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Addressing the Jury

This client wanted to mark her move from crime to immigration with a Vanity Fair ‘SPY’ style caricature. She chose ‘Addressing the Jury’ for the caption as giving her speech to the jury was always her favourite part of a trial. 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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Fulfilled

I was commissioned to create two portraits of the client’s dad in the style of Victorian/Edwardian Vanity Fair ‘SPY’ cartoons. One from when he took silk, and another from his time as a Judge. He is now retired. This portraits depicts his time spent as a civil judge. Pencil sketch Scanned Painted digitally in Photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus. Textures my own.
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Smooth As…

I was commissioned to create two portraits of the client’s dad in the style of Victorian/Edwardian Vanity Fair ‘SPY’ cartoons. One from when he took silk, and another from his time as a Judge. He is now retired. Here he is on the day he took silk. I used black and white photos from the 70’s to create this one. Pencil sketch Scanned Painted digitally in Photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus. Textures my own.
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Learned Counsel

This barrister was leaving her chambers to become a lecturer. Her chambers commissioned a ‘SPY’ style portrait to commemorate her time as a barrister, and to say farewell. 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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The Bar had been calling

Leaving gift for a barrister, commissioned by her chambers. They thought cheekily that the caption should read: “The Bar had been calling for some time”! 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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A New Judge

Portrait of a judge. 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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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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Dieu et mon droit

The client commissioned her own portrait as a gift for a housewarming present for her parents. 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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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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