Friday, 18 February 2011

Beefy's Daily Doodle: SCUM, a modern remake...

Well, after chatting with my friend at work yesterday, it seems I set myself the challenge of trying to draw a quick daily caricature of something topical as a way of keeping the blog fresh...

So with that in mind, here is my first one! As the ConDem's start their posh boys fight over the Alternative Voting System, my response is a slightly less masculine re-take on the 70's film 'Scum'.  "Where's your tool...?"

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Meetings and college course doodles

What do you do to help yourself concentrate in long meetings or long university lectures?

I find myself doodling all the way through them as a way of trying to concentrate on what is being said. I just let my hand move and scribble and the doodles pretty much draw themselves.  Anyway, I realized that I produce lots of these little brain spills and thought I would start posting them to see what weirdness leaks out! Here's a few from my CIM Marketing course I was at tonight...

Clever chocolate packaging

Went to the supermarket last night and was dragged down the chocolate aisle by my primary school teacher wife, looking for party items. 

Now if you know me well enough, you will be aware that I am trying hard to keep my new year resolution of losing weight (2 stone so far) so I was doing my best not to look at all that lovely chocolate flashing its tasty wares at me, when I stumbled upon some really interesting packaging...

Its made by Bloomsbury & Co and I think they have done a great job at differentiating their product from the myriad of others competing for shelf space and our attention. Love it. Didn't buy one though, MY WILL POWER IS TOO STRONG FOR YOUR CHOCOLATY WARES!!!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Dr Sketchy Nottingham!

Ah man! What a brilliant day out in Nottingham I had yesterday! Up early for a visit to my local art shop to pick up some new watercolours and a nice fat mop brush ready for a day of drawing and titty tasseling at Dr Sketchy's Alternative Art School!

Hosted by the delectable Scarlet Daggers (Robin Hood) and the dastardly Charlotte Thompson-Morley (The Sheriff of Nottingham). The new venue of Nottingham's Glee club was brilliant, with really friendly and welcoming staff and little tables for everyone to draw on.

The performers, Parma Violet, Ditzy Diamond and ***Kareena***  were so good and made for a proper fun afternoon - and it was packed out!

Here are a few pics I did - I even won a prize too! ha ha!

You wanna find a Dr Sketchy's near you 'cause it's the best Saturday afternoon I've had for ages!!!!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Great review received!

Had this posted to Freeindex the other day!  I love getting feedback on my party caricature services and really want to go beyond what the client is expecting.  Anyhoo, here it is:

"Beefy attended AASE Graduation 2011, organised by British Swimming. The service provided was exceptional and truly added to the event.

Our graduates, guests and VIPs were all impressed and no one, not even Olympic Medallist Steve Parry, left disappointed.

We will definitely be booking again in the future."

Kieran Walsh – British Swimming Event Officer