The Killing, Kubrick

These are the main members of the gang in Stanley Kubrick’s film noir ‘The Killing’ from 1956. The film has great diversity of characters, some of the more sinister ones I have yet to draw. George Peatty the ticket teller played by Elisha Cook Jr. is my favourite in this, with his hangdog look and thwarted expressions but it’s a great cast all round and full of noirish atmosphere, striking shadows, litter and cigarette smoke.

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Copycat

This is a copy done (left) this morning in charcoal pencil of Terror or Fright by Charles Le Brun the 17th century French painter and theorist on character and expression. Copying certainly makes you realise how great the ancients were at rendering and how immaculate their line work was.

(Could this be Scorpio!)

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Deadly Assassin. Starring…

Johnny Depp???depp-230617

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Political sketches

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May…Corbyn-210617TMay-210617TMay-210617a

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Capital scenes

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A few ink drawings of London street scenes I made in the nineties.

Top, looking down on South Ken tube station with Battersea power station in the background. Middle, A butcher shop in the city. Bottom, an alleyway in St. James.

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Hand modeling

 

Drawing my hand with Conté crayon and an idea for a poster…

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Monsters

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Composers at Christmas

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If J.S. Jr. is your favorite composer, please feel free to print this off and stick it on the wall next to your gramophone player. Then put on one of his records and dance about wildly.

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Woodcut.

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Woodcut from 1989. Bananas more recent.

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Bunhead link

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This comic strip I did for a friends rockabilly band website from 98-01 so I only ever did them when he was ready to update their site content. The main character was based on one of their fans I’d seen at a gig. The band, ‘Kill Van Helsing’ are sadly no longer with us but their album ‘Alien Hotrod’ is still available online in various formats. The cover art was by the singer Gavin I believe.

You can check out the Bunhead strips by following the B link on the right…

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