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Presiding Judge of Wales

The client wanted a portrait of her husband as a birthday present. As he is an admirer of the Vanity Fair ‘Spy’ illustrations she commissioned a portrait in this style. 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 Painted digitally in Photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus. Textures my own.
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Kaiden’s Adventures

The client wanted to celebrate his wife’s birthday with comic book covers of their 2 sons. This is Kaiden. He’s always up to something! I like to place a treasured possession in the top left corner art. In this case Kaiden’s favourite thing is dinasaurs. Pencil sketch Scanned Painted digitally in Photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus. Textures my own.
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Kobi’s Shenanigans

The client wanted to celebrate his wife’s birthday with comic book covers of their 2 sons. This cheeky monkey is Kobi. I like to place a treasured possession in the top left corner art. In this case Kobi’s favourite thing is ‘Hey Duggie’. Pencil sketch Scanned Painted digitally in Photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus. Textures my own.
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Man About Town

I was asked to do a Vanity Fair Style ‘Spy’ portrait of the client’s rather dapper looking husband to celebrate his birthday. The client was a little nervous, and wondered whether she should have gone for a more caricatured version, but all all turned out well on the day. According to the client “He absolutely loved his portrait. Thank you so much for helping me to give him a surprise he is so delighted with.”   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 Painted digitally in Photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus. Textures my own.
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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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Ella Grace Face

The client wanted to celebrate Ella’s first birthday with her own comic book cover. They chose the title Ella Grace Face. Such a cutie! I like to place a treasured possession in the top left corner art. In this case Ella’s favourite thing is her cuddly hedgehog. 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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