Month: December 2009

Merry Xmas…

1 more day to go and then its all over for another year. Star Wars caricature is coming along nicely and have been working on a few more caricature roughs. Heres a couple of commissions i did in watercolour pencil…

All thats left to say is i hope you all have a very merry xmas and a rockin’ new year. Can’t wait to get stuck into those turkey sandwiches on boxing day, mmmmmmm, and heres a song to get you in the festive spirit…

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NEW ARTWORK available – Ginger Rogers

New artwork is now available at http://www.garytymon.com of film actress and dancer ‘Ginger Rogers’, who is most famous of course for her role as Fred Astaire’s romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films and she also won an Academy Award for best actress for her performance in Kitty Foyle made in 1940… bet you didnt know that! :o). Anyways, here is the artwork, will be the last of the black and whites until the new year…. or to be more precise it will be the last one until after the new year when i’m sober again.

White christmas…

….well, it is in Doncaster anyway. Snow is falling and its ffrrrrrreeeezing!!! Christmas nearly upon us, i’ve just about finished my xmas shopping, decided it wasnt worth the mad rush around the shops on Christmas Eve so decided to get it done early this year, just a few bits and bobs to get. Just working on a couple more pieces before xmas, another black and white piece (posting shortly) and finishing off that star wars episode I caricature. Feels like its going to be a good one this year, and wouldnt it be even better if Rage Against The Machine pipped Simon Cowell’s X-factor puppet to the christmas number 1! aaaaaahhhh!!! Joy! I hope so anyway, one in the eye to all the sugary coated crap we get shoved down our throats at christmas time just so that smug git and his cronies can fill their already bulging wallets and passing it off as making dreams come true and another superstar singer is found. Bollox. Give us back our great british music industry, give us back our christmas number 1 and stop force feeding us with all this garbage!!!….breath breath…. relax……

Things that go bump in the night…

Just got back from the pictures to see the film thats been called one of the scariest movies of all time… Paranormal Activity – check out the trailer below.

I went in thinking it was going to be another ‘cinemagoers are calling it the scariest movie of all time’ type of film and they end of being a ‘seen it all before and wasn’t scary at all’ type of film, but i was very impressed. All filmed on a handheld camcorder thingy (like the Blair Witch Project) and what made this scary for me was 1) You never saw the demon ghosty creature that was stalking the woman so much was left to your imagination and 2) The sound effects were amazing, very minimal but still on the edge of your seat stuff (I recommend everyone go see this at the cinema cos you wont get the full experience at home on the tv and it does make the film much more scary), and lastly 3) the ending!!!!!!! I’m not ashamed to say I jumped 2 foot in the air and the popcorn went everywhere. Graz rating 9/10 and yes it is the scariest film of the year!

DOH!!!

Heres a quick commission piece for website ‘www.johndabell.co.uk’ – run by John Dabell who offers professional writing services to publications, businesses and individuals etc. Its a Simpsons style top trump card, which ive ‘simpsonized’ with John on the card including his various skills and special powers and is going to be featured on his website. Go check it out…. www.johndabell.co.uk

25 days and counting…

Brrrrrrr, freezing outside. Wonder if its going to be a white christmas this year, certainly feels like its going to snow. Havent started on the presents yet or christmas cards even, it will be a last minute panic job no doubt on christmas eve running round the shops and stores with a worried look on my face and steam coming out of my ears. Why do i wait until the last day to do my christmas shopping when everybody else is doing the same and the car parks are chocker block and all the good stuff has gone…. its a mystery i’ll never work out. I must enjoy the adrenaline rush of it all i think…or im just a lazy sod!. Anyway, heres my new masterpiece im working on, a caricature of the Star Wars characters from Episode 1 : The Phantom Menace, with 5 more to do in the not to distant future. Not added C3PO’s legs yet but you get the idea. Will post when its ready for sale.

Been really busy at the moment, as it always is this time of year with people buying wierd and wonderful presents for everyone. My best seller at the moment is the Madonna caricature believe it or not, closely followed by the Dads Army caricature and Lon Chaney as the Wolfman. Will hopefully be starting on Lon Chaney Snr next in time for xmas, famous for his many horror villians such as the Phantom, and the Vampire in London After Midnight. And when the christmas hols start…. thats it for me, feet up, tele, turkey sandwiches, baileys and plenty of moaning about how tv isnt as good as it used to be at christmas…. well it isnt is it……..