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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

My first watercolour

This is my first ever watercolour and I hope i get better in the future but for now as its the only one I've done thought I'd put it up for viewing.

Not too happy about those trees, will have to work on that technique more.

"This Is It" painted , lol

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Smooth Criminal

My tribute to the King of Pop , hopefully I'll paint this up in the near future.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

He's A Big Lad

He's big, he's solid he plays rugby.

Not finished even though I've had it months so putting it up here might make me get it done quicker.

Mrs Overall

This is Mrs Overall as herself the very talented Caroline Aherne, well not quite herself this is her in her role as Denise from the Royle Family.

Remember when we alll used to sit around in front of the tv watching a family sit around in front of the TV, there's an irony there somewhere.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Zig Zag Zac

Most people's favourite really captured a likeness, had a lot of fun doing this one.

Dont think the subject liked it much, ah well you can't please everyone all the time.

Cheated a bit on this one by adding a football from some download.

Dont know why but it took me months to get a drawing of this lad that I liked and it was more of giving up than actually carrying on and driving me mad.

Still not entirely happy but it really was getting me down , so settled for this and moved on.

Are we sitting comfortably ?

This officer loves to tell a story and hold the audience, he has quite a few tales too.
Everyone loves a comic

Not a hair out of place

Bit of a fave of mine as it only took about 20 mins and I was very happy with the look of the hair, it looks like this in real life too, ha ha
Tried experimenting with the hair here , a tint there a tint here.No idea what's happening with that left thumb though !

This is the one that I mentioned below as re-doing , its ok but think my "Mona Lisa should have smiled" one has a better likeness.
This has got a better cravat though
I've coloured this in since but like it better just like this.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Where's your tie officer !

I love this one , it's just so simple, almost a line drawing and in truth I spent about 4 times more on the background than the person.
It just came out right first time , a rarity for me and the likeness is spot on.
You'll have to trust me on that.

Mona Lisa should have smiled

This is one I re-did as I wasn't happy enough with a previous effort.
I'll have to put that first one up one day to compare , but anyway I was much happier with this one.
I told her that this was a coquettish look , she looked at me blankly , oh the pressure !
It's also another one that I forgot to scan ....

First Commision !

A colleague at work asked me to do a pic of his daughter and this is the result.

I was chuffed as it was the first time I'd been asked to do one for payment.

I set the price high at a pint but still haven't been paid , oh aye then I remembered I dont drink much.

I'll settle for a biscuit Chris !

Apparently the subjects 4 yr old niece recognised her off the pic so was very happy with that.
This is not a scan just a photo taken with my phone as I forgot to scan it before I delivered it, another Doh !!!

Squaddie PC

I did this about 3 months ago as part of my ongoing project for colleagues at work.

The subject is an ex Coldstream Guard now turned PC and I now have a close family member in the Coldstream Guards too, so this is a kind of tribute , sort of not quite !

The Matrix

This is my latest effort, it took about 30mins and was done after watching the movie for the first time this week.

Ash has told me for years how good these films are and so I decided to check them out.Don't know how I missed watching them when they were out as it's the kind of stuff I like sci-fi etc.

So after watching the first two films (this is a still from the second one) I decided to do a drawing and this is the ONE I did , see how I did that ?

It was done with charcoal but I then altered it on my pc by darkening the sunglasses for a better effect.

Thursday, 1 October 2009


Ha, this is the first live caricature I have ever done , it's of my son Ashley Smashley and whilst i'm not particularly proud of it there is a certain likeness as no one will testify !

I blame Ash as he was more interested in watching Corrie than posing for me, ok ok and a bit of texting but it was more Corrie.