One of my first weddings back after lockdown was in Jack’s Old Cottage in Islandeady near Castlebar, a meticulously restored cottage museum in the heart of the Mayo countryside. After the long gap in live wedding caricatures due to lockdown I’m always anxious I’ll have forgotten how to do it but as you can see from the gallery below I think I’ve still got it! Each couple below took less than five minutes to draw. I suppose it’s like learning to ride a bike, once you can draw quick caricatures live you never forget! The cottage is open to the public and is free to visit and is worth stopping by if you’re in the area.
This pet dog caricature portrait was a Christmas gift commemorating a cherished pet who had passed away during the year. It was lovely to do and was very well received. It was executed in pencil, Pitt Pen and graphite on paper. I had one photo to work from but the dog’s personality really shone through and I could tell he’d been a cherished member of their family. I’ve commemorated several family pets this way, including pets that weren’t around at the same time but that their owner wanted them all depicted together. It’s a very special bond people can have with their pets.
As Project British Self-Loathing approaches its final form this Thursday, here’s a cartoon about the news cycle “over there” featuring Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. Did you know: in the UK you cannot be found guilty of murder if you tousle a blond wig during your trial.
- Boris Johnson and The Tory Plan for Northern Ireland
- Boris Johnson, Blue Passports and Union Underpants
- Blond Twat in Churchill Pose
- The Unsinkable Theresa May
- More Double Vision cartoons here.