Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Friday, 24 September 2010

Michael Stipe

Not a good likeness, again! I spent too long on this, fiddling. As I told the girls at the WA on Wednesday, I find it best to start by blocking in shapes, light and dark, and the details kind of find themselves. If you start with details, eyes, for instance, it is nigh on impossible to change them if they are wrong.  I should pay attention to myself.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Monday, 13 September 2010

Lady Gaga

EEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOO.....not good! We all have off days....right?

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Simon Cowell

As you see, this photo is very BLUE!

So I had a play in Photoshop....now it is too WHITE! I guess it is a closer repro than the blue one, but you decide which you prefer to look at.

So will Simon Cowell turn his back on the X Factor + BGT....the grass is always greener!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Stephen Hawking

Prof Hawking says that our existence is the result of physics, not a Supreme Being.
I am inclined to agree.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Peter Crouch

Peter Crouch, who has been in the news a lot lately, but who last night scored a hat-trick for Spurs which enabled the club, after a 49 year wait, to go on to the next round in the European Championships. Go Spurs!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas ( well, very nearly!) who has told the world that he has throat cancer. No specifics, so there is a lot of speculation as to whether he will lose his voice. Imagine that...if you were an actor! I wish him well.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Princess Anne

Princess Anne, who celebrates her 60th birthday this week.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson, who has been hosting The Weakest Link for ten years.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Imogen James

Imogen James, who suffers optic nerve hypoplasia, which affects her co-ordination, amazingly learned to balance by watching herself in the mirror.....even though she is virtually blind. She first walked properly days before her fourth birthday. 

Friday, 13 August 2010

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg joins campaign against abolition of UK Film Council.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello.....who announced over the airwaves that Beckham is too old to play again for England......apparently without speaking to Beckham first!

Steven Gerrard.......scored two goals for England against Hungary. Two-oo one...two-oo one!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Simon Callow

Simon Callow...interviewed for newspapers today because of the Edinburgh Festival.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Naomi Campbell + Rod Stewart

 Naomi Campbell........so who is telling the truth?

Rod Stewart......who is to become a father again at 66.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Dr Karen Woo

Dr Karen Woo, who has been killed by the Taliban after delivering medical supplies to civilians in Afghanistan. She was to be married in two weeks.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Robbie Williams

So, Robbie Williams gets married today. I much prefer good news and I wish them many years of happiness. I liked the photo in the paper taken of Robbie when he was sixteen, but I seem to have transposed my knowledge of an older Robbie on to this image. No matter, I enjoyed the drawing of it.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Donald McGill

Donald McGill, whose saucy seaside postcards were censored 50 years ago, and which we are able to see

Monday, 2 August 2010

Glenn Hockton

I did Jessica yesterday, so this is my offering for today. I have to tell you that Glenn is one very lucky soldier. He bent down to retrieve his broken rosary and discovered that he was standing on a land mine! He stood very still for 45 mins and was rescued. And to top that he was shot at, too.

Jessica Ennis

Very well done, Jessica.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Yoko Ono

I did this in 19 minutes and video-ed it again, but, alas, it will not upload....I give up! Any advice would be very welcome.

I really like the image, so I carried on a bit longer. It is the same one, honest!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Sir Peter Blake

I got a bee in my bonnet today, and just DID IT, without thinking about it. Fantastic! Video-ed my drawing. that is. But I am now so cross, frustrated, totally bemused, because it will not upload. I have no idea why.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Friday, 23 July 2010


Completely lost the likeness today and ran out of time! One clue.....English politician in the news today. I was pleased with yesterdays' drawing and got over confident, thought I could dash it off with no effort. There is no substitute for observation!
Charcoal on cartridge paper.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Nick Griffin

I see it is almost a year since I last posted here! I became addicted to trawling through the news every day to find a face to draw, accompanied by an interesting story. I was doing nothing else, which defeated the object of the exercise.
I have decided to try again but I shall spend 1/2-1 hr on each one, no more, and shall not post the accompanying news item. If interested you will have to investigate for yourself, sorry.
So...Nick Griffin.
Derwent Sketching pencil, medium wash, on cartridge paper.