Hello peeps. Recently, I was asked (at short notice!) to supply some 'celebrity caricatures' by the Prince and Princess of Wales Glasgow Hospice, who were having a fundraising Sportsman's dinner at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel last week, (spons...ored by Barrs Soft Drinks) on the 21st of March 2013. I was asked to draw the guest speakers ( 3 famous sporting faces) and the caricatures were signed, framed and auctioned off on the night to raise money for the charity. The guest speakers were Scottish golfing champ Paul Lawrie, footballer Graeme Le Saux and 'Countdown' and Sky Sports host, Jeff Stelling. So, I got my pens out and knocked out the 3 caricatures in my 'live style' in an afternoon....
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Here's Graeme Le Saux at the Glasgow Hilton with his caricature...
Here's golfer Paul Lawrie with his....
And here's Sky sports / Countdown presenter Jeff Stelling with his caricature....
(Annoyingly, Jeff's had a stylish new haircut, therefore he looks a little different from the photos I was working from!)
By all reports it was a great night in Glasgow and yesterday I received some nice feedback via email...
" Dear Edd, On behalf of the patients, staff and volunte...ers of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, may I thank you very much for donating the fantastic caricatures of our guest speakers to auction at Thursday’s Sportsman’s Dinner, sponsored by Barr Soft Drinks.
I am delighted to let you know that your prize raised £325 and that the evening raised around £60,000 for the Hospice. As you know, our annual running costs are now in the order of £4.4 million of which £3 million must come from voluntary donations. The proceeds raised will help us to continue to care for our patients who have life limiting illnesses and also support their families. Thank you again for your support of Glasgow’s Hospice. Kind regards,
Jennifer" Very cool! Nice one. I was happy to help a good cause and had good fun drawing those faces...some 'excellent features' to play with! Thankyou to Jennifer for the photos. If you'd like to donate to a worthy cause please click on the Hospice link at the beginning of this post. Thanks!
Yes indeed! You could win a free caricature from me by simply 'liking' my Facebook Page! Just my little way of saying thankyou to the good folks who have supported me and connected with me on FB about my work. I may give one away each month, so please spread the word to your facebook friends and families! If you like my work, then don't miss out on your chance to win a cool, original caricature from me!
Born on this day, 1919. AKA- 'The Man With the Velvet Voice'.
A proper old crooner with a great face for a caricature! I've lost count of the amount of weddings I've caricatured at and heard his perrenial, swoony classic 'When I Fall In Love' fill up the dancefloor with shuffling, misty-eyed, loved up guests...just beautiful!
Hope you all get your 'Nat King Cole' this weekend....!
A wedding caricature used on the couples' invitations and a 50th birthday gift caricature. The fella's wife thinks he resembles a 'primate' so she asked me to include one in the picture! Thanks to Anne for a fun job and all the best to Lynsey and Rich for when they tie the knot this summer. And finally, a self caricature sketch of yours truly! I've lost count of the amount of times I've been asked if I've ever drawn myself, so here's what I did last week....Phwoooaarrr, eh? What a hunky hearthrob! Relax ladies, I'm spoken for! Click to enlarge any image.
And yes, my wife did hang this on the front door to keep the burglars away....
A 'new' album by the late great Jimi Hendrix is released this week.
'People , Hell and Angels' is a compilation of newly discovered, previously unheard recordings by the genius guitar wizard. I've heard a couple of tracks recently already on BBC6 music....which sound awesome, as you might expect! I may have to treat myself to an early father's day present!
Anyway, here's my caricature of Jimi which I thought I may as well repost. Hope you hip cats dig it!
Here's a wee sketch I did recently of the British actress for the monthly facebook Bookface Caricature Artists competition. I was unable to submit the drawing though, as when I tried to register for the comp, facebook kept redirecting me back to my own page! It was most annoying, so I gave up in the end. This seems to happen a lot with other facebook group pages I try to look at also....I don't understand it! Anyway, it was a fun exercise I suppose and this would've been my contender.
PS: If there's any FB experts out there who can give me some tips, please drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org as there's some things I still don't understand (I only started this page in July last year!)...help a luddite out please!