The life of a caricaturist
Tis the season to be merry…and here’s the December cartoon done for the BBBmidi magazine showing Santa bypassing Paris and the Alps to make his way down to the Languedoc, tempted by their Festive cuisine. Merry Christmas everyone!
This month I’ve had a number of bookings for Weddings in 2013 both in France and the UK, which is great, and have also recently completed a caricature for Duttons advertising agency in Brisol for one of their clients. They supplied me with a few photos and background stories (Becca’s sporty but accident prone, especially on holidays hence the ambulance) and I put a sketch together which, once approved, I rendered in full colour. Another unique leaving present!
My first regular cartoon strip.
This month I was commissioned by the BBBmidi magazine to produce a monthly cartoon strip of ‘Life in the Languedoc’. Theme this month was the vendage or grape harvest. Every night convoys of vehicles hurtle towards the vineyards to harvest the grapes in cooler temperatures in order to pick the grapes while sugar levels are stable. So much for the peace and quiet of French Village life…..
If you click through to the October issue you’ll be able to download a pdf which includes a double page spread about my life and the world of commercial art suitably titled ‘Flying by the seat of my paints’. Gripping reading!
Overland Bikers Caricature.
Finally finished the painting for Brian and Sandra in Switzerland depicting their epic motorcycle journey from the tip of North America through Central America to Ushuaia, ths southern most tip of South America. Working from their favourite photos, I put a series of sketches together for approval before diving into the colour work. The final size was around 600 x 40cms and looked great.
Really enjoyed summer out here with several trips up to the Dordogne for weddings. There are some fabulous settings there including Domaine d’Essendieras. The event there was organised by Beth Stretton at www.getmarriedinfrance.co.uk The day went smoothly and I even managed to take a few photos….