Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Time-saving and/or multi-tasking

Often I find myself (as do most people with other jobs, kids and responsibilities) working on sketches whenever possible. This could mean while you wait for the bus or are sat on the train, in a pub or just simply waiting for the washing machine to finish. I haven't quite got to the point of leaving a sketchbook by the toilet but I keep one in my faithful rucksack so it's always handy.

A case in point would these roughs I worked up stood at the counter of an art shop. I wasn't a customer waiting patiently in line, instead I was on the other side taking advantage of a lull in people buying peel off stickers. Without the time to do a million and one thumbnails I stuck with my first idea which is more often than not the better.

Stay tuned for the final artwork in the next edition of 'Don't tell the boss I draw during work time!'

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Phewy! Now that the festive season is over we can all go back to normality except normality for me includes a mortgage. Wohoo! (I'm not being sarcastic, I'm actually pleased)

Heres what I was working on coming up to Christmas 2010:

They are portraits for a regular debate feature- the 'Roundtable' in Management Today Magazine. The style is in keeping with a previous Roundtable illos. However I stuck to using watercolour with pen and ink because it's often best to use a familiar medium when doing portraits, a single mistake can throw a likeness completely.