A portrait of a pair of british cycling world heroes, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish. Really enjoyed working in a different way with these, using layers and shapes drawn in brush pen on tracing paper to build up the tone.
Two portraits I did for The Skinny not too far back. Cartoonist Chris Ware and radio presenter/journalist Vic Galloway. IN COLOUR! Yeah… Enjoyed working faster like this too, all in all a welcome change of approach.
The second image in my series of personal favourite producer/DJ/musicians, its Simon Green aka Bonobo.
Bonobo’s ‘Black Sands’ was probably my album of 2010, and his pretty extensive back catalogue and brilliant boiler room mix (which had me obsessively collecting the tracklist up until the release of North Borders last month) went a fair old way to getting me through uni, keeping me, my pencils and my hoard of caffeinated beverages company. Pretty pleased with this one, different flavour from the previous image, some leafage going on, made a nice change from bark/woodgrain.
And you’ve gotta love the satisfaction of those clean masked edges, worth it every time :).
Right, brief hiatus… apologies.
Fancied exploring some organic textures, and honing the portrait skills. Why not combine the two? I’ve been meaning to do a series on interesting and inspirational musicians/producers/DJs for a while, so thought I’d kick off with an all time favourite, Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet
A rare reblog, but by a good artist for a good cause. Get on it.
As my close friends will know, I cannot fashion any facial hair, so have drawn Tom Hardy as ‘Bronson’ to raise money and awareness for Movember instead.
Check out my facbook page for the Auction
Prints will be available for £30 with 10 percent going to charity.
I am putting the original up for auction with ALL proceeds going to charity, so dig deep people as it goes to a worthy cause.
Auction starts on this page, now. The winning bidder will pay the money into my Movemeber page.
Spread the word about this auction to all your friends, it would be great to raise even more awareness (and money) for this cause.
Thanks! Aaron King.
A portrait of Michael Haneke, Austrian film director and persistent beard owner. As far as I can tell. I’ve seen two of his films, The White Ribbon and Funny Games. Though tough going at times, I loved the former, but despised the latter, which I guess that was in many ways the point.
Anyway, Haneke’s most recent film, ‘Amour’ was released last week, and I hope to catch it soon.
Forgot to post this, although in fairness I was waiting for it to appear on the Nucleus site. My contribution to the Power in Numbers online gallery. Have a look at it here, along with other close ups of the piece, and more information on the scheme.