Monday, October 3, 2011

New Artist For Asterix!


When I was around fourteen or fifteen I was constantly drawing the Asterix characters in the style of their co-creator and illustrator, Albert Uderzo. I remember my Mam remarking that I should keep practicing and maybe one day I could take over the illustration of the character after Uderzo. I'm sure I would have scoffed, informing her that 'it just doesn't work that way'.
And lo, the news came out last week that Uderzo, after illustrating the Asterix books for over fifty years, is handing over the job to a new artist to carry on the job. Whether this is right or wrong is of little consequence. After all, Uderzo has been writing the books longer now than his original partner, Rene Goscinny. Below is an image by the artist Rune Bennicke, who I think would do a smashing job continuing the franchise. God knows, if I had continued to practice those characters like it was suggested to me, I'd have nearly twenty years of expertise under my belt by now. Man, I wished I had listened to my Mother!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bette Davis


This blog has become very black and white as of late, gonna have to throw in a splash of colour soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Marathon Man


So yeah, a tad different from the sketch below!

Monday, August 8, 2011

'Is it safe?'


This is a sketch of 'Szell' from Marathon man. I'm currently digitally painting it during my lunch hours and it's turned out quite different than the initial doodle!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunset Boulevard



This blog is getting rediculously dusty! I've a chunk of jobs to get out of the way and then maybe I'll be a bit more productive. In the meantime, the above is an example of something that plagues me with painting and drawing - I get bored very quickly. I have so many unfinished pieces that I just get fed up with and abandon. In this case, 'Sunset Boulevard'. I really enjoyed painting Gloria Swanson (she's nearly finished), but when it came to the rest of it I just got fed up. Oh dear!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spartacus


Here's my first attempt at a digital painting. It's still pretty sketchy and I'm finding it a bit tricky to achieve that fantastic Jason Seiler polish. I reckon I'll leave it as is and move on!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mary Poppins


This is a pretty big acrylic on canvas panel

Monday, April 4, 2011

Zelda


This is an acrylic painting I did for Sam for his birthday this weekend

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Dependable Skull!





Can't think of a fresh idea for the poster for your horror flick? Just whip out the tried and tested skull motif!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mary Poppins Sketch


Here's a pen sketch of part of a painting I'll start next week

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cemetery Junction


The above is a pic I found on my USB key of one of the characters in the truly execrable Ricky Gervais/Steve Merchant movie, 'Cemetery Junction'.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gumball Preview


So It's finally here. The first official sneak peek at the 'Amazing World Of Gumball'. Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

'Bored To Death'


Here's an acrylic sketch from a relatively new HBO comedy I've started watching starring Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Captain Howdy!


Here's the final. Oil on canvas panel

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Exorcist


Here's a thumbnail sketch of a painting I'm doing at the minute

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Further Decline Of The Movie Poster!







So I guess this is another angle for movie marketing - the principles placed in front of, well - nothing! I haven't posted it here, but the european 'Paul' poster would make you weep (especially since the movie was written by two movie geeks). I got the latest book from Drew Struzan a while back and it's a brilliant, fascinating, frustrating and sad read and from the evidence these days, I'm starting to understand why he chose to retire. How much worse are movie posters going to get!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Blondie!


Crappy photo, but here's the finished painting anyway!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Clint Eastwood


Here's a small sketch of the man with no name that I'm in the middle of painting

Monday, January 10, 2011