Tuesday 30 March 2010

" What about the workers ? "

This is a caricature of a genuine union 'heavy' - Joe McDonald of the CFMEU. An old fashioned union official who I think was brought in the Tardus from the early 70's !!
Throughly enjoyed exploring painting with textures in PS - another one for the new website.
Some cosmetic finishing off to do, I might earmark it for the Michael Collins Award later this year.
The slippers - they just seemed to suit him !!

Monday 29 March 2010

Happy clients .....

One of the great things ( over and above getting paid !) is getting feedback from clients. I love receiving photos of the presentations and hearing people saying nice things about my work ( thankfully that's the majority !!)
Beats working for a living ....................... top one a Sydney architect and the bottom one a Dentist and Dental nurse.

Friday 26 March 2010

Photoshop CS5

I'm a big Photoshop fan but some of the new features in the upcoming CS5 are really in the 'blow 'em away' category !
I'm going to have to redo all my panoramas.
Stunning stuff.

Thursday 25 March 2010

Peter Collier

It's great to have the opportunity to do some 'me' work. This is a shot at Peter Collier, the West Australian Minister for Energy. Responsible for a massive jump in electricity bills - really popular guy !
I've got about ten of these to do, all WA personalities, to populate my new website.
Next one is Alannah MacTiernan - who has just left State politics to aim for Canberra. She has a face that screams half a bottle of Chardonnay !!

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Chatfield 2 ....

Wasn't really happy with the first rendition of Ginger Meggs 'carer' - Jason Chatfield. I thought it too complimentary this was confirmed when Jason told me it was really 'nice' and he was going to give a copy to his mum !!
Revisited it and erased any 'Brad Pitt' elements to give a far more accurate rendition - what do you reckon ?

Monday 15 March 2010

Chatfield .....

I've had photos of Jason Chatfield to do a caricature from for a few years - messing around with some new brushes in PS put this together. He may have had an image change since the photos were taken but here it is anyway.
Jason, formerly from Perth, is now Melbourne based and is the cartoonist responsible for the Ginger Meggs strip. He still dabbles in a bit of caricaturing, particularly live stuff.
There's a link to his Blog to the right. Check it out, confuses the crap out of me, be warned read it too much you lose the will to live. Please someone blutac the lense to his phone camera !

Friday 12 March 2010

Mates rates ......

Too bloody hot to lay limestone walls so completed a caricature for a friend. Slim's as Aussie as they come. A renowned local country western singer who owns an EK Holden and a Bully X with three legs ( ... I didn't forget it !). As he says 'even bloody Poms are useful sometimes !'
This is the framed A3 size now we've got to rejig it for a CD cover.

Thursday 11 March 2010

Welcome aboard ....

A corporate commission with a difference. This is a 'welcome aboard' poster of the hosts for a 4 hour river cruise next week. Yours truly is also doing live caricatures of the guests throughout the journey on the Swan River from Perth to Fremantle and back.
Should be fun - they've been brilliant clients - would you believe paid up front on the quote !
That's a first ......................

Monday 8 March 2010

Another magazine cover !

This is another bogus magazine cover based on a major Australian financial magazine and featuring the subject , a local businessman for his 40th Birthday, depicted as Mr Money Bags from the Monopoly board game.
The punters seem to like the idea ............

Saturday 6 March 2010

Busy, busy ......

I've been steadily moving through commissions - here's a few samples - and I know the Aussie flag shouldn't be attached that side it just didn't look right blowing in reverse.
A 40th Birthday caricature, a 50th and a caricature to celebrate a cricketers 300 games !
Did a couple of 'live' shows in the last week - a wedding and a corporate function at the OLd Swan Brewery. A stunning location on the bank of the Swan River. Awaiting shots from the official photographer which I'll post here.
The weather has cooled and I'm going to have a break - 3 tonnes of limestone and a cement mixer beckon. After that I must finish my new website, play golf and maybe time for a celebrity caricature or two .......