Friday, 30 November 2012

Happy Birthday Lorraine Kelly!

 
Edd's Heads: Lorraine Kelly
 
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Scotland's sweetheart, Queen of daytime telly and our Official National Treasure was born on this day - (Saint Andrew's Day) - in 1959. The lovely Lorraine has given me great feedback in the past when she saw my caricature at the launch of my caricature exhibition in 2010 and another 'Scottish Celebrity' one of her I did in 2006 ... She said :

"Edd is fab and I am honoured to be one of his caricatures. He is so talented and has captured me perfectly!" - The Sunday Post newspaper, October 10th 2010.

"Edd! I love my caricature....especially the boobs!" - Lorraine Kelly, Edinburgh National Portrait Gallery, April 2006.

"My caricature by artist Edd Travers is actually very flattering and rather sassy!" - Lorraine Kelly, Sunday Post newspaper column, March 2006.
Happy Birthday Lorraine! It was a joy to study you! - Edd
 

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

"Deeeeee-tector vans, my arse!"....etc!

 
I've been getting a lot of good comments and emails this week about my Ricky Tomlinson caricature being used to promote his single (see my post from the other day) which is coming out this Saturday, December 1st! Thanks for all the positive vibes people! Meanwhile, who'd like to see a compilation vid of Jim Royle doing what he does best...? Here y'go then...
 
Warning: the following footage may contain the word 'arse'.
 
 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix!


Edd's Heads: Jimi Hendrix
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The left handed, guitar legend was born on this day in 1942. 
 
You cant beat a bit of Hendrix...! My indispensibles are: 'Fire', Manic Depression' and 'Crosstown Traffic'. What's yours? Incidentally I am selling prints of this caricature if anyone's interested. A4, A3 and A2 size, and all can be framed (or not if you prefer) and delivered in time for Christmas. The perfect gift for the music fan in your life and they look great on any wall! Please email me for prices, etc. Rock and roll! 

Monday, 26 November 2012

MY RICKY TOMLINSON CARICATURE WILL BE USED TO PROMOTE HIS CHRISTMAS SINGLE!!

  • Yes indeed! On December the 1st this year (this coming Saturday), 'Royle Family' star Ricky Tomlinson will be re-releasing his 'cheeky' festive single entitled 'CHRISTMAS MY ARSE!' The song was written by Maurice Cheetham and Patrick Aherene...who is the brother of Caroline Aherene (who, as you may know, co-writes 'The Royle Family', the award winning comedy series and also plays 'Our Denise' in the hit TV show.).



  • So...there I was, out walking the dog a couple of weeks ago, when Patrick Aherene rang me up out the blue to ask if they could use my caricature of Ricky to promote the single on their Facebook page and i-tunes icon. Being a huge fan of Ricky and the Royles I was of course delighted to oblige! (Regular readers of this page will know that Ricky has already seen my caricature of him and loved it when I gave him a framed print of it a couple of years ago).

  • So folks...like me, I know that you are sick to death of the Christmas music charts being full of cheesey, 'boy-bland' X- Factor drivel....(and, erm, Cliff Richard...!) so you know what to do! Buy Ricky's track and let's have some fun and get him to the top of the charts! X-Factor, my arse! Get 'Christmas My Arse!' by Ricky Tomlinson on Saturday! Makes an ideal Christmas gift for the 'Jim Royle' husband or father in your life!
  • Check out the choon, amigos... Click the link below:
http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-My-Arse-2012-Version/dp/B00A3ZS21Q
  • Ps. - Update: Since this news has gotten out, I've now been approached by Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Tiny Tempah and, erm, Limahl who also want me to caricature them for their forthcoming Christmas singles. I told them all to bugger off though, as I'm only concerned with promoting genuine musical talent! I jest, of course.....Thankyou for reading and spread the word!
 
 
 
 
Me meeting Ricky when he came to Glasgow a couple of years ago.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

'Edward'. By Edd.

 
Edd's Heads: Robert Pattinson from the 'Twilight' movies.
 
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The new and final 'Twilight' movie opens in the UK this weekend. I think it's called 'Breaking Wind - Number Two?' ...or something like that. Perfect excuse then for me to post my caricature of the moody, doom-laden heart throb with the Scottish suntan; yes it's Mr Robert 'R-Piddy- Patz' Pattinson. Hope you like it.
Incidentally, I have prints for sale of this piece if anyone would like to buy one for the Twilight fan in your life...! Email me at: eddsheads@hotmail.co.uk
 
 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Friday, 9 November 2012

50 + Show in Glasgow

Hey Glasgow.....! I will be drawing live caricatures of visitors to the MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT stall at THE FIFTY + EXHIBITION taking place at the SECC in Glasgow on November 9th and 10th. I will be drawing 11 till 3pm on both days. If you are going, be sure to check out the MacMillan stall for more information and get a free caricature! See you there!





Thursday, 8 November 2012

Happy Birthday Gordon Ramsay!

 
Edd's Heads: Gordon Ramsay
 
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The craggy faced, sweary, grumpy, joint-of-beef-foreheaded hob jockey was born on this day in 1966. Happy f***ing birthday.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Collages...

I've recently been messing about with my artwork and photos to create some collages for my website, in a bid to spruce it up a wee bit. I wanted to create pieces which kind of showcased  selections of things I can offer to people: live event caricatures, gift caricatures, wedding stationery, celebrity prints, etc....Click to enlarge any image.