Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My friends call me 'Meat'.

I’ve had some pretty tough deadlines lately so to sustain the tissues I have been hopped up on coffee and baclava, but that can only carry one so far. To help keep the energy levels up I’ve been playing Queen and Meat Loaf's 'Bat out of Hell' -hey, I’m a eighties kid!- with consciousness altering volume and repetition.

So this is my little ‘homage’ to Mr. Loaf. It started as a pretty small scribble - a little like Marvin himself- and in between saves and crashes on the computer, it kept growing. You can see where I had to keep sticking more paper on to fit the big guy in…

...anyway, EVERYBODY secretly loves Meat Loaf... "The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling way down in the valley tonight..." It all makes sense at three in the morning.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Still Pink...

I seem to be in the fevered grip of revision or early onset OCD. After reworking Al Gore, I re-jigged some more older work. Here's a new version of Pink and in the 'Spartlicus' posts I replaced the older versions with new ones. 'Why' you may well ask? The answer is funnily enough also a question... 'what else does one do on a Sunday night at 11:15?'

... Have to stop... step away from the computer... slowly...slowly...

Rotten to the Gore

This is a old one, I never felt happy with... reworked -or overworked- it a little more. Better colour on this than the original, I think and a more refined paint job.
To qoute Ralph Wiggum "Hoorah, I'm learnding!"

Sunday, September 16, 2007


I seem to be drawing our dog –Jennie- a lot these days….

Yes, that’s a Yellow Raincoat she’s wearing along with a smile. The Rabbit is now, sadly, deceased.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


This is for a Mad article. I did each face separately and only viewed them together when I compiled this pic…interesting. Elaine was the hardest to ‘get’, not surprising really, women are always tricky to caricature.

Now I see things I want to change... but it's not worth it moneywise... the stuggle rages on...

Anyway, interesting thing I noticed: caricaturing several people closely associated with each other makes the whole process easier because the viewer has more clues to the identities of the subjects. Often though, you loose the destinct personalities and the 'feel' of the individual characters. So, that's why I did these each by themselves, with a day between each...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Spartlicus...the book...

I had the body drawn when I did the caricature, but no time to paint it up to the same level as the face, so I pulled out the old bag of tricks and five minutes later this popped out! Almost looks like this is what I intended all along...almost...

Sort of looks like a book cover.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

He's Spartlicus!

Finally had some free time to go wander -and wonder- around under the trees, smell the flowers and feel the sunshine on my face. Instead I did this… strange.

Saturday, September 1, 2007


I've been busy on a character design project but alas, 3 NDA documents I had to sign says I am not allowed to post any of that stuff here or anywhere, really. In fact I am hardly allowed to even look at it myself.... Anyway doing that stuff made me want to do some more of my own character work again. This is Grenville, a character from one of our pet projects. I lifted the pose from a drawing I did a few years ago, why let any work go to waste right?