Monday, 21 November 2011

It's Guy Love...

There has been a lamentable lack of portraits over the last few days, and for this I am truly sorry... but here is something to brighten up even the gloomiest of Mondays - a little bit of bromance :D The lovely Tim Winward pictured in the scenario of his dreams (ie hanging out with Simon Webbe from Blue) 

I do aim to keep up with my challenge by doing two a day for a while, so at the end of the month I should have my quota!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

I'm writing a letter to daddy...

Ok because I was naughty yesterday (:-S) and I didn't do my homework, I have made up for it by giving you a double treat today! :D

The very creepy Joan Crawford and even creepier Bette Davis in 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane' - I suggest you get hold of a copy and give it a watch if you have a spare afternoon.  Shudder...

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Job's a Good'un! :D

Again, just in the nick of time is today's portrait - my esteemed acquaintance the Incomparible Ralph Perriman (Animator Esq). I know that he has his own blog somewhere around here... 

This particular piece is also part of a trade-off between Ralph and myself, I eagerly await what treasure awaits me in pixelated form!

Friday, 11 November 2011

And something for the gentlemen...

My first request from the lovely Doug Dunn - Marion Cotillard.  I realised I have rather a long list of male celebrities to draw, so if anyone has SENSIBLE suggestions for ladies I will take them :)  (Please note I veto Megan Fox)

Off to London now to have a lovely day with uni friends! :D

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Pencils and Guitars

Today's Portrait Challenge contribution - and not a minute too soon! :-S

The lovely Kylie Bromwich came round this evening to play some badass boyband tunes with me.  I fed her dinner in the form of red thai curry and in return she let me draw her - managing to keep her upper body incredibly still whilst she played the guitar... ?! Amazing.  Thank you Kylie!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

We need to go to the dream within the dream...

Ok so everyone seems to be fairly busy this month, setting themselves challenges and being uber-productive...

Somebody once told me that I should do portraits.  I don't know why I didn't take much notice at the time, as it's pretty much something I've always enjoyed doing (drawing people) and I guess I'm pretty good at it too - which may be a result of the enjoyment, I'm not quite sure...

Anyway, the combination of these 2 thoughts has resulted in my decision to set myself the grand


In which I complete one portrait a day for the rest of the month! (I know, I've missed a few days already but who knows? I might catch up)

These will probably vary from celebrities to people I know very well (don't worry, I will ask you first), hence my first attempt being the lovely Leonardo Dicaprio from the film Inception.

I will try to use my brain to think up my own ideas for portraits, probably inspired by films that I see etc. but all suggestions are welcome! So far I have a request for Tom Cruise - Top Gun era.  Anyone who knows me/ my family will know where that one came from...

Anyway wish me luck - hopefully we will all see some steady improvement as the month progresses! :D