Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Caricaturing at La Bonne Auberge Glasgow

Ooh-la-la! Zut alors! Oo' eez this fantastique Frenchman....? It's only yours truly done up like a kipper for a booking last week! French restaurant La Bonne Auberge celebrated 40 years in business in Glasgow  and hired me to provide some caricature entertainment there for the guests and also asked me to don the garb of 'an authentic French artiste'... 



Hmmm. Not quite sure if I've pulled  it off! The wife thinks I look like a cross between a Frank Spencer / Where's Wally and Johnny Onion (the wee guy off the front Onion Rings crisps). Even the dug thinks I look like an idiot in this photo!


My easel was set up in the reception area of the restaurant. A lovely venue!


Can you spot my spare 'Emergency 'Tache' on my board above my paper? I bought a pack of 5 of 'em from Poundland..... I am nothing if not prepared....




 It was great to meet and caricature the former Lord Provost of Glasgow Alex Mosson too (below).... 


Alex told me he'd been caricatured a few times before by talented artists such as Malky McCormick and Bill Leckie - hard acts for me to follow, however he and his wife seemed to be extremely impressed and delighted with my quick 5 minute sketch....




















Thanks to everyone who sat for me and gave me great feedback about my work! It was lovely to meet & draw for you. Thanks also to Elizabeth for booking me and for kindly forwarding a few pics of me in action... All I can say is, I don't mind dressing up if that's what the client wants, but I was EXTREMELY glad to get the 'tache off at the end of the night....it kept flapping about and made my top lip very sweaty! I dunno how Tom Selleck does it.... Merci, everyone! : )

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