Tobe Nwigwe and Fat – Procreate Caricature

Tobe Nwigwe Fat Art Drawing Caricature Instagram

Tobe Nwigwe is one of the most consistently creative artists working today, with a singular artistic vision only matched by the prolificacy of his output. He, Fat and Nell (and the kids!) have this unified aesthetic from furniture to clothing, and the Pandemic Project was an uplifting event at a time when everything was bleak. The whole family-centred approach to music and video creation is radically wholesome and is really inspirational, but there’s room for brooding and darkness in there too. I’m a bit of a fan. It’s utterly jaw-dropping how much music he’s put out in the last year. Did I mention I’m a bit of a fan?

This is a caricture portrait of Tobe Nwigwe and Fat created in Procreate for the iPad. I intend to do a series of caricature portraits to hone my digital painting. I’m quite late to the digital game so the learning curve is somewhere between a really large hoola-hoop and one of the rings of Saturn. I’m finding it a curse and a blessing, there’s huge time savings to be had but an amazing gulf conceptually between drawing on paper and drawing and painting digitally. It’s the long way to Carnagie Hall for the next while.

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Celtic-Themed Family Caricature!

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Celtic Family Portrait: this personalised caricature was for Father’s Day last year for a family in the United States! The whole family is dressed as Celts (I don’t think I’ve drawn a Celtic brooch since primary school!) In the foreground are uillean pipes and a bodhran reflecting Dad’s musical interests and the whole thing is finished off with a border of Celtic knot-work.
This is one of my digital caricatures and was simply delivered by email the instant it was finished. No waiting around on the post!

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Framed Caricature Art Available Again!

framed gift caricature for parents

Good news! My framed caricatures are now available again! During lockdown I had to temporarily suspend the option to get your caricature framed due to retail restrictions but we’ve figured out a safe workaround. I’m delighted to announce the framing option is back in place. All my frames are hand-made to order from high quality materials by Mark and Sandra in the Framing Loft, Tuam Road, and packaged by Carabay Packaging in Liosban, who then send the packaged framed caricature by DPD express courier.

Order framed personalised caricatures by Allan Cavanagh online here. Nationwide delivery. Framed caricatures are great gifts for paper anniversaries, birthdays, retirements, engagements, leaving gifts, and many other occasions.

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Lady Captain Golf Gift Caricature

Lady Captain Golf Gift Caricature

Lady Captain Golf Gift Caricature: this piece went to a Lady Captain from her Golf Club last year. Caricatures make great gifts for Captain’s Day and Lady Captain’s Day! If you’d like to know more just get in touch.

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