Thursday, February 23, 2012

Not Quite Hawkwind

I fancied having a go with a Hawkwind theme, but didn't feel like doing any more likenesses after the last few. I'd also started to notice a creeping realism coming into some of my drawing which was a bit worrying, so I thought I'd nip that in the bud.
After going through a stack of Hawkwind song titles I pulled a few out and started sketching ideas, this one is from 'The Psychedelic Warlords'. I might do some more, there's certainly plenty of evocative titles to pick from.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I'm a big Hammer fan, and a Nigel Kneale fan, so a Quatermass pic was inevitable. As I couldn't decide which film to do, I did them all. I opted for Andrew Keir (even if the likeness doesn't hold up!) instead of Brian Donlevy. I actually like Donlevy's Quatermass, gruff miserable dick that he is, but I prefer Keir's intense, decent kindly version more.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kermit - The Rainbow Connection

Here's a watercolour I painted for my wife for Valentine's day. She's a (as am I) huge fan of the Muppets, and was so happy to hear Kermit singing one of his signature songs in the new Muppet film I knew I had the perfect subject matter to let her know how much I love her.

Ena Sharples

There's not enough Coronation Street fan pics on this blog.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

American Horror Story

Deleted the B&W version of this from the blog, as I hadn't realised how faded some part of it were. The colours have come out a touch more saturated than the original, but not too bad. Still unhappy with the one likeness, but still pretty pleased with the pic as a whole.
As flawed as the show was I found it a lot of fun and loved how it embraced as many horror tropes as possible as if it had invented them. This pic was done for the very talented Chris Doherty, if you've not been reading Video Nasties, go there now.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Curse of the Werewolf

I love Oliver Reed in Curse of the Werewolf, one of Hammer's (many) best films. Not sure I got his likeness, but this was a quick sketch, so I forgive myself.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Halo Jones pic in honour of 2000ad's 35th birthday. I tried to post earlier but the colours came out a bit 'off'. I'm a huge fan of Halo Jones, going as far to considering life changing for me. I read it an an impressionable age and Moore and Gibson did such a good job of making the the characters live and breathe.