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Last November I received the call from Brad Pitt’s PA, saying how much they loved my Pulp Fiction artwork and that they would like to commission me to draw Brad Pitt for his 50th birthday gift! I jumped at the chance and headed south to the set of his latest movie, which was being shot in the UK. I spent the most exhilarating day with Brad and his film crew, on set, watching the explosions and drama unfold before the cameras, while I snapped a few shots and drew the crew.

I toiled away at the composition, which included his Personal Team (hairdresser, lookalike, PA, driver, dresser) for over a week and when it was finished I had the honor of presenting it to Brad Pitt on set on his birthday in December. Unfortunately he decided to shoot a ‘closed set’ on his birthday and so I did not get to see his reaction to the artwork, but he must’ve liked it because he asked for a copy of my Fight Club poster too!!

Unfortunately I signed a Non-disclosure waver, which means that I cannot impart any details, but as I retain original copyright, I assume I can now share the artwork with the public.

Brad Pitt Caricature

Happy Birthday Brad!

It was a joy to be on set with Brad and an honour to be chosen as his artist. Best day of last year for sure 🙂

 

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If you commission a caricaturist to draw your caricature, surely you are doing so because you wish to see your likeness through HIS/HER eyes and not your own for once? So why (when shown your caricature) would you choose to edit the features and have it altered, just to match your own perception? If you want that, then surely a photograph would be more suitable than a caricature. If you can’t handle the truth, don’t look through the eyes of a caricaturist! Simples 😉

Just checking through the competition online today. At the top end of the scale, there are more and more high-end studio artists, with amazing talent, producing acrylic and digital masterpieces, that make me want to down my pens and give up trying!  At the bottom end of the scale however, there seem to be a proliferation of cheap, low quality scribblers, some just scanning photos and applying a paint ‘effect’ (app), but all lowering the level of public perception! Some of the artwork makes me ashamed to be within the same industry, with gawdy colouring, bulging cheeks and inflated heads awkwardly propped onto broken bodies.  I suppose there’s a market for all, if you want cheap tat, you won’t be disappointed I guess…

Sometimes this feels like a rat-race; today is one of those days!!

 

Spot on caricatures

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Robbie Savage caricature

cheap caricaturists

seve ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros - published 2002 in TV Times. RIP

Just launched my new GG-Gallery site, specifically for my published and commissioned work. Its not yet finished, please be patient, take a look if you get the time.

www.gg-gallery.co.uk

I have just updated my gallery of published illustrations from my 4 years drawing for TV Times magazine (1999 – 2003). I have hundreds of caricatures and illustrations in my archives, but I display only my favorite 50. They can be seen here. Enjoy.

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