Tuesday 22 February 2011

Thick and fast .....................

I've hit a rich vein of subjects that were born to be caricatured - now as caricaturists go I'm pretty kind - I shudder to think what some of my colleagues would do with folders of photographs I currently have.

The clients wishes and, more importantly,  getting paid have a major controlling influence - sigh !

Saturday 19 February 2011

Damion Dunn

Did a rough sketch of this guy about 12 months ago - finally got around to painting it.
Who is he - Damion has a broad range of artistic abilities from caricature through to fine art - really top quality stuff.
He is, I believe, from Los Angeles.
Check out his blog, he doesn't post too often, but it's usually worth waiting for.

Thursday 17 February 2011

Few more rent payers .................

Here's a few more commissions ..... you may recognise a few of the faces from further down.
The Navy one was interesting to do - nice to have a different theme !

Sunday 13 February 2011

'Live' caricature show & personal attack !!

Done a few live caricature shows of late - I usually either forget the camera or don't get it out of the bag - remembered last night. A couple of shots from a Wedding at the Astral Ballroom at Burswood.
Good show - and a real hard job to 'cut the line' and get out the door.

Was one of several shows I have done over the past six months with fellow ISCA and ACA member Jeremy Goodchild - was getting to like the bloke until you see the bottom picture !

This is a picture of me holding a caricature Jeremy did of some old guy - he who laughs last etc

Saturday 12 February 2011

Keeping me awake !!

Ever get those jobs where you're champing at the bit to get at the Wacom - this is one such job.
After a week of toiling over wedding caricatures - nice but tame cutietures - this is like R & R !

Friday 11 February 2011

The bearded Julia Gillard ...

Amongst the game playing in the first week of Parliament Prime Minister Julia Gillard expressed her disapproval at a couple of members who had returned from summer hols' with beards. (Story HERE)

Well curiosity got the better of me - Julia the Musketeer - I think it suits her.

Monday 7 February 2011

Hello sailor .......

One of those jobs you enjoy doing - saw the photos for a 21st caricature from Mum and Dad - and they said 'go for it' - AND - Mum enthusiastically approved !

Vinny !

A bit of play in CS5 with multiply and a pencil brush on a parchment background.
A caricature of Vin Altamore an American caricaturist I have the utmost admiration for - and a nice bloke to boot !
He's the king of the cross hatch check out his stuff HERE
My unworthy attempts at emulating his style - sigh !