Here's a double portrait I produced to honour the 25th Anniversary of Reeves & Mortimer. I tend to be inspired to paint people I admire or respect and this is no different, I remember being knocked sideways when these two first aired on channel 4, I had seen nothing like it.
They were & remain the kings of comedy & lords of the daft.
Jim seemed to like it "It's great, well done, I look like me Dad. Must be that bulbous nose you've given us".
Another example of that saying 'never meet your heroes' being absolute codswallop
Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters, a great character from a terrific film. I had Jack Davis' work in mind when I did this (this is nothing like as good but I tried) Hope you like. Click for a larger view
Now here's a face I've been meaning to paint for ages, I struggled to get a likeness at first but really pleased with it now. I had a lot of fun with the skin texture (see below) I could of gone on forever
After mentioning I was keen to paint Alan Moore a friend mentioned that he would be good enough to get a copy over to him... Although I was initially stunned the opportunity was too good to pass up on. What a face to draw! If Alan was to see it I had to get this one right. I decided to keep this one a monotone affair to keep the look moody & menacing.
A couple of weeks passed before a signed copy arrived on the door mat, this I was not expecting (especially as I had been pre-warned "that Alan does not just sign anything"
Apparently he loved it. It now has pride of place in my front room and has become one of my most treasured possessions
After seeing Mid Morning Matters I thought it was about time I painted Steve Coogan. I've been a fan for many years (although previous sketches didn't have the right feel) as I wanted to the capture characters smugness, which resulted in a more 'cartoony' look than my usual style.
As usual comments are welcome
(I did also receive this from one of the shows creators Armando Ianucci)
After re-visiting his albums recently and loving 'the three string trance blues' I couldn't help but want to sketch this guy. Still lots to do, but trying my best to keep it loose, hope you like. Update: I should also mention that I managed to meet Steve at Glastonbury and show him my portrait & my Johnny Cast one too. "She-it maan, you a legend, you a BOSS"
"Anyone for Cake?" A work in progress snippet here of Chris Morris. I've really taken my time with this one, mainly because I have been a fan of all his work for years and just wanted to do him justice. This has proved pretty difficult, Chris is incredibly illusive and notoriously camera shy, as a result sourcing reference pics has been the main bug bear of this project.
Been meaning to get round to do Ricky & his fangs for a while now. Tried hard to push the realism & detail in this, think its about finished (although, as usual I'll probably re visit it for further tweaks)
As usual thoughts are welcome.
A new portrait, this time of The Thick Of It's (BAFTA winning) all swearing eye Malcolm Tucker who is superbly played by Peter Capaldi. (If your not aware of this series you really ought to be)if easily offended, do not click this!
I was very pleased that the shows Nicola Murray MP (Rebecca Front) approved of my efforts, I've loved her work for years, so was over the moon to receive such praise.
Rufus Hound also got in touch after seeing this blog, he's obviously a fan of the show too...
I may well paint him in the near future.
I even managed to get get this to the great man himself, upon which I presented him with a copy before he signed this for me (see the pic below). He seemed very pleased with it an very keen to find out who produced it. Tucker Rules!