October 10, 2010

Will Smith

The Fresh Prince .. Here is the last scan I will post from my earlier years. Also made in 1994, now only little more than half my lifetime ago, then being inspired to professional illustration and cartooning. 

Kepler Wessels

Ive never really been one to actually enjoy watching sports but it doesn't hurt being socially conscious .. I guess at the time this guy was famous enough a candidate in South Africa to practice my Caricaturing skills on.

October 07, 2010

Clockwork Faerie Throne

Fashionable seated sentinel on alien planetscape!

Of late all that I have posted are pieces created years in the past. This one is no exception, probably painted around 2000. 

Without delving too deeply into subject matter, these represent my more finished self expressions of the time. Based on a sort of personal philosophy with dictates to the character and energy of the images. Similar aspects may be seen in other pieces from my early works. As I was influenced heavily in my youth I have no shame in exhibiting these, for the records!

This guy is sitting on the reverse side of a three page catalogue which would introduce and explain a certain concept. I would imagine. Bits and pieces have been scanned from the whole 6 pages. I worked with a colourful pallet of oil applied to a cheap piece of cardboard! 

right is more from the same side, and below the reverse side imagery. 

( detail )

The Origional Mr Pen Pen

I like 'Original' works (words!) it would appear, here is 'The Original Mr.Pen Pen, why? Since he was made with a pencil I cannot now remember.. still, glad I kept the image. If I do recall he was made along with other painting layouts at the time that were quite similar in some aspects which I no longer have.. this being probably around the 1997 mark.. there abouts. Inspired!!

October 06, 2010

Clint Eastwood

This piece exemplifies some creative liberty in the addition of the caravan, if I recall it was done around the time of his movie, a perfect world or some such title: where he plays the sheriff, or law enforcer as it were. These caricatures were done using the state of the art cartoonists tri-nib koki's, which are used mostly by fashion designers. I actually saw one similar the other day but only with 2 nibs, I wonder if the 3 nib kind are still available. Very expensive medium for a youngster as I was, therefor I was blessed to have been given my few by Collin Daniel of the Argus who I met one day. Here he is!


I will be adding the last of my scans from this period over the next little while. It would appear that the year 1994 was quite a productive year for me, as a young boy: aged 13. And I want to feel like that again.. however for now since this blog is partly for reminiscing, here they are..