Oh Carol!…Sorry….I did it…

Hey, so my old mum is a huge fan of Neil Sedaka and before my operation I saw his CD in Winchester and promised her if it was still there, I’d buy it…I did and, of course, I did a quick sketch of the fella behind the music to maybe the best scene in the first Deadpool movie…

Muhammad Ali in pencil…

So whilst I took a break from my main Tony Stark project (which is done by the way), I thought I’d have a go at an iconic photo of Muhammad Ali in Pencil…..and a bit of charcoal so here is the greatest himself. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee…..

He looked a bit like a former Manchester United player but I stuck with it and I think he’s okay.

U can’t C this….just kidding

Hey, so further adventures in drawing….well, I’m stuck in bed, I have a couple of books but I thought I’d look at some web imagery and tutorials and as mentioned before, I am a bit of a wrestling fan….so I’ve drawn one of the greats in the wwe…John Cena and…..here he is…

Mount Rushmore in charcoal

Many years ago I took a white ford van for 6 weeks around the United States and obviously I saw many things….and, will probably draw lots of them but I thought I’d try somewhere I’ve been in charcoal and well…that kind of monument in South Dakota seemed perfect, so here’s my attempt. Charcoal is really quite nice and easy to smear….now that has it’s good and bad side. I must also say, you really should visit….it’s much smaller than you’d imagine.

Here it is, sans the odd actor approaching for photos.

Drawing Emilia Clarke…

So I’d just finished my two drawings yesterday and had a look on instagram and noticed this absolutely stunning photo of the beautiful Welsh actress Emilia Clarke and thought “Well, I’m gonna have to try to draw that now aren’t I?” This is a spur of the moment portrait and usually I’d spend much longer…especially on the mother of dragons herself but here you go….I’ve also added a touch of colour in the second one:

Here you go; I do like what they’ve done with her hair.

I also tried to add a bit of colour but I always end up a bit like a black and what photo that’s been coloured in:

See what I mean?

And here’s the photo it’s based on…..

She just looks fantastic.

Capitol pen and inked

So I’ve traveled around the world a couple of times and I like to remember where I’ve been and I’ve essentially been to Washington DC four times and I think I’d like to try to draw a few of my highlights. So essentially, here’s my version, now, I’ve taken a couple of liberties due to the size of the paper I’ve used but here you go; If I’m honest though, the Capitol building looks so much better from the inside. The fresco under the rotunda is amazing! Check this out, really, it looks fantastic:

https://www.aoc.gov/capitol-buildings/capitol-rotunda

But anyhow, here’s my attempt to draw the building by pencil itself:

I’ve tried to not make it look too much like the Riechstag…which I’ve been in as well but hey, here you go.

Down by the riverside.

Hey, so since I’ve been stuck in bed, I’ve been trying to up my pencil drawing game a bit and tried to imagine a scene that includes a riverside, trees and just looks very peaceful….so here’s my first try….

I’d like to think it’s somewhere in the New Forest.

But hey, if you wanna check out the place this is based on: https://www.thenewforest.co.uk/

Argh Saints, you always let me down.

So I’ve just finished watching the Southampton vs. Derby game on TV and…as usual, I get let down as Saints lost…I try not to get too disappointed these days though as I’m kinda used to it and try not to invest too much emotion in it as it only gives me a headache.

I was a season ticket holder for about a decade though and, in my youth, when in hospital, was visited by Matt Le Tissier, Tim Flowers and Alan Shearer…well, I was virtually asleep at the time and they queried if they should bother waking me up…..of course they should and they did and I’ll treasure that memory but obviously as time goes on I’ve gotten other interests but always keep an eye out for saints.

Anyhow, I suppose that’s a good way to include a portrait drawing I did a while ago of one Matthew Le Tissier (or Le God as he was known in these parts)…so here you are, I hope I’ve done him justice:

Matthew Le Tissier

Okay, granted, he’s a fair bit younger in my drawing than he is now but hey? A portrait is just a snapshot of any given time.

That sphinx, some reckon he’s a bit of a cat :D

So my last sketch before I went home last night was of the Sphinx in Giza, which is far smaller than you might think!….I touched it’s paw and I just couldn’t believe, considering it’s age, how great it looked….Sans the nose.

It’s absolutely dwarfed by the pyramids in the background but it looks amazing.