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I was on leave from work when I did this, switched on daytime television and Morse was on, I froze the screen. I’m relatively happy with this though a number of things are ‘not right’.
Fight the good fight.
If you ask someone to think of Elvis Costello, chances are they recall the Oliver’s Army days.
I thought the photograph from which I drew this was more up to date, that said, check him out on Sesame St (thanks to @Itxi_Itx for the YouTube link).
Fact is, I’d love to be able to do caricature of well-known people, recognisable caricature. This is a 2 minute Prince of Wales.
Think it’ll be a long time before I share these on Twitter, Facebook etc. For the time being I can hide them on here for unsuspecting passers-by.
I started off trying to sketch my 11-year-old James. So far through Nicky (my wife) said “that’s good, not my son though”, after she went to bed I moved his right eye. I mean on the drawing of course.
However, it’s 1am, I’m tired and It’s still not James. I’ve decided that I’m going to try to improve on the likeness after Nicky has looked at it tomorrow, maybe she can see what’s wrong.
I think, for a beginner certainly, a child is harder to draw than an older person (like Norman Wisdom) as an older person has more creases and shadows to emphasise. In the case of Norman, he also has the hat which contributes to the likeness, fooling the onlooker!
As a picture of a boy, I’m quite pleased, but James it isn’t, yet…
Well, this is the result of about 5 hours work, finished at 1am. Very pleased with it, grateful to a Twitter friend @Welshracer who suggested I try Norman Wisdom in this the month of the first anniversary of his death.
This was fun, I toyed with the idea of drawing their full bodies doing the ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ dance, but settled with this.
Likeness, Ernie looked better on paper but not on film, to my eye. You know what though, it’s my interpretation (Thanks Jim Lawrence) so I’m really quite pleased.
As ever, much room for improvement.