Gary Sinise

May 21, 2011

Finally got around to posting another entry into Caricaturama Showdown 3000. This time it was Gary Sinise and I’ve always thought he had great shaped eyebrows and neck. So here it is.

Recent digital commission I did for a 70th birthday.

Received some photos today I did at a gig a few months ago for a 30th Birthday Party – it was a Rock & Roll themed party so there some awesome Ozzie Osbornes to draw! Some examples from the night below:

Teaching Caricature

April 28, 2011

I was asked to present and teach caricature to a group of talented┬ákids last week at Bullcreek Primary school as part of the PEAC program (Primary Extension And Challenge). I remember doing this at schoolmyself, but all I got to do was learn computer programming in Turbo Pascal…

I introduced caricature, what I interpret it to be, some basic portrait theory and how I interpret “character” capture. I then got them stuck into drawing each other and making sure they had fun in the whole drawing process.

It was great fun and really fulfilling to get the kids excited about the art of caricature – a subject that has little to no attention in traditional school art curriculum and something that I had to teach myself. I received some good feedback about how much they enjoyed it. Some photos from the day below.

Birthday Gift commission

April 28, 2011

Birthday gift commission I did recently in Black and White format – digitally painted.

Perth Caricature Team

April 12, 2011

Yesterday the “Perth Caricatures” website was launched by Terry. Thanks to Terry for all his hard work. The idea is that since we often get asked to work together anyway and offer such a broad range of styles, this becomes a premium service provided in a “one-stop-shop”. Additionally, working collectively can offer some benefits that single caricaturists can’t – namely, simultaneous diversity of styles, plus, a faster throughput of caricatures in a given timeframe!

Check out the new website here.

Barbitta

February 22, 2011

This caricature of my good friend and talented designer and artist, Troy Barbitta (owner/director of Barbitta Group) has been a long time coming.

Troy Barbitta

Emily Blunt

February 14, 2011

This is my entry for this week’s celebrity caricature in Caricaturama Showdown 3000. It’s of Emily Blunt – conventionally beautiful people are challenging to caricature!

Emily Blunt for Caricaturama 3000

Recent Digital Commissions

February 11, 2011

Some recent digital commissions I’ve completed…

Digitally painted commission for corporate leaving gift

B&W Digitally painted commission for 50th Birthday Gift

Tommy Lee Jones

February 7, 2011

My take on TLJ. Someone mentioned there’s a likeness of Leonard Nemoy in there too, which I think I agree with!

Tommy Lee Jones Caricature