After sketching Ozzy and Alice Cooper, I’m considering doing a whole week of cartoony metal/ hard rock musician illustrations.
I have always wanted to make cartoons, but I only started animating for the first time about 2 years ago.
It has been lots of fun playing around, and I have recently started posting some very short clips of animation on Vimeo and Youtube.
I started with some celebrity impressions, but I have now decided to start using the basis of the voice to create new characters.
So I was recently doing Billy Connolly impressions, and started ad-libbing dialogue, when I thought his voice would be a good inspiration for the voice of a troll character. I Then started sketching the characters. I recorded the dialogue and started animation.
It’s only a short 15 second clip, but I have bigger plans for these characters.
What I find fun about these is I have complete creative control over the characters. I design, voice and animate them.
Check out the latest video here:
I visited Franschhoek this weekend for the Bastille day festival, and sketched live caricatures at Reuben’s restaurant.
Franschhoek is a beautiful town about an hour and a half from Cape Town, and the Bastille festival attracts thousands of people to the Franschhoek wine farms and restaurants every year.
I was also doing a bit of promotion for my live caricatures at weddings and events.
The caricatures were a big hit, and people were queuing to get theirs.
I hope to do the same at the festival next year!
I sketch at weddings, parties and corporate events.
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