10 December 2012

Tony Couch Caricature

Tony Couch Caricature - Don't Tell Bonnie!
Just returned from a trip to Gloucester MA, where I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Couch (one of my favour Watercolorist). Here is a caricatures I drew of him.

04 November 2012

Emeli Sande wins Mobo Awards (caricature)

Emeli Sande caricature
Emeli Sande left the Mobo Awards with three gongs this year. Well that is enough of an excuse for me to draw a caricature of her!

(A4 Pad) Marker pen

You can tell its been rain today - 3 posts in one day !

US 2012 Election Barack Obama v Mitt Romney caricature

Election 2012 Barack Obama v Mitt RomneyFollowing on from my previous post - here is a refined version of the caricature of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney


More caricatures like this can be seen on my main site www.IanArt.co.uk

US 2012 Presidential Election (caricature)

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney US2012 ElectionAnother quick caricature, this time of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, as the US Presidential Election voting is nearly upon us.

This is my starting point to doing a more refined picture/caricature.

(A4 Pad) Marker Pen (Colour added digitally).

28 October 2012

Steven Van Zandt (aka Frank Tagliano in Lilyhammer)

Steven van Zandt caricature
Here is a quick caricature of Steven Van Zandt, who plays the part of Frank Tagliano in the BBC 4 program Lilyhammer.

(A4 Pad) Marker Pen

22 October 2012

Lance Armstrong caricature (Hero to Zero!)

Lance Armstrong symbolic caricature
Following the news that Lance Armstrong has been stripped of seven Tour de France titles and banned for life for doping offences, I felt a Symbolic caricature was in order.

You can see more Symbolic caricatures on my main web site www.IanArt.co.uk

BBC Cycling Web Site

20 October 2012

Charles Demuth (Artist)

Charles Demuth caricature by Ian Davy BrownI like to find artists, draw a caricature of them and then make a painting of it using their own technique/style (see www.ianart.co.uk). Whilst researching for this I came across Charles Demuth (1883-1935) an American Watercolourist, who then using oils later in life. Fortunately there was a photo of him for me to do this caricature.

(A4 Pad) Marker (brush) pen

05 October 2012

A Camera Never Lies?

Thought I'd add a cartoon to my blog today, as previous ones seem to be quite popular.

Here is one I drew for a Birthday Card.

(A4 Pad)
Marker Pen, Text/Shading Digital

23 September 2012

Pointless (BBC Quiz Show) Caricature

Here is a picture (caricatures) of the presenters on the BBC Quiz Show "Pointless", namely Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman

see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rhg2r/episodes/player

(A4 Pad) Marker Pen (shading done digitally)

14 September 2012

Andy Murray Caricature

Here is a quick caricature of Andy Murray, following his success this summer with Olympic Gold and then becoming a Grand Slam Tennis champion.

(A5 Pad) Marker Pen + Pencil

07 September 2012

House by Garden Nursery

Whilst visiting a Garden Nursery I noticed this building alongside the car park. I would not normally draw a building as views so side on but it seemed right on this occasion.

(A6 Pad) Fine Line Marker Pen

27 August 2012

Old Boat at Heybridge Painting

Using the sketch in the previous post, I then created a watercolour painting (on location). Felt I lost some of the spontaneity here that the sketch has.

(A3 Watercolour Paper) Watercolour and Brush Pen 

UPDATE: in November 2013 I did a new version of this painting, which can also be seen on this blog:-


Old Boat at Heybridge

This is another sketch done at Heybridge of an old boat in a serious need of some TLC.
(A6 Pad) Fine Liner Pen

24 August 2012

Boat Yard Heybridge

Been busy last few weeks working on my boat; between other jobs. This has been in Heybridge (near Maldon) and the great thing is the vast choice of things to sketching there (once I had done my days work on the boat of-course!).

Here is one such drawing of the boat yard, near the cafe.

(A6 Pad) Fine Liner Pen

07 August 2012

Curiosity Mars Probe

Mars Probe Curiosity cartoon by Ian Davy Brown
With the London 2012 Olympics on at present, I almost missed news on the arrival of the Mars Probe "Curiosity". Here is a cartoon to capture these two magnificent events.

29 July 2012

Danny Boyle caricature

Danny Boyle caricature by Ian Davy Brown
Todays caricature is of Danny Boyle - Artistic Director for the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. My favourite part was at the start, when the green pastures were overtaken by industry and how the Olympic rings were forged. Very clever sequence - Must have been amazing for those watching in the stadium. (A4 Pad) Pencil

PS Using this sketch I have since created a refined (colour) version, which can been seen on my main web site www.IanArt.co.uk

22 July 2012

Bradley Wiggins Tour de France Victory

caricature of Bradley Wiggins by Ian Davy BrownHere is another caricature of Bradley Wiggins to celebrate him winning the Tour de France (a more stylised drawing that previous one).

14 July 2012

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt caricature by Ian Davy Brown
Apparently it is Gustav Klimt's 150th Birthday today, so here is a quick (gold free) caricature of him to celebrate.

(A4 Pad) Marker Pen

10 July 2012

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins caricature by Ian Davy BrownHere is a caricature for cycling fans. Bradley Wiggins (aka wiggo), who had his first Stage win (yesterday) in the Tour de France and retained the leaders yellow jersey.

(A4 Pad) Marker Pen (colour added on computer)

04 July 2012

AVB Cartoon

After doing yesterdays caricature of AVB, I thought today of an interesting way in which it could be used in a cartoon. With his drawing being a side view, it occurred to me that it would fit in with the Spurs badge.


03 July 2012

AVB Named as Tottenham's new Manager

Andre Villas-Boas was announced as the new Manager at Tottenham Hotspurs today, so thought I'd do a caricature of him. (A4 Pad) Marker Pen


18 June 2012

Antonis Samaras

Watching the news tonight, it was naturally about Greece and their elections. On seeing the New Democracy's leader Antonis Samaras, I did this quick caricature.

(A5 Pad) Marker Pen 

06 June 2012

Dock Masters House

This sketch is of the Dock Masters House at St Katherine's Dock.
(A5 Pad) Marker Pens

24 May 2012

Tonal Painting

With all the rain of late I have not ventured out so much to sketch so this tonal painting was done from a photo I took, whilst on a trip to France. (A4 Pad) Watercolour.

18 May 2012

Riverside Building

Here is another (tonal) sketch. This one is based on the little office building at Paper Mill Lock in Danbury Essex.

(A5 Pad) Fine Marker Pen & Watercolour

04 May 2012

Rupert Murdoch caricature

Whilst waiting for a train the other day I was looking at the news (on my phone/internet) and saw a photo of; a slightly younger, Rupert Murdoch. So I drew this quick caricature from the image on my phone.

(A6 Pad) Brush Pen

27 April 2012

Farm Building

This is an outhouse on a farm I saw when cycling around my local area. The picture is a tonal sketch (using just one colour) which I did later at home from a photo I took.

(A4 Pad) Watercolour.

15 April 2012

Super Hero!

This chap was being interviewed on the TV and I thought he just looked like a character from a Super Hero comic (especially with a little tweeking!)

(A5 Pad) Marker Pen

09 April 2012

Street Cafe

This sketch is of a Cafe down a side street in London. I was attracted to this subject by the lovely orange shop blind.

(A5 Pad) Marker Pen and Watercolour.

01 April 2012

Paolo Nutini Caricature

Here is a caricature I drew of the musician Paolo Nutini.

(A4 Pad) Pen and Ink

17 March 2012

House by the River

This painted sketch was done from a photo I took along the Grand Union Canal. (A4 Pad) Fine Marker Pen and Watercolour.

13 March 2012

Ingatestone Hall (Entrance)

This sketch was done at Ingatestone Hall.

(A5 Pad) Technical Pen

02 March 2012

London Transport Museum Bus

Went to the London Transport Museum today, where I did this sketch. Very impressed with the exhibits and layout there.

(A5 Pad) Fine Marker Pen and Pencil

24 February 2012

National Gallery

Whilst visiting a few Exhibitions in London yesterday, I did this sketch outside the National Gallery.

(A4 Pad) Technical Pen

17 February 2012


Thought I haven't added any caricatures on the blog lately, so here is a quick one just drawn from a photo spotted on the internet. Great to find a picture where the subject has so much expression.
(A5 Pad) Marker pen

10 February 2012

The Cafe

Here is sketch drawn yesterday, it was cold out but surprising how the act of drawing distracted me from that.

Marker Pen, Watercolour, applied with Brush Pen (A4 Pad)

06 February 2012

Snow Sculpture - Tara

I know this is not a sketch but it was created outdoors, using "locally sourced material" !

29 January 2012

Chelmsford Cathedral

Whilst in Chelmsford yesterday I did some sketches of the Cathedral. This one was drawn in pen and ink then shaded with grey marker (A4 Pad)

21 January 2012

Cambridge Sketch

This is sketch of building in Cambridge. I used a technical pen and then decided to add shadow using a grey marker, which (unusually) smudged the pen. However I think this actually helped the water area to look more so - a happy accident!

14 January 2012

Audley End

This sketch is of Audley End House, Saffron Walden, Essex.

Technical Pen (A4 Pad)

06 January 2012

Tribute to the late Ronald Searle

Here is my Tribute to the Artist Ronald Searle (creator of the St Trinian's cartoons) who died a few days ago.