Saturday 11 August 2012

Matt Damon Caricature

One more for luck !!
Entry in this weeks Caricaturama Showdown 3000 on Facebook - click on it for a big view.

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Emo, the CIA and the last hurrah !!

This is Dave Emerson - 'Emo' - a renowned cartoonist from the Hunter Valley north of Sydney.
A character in every sense of the word - he lives in constant fear of a CIA cell that he's sure operates in his street.
They have a new weapon !!

The Blog activity has declined over the last 18months and Blogging may have run it's course.
I've got two websites to overhaul and am dipping my toes back into the labyrinth of Facebook mainly to get a business page operating. I've had serious advice there's money in that !

Thanks for dropping by over the last six years.

Couple more recent commissions

A local commission for a 60th Birthday and a 40th gift for a truckie from South Australia.

Some more Galaxy Note subjects ..

Some more samples of caricatures done on the Samsung Galaxy Note this time from Carousel Shopping Centre in Perth last week.
Sadly that is the end of the promotional work with the Note.
Enjoyed it !

Wednesday 11 July 2012

They grow up quickly .....

I've dropped back into proud Grandparent mode - here's young Oliver at almost six months.
He's a happy little tacker but sadly he's had a few health issues with a bowel problem that has required a couple of fast ambulance trips. Long story but it should be hopefully resolved soon.
His indoctrination into the Tractor Boys has commenced ............... you'll also note he's gone for Grandad's hairstyle in a big way !

Saturday 23 June 2012

Some June 2012 jobs ...

The month started slow, then whoosh lots of jobs.
You can never predict anything !
Oh and I see the Blog has just rolled over 100,000 views - Wow !!

Monday 4 June 2012

More Galaxy Note work ..

Just did another four days work promoting/demonstrating the Samsung Galaxy Note - this time at the Karrinyup Shopping Centre. Handy bit of gear as I've said before !

Tuesday 22 May 2012

.. and a few more jobs !!

Around Airshow's and V8 Supercars managed to squeeze in a few more commissions.
Nice steady - not too many - flow at the moment.

RAAF Pearce Airshow

Nothing to do with caricatures - Sunday I spent the day at the RAAF Pearce Air show just North of Perth.
I'm a bit of an Aircraft geek, having grown up living on airbases. My late father was a career RAF man.

Beautiful weather, clear skies and lots of noise !

I went to the 2005 show ( this was far better ) but spent the day watching through my camera lense.
Only took one worthwhile shot this year, B52 flypast, decided to just enjoy the noise and awe !

Traffic was a nightmare getting to and from the event - but I'll be back there for the next one.
I really must get to the big bi annual show in Avalon, Victoria.

Here's a snippet of the day's events from the local Channel nine news.

Monday 14 May 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note ....

I spent three days the weekend before last at the Western Australia V8 Supercars event at Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo. I worked for Samsung in the Vodafone Holden team marquee demonstrating the sketching abilities of the new Samsung Galaxy Note phone/pad. Using the standard installed 'Memo S' software I drew 'free' caricatures for all who wanted them. It was non stop.
The supplied stylus/pen has 128 levels of sensitivity but a combination of the size, and probably my eyesight, didn't make it too easy. The object of the exercise was showing off it's capabilities rather than promoting it as a mini Cintiq - all in all, certainly an experience.
Handy bit of gear though, beautiful HD screen.

...... and NO I'm still a 100% Apple man !!!

Friday 20 April 2012

Monthly post - slacking off !!!

Here's a couple of new one's where the clients supplied comparison photo's of the happy victims !
Nice comments too -

'Hi Terry,
Just a quick note to thank you for your work with Paul's caricature. We had a fantastic night with family and close friends and your creativity was a great hit, with exclamations of how clever the likeness etc etc. I said I had your contact for any future reference. Keep up the great work as you must be bringing many smiles all across Perth to people who have discovered you - a very praiseworthy contribution to society in my estimation! ' 

I really must post more regularly.................

Monday 26 March 2012

Still out here ............

Here's a few more recent commissions - been busy but really guilty of neglecting the Blog.

I have just finished refurbishing my ageing MacPro (1.1 circa 2006). After waiting an age to decide an upgrade path, given Apple's iPhone and iPad obsession, their computers are a little neglected.
Mind you with the squillions they're making who can blame them.

Well doubled the RAM to 14 gig, replaced the video card (to one that can actually handle the two monitors) and then the 'piece de resistance' putting in a 256 Gb solid state drive. 
Well what a difference - it's like taking off the hand brake - so glad I didn't go down the iMac track.

It will now run 2 x 30" monitors, and if I became flash with capital also a Cintiq, the additional biproduct of this would be heating for the entire home in the winter !

Tuesday 7 February 2012

A few more Commissions ...

Here's a few more 2012 jobs - several more in the offing and 'Live' shows have kicked in after the normal post Christmas lull. 

Oh and little Oliver is coming on just fine - Grandad around his little finger already !

Wednesday 18 January 2012

It's a boy ........

A little bit of self indulgence here - Oliver William Dunnett - our first grandchild.
Born last night at Mercy Hospital, Perth.
Mum & Dad and young Oliver doing really well ...... grandparents ecstatic !!!

Some 2012 stuff ...

Here's a few commission jobs to kick off 2012 - top right is another magazine cover 'roast' I'm really trying to promote - particularly to corporate clients. It helps side step all that peripheral clutter that so many people want to load into caricatures - not only does it visually pollute the finished job - it takes so much tedious time. 
Would you believe we have professional caricaturists advertising they'll put all that 'crap' in for - no charge ! Strewth they must be short of work.
Grumble over ............................. 

Friday 13 January 2012