Monday, February 25, 2008

Quick digital sketch

This took about an hour, and my rule was DON'T sample any colours from the reference photo (I do that far too much). It's Bertrand Russell by the way...:)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ye Olde Iron Man

OK, so I wanted to do caricature of Robert Downey Jr. reminiscent of a portrait, and then I thought about traditional old portraits of men in suits of armour... a quick google found me a pic of a painting with the right feel:

And so this is the sketch for Ye Olde Iron Man pic:

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Robert Downey Jr.

Haven't had any luck caricaturing this guy yet so I thought'd I do a sketch just to get an idea of how his face works:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


... the Joker painting is finished. 48" x 30" acrylic on canvas. Couldn't resist a final little touch to add a bit of (much needed) humour :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Million Dollar Baby

Saw this film a couple of weeks ago and thought it was great. I really wanted to do a pic of Clint Eastwood from the movie, he's got an amazing craggy face now and an 'old man walk'. Looking forward to painting this on board or canvas.

EDIT: Updated with a newer version - added some more elements to the background.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Boris Yeltsin

This is a two hour (or so) acrylic painting I just did for a competition on the NCN forum, it's been a very useful learning experience!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Why So Serious?

Still working on it - after correcting a problem I stepped back and looked at the original sketch which is after all what I wanted to transfer to this larger format - and I could see a lot of areas that had drifted away from what I wanted. I've made a lot of small changes to the face to drag it back...