Category Archives: Politicians

On the Telly

The good thing about drawing people from the telly is that they can’t see that you are doing it, although like real people they don’t sit still either!

On the Telly

The good thing about drawing people from the telly is that they can’t see that you are doing it, although like real people they don’t sit still either!

Vladimir Franz – The Tattooed Politician

Vladimir Franz looks more like a stand in for Darth Maul than a presidential candidate, with more than 90% of his body and face tattooed. In actual fact the Professor and Composer is one of the three key candidates in

Vladimir Franz – The Tattooed Politician

Vladimir Franz looks more like a stand in for Darth Maul than a presidential candidate, with more than 90% of his body and face tattooed. In actual fact the Professor and Composer is one of the three key candidates in

Quentin Blake

As you might have guessed by now I kind of like sketching. Near the top of that heap of admiration and likeness would be the work of caricaturists and satirists, in particular the work of Quentin Blake, Gerald Scarfe and

Quentin Blake

As you might have guessed by now I kind of like sketching. Near the top of that heap of admiration and likeness would be the work of caricaturists and satirists, in particular the work of Quentin Blake, Gerald Scarfe and

Udo di Fabio

This is Udo di Fabio. Udo is a grey haired man with glasses. He loves to play golf and buckaroo and Udo’s favourite food is beans on toast and boiled winkles. Udo’s mum was a basketball player and his father

Udo di Fabio

This is Udo di Fabio. Udo is a grey haired man with glasses. He loves to play golf and buckaroo and Udo’s favourite food is beans on toast and boiled winkles. Udo’s mum was a basketball player and his father

Crisis, what crisis?

Nick Clegg on David Cameron’s decision to put Britains interests first…… ‘Cameron’s made us a pygmy in the world’ ‘There’s nothing bulldog about Britain hovering somewhere in the mid Atlantic, not standing tall in Europe, not being taken seriously in

Crisis, what crisis?

Nick Clegg on David Cameron’s decision to put Britains interests first…… ‘Cameron’s made us a pygmy in the world’ ‘There’s nothing bulldog about Britain hovering somewhere in the mid Atlantic, not standing tall in Europe, not being taken seriously in

The pope and the politicians

The Pope on his first official visit to Germany last month, with everybody smiling, but only small smiles.

The pope and the politicians

The Pope on his first official visit to Germany last month, with everybody smiling, but only small smiles.

Old man in his study

I think all of my favourite paintings and doodles are a combination of precision and accident. Although it would be difficult to find precision in this sketch, it was actually taken from an original photograph and not from my imagination.

Old man in his study

I think all of my favourite paintings and doodles are a combination of precision and accident. Although it would be difficult to find precision in this sketch, it was actually taken from an original photograph and not from my imagination.

more Politicians….

This time working with the same flat brush but in gouache instead of watercolour which results in  a flat more opaque colour and a little more aggressive.

more Politicians….

This time working with the same flat brush but in gouache instead of watercolour which results in  a flat more opaque colour and a little more aggressive.

celeb (rating) summer

As we don’t live in London or NYC I have to take inspiration wherever I find it. This often means trawling the internet for ideas. So while at home looking for source material I noticed how much energy is dedicated

celeb (rating) summer

As we don’t live in London or NYC I have to take inspiration wherever I find it. This often means trawling the internet for ideas. So while at home looking for source material I noticed how much energy is dedicated

German Politicians including Angela Merkel

political abstraction

How did I get to this? I guess I was trying to move away from straightforward representational sketching and find a looser more abstract style. I love the unpredictability of water-colour when used like this plus the fact that politicians

German Politicians including Angela Merkel

political abstraction

How did I get to this? I guess I was trying to move away from straightforward representational sketching and find a looser more abstract style. I love the unpredictability of water-colour when used like this plus the fact that politicians