Archive for the ‘published illustrations’ Category

My latest illustration for GQ was published in April’s issue, out in March… P187

Louis CK caricature

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Last week I was in the local Leicester Mercury once again, when I handed over some framed artwork to a competition winner, at my exhibition.

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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 🙂

 

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 😉

After much last minute wrangling, I have managed to secure myself two exhibitions and a workshop, all as a part of next year’s Leicester Comedy Festival. I shall be holding a pre-show exhibition for two weeks at LCB Depot, then transferring the exhibits to The Y Theatre for the duration of February. The exhibition is called “Spot On @ The Movies” and will be a selection of 12 posters from my Movie poster collection, illustrating some of the most iconic movie posters in caricature form. To coincide with this I shall be running a caricature seminar/workshop at LCB Depot on 20th February, at which I will offer tips and tricks on how to SEE a caricature and demonstrate my live drawing techniques to the public. This will be listed as “Spot On @ LCB Depot” and has limited spaces available. I’m very much looking forward to both events.

LCF exhibition

Open evening – 04/02/14, 5 – 7pm, FREE entry with bar.

LCB workshop

 

Just received some press photos from my warm up exhibition at LCB Depot, which will be moving to The Y Theatre in February.

Spot On George

 

Spot On George

David Frost RIP

satirical take on the Frast/Nixon movie poster

I was commissioned to produce a Theatrical poster for an upcoming West-end musical based on the life of Anthony Newley, here is the result…

Anthony Newley caricature

 

Look out for it in London’s West End (fringe) very soon!