Monday, 23 May 2011

Birthday caricature commission

Testimonial:


Absolutely, unbelievably B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T!!!!!!
Love it.
You don’t realise how superbly you’ve captured his character as well as his features…………..he is 70 and has a massive TO DO list for the next year , including climbing 10 mountains, visiting 10 islands etc.
You are a genius…thankyou!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

"Well, that's another fine mess you've gotten me into ..." Oliver Hardy Caricature






Norvell Hardy aka 'Babe' aka Oliver Hardy. While I was looking for a reference image for this picture I watched a Laurel and Hardy short on You Tube ... and then another ... and another. I really got caught up in the ... ahem ... "research" I had forgotten what absolute comedy gold Laurel and Hardy were, complete genius.




Saturday, 14 May 2011

Celebrity caricature - Stephen King


I was literally doing back flips when I saw the subject matter of this weeks Caricaturama showdown 3000 on facebook: Mr Stephen King. I am a massive Stephen King fan, I have pretty much everything he's ever written and loads of books about him and his craft, I'm sure that if he published his weekly shopping list I'd run out and buy it . I'm not quite in the Annie Wilkes (Misery) area but I don't think I'm far off.


When I was about 10 or 11 years old I came across a library book that my Dad was reading, it was just sitting on the side, no dust jacket just a dark blue, scruffy looking hardback book with the words Stephen King and 'Salems Lot' on the spine in gold lettering. I picked the book up,it was not mine and nothing to do with me I was already on dodgy ground. It was big and heavy, I opened it ... page 102, The Marsten House, Danny Glick and others and read ...


I was terrified and thrilled, wanting to throw it away and read the entire thing all at the same time, I had no idea such things existed, Christ we were doing 'Janet and John rub noses' or something similar at school ... that was it, I was an immediate fan and as soon as I was able to talk my Mum into letting me join the adult library I became an avid reader and still am to this day. If you've never read his work, go out to your libary or local book shop and pick up a copy of Salems Lot or The Shining and read ... but keep the lights on, you don't want the shadows or the darkness creeping up on you ... because they do, was that a noise outside the window?


Stephen King sketch

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Misha Collins as Castiel

This a caricature of Misha Collins in his role as the angel Castiel in U.S. tv show Supernatural.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Personalised gift caricature - 'The running man'





A recent gift caricature commission of a gentleman who is the member of a running club. The spec for the caricature was simple "...tongue out. Maybe a shoelace undone, basically, when he runs, he always looks knackered!" and this is the result.

Thursday, 5 May 2011