Thursday, June 28, 2012

60th Birthday Caricature

A 60th birthday commission which needed to include; painting and decorating, scouting, archery, fishing, "Otto" the chocolate labrador and astronomy. Luckily, he had a good face.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Thai Couple Caricature

A Yorkshire lass with her Thai boyfriend. The plugs in his ears contained beatles sealed in resin; a first for me.

Shak Khan Wrestler Logo

A logo design for a local Blackpool wrestler. I might need hospital treatment should he not like it.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tyson Tattoo Caricature

This photo is funny for all the wrong reasons. I actually made this guy look cute! If I had more bottle, I'd have tucked a teddy bear under his arm. Drawn at the Caicature Studio, Central Pier, Blackpool.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Central Pier, Blackpool

A few recent ones from my shifts on the pier.

First Digital Character Design Commission

I was asked by my client to design 4 digital characters for his new fast food burger restaurant using his brief design requirements. It was a fun project and a new direction for me. Thankfully he liked them all! Chilli burger, BBQ sauce burger, cheese burger and mushroom and stilton burger.

3 Ushers Commission

Done for the bride and groom as a surprise gift for their ushers at the wedding.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Queens Jubilee Street Party

In typical British style, our Queen's Jubilee Street party barbecue was spent huddled under a gazebo in the drizzle but I still managed to keep a stiff upper lip and draw a few damp caricatures.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Now Appearing at the End of the Central Pier, Blackpool!

I've finally landed a great pitch for the Summer season in Blackpool at the end of Central Pier in the ONLY caricature studio in town. Although I'll be sharing it with 2 other artists, the 10 hours shifts mean that it is very difficult to work more than a few days at a time for an old timer like me.

At the end of my first day working their yesterday, my brain had turned to mush and I ached all over but was pleased with the takings and my drawings. There is a real family atmosphere amongst the stall holders and I'm looking forward to working their again.