Saturday, 29 December 2007

50th Birthday

A 'quickie' done for a 50th Birthday celebration - I went, they got the appropriate discount and I've got the headache this morning - must have been the food !! 

Sunday, 23 December 2007

My studio

This is my work area in about it's normal state, I don't let it get too disorganised as I can't find anything at all. People often ask me what type of computer I use and, like a lot of graphic artists, the tool of my choice is a Macintosh. I couldn't envisage using anything else and am an incorrigible 'Machead' !!
For the technical it's a MacPro 2 x 2.66Mhz dual core processors, 7 gigs of RAM, 4 x 250 Gig internal hard drives with two flat LCD screens a Dell 24" and an Apple 20" - I'm hoping to replace the Dell with a 30" Apple in 2008. Cost a fair bit but I spend a lot of time sitting in front of this lot and the quality, reliability and ease of use pays for itself - it's good gear.
Also I use an Epson 4800 printer and a Wacom Intuos 3 A5 drawing tablet.
The caricature of me on the wall was done by Vin Altamore of New Jersey, USA it's one of my favourites -check out his link.

Bobtail goanna

Don't do an lot of animal caricatures - in fact I can't think of any - but I had to feature a Bobtail Goanna in a Christmas caricature for some one who has a stifling fear of these small inoffensive creatures. Sadly their habit of sunning themselves on bitumen roads brings about the demise of lot of them.
The client loved the caricature and asked where I got the Bobtail clipart from - cheeky bugger !!

Juanjo Baron

A quick shot back at my Spanish compatriot Juanjo in Bilbao - I was very kind to him !!

The Cobra & others ......

It's been a busy Christmas - and this isn't all of them by a long chalk - couple more to finish and it's into the turkey. New year resolution is to be more organised next year !!


A bit of self indulgence here - as a life long Tractor Boy who has kept the faith despite being 12,000 miles from the hallowed Portman Road turf and the fact we haven't had much to cheer over the last few years - check out this sensational goal from Pablo Counago
Oh we still lost the game !!

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Ford Cobra GT

These take a while - this is to be used in a caricature commission I'm in the process of completing. A mid 70's Ford Cobra GT ... turned out well, thanks CS3 !
No steering wheel as the driver will be slotted in there.

....... a poor mans Holden though !!!!

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Wedding Bells ....

Commissions for weddings are becoming a major part of my work - this was a gift from the bride to the groom. She was over the moon with it.