Lately I’ve been feeling more and more that I want to celebrate impressive and strong women through my artwork. I don’t want to focus on famous people who already are recognised to some extent. I want to concentrate on the ones in my life who inspire, impress and encourage me to strive to be better.… Continue reading Tarragon
Self portrait using Procreate on the iPad Pro. I drew this one during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020, when we were all under lockdown rules. It was intended for an online exhibition featuring self portraits drawn during in solitude. For some reason I got cold feet about entering it and just felt it wasn’t good… Continue reading Self in solitude
Self portrait using Procreate on the iPad Pro. I love experimenting with different mediums which you’d never be able to layer in real life. This one was a mixture of pastel, graphic pen and oil paint. The mimicked textures and feel are really not bad when using an Apple pencil.
I thought it was about time Professor Moriarty and Mr Poe Sir had their own range of Christmas cards. Selecting the right images was the hardest part. The Professor is very good at posing, every moment should be (and often is) captured on camera. Mr Poe Sir is too important and too flighty to have… Continue reading Christmas cards featuring Mr Poe Sir and Professor Moriarty
The wonderful Sir Christopher Lee, the godfather of horror, his voice strong and instantly recognizable. Lee was perfectly cast as the dark wizard Saruman in J.R.R.Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
Elegant drama focusing on the gangster gang the Peaky Blinders introduced Tom Hardy as a very scary Jewish mafia giant. I really enjoyed drawing his great big bushy beard. It was a toss-up between Hardy and Cillian Murphy. Cillian Murphy may still have to be done…
This was a commission shortly after the passing of the late great Christopher Lee. In one of his most sensational roles as Dracula. A gothic legend played by the God of horror. Lee never failed to be magnificent.
I first saw Apolcalyptica at Download Festival at Donnington Park. I had no idea who they were or what to expect and was confused when they came out carrying their cellos. Once they started playing a powerful cello based version of Metallica’s Enter Sandman and windmilling their long hair above their cellos, all became clear. … Continue reading Eicca Toppinen
I first saw Avatar at the Feckler in Bristol, a venue on a boat. It was an entirely appropriate setting to see them. They had such a jaunty and energetic sound, like a dark Victorian funfair. There was plenty of hilarious audience interaction from Johannes Eckerström who was born to be a frontman. Avatar exude… Continue reading Johannes Eckerström
Serj Tankian is one of my heroes; a charismatic and intelligent musical genius. System of a Down’s lyrics are full of passion and poignancy- a great inspiration for the young and impressionable. His face is beautiful, full of kindness and humour.
When I first came across Slipknot, I knew they represented something different. I had just started to discover the alternative scene and bought magazines like Kerrang and Metal Hammer and would feel great excitement, flicking through the pages and making new discoveries. The thing which drew me to metal was the heavy and strong sound,… Continue reading Joey Jordison