Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sketching - Colin Firth


Couldn't really decide what to exaggerate here, which is probably why this is almost a straight portrait! Fun to do though and I think the likeness is ok. Starting to feel more comfortable and confident with hatching, and speeding up a bit. Need to think of someone else to draw now...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sketching - Tom Hardy



The second 'baddie' in The Dark Knight Rises is to be Bane, played by Tom Hardy - another great choice. Tom was excellent in Inception which undoubtedly sealed his place in the next Batman film. I've only seen a few of his films, but he was great in Rock'n'Rolla and was easily the best thing in Star Trek: Nemesis. But that isn't saying much ;)

Another very wonky pencil sketch in my A3 sketchbook, starting with HB and working up to 7B. I spent an hour trying several times to draw Jack Nicholson before giving up completely and doing this first go. Funny how some people are easier to do than others.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sketching - Anne Hathaway


Trying (again) to pick an old fashioned thing called a 'pencil' and do some drawing! Got myself a clutch pencil which feels nice and a big A3 sketch book as I thought going bigger might free me up a bit and loosen up the arm and shoulder.

This is Anne Hathaway, who has just been cast as Catwoman in the next Batman film (great choice). It's a bit wonky to say the least, and not exaggerated much, but overall I'm pleased with how it felt to be sketching at that size. The clutch pencil has HB lead which was too hard so I'll have to get some softer 2mm leads. I went over this sketch with a 7B to give it a bit more depth.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Wesbite - Neil Davies Caricature Illustration



I've put together this new website to help me promote my caricature illustration, separate from the gift caricature work. Hopefully it'll help promote what I can do now! Here's the link:

www.neildaviesillustration.co.uk

Please feel free to have a look around and comment on how it looks, constructive criticism is always welcome of course!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Suzi Perry off the telly ;)



Just a quick sketch I did recently of Gadget Show presenter Suzi Perry, again trying a much more simple style. Might have been using this as a base to do a few little cartoony things for the show, but it's not happening now as they're using existing artwork, so never mind. Nice of them to think of me, they liked my caricature of the team I did a while back.

The catsuit was fun :)

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Friday, January 07, 2011

Couldn't resist


A bit more fun with Sheldon Cooper - had to do another t-shirt design! Available as usual at RedBubble by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Mythbuster Kari Byron


Another practise sketch, the lines are a lot nicer on this piece and it was fun to colour. Quite pleased with how this turned out, will probably do the other Mythbusters soon also :)

"Sheldon's Dream"



OK so here's the fun personal project I've been working on for a while - my little tribute to The Big Bang Theory and Forbidden Planet (one of my favourite TV shows and one of my all time favourite movies).

I did it in a simpler more cartoony style than I usually try, I'm not very good at it yet and it shows, but I learnt quite a bit. I tried to keep the background of the dream as close to the movie as possible - the colours are based closely on it and the costumes are also close to the film. The 'Id Monster' was a lot of fun to do (although there is a bit of artistic license in showing it at all - brownie points for those who know why) and I had a ball putting on layer after layer of detail and lighting.

I was a bit annoyed that I couldn't get Robby the Robot in the main picture, but once I'd decided to add the dreaming Sheldon it was a no-brainer to add him clutching a toy Robby while asleep. I love that little Robby!

Here's the main pic without the bottom section:



I've added it to my RedBubble site, so you can buy t-shirts of it now by clicking here.

Monday, January 03, 2011

A quick sketch


This is Amanda Seyfried, very quickly sketched for the Facebook group Caricaturama 3000. Like most people, I love Alphonse Mucha and that style of art, and this was done with that in mind. Also I got an incredible book of comic art by Adam Hughes (called Cover Run) for Xmas which has been very inspiring.