"Secrets Of His Success" - commissioned portrait acrylic & newsprint on canvas 110 x 147 cm When working on a commission I always start with a sketch, so that the client has some idea what he will eventually be getting. This is the time of playing around with ideas, working out composition etc After stretching canvas, select the certain newsprint and headlines Sketching out and
"Naughty But Nice" Portrait of US singer Katy Perry Acrylic & newsprint on canvas 100 x 120 cm I came across a photograph of "pop princess" Katy Perry and knew straight away that it would work really well with the newsprint medium, her pose was perfect! She is a colourful character and with the bright pink background kinda sums her up. I added tonal shade
"Return of the Diva" Portrait of British singer Rita Ora Acrylic & newsprint on canvas 100 x 150 cm I saw the original photograph of Rita (which was published for the cover of British Elle magazine) and knew that it would make an amazing painting, showing off her cool pinup girl tattoo on her back which was made by artist Bang Bang. I started off
I recently finished this portrait of the talented tattoo artist Keith McCurdy (Bang Bang). He's a New York based tattooist and has created some of the amazing works that adore the bodies of the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne and Justin Bieber, among other stars. Check out his work.... www.bangbangforever.com Acrylic, newsprint, gold/silver leaf on canvas. 89 x 116 cm Started
Pencil portrait of 11 Time World Champion Kelly Slater. I have always been a huge fan of this guy, and just fancied doing a quick sketch of him. The start of the 2015 tour has just kicked off on the Gold Coast, Australia. Be great if he could clinch his 13th World title this year. Go Kelly!!!!
Pencil portrait of my friends daughter Mia. A 1st birthday gift. If you would like a framed commissioned Children's portrait please contact me.
Natasha. A funky pencil portrait with the addition of gold and silver leaf. I have never gilded on paper before, this was on heavy watercolour paper. Framed portrait in situ.
"The A-Team" Commissioned portrait based on the 1980's tv series. Apart from B.A. Baracus (Mr.T) the rest of the original cast are replaced by the clients friends portraits. Oil and gold leaf on canvas. 100 x 130 cm Started off by drawing out the figures, I applied gold leaf for B.A. Baracus's large amount of bling!! Painting the background black with red typography along with
Bauer family portrait I was commissioned to paint a Dutch family using my newsprint technique. 100 x 150 cm The client wanted me to use Dutch newsprint, so with the help of translate app on my iPhone I managed to work my way through it finding some interesting headlines. Starting off with the individual portraits. Sleeve detail. Close up of Reinier. All the portraits completed,
"What's Cooking?" Oil on canvas 100 x 150 cm I was commissioned by a client to create a hectic kitchen scene. With as much going on as possible, Chefs everywhere and a bit of fun included. I started off by searching the net for some good images of chefs etc which wasn't too hard to find. Once I found some interesting characters I made some