Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Ben Moody

A sketch of the ex lead guitarist for Evanescence and member of We are the Fallen, Ben Moody. decided to sketch him after an afternoon of listening to Evanescence and We are the Fallen.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

New Dawn

Here is and up dated rework of my friend who lives in Atlanta Georga in the USA.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Some sketches

Here are some sketches of European leaders, and one who no longer isnt any more !

Angela Merkel - German PM

Mario Monti - the new Italian PM

Lucas Papademos - the new Greek PM

George Papandreou - the Ex Greek PM.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Friday, 18 November 2011

Red Hot Chili Pepper Concert , MEN Manchester

Here are a few pictures taken at the Red Hot Chili Peppers gig in Manchester on Monday, unfortunately I didn't get close enough to him to show him my picture. It was my daughters first live gig and too see her face was magic !

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Jack Sparrow

Seeing that Ive done a pic for my wife (Anthony Kiedis), I thought that I had better do Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow for my Daughter, as she has been asking me to draw him for ages! So here it is....

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis lead singer of the Red Hot Chili peppers, and my wifes favorite band, (and she likes him too!). We are off to see them in Manchester in two weeks. Who knows I might be able to show him the picture ! Strainger things have happened at sea, I shud know as I spent 4 and a half years at sea!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Blackpool Katie

These sketches and finished painting of our waitress in our hotel in Blackpool awhile back.Totaly done in Photoshop from start to finnish.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Philippa Forrester

One time BBC Childrens pesenter and co-presenter of Robot wars, author, eco warrior, Philippa Forrester. I have tried to draw her for years and years and never getting her right, Ive had to get loads of refrence photos ( what a shame !), just to get the likeness, well thats what I told my wife ! Dont think she bought it tho!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Cindy Crawford

This took me a few days to paint in Photoshop, for a competion for Wittgraphy, thought it was about time I entered one of thier comps !

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Now the son, ... Sam

Now heres the son of my Atlanta pal, and the sister of Katie below.

Monday, 15 August 2011


This is a picture of my friends daughter who lives in Atlanta in the USA.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Working sketch of Rupert Murdock, owner of SKY tv

This is a sketch of Rupert Murdock, the media king, Phone hacking emperor. I have been thinking of drawing him for a while, since the Phone hacking came to light in the British media, which just showed how low they are willing to go, so sick !

Friday, 22 July 2011

The Finished Picture

The finished picture ....

WIP Johnty

Just something Im working on of a friend of my wife, She has known him since she was 5 and he was 3 ! I think I have finaly sorted out one little problem with my graphic tablet but I still have to sort out another one ! Ah well things are sent to make life intresting.

'John Snape' aka Graeme Hawley

Here is Fizz's Murdering Hubby John Snape from UK tvs Coronation Street.
He is the most acidential killer around, all because he wanted to teach!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Jennie Mc Alpine- Actress

This is an actress from one of the UKs fav Soap, Coronation Street, she plays Fizz Snape who is married to John Snap, the most accidental serial murderer of all time, he never means to kill anyone, they just die! She has been left charged with all the murders as he's run off! I just might do him next could be fun to draw.
Im having probs with my tablet at the moment that is driving me nuts, I will have to uninstall it and re install it and see if that clears the problem.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Abi Brown - Finnished

This is the finished version of Abi Brown Councillor of Meir Park, Stoke on Trent

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Abi Brown WIP

Heres something Im working on at the moment another Councillor this time a Concervitive for the local area of Stoke on Trent. I thought that I would let you have a slight peek on how it progressing. I would of done it from the start sketch but I didn't think about it untill I'd done some work on it.. duh!
Ill post more as time goes on and I have time to finnish it!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Rob Flello MP

This came about after meeting Rob Flello when he opened a community garden project that my daughter was involved in last weekend. He is our local MP and is heavily involved in the community, so its my sort of thanks

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Trip to China - update

I thought that Id post this update so you can see how it is progressing along. I decided to paint the heads first before adding the Chinese clothes, getting the hard part done first !.
I have just found out that over on E-caricatures forum, my Captain Picard painting came joint second in the May's monthly competition ..... EEEEEK!
A further update as its comming on.....
the final finished picture.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

School trip to China - WIP

This is a WIP for my daughter and her mates who have just come back from a school trip to Shanghai, ( in my day it was just to the Welsh coast!) It is to get the faces right and to set possitions of the heads, The end resault will hopefully have Chinese head dresses and refrences to their visit. Hopefully they will have it as a reminder of their fantastic adventure to the Far East.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

FA cup final

after a valiant effort my local team failed to win the cup, why lets see, stoke city t0p player around 5.5 million, mann city 20 million each player ! Even tho they lost they did the city proud, and are our heroes. Well done Soke City...ya were robbed !

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Jean Luc Picard

Heres my little homarge to the Star trek comunity, ( I think Im included in there some place !). This was made due to the monthly competion on E-Caricatures, another great furum for like minded folk.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Marc Cotton

This is one of my wifes friends, who she thought that I'd like to do for her, to give to her mate. finnished off while watching The Gadget show, tonight.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Some sketches of 1920's mug shots

While surfing the net I came across some Mug shots of the 1920's. They looked intresting subjects so I decided to have a go at sketching them, besides if they are still with us today, I might be able to out run them if they didn't like the drawings.If there are any relatives of whom I have drawn who are looking in, I hope that you enjoy the pictures.Here they are....

Thursday, 3 March 2011

NCIS's Abby Sciuto

I did this as my daughter Emily, she pleaded with me, she even gave me the 'eyes'. You know the ones, the ones that make you go into a trance and agree to anything!!.
This week I had a really nice surprise as I had an e-mail off an old school buddy that I hadn't seen nor heard from for over 38 years ( I was at junior school and leaving for secondary school aged 11!). I has been great to hear from him and it has led to getting in contact with another school friend from the same time. So there are going to be some embarrassing stories flying around. I might even share some of them on here, there again..........

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Miranda Hart

Heres my version of the British comedian Miranda Hart, grossly passed by, until she had her own show on the BBC 2, called 'Miranda'. very funny, and if you get the chance to see this program, please do, you'll not regret it. She was also in the first couple of series, of another British sit com 'Not Going Out' currently on Dave at the moment.
She has just won some awards which she justly deserves. Just in case your wondering I did the first one !

Monday, 7 February 2011

A quick sketch of an old school buddy, Steve Barnes, I thought it was time that I drew him.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Brian Cowen - finished!

Finished him, I realy enjoyed this picture, and enjoyed using the new Photoshop CS5.
It has given me a little idea of a theme for the next few drawings, Political Casualties Of The Recession! Hey its just an idea!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

WIP Brian Cowen

These are the working pictures of Brian Cowen, the Taoiseach of Ireland, so far, though I dought if he will remain so for much longer. Another casualty of the world resession and the deap feelings of ordenary folk of the world, who are paying for the Banks and Government failings.
I thought that I would post these pictures of how the work is going so far.
It has been a while since I did a full digital painting from start to finish, Its been intresting and fun, and I had to rein myself in as it would of lost the person who it was ment to be.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Felicity Jones part 2!

This is the second attempt at this lady, this time I used sketch that I did when working on drawing her. I then used Photoshop CS5 (trial)as the program to See the difference between CS4 and CS5. Some of the tweaks are good in CS5, but Im not sure if they are worth upgrading too. No dought if I did decide to upgrade to CS5, by the the time I get it they (Adobe) with bring out another version CS6, with in weeks! I wish that they would leave new stuff alone for a few years at least !

Sunday, 9 January 2011

The first finished painting of 2011

Here is the first of my artwork for this year, this time of an up comming actress Felicity Jones.
Well I hope that all of you had a nice and peaceful festive time, and I hope that you all have a peaceful 2011, and too my fellow artists, may your strokes be true to your eye.