Posts Tagged: political sketch

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

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.

Faces

I spend a lot of time filling up my sketch books with character studies like these. Either directly from life wherever I happen to be, or if I’m stuck indoors then from the T.V. and newspapers. In the end there’s

Faces

I spend a lot of time filling up my sketch books with character studies like these. Either directly from life wherever I happen to be, or if I’m stuck indoors then from the T.V. and newspapers. In the end there’s

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.

Politicians

I was working from photos with a wide flat No.10 brush for these images. Sometimes I can’t help but get too involved in the detail of a painting or picture, especially when I’m not drawing from life. Using this kind

Politicians

I was working from photos with a wide flat No.10 brush for these images. Sometimes I can’t help but get too involved in the detail of a painting or picture, especially when I’m not drawing from life. Using this kind

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