Thursday, 13 January 2011

Tashcen Illustration Now! 3 Desk Calendar

Wow! It has been SO long since I last posted here!

Well, after spending a busy few months trying to get my caricature business up to speed, I seem to have really neglected this blog.

So, to kick off 2011, here are a couple of pics from Taschen's Illustration NOW! 3 Desk Calendar 2010/11 featuring yours truly!

I got this as a gift from my lovely wife on Christmas morning.

Seeing your work printed up, and being sold, is still a buzz for me after all these years. Some of the illustrators in it are FANTASTIC so I'm pretty smug about managing to git in.

Anyway, watch this space for news of a forthcoming book of portraits I will be featured in later this year!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Dr Sketchy June 2010

Hidey hi!

Remembered that I hadn't put anything on the blog from my visits to Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School Burlesque Life Drawing classes!

Dr Sketchy's events can be found in over 100 cities around the world. The sessions are every other month, on a Saturday afternoon at Escucha, Nottingham.

The Nottingham branch is run by the gorgeous burlesque performer Scarlett Daggers and the brilliantly talented illustrator Charlotte Thomson.

It is the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon! There is a great atmosphere, the performers are brilliant and there are prizes too!!! Only £8 for a ticket, bargain!

Here are a couple of drawings I did in June. The poses are quick- between 5 and 15 minutes.

The performers here are Khandi Kisses and Lola Pops who were excellent. The cheesy face pic of me was taken by the uber talented Luna Rain. Check out her site to see some beautiful photography, instead of my Brian Blessed mug!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Continental Philosophers

My good friend and colleague, Lee Hazeldine has worked really hard getting my sister site: beefys-caricatures up and running. As a thank you (and trade-off) I created these 3 illustrations.

The portraits are of French continental philosopher's; Lacan, Foucault and Derrida, and they look great (if I do say so myself) in Lee's newly decorated dining room!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Creative Nottingham Image Competition!

Hey hey hey!

Check out my competition entry here!!

Creative Nottingham Image Competition
Here is a commission I completed a couple of months ago for the Economic Review of Abu Dhabi. This is His Excellency, Mubarak Hamad Al Muhairi - The Director General of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.

I love these portrait commissions - the turn around is usually quite good and the subjects are always varied!

New commissions

Wow, it's been a busy few months and I have totally neglected my blog!

Am now setting myself a challenge to blog at least once a week for the next year! If I fall behind then give me a nudge!

Anyway, here are a couple of commissions I have been working on- 1st is for Greene King IPA, and second is my last image for the Abu Dhabi government (I still love saying that!)

Anyway, enough exclamation marks for 1 post!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Richard Branson- Economic Review rough

Here's my latest commission for the Economic Review for the Abu Dhabi government. Just waiting to see what changes they want. Been a very stressful job- tight deadline! Well, hope they like it!