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Consequences

Title chosen as apparently the sitter uses this word often while sentencing. In the style of Victorian/Edwardian caricaturist Leslie ‘SPY’ Ward. Pencil sketch Scanned Painted digitally in photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus. Textures my own.
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Zoon Politikon

The client chose Zoon Politikon as the title due to the subject’s keenness on politics. Zoon Politikon is the phrase coined by Aristotle, which means “We are by nature political animals…”. Read more here Zoon Politikon The brief was to give him a ‘James Bond’ vibe. In the style of Victorian/Edwardian caricaturist Leslie ‘SPY’ Ward. Pencil sketch Scanned Painted digitally in photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus. Textures my own.
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Megumi’s Adventures

Portrait of Megumi. Given as a gift to Megumi for hosting an exchange student. I like to place a treasured possession in the top left corner art. In this case Mugumi had a passion for ‘Rascal the Racoon’. Pencil sketch Scanned Painted digitally in photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus. Textures my own.    
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Cross Examination

Portrait of a barrister during cross examination. The client thought ‘Cross Examination’ should be the title. He said, of the picture, “It does capture a sneering disdain for a dishonest answer… or I’m just angry… works either way”.   These are gentle caricatures, nothing too extreme. As Leslie Ward (Spy) said: ‘If I could sum up the art in a sentence, it would be that caricature should be a comic impression with a kindly touch, and always devoid of vulgarity’. To see more of his work click here. Pencil sketch, scanned then ‘painted’ in Photoshop    
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Tommy’s Shenanigans

This is Tommy aged 9. This was a present for Tommy’s 50th birthday! Hopefully Tommy has 50 more years of shenanigans ahead of him. I like to place a treasured possession in the top left corner art. In this case it is Molly Mol, Tommy’s faithful cat companion. Pencil sketch Scanned Coloured in photoshop Textures my own.
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A Magistrate

Portrait of a magistrate. He requested his portrait in the style of Leslie Ward’s ‘SPY’ cartoons. “Judging is acting on limited knowledge”. So true! These are gentle caricatures, nothing too extreme. As Leslie Ward (Spy) said: ‘If I could sum up the art in a sentence, it would be that caricature should be a comic impression with a kindly touch, and always devoid of vulgarity’. To see more of his work click here. Pencil sketch, scanned then ‘painted’ in Photoshop  
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The First But Not The Last

Portrait of a Judge, commissioned by her sons, who requested her portrait in the style of Leslie Ward’s ‘SPY’ cartoons. The title is in reference to her being the first female Asian judge in the uk. These are gentle caricatures, nothing too extreme. As Leslie Ward (Spy) said: ‘If I could sum up the art in a sentence, it would be that caricature should be a comic impression with a kindly touch, and always devoid of vulgarity’. To see more of his work click here. Pencil sketch, scanned then ‘painted’ in Photoshop
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Her Majesty’s Trusty and Well Beloved

Portrait of a QC, commissioned by his sons, who requested his portrait in the style of Leslie Ward’s ‘SPY’ cartoons. The title comes from the exact wording of the sitter’s Letters Patent (Letters Patent are written orders issued by a monarch, granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person. It is an archaically worded document bearing a large royal seal and encased in a scarlet leather pouch). The sons thought it would contrast humorously with the slightly rebellious image of the QC nonchalantly smoking a cigarette. These are gentle caricatures, nothing too extreme. As Leslie Ward (Spy) said: ‘If I could sum up the art in a sentence, it would be that caricature should be a comic impression with a kindly touch, and always devoid of vulgarity’. To see more of his work click here. Pencil sketch, scanned then ‘painted’ in Photoshop  
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The Comedian

Portrait of a court usher. Known by his colleagues for his corny jokes. Retirement gift. In the style of Vanity Fair, Leslie Ward’s ‘SPY’ cartoon prints.   These are gentle caricatures, nothing too extreme. As Leslie Ward (Spy) said: ‘If I could sum up the art in a sentence, it would be that caricature should be a comic impression with a kindly touch, and always devoid of vulgarity’. To see more of his work click here. Pencil sketch, scanned then ‘painted’ in Photoshop
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Stranger Kids Comic Cover

This is my homage to Stranger Things. I can’t begin to describes how much I adore this show. It ticked all the boxes from the first episode. In keeping with the characters, I thought a comic theme would suit the project perfectly. This was an absolute joy to do. Read my blog entry here Pencil sketches, scanned, rendered in Photoshop. All textures my own.    
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