“Dirndl’s and Sonic Screwdrivers” – A few of my favourite recent commissions
Dr Who themed Family Cartoon (Daniel)
Am I the only person who has never seen Dr Who? I get all the sci-fi I need watching YouTube clips of Manimal thank you very much. So how to do this drawing? Mr Google to the rescue! I dressed everyone like The Doctor and put an outer space background with a tardis. Daniel liked the idea and asked for a sonic screwdriver to be added. A What? Sounds like a drink. Back to Google again.
I’d just like to say thanks to John and Mary Google for setting up such a useful service. I hope they find a way to make some money out of it.
This was commissioned by my cousin. I’ve no idea what it’s all about. Looks like the visualization of a drug-user’s crazy nightmare. The impressive beard wasn’t an exaggeration though, that guy really grew that. I have the photo. Let us all salute him and the hairy world of itchy torment he surely inhabits.
Family Cartoon for brother’s 18th (Emily)
So that’s what the kids are into nowadays, Blink 182? Those crazy scamps and their rock ‘n’ roll music, and probably skateboards or whatever. I don’t even know.
“Hi Brendan, I received the caricature today and am really pleased with it! I’m really impressed with the fast delivery too. Thank you so much for your help and your work”
Emily lives in Wales so the fast delivery was mainly down to The Royal Mail: CYMRU Division.
This was one of those wonderful jobs where the customer loves the first draft and doesn’t want changes. I couldn’t think how to convey “Barmaid” strongly in a cartoon, so I went for the Octoberfest style. That dress is called a dirndl according to Wikipedia.
“That’s even better than I expected Brendan I have to say! Faces are spot on!”
This reminded me I’ve always want to go to Octoberfest. I run it past the lads every year and they act like I’m asking them to go to a rectal prolapse symposium. The only solid offer I ever got to go was from a Polish girl I met in the pub one time. But I don’t know if it was a language barrier or what but I didn’t really trust her. So I said no. I reckoned no sense in my getting roofied and skinned alive in a Munich B&B.
Can’t go this year either as my brother has inconvenienced me by getting married in Australia. Oh Germany, mein leibchen, I’ll make it over some day! Have now set the revised target of getting there before my 50th birthday. I’m a realist.
(If you Youtube “Oktoberfest” a few of the videos that come up are not totally exactly completely 100% suitable for viewing in a workplace environment if you get my drift. So I may have misunderstood some aspects of the festival. More research is needed)