Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Burton and Chappel

A couple of recent sketches.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Roll over McCain

Make way for Jemaine
If it looks a bit weird that's cos I sketched it on a huge piece of cardboard that I dug out of the bin at my work and then took a photo. If you haven't rented Eagle vs. Shark then you will never know the true genius of this man. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

McCain Quick Sketch 40 minutes . . .

I felt like doing some quick sketching and painting this morning to get my engines running . . . I sometimes feel for magazine work that I tend to hold back on exaggeration and how I really see someone for fear of the art director not going for it . . . that's about to change.

* NEWS FLASH * My wife Kat and I have been married for 10 years and this Saturday we leave for Ireland for two and a half weeks to celebrate! This will most likely be my last post until I return!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

New work in progress

Audrey Hepburn as she appeared in the 1976 film 'Robin and Marian'. I'm happy with how this one is coming out, drawing females has always been a weak point for me.

Friday, September 12, 2008

self sketches

Attempting some self-caricatures... one is more sketchy and portraity and one is more simplistic and cartoony. I personally like the cartonny one, it actually looks more like me (the sketchy one makes me look like Charles Manson, although a few people have said that to me before).

Bruce Completed?

Ok so the first is a value sketch and it's pretty light, never done colour before and wanted to get cracking on it as soon as so I skimped on the value. I like the value one better. I'm much more comfortable with graphite and I had to change my technique a few times in order to get this colour sketch to this point even. I am happy with how some things turned out but overall it died on the table. I was building it up and building it up and then I went for a cup of tea and it was dead. I considered reviving it or restarting but considering that this was the 4th incarnation of this colour rendering I decided that I should let it breathe its last breath... For the moment at least. I do like how the ears turned out and how I did manage to build up the skin colour and I really like the caricature as a whole but I lost the likeness and that sucks. Oh well. Keep moving. He who stops being better stops being good. 

Monday, September 8, 2008

George Lucas #4

OK, so I had another go at George . . . couldn't help myself. I'd like to paint one of them, not sure yet which one to paint?

Bruce WIP

This is my first blog ever so.....
Progress is going VERY slow on this one. Having some difficulty getting correct values but just need to put more time into it. Has gone through drastic surgery from the sketch to the painting and will probably go through more when I add color.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I just started it this morning but so far I am loving this. The ears might be a smidge too big. Maybe. 

Thursday, September 4, 2008

George Lucas #3

I love sketching this guy.
Graphite on paper.