Ian McKellan as Gandalf The White is much easier to draw than Gandalf the Grey, as there's no need to try and negotiate that blasted great hat he is wearing.
It is possible that Ian McKellan, who played the character, felt the same way.
Friday, July 29, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
At drawingboard.org there is a forum where you can post images of sexy girls.
I've really only posted a few times.
This is a left over from that forum because I'm feeling too lazy today to whip up anything new.
This cartoon illustrates a situation I've been in many, many times...
at 11:18 PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Owen Wilson has made a career out of playing simpletons and village idiots.
Despite this he's involved with one of my favorite film makers, Wes Anderson.
He even co-wrote one of my very favorite movies, Rushmore (which was directed by Anderson).
I like to draw Owen looking like a moron.
at 11:51 PM
I have returned from my stint in Hobart.
The hotel they put us up in was a hovel.
We trashed the place before we left.
Well not trashed so much are reorganised.
We shoved some towels into the fridge and put a chair in the sink and so on.
Trashing that is peculiar rather than destructive...
at 7:05 AM
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Friday, July 22, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Sheep are not just good for eating or wearing!
They're good for looking at too!
Here are some sheep that live near me.
I've pumped a little yellow into the picture so you can't actually tell it was one of the coldest mornings we've had this year.
at 10:35 PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
The Goodies was a comedy show from the UK during the 70s and 80s.
Anyone who grew up in Australia and the UK will certianly know of them.
I don't feel especially inclined to go into much detail about who or what they were at the moment.
If anyone is interested, ask away and I'll answer you as much as I can be arse in the talkback.
at 5:22 AM
Monday, July 18, 2005
I have been rattling on about my dear friend who had her first baby last Tuesday.
During her time in hospital she has dealt with many, many nurses - some great, some awful, and then in a whole new category was a woman called Alida Mollenschot.
She was a vast currant bun of a woman.
The very first thing she said when she sat down was an apology for having put on a bit of weight recently and a further apology that her pants were a little long.
Then she played havoc with the machine that measures your blood pressure (she has one at home she prefers, hence the drawing of her wearing one).
She had an extremely high squeaky voice and was so comical that I thought I may have to leave the room.
Instead I questioned her on her favorite kind of blood pressure machine.
She had a funny habit of finishing your sentences, but with song lyrics.
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Friday, July 15, 2005
Two days in a row you get real life, hand drawn artwork.
This is pen and ink on hot press fabriano paper (the yummiest of smooth watercolour papers).
It was done during a difficult time in my life when I needed something positive to work on.
It was inspired by a story John Lennon told about meeting Yoko that I enjoyed.
Yesterday I managed to beat my framing people down from $2500 to only $995 and, as it's tax time, it means I should be able to afford to get all the pieces I want done, which means in turn that I should be able to exhibit again this year.
at 3:14 AM
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Every year, in a celebration of the yuletide season I paint a picture of Santa.
I make him a bad tempered Billy-Bob style Santa.
My intention was not to upset people, but perhaps to cause a little distaste (I think people feeling unpleasant is far more interesting than offending them).
So - this is last years Santa.
I have never had a single complaint, which I have to say irks me just a little bit.
I did an easter bunny one year which was simply dreadful, but no-one batted an eyelid...
at 10:50 PM
The picture on the left is Bella Lugosi.
It's a picture that's been doing the internet rounds recently - he's playing Jesus Christ in a play during the early part of last century.
It struck me how much he resembled Terry Jones of Monty Python fame.
I had trouble locating a much better picture than this, but I think the similarity is there.
So...we have Bella Lugosi playing Jesus Christ looking just like Terry Jones who once played mother to someone who was a bit like Jesus (Mandy in the Life of Brian).
at 4:06 AM
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
Early in my blogging career I posted a caricature of Elvis Costello.
I redid it today and it's much, much better.
In more important news I just came back from sharing a cuppa with my pregnant friend.
It is the last cuppa we will share before she is a mother.
I've found it very moving.
at 7:10 AM
Good morning everyone!
I have returned from the nicest weekend I've had in approximately a billion years.
I had an old pal visit from interstate and we drank wine and watched movies and had a really easy fantastic time.
Hooray for me.
I also saw War of the Worlds which was really frightening and really good.
I'm feeling jolly and refreshed.
My dear friend is having her baby tomorrow.
I've done some nice drawings and had some positive feedback from other illustrators regarding my posts on drawingboard.org and all is great!
at 12:14 AM