This is the full version of a drawing of a trout I did last year. The earlier version was a crop that I did to add a sense of presence - I wanted the trout to loom large, as it were. I've had requests for a complete view of the trout, so here it is.
I did this drawing of a mandarin duck to use as an e-Christmas card for my Chinese students and friends. It's rather tighter than my usual way of doing these things, but it seemed necessary to convey the wonderfully precise nature of the bird's amazing plumage.
The death of BB King gave me all the excuse I needed to draw him again, this time in vectors. As someone who was larger than life, I've nominally drawn him at A1 size, but of course, since the orginal is in vector format, he can be scaled to almost any size. The image below is cropped closeup of his face.
It occured to me only recently that while I've drawn animals, birds, fish, men and even lamps, I've never created a vector drawing of a woman. I've no idea why not, but maybe it's something to do with my rather messy style and perhaps a subliminal concern that I'd make a hash of it. It's easy drawing blokes - a wrong mark simply adds character, but a slack mark on a woman is a blemish, generally speaking. Anyway, here's Regina Spektor, singer/songwriter and creator of 'Samson' - an achingly, hauntingly beautiful song.
Drawn for no other reason than I thought it might be interesting to have a go at capturing something of Becks' slightly more rugged and less pretty-boy appearence now that he's approaching early middle-age.