21 December 2014

Louis van Gaal caricature

Louis Van Gaal Caricature by Ian Davy BrownHere is a caricature I have drawn today of Manchester United Football Clubs Manager Louis van Gaal

see more on my website Football Manager Caricaturtes.htm

11 November 2014

Timothy Spall caricature

Timothy Spall Mr Turner caricatureAnother caricature for the new "Mr Turner" film starring Timothy Spall as the Artist.


10 November 2014

Mike Leigh (Film Director) caricature

Mike Leigh Caricature by IDBHere is my Caricature of Mike Leigh who has just Directed the new "Mr Turner" Film with Timothy Spall playing the title role.

02 September 2014

Boris Johnson's "Boris Island" rejected

Boris Johnson Boris Island cartoon caricatureI saw on the news tonight that Boris Johnson's plans for an Airport in the Thames Estuary (aka Boris Island) have been rejected.

28 August 2014

Olympic Park Orbit (logo)

Olympic Park Orbit logo design by Ian Davy Brown
Went to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stratford yesterday. Decided to go up the Orbit and pleased I did as it was a very enjoyable experience. Doing my usual sketching, I did one of the Orbit (very complicated). This made me think how could this; the largest piece of public art (designed by Anish Kapoor), be drawn in a simplified form and still represent the subject (as I try to do with my logos and caricatures). Here is my first attempt.

Afterwards I looked at the booklet "ArcelorMittal Orbit" guide and saw the official logo. Please to see it is totally different to what I had created.


16 August 2014

Lighthouse Watercolour Painting

Been doing a lot of experimentation with my watercolour painting lately and this was trying out a looser (calligraphic) style.
Lighthouse watercolour painting by Ian Davy Brown

15 August 2014

Lauren Bacall caricature

Lauren Bacall caricatureBeen awhile since I last posted anything on my blog… lots happening (all good I'm glad to say). During August I have been taking part in #DrawAugust (on twitter @iandavybrown) so been posting drawings on there.

Yesterdays drawing (for twitter) was tribute to Lauren Bacall (who died day before). Here is a refined version.

14 June 2014

Vicente del Bosque caricature

Vicente del Bosque caricature by Ian Davy BrownAs the Football World Cup gets under way I thought I'd continue my current phase of drawing Football Managers. Here is the spainish Manager Vicente del Bosque (great character to draw)


23 May 2014

UEFA Champions League Final 2014 (caricatures)

As the Champions League Final approaches here are caricatures of the two managers, Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti and Athletico Madrid's Diego Simeone
Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti and Athletico Madrid's Diego Simeone caricatures

22 May 2014

Watercolour study

My blog has somewhat drifted away from having paintings/sketches; with all the caricatures of late. However I'm still doing lots of the former so thought I'd post a recent study. With my painting I'm working on creating a "lost and found" approach (rather than painting 'solidly' defined shapes). The underpainting is very key to this method.

Watercolour study by Ian Davy Brown

27 April 2014

25 April 2014

Guglielmo Marconi caricature

Guglielmo Marconi caricature by Ian Davy BrownIn recognition that today would have been Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi birthday, I have drawn this caricature.

Marconi was an Inventor and Engineer. Born in Bologna in Italy (… just outside Chelmsford! - people from ESSEX will know what I mean) For more information on this great inventor see:- http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/guglielmo-marconi

22 April 2014

David Moyes sacked by Manchester United

David Moyes Louis van Gaal caricature
Here is a drawing "hot off the press", as we hear David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United Football Club. I think Louis van Gaal (currently Netherlands manager) will be his permanent replacement?


17 April 2014

15 March 2014

Henri Matisse Cut-Outs

Henri Matisse cut-outsThought I would have a go at doing a picture of Henri Matisse based on his "cut-out" technique - Here is the result


16 February 2014

Barkhad Abdi caricature

Barkhad Abdi caricatureJust heard Barkhad Abdi, won the 2014 BAFTA best supporting actor for his role in the film "Captain Phillips". What a great excuse to do a Caricature of him.


21 January 2014

Rosetta Satellite taken out of Hibernation (cartoon)

Saw on the New about the comet-chasing probe "Rosetta" was about to be woken up after being in hibernation for three years.

Rosetta Satallite - comet chasing probe cartoon

20 January 2014

Manuel Pellegrini caricature

Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini caricature by Ian Davy Brown
Here is caricature I have drawn of Manchester City Football Club's Manager, Manuel Pellegrini. Maybe he will smile when/if they win the Premier League?