 September 2008

Taka Watanabe

Here's my shot at Taka Watanabe - one of the top Japanese caricaturists who produces some amazing stuff ( check out his Blog in my links). I met Taka, a fellow NCN member in Tokyo last year and will catch up again at the NCN convention in Raleigh, North Carolina in November.
Shall do everything in my power to get him to caricature me ..... hint, hint !!!

George Malek

Before I head off on my 'world tour' clearing up a few shots at fellow caricaturists. This is George Malek a fellow NCN member from the US of A.
Actually used the pencil for this one and was amazed how quick those things work on paper - no undo's though !

Car commissions ...

Couple of birthday gifts for car enthusiasts - separate jobs just popped together for convenience sake. The left one is for a 30th Birthday - Holden Sandman panel van - the other for a 50th Birthday - a  four letter word beginning with 'F' !!!  

Thursday 18 September 2008

The kids say Hi ...

Don't think I've ever put my kid's up on the blog before but I got this greeting on my email this morning so I thought I'd introduce them - Joanne and Michael ( .. that's his best smile BTW ! )
This was taken at a winery in Margaret River where they were celebrating Jo's 26th Birthday with twenty or more friends. Mum & Dad weren't invited ( being teetotallers  !) but we are looking forward to taking her out to a nice restaurant this weekend. 
Don't tell 'em but we're both pretty pleased how they turned out !! 

A biggie .....

Now here's a whopper - lots of faces I can't remember how many but the novelty had worn off long before I finished it. Printed on canvas and framed 1.2 x 1.2 metres.
I underquoted but learned a lot about tackling jobs this size - and doing all the small faces achieved some good 'live' caricature practice. 

Michael Collins Caricature Award ...

Final day rush - yet again - but I got my entries into the Michael Collins Caricature Award at the last knock. I always promise myself to do them through the year but I never seem to get around to it. Sadly I've really not done many celebrity caricatures with all the commission work going on.
The 'Looney Tunes' theme is of our leaders Rudd, Gillard and Swan and the portrait is a redraw of Jim McGinty  the former State Attorney General.
I've managed to get a highly commended the last two years - I must take more time for the loot though  - and perhaps move away from digital. ( I've got a perception of a little bias against the medium from the purists ). Fingers crossed.
The competition website is HERE.

Wednesday 3 September 2008

.... more weddings

... just love these wedding commissions. Two more for A2 signing boards and the graphics for use on invites, labels and stubby holders. 
Sunset on South Perth foreshore and the Twenties gangster theme.