Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Recommended Reading

There are numerous books out there on caricature, including many that are about how to draw caricatures. I feel that the best way to learn is through practice, and not necessarily through books. There are however, 3 books that I would strongly recommend you take a look at. Joe Bluhm's Rejects, Jan op de Beeck's Famous Corpses, and Jason Seilers Art of Caricature. These are not tutorial books, just pages filled with insperational drawings. I have included the links below to sites where you can purchase these gems. Take a look....


















http://www.art2books.com/books/rejects


















http://www.art2books.com/books/famouscorpses



















http://www.brandstudiopress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=70

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Live at home....




This is my Girlfriend's sisters fella Rob. They are over on holiday so thought I would give him a gift to take home ! Sorry about the reference pic, but he refused to pose for the camera !


Abu Dhabi Live caricatures - Eid




I managed to get through about 130 quick colour caricatures in 3 days at this event. I worked 3 hours a day, and had a que of at least 15 constantly. These few photos I managed to get were taken when it was still reasonably quiet !


Live work - Abu Dhabi Eid 2





















Gramps is finished


Finally finished... photo is terrible, will try and take a better one and replace !

I learnt a lot from this painting. Fairly happy with the result, but still a long way to go until I reach the standard i'm looking for !

Sunday, November 23, 2008

On the Easel Update




We are now at around 80%. Pretty happy with how the detail levels are building. Still plenty to do.....


On the easel


This is what's currently sitting on my easel. Its the start of a painting i'm doing for my Grandpa for christmas. I know it looks pretty messy at the moment, but it's about 30% done. I am posting it now to keep my self motivated to get it finished ! He was a 48 Royal Marine Commando in WW2, a printer after the war, and an absolutley top bloke all of his life. I couldn't be a prouder grandson. He was also a fantastic painter, and the reason I got into painting in the first place. This year he turned 85, and I wanted to give him something special. I hope I manage to get this finished before xmas, and that he likes it !

I'll post the complete painting when it's finished....


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

IQ 3 - The How 2 Article




This is the big one... The basics of caricaturing...
I went into IQ's HQ and sat down with a writer and a photographer, and this is what we came up with. The subject was Kylie Minogue, as she is coming to Dubai this month.
Click the image to have a read

Monday, November 3, 2008

IQ magazine article 2...


This week, IQ asked myself and fellow caricaturist Jo, to answer a series of light hearted questions, and complete a self caricature. 5 all was all we could muster... it was a tight battle, but all in good spirits.

Next week I have a How 2 article going in to the mag, and will post when I can.
Click on the image for a closer look, and to read the answers.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

UK Minicon - Drink 'n' Draw

A bunch of us are getting together for 1 night only, of serious Caricaturing, and general merriment.
It's taking place at the end of January 2009 and you are more than welcome to join us !
We already have some top talent from around the world attending !!!

Click the below link for the website that has details and registration details!

http://web.me.com/sjh62/ukminicon/Home.html

If you have any interest in caricatures and can make it to the UK on Friday 30th January 2009, sign up, and we will See you there!

Jean Marc




Dan from the NCN




Monday, October 20, 2008

Original paintings for Sale

I am putting my paintings up for sale. If you want more info on any of them, please drop me an email.
Sizes are as follows -
Bob Marley - Acrylic on Canvas - 3 1/2 ft x 2 1/2 ft
Godfather - Acrylic on Canvas - 4ft x 3ft
George Bush - Acrylic on Canvas - 2 1/2 ft x 1 1/2 ft
John Lennon - Acrylic on Canvas - 3ft x 2ft
Clint Eastwood - Acrylic on Canvas - 5ft x 4ft

Scarcace in Black - 4ft x 3ft








Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Live at City Scape Cocktail Party - Dubai




This was a great event to work. Everyone was in good spirits, and happy for me to take the Micky. There were about 1500 guests at the event. I appologise about the bad quality photos... but you get the idea !











Live at CityScape cocktail party







Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

That IQ article



This is the first time I have been published in a magazine, I was pretty happy with how it came out. Click on the image to see larger....


Jonny boy



This took about 25 minutes, too long really....