Monday, 29 October 2012

IF Haunt

                                                                    Size: 21 x 14 cms
                                                                    Media: Pen and ink
                                                                    Pen: Lamy Fountain

In a sequel to last week's cartoon post...................these two characters are back to haunt you again.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

IF Sky

                                                                 Size: 22 x 12 cms
                                                                 Media: Pen & Ink
                                                                 Pens: Sailor Sapporo

Sunday, 14 October 2012

IF Water

                                                                Size: 15 x 26 cms
                                                                Media: Pen & ink
                                                                Pens: Lamy Al Star

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

IF Mirror 2

                                                                 Size: 15 x 15 cms
                                                                 Media: Pen and ink
                                                                 Pens: Sailor Sapporo

I think this cartoon is the mirror....Philip practised his introductory speech in front of the mirror long and hard...he wanted his new dance class to kick off with an electric, exciting atmosphere...his disco mirror ball was polished and so were his Travolta moves.....

Sunday, 7 October 2012

IF Mirror


                                                                  Size: 50 x 60 cms
                                                                  Media: oil on canvas
                                                                  Pens: paintbrushes

I painted this in 2005. It doesn't probably require any explanation as it is an artwork made from the well known iconic photograph of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary. It does however fit this weeks Illustration Friday theme, 'Mirror'....because of an error that I made whilst doing the pre drawing layout with the 'grid method' on tracing paper, he is painted as a mirror image.. I still see the Spanish buyer occasionally and I haven't actually mentioned it, although he still tells me he loves the painting. If he ever questions me, I will tell him it was a pre planned decision to make the icon my own and not the same as everybody else's...t shirts, lighters, posters etc etc.
I don't usually post old work but this is also appropriate as 'Che' died almost 45 years ago to the day on 9th October 1967.

edit: I just googled this image and it seems that I am not the only person to have used this image in reverse..although the majority use it the other way!