Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Well I'm working on a commission piece for a friend right now which is going well, haven't had the time to continue with the Rocky pic for the competition but I hope to get back to it and finish it soon. Also I really need to do a couple more new pieces to go in the local shop, I was thinking Lou and Andy from Little Britain would be a winner! Will post that when I get going.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Advertising *gulp*

Thanks to a very very kind person I'm getting an ad in Creative Review magazine next month - I put it together in a bit of a rush today but it looks ok. Just wanted to get the name there, the briefest of explanations and as many pics as poss:



I wonder what response I'll get, if any? It's pretty exciting!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

New dog!

We got our second dog on Friday, he's called Darwin - here's a pic of him with Mace (our first dog) looking a bit sheepish about the whole thing behind him:

MAD magazine cover ideas

Here are my first sketched for the MAD magazine 'Rocky Balboa' competition:


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Good news today - a local art shop in a big shopping centre is taking a few prints from me to try and sell, let's hope they fly off the shelves! I guess Xmas is the time to do it so fingers crossed...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

At the bottom of the learning curve...

The forum of the National Caricaturist Network now has a monthly competition and I'm going to enter it for November. The project is to make a MAD magazine cover with the new Sylvester Stallone movie "Rocky Balboa" as the theme. I'll have to come up with some cover ideas as sketches and submit them, then work them up bit by bit to a final piece, all the while receiving feedback from some world class caricature artists as to what I'm doing right or wrong. Daunting! Still, hopefully it'll be a really good learning experience for me and I hope I'll end up with a seriously good portfolio piece at the end of the month!

I'll post all the sketches and progression of work here through the month.

Wish me luck!