Monday, 18 March 2019

Jackie Chan Punching Through Wood

Jackie Chan is great. So it was with no small pleasure that I created these for "Films and Swearing" - the movie podcast. Go there...


http://filmsandswearing.com/




These people are also great: Andy Lau, Jackie Cheung, Chow Yun-Fat, Sammo Hung, Nora Miao, Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Khan, David Chiang, James Tien and Yuen Biao

Thunder, Thunder, regular cats.


A couple of cats from my "Paul Draws Pets" facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pauldrawspets/ Go there, my rates are good.


I also made that of course ^

Dance Yourself Dizzy

A small in-between project carried out last year. Just wanted to get the name out there: https://www.facebook.com/Danceyourselfdizzyinsalford/

After all, the blurb on the facebook ^ page tells me to share:


"A group of women got together to dance, dance, dance! Supported with some funding from Ambition for Ageing! Join us. Share it."


So, below in descending order: The final image, the unused image and the sketch.






Go there if you fancy that and can get to Liverpool Street. Salford, UK.







Monday, 7 January 2019

Dawgs

Dog portraits are a must. If you have a dog or two, because they are so vein. "Ahh-woof" - Duggie





Mock Rap, ...no wait, Rock Map

I was fortunate a few years ago, to create illustrations for a documentary about The Ealing Club and the birth of British blues music. The club was host to a motley crew of young performers whose names you might recognise; Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, not to mention blues luminaries such as Alexis Korner.

Fast forward a few years after my commission, the owner of the club (who got to know my work through the documentary) hires yours truly to illustrate, in a very similar style, a map of Ealing to go on a souvenir tea towel.

The map goes wider, featuring Ealing as a whole which works in conjunction with a tour, hosted by associates of the club. The tour takes in key locations, points of interest and places where famous people used to live or loiter around, doing stuff. Highlights include Jim Marshall's amp shop and the place where Deep Purple bashed out one of the greatest albums of all time.

I tweaked a few of the portraits for my Instagram, because I feel that they are too good just to be tiny points on a map. They also all exist on paper, so you know ...hire me for portraits.

 The map.

 The hair (Dusty Springfield)

 The name (Ginger Baker)

 The what?! (Jim Marshall)

The Christmas song everyone claims is acceptable (Kirsty Maccoll)

Featuring: Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, Kieth Moon, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Manfred Mann, Marshall Amps, Deep Purple, Charlie Chaplin, Ealing, Yes, Rick Wakeman, Ronnie Wood, Blues Cyril Davies, Mitch Mitchel, Dusty Springfield, Lee Brilleaux, Kirsty Maccoll, John Mcvie

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Alice and the Invaders, front cover!

The time has come to put a cover all up on this thing!

Essentially a summing up of "Alice and the Invaders From Wonderland" issue #1, a large part of which is set in the woods where our heroes go up against some vicious "Bandersnaches." Alice's action pose was something sketched several years ago, which author Bret M. Herholz dug out and suggested for a cover. I came up with the idea of adding the rest of the crew. Framing from inside the creature's mouth was a last minute thing, just to fill the top and bottom of the page.

Remember that bit in Jaws III where the camera is in the shark's mouth, looking out? Nope? Oh c'mon! Well, I won't force you to go through that shit again.

 This is the original, which exists on paper,
in a drawer, in the shed ...on planet Earth,
somewhere in the universe.

 Colour, based on the interior scene in question
but brightened up. For reasons that felt logical.

The text, also dug out from years ago, 
still works. Final one is cropped from the 
bottom. But that's my contribution done!


Friday, 7 September 2018

Mixing Children and Animals...

For those that don't know, I often create portraits based on photographs. The customer then gets an original piece of art posted to their door! (Framing optional).

 My own incredible kids!

A happy customer!

 ...can't tell if cats are happy. "Paul Draws Pets" 
is also my Facebook page, found here: 


My own children again!!!