Thursday 24 September 2009

Rocky Horror wedding ??

I've not been posting the usual 'run of the mill' commissions but this one was a little removed from the standard. The client wanted a standard wedding pose but then found out someone else had ordered a wedding caricature so changed the theme. The photos supplied indicated the couple had a pretty hectic social life living over in London and went to a lot of fancy dress parties - voila - a Rocky Horror theme.

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Really, really different ...

This commission is right out of the 'comfort zone'. An oil exploration / engineering company that are great clients for caricatures were in a flap to get an urgent diagram for a new building proposal for approval.
' The caricature bloke can draw I wonder if he'll do it ! ' - received on Thursday, completed on Monday - A2 & A3 prints and digital copies.
BTW never again - how mind numbingly tedious CAD work must be - Nola reckons she had never heard so many expletives on one job !! (actually it would be easier in CAD - if you could drive it - Photoshop was grunting with all the layers )
One of life's little experiences ..............

Friday 18 September 2009

Bangalore Monkey !!!

This is a caricature of William Appledorn a young caricaturist from the US who uses the tag of Bangalore Monkey. Had a bit of fun with his face but I'm still the original 'lazy bugger' when it comes to drawing necks !!
William's a versatile artist with a great variety of accomplished styles - check out his blog from the links to the right.

Tuesday 15 September 2009

More cars ...

Just finished another vehicle picture to feature in a car dealers caricature, Photoshop again as I haven't had time to get my head around Illustrator yet. I'm sure that software will make a better job of the reflective surfaces.
This was the Holden HQ Monaro circa 1972 a really hairy chested machine from the era when petrol was cheap and anyone could afford a 350 cubic inch ( 5.7 litre ) V8. They made a great rumbling note which sadly went when all the anti pollution gear went on later generations.
I don't know if this was a bona fide colour for the Monaro but that green was on a V8 Holden Sandman I owned in the late 70's - happy days !!

Here's up close .....

Wednesday 9 September 2009

New commission

One of the problems with commissions is the poses / themes that clients want - it's very hard to explain to clients why some just won't work. This client left it up to me - it was for a 25th wedding anniversary and I went with a 'lean on me' scenario which they loved. It allows the faces to work well at a good size without having to fall back on the old 'little bodies' scenario.
Looked great framed with the legs and grass extending off under the mat.
This will feature prominently when I finally update my website - which is well overdue and populated with old stuff. Having said that 90% of my work stems from it.

Monday 7 September 2009

Arsene Wenger Caricature

Two Black & White's in a month - a rendition of Arsene Wenger the manager of Arsenal in the English Premier League. Arguably one of the best coaches in the world and certainly gets his teams playing a very entertaining brand of football.
Pencil sketch rendered in PS4.