Monday, 25 February 2013

Johnny Marr...He plays Guitar!

Edd's Heads: Johnny Marr
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 Here's a brand new caricature of Manchester music legend Johnny Marr. Hope you like it!
Johnny Marr has a brand new album called 'The Messenger'- out today folks. I have been a huge fan of this man for years and I reckon he's one of the coolest dudes on the planet. The Smiths remain my all-time fave band! I'm really looking forward to his new album and seeing Johnny live when he plays in Glasgow next month. Hope he plays the odd 'golden-oldie!' Bring it on! See ya down the front...!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Happy Birthday Bruce Forsyth!

Edd's Heads: Bruce Forsyth
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"Nice to see you, to see you nice!" The twinkly, wrinkly, gargantuan-chinned; golfing, leather-faced, tap-dancing, multi-catch-phrase-using, rug-wearing, all-singing, all-dancing, tv and gameshow hosting, showbiz legend and dodger of coffins, was born on this day, in 1928! Some say he is immortal and cannot be killed. Others think he has already lived for centuries like some sort of 'time-lord-showbiz-vampire'....Anyway, no matter, you've got to salute the old fella for still being in the game at his age! Here's a pencil sketch I did the other day. Hope you like it.
 Happy birthday, Brucie!  

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Happy Birthday Rihanna!

Edd's Heads: Rihanna
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Born on this day, 1988.
What would you get for someone like Rihanna for her birthday then? I'd maybe get her a book token or a gift voucher for Argos in a card...that way she could treat herself. Then maybe say to her she could have a friend round after school for pizza and a video from Blockbusters, if she wants and that would be it....afterall, it is a school night. We could always go to the cinema or rollerblading at the weekend....if she's good...!
The photo I drew this from was from several hairdo's / wigs ago...but I think it ain't a bad drawing.
Hope you like it.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Paul Weller

 Now....this old geezer can knock out a tune! Here's a sketch of  'The Modfather', Paul Weller which I drew last week. Well, I say 'last week'....I actually started this piece last summer but didn't finish it for some reason; then I kind of forgot about it, then lost it, then I recently found it again in the back of an old sketchbook, made a few changes to it and tweaked it around a bit till I was happy and now I'm showing it to you....Found myself singing 'Jam' tunes as I drew it! Hope you like it.

Edd's Heads: Paul Weller
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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Robbie Williams

It's Robbie Williams birthday today. Born on this day, 1974 (same year as me). I wont bother wishing him a happy one, as I have never been a fan of this man or his 'music'.  In my opinion, he's an untalented, overblown,  irritating, cheesey, chancer. His music, (and in particular, his single, 'Angels'), has to truly be the most vomit-inducing, sickening, vile shite that anyone from this country has ever produced. I could go on, of course, but I think I will repost the words from former Creation Records boss / ex-Oasis manager (and fellow Glaswegian), Alan McGhee to state why he hates Robbie Williams.....I think he's got it spot on.....

 Alan McGhee:  "Robbie Williams is not a "British hero", as a BBC-sponsored vote once incredibly claimed. He's not even an "all-round entertainer". As Noel Gallagher famously said, he's an all round 'crap dancer' who can't sing too well either. He truly is the new Cliff Richard for our generation, and who in their right mind wants one of them?

He was rubbish in Take That, and they were an atrocity of a band - God help us now they're back. Yet solo, he's even worse than they are! No wonder the Yanks don't want him no matter how much money the CEO of EMI throws at it. They were almost giving the last CD away for free in the States and still nobody bought one.

I actually despair when people who know about music credit him with substance, or mention him in the same breath as Michael Jackson or Elton John. These people are brilliant, world class musical talents. Robbie's just a showbiz chancer. I remember him hanging around the Oasis caravan at Glastonbury in 1995. Unfortunately, he never really went away after that in our lives.

To me, Robbie Williams is a crime against music. It's people like him who are destroying British pop culture. He has 1% of Mick Jagger's talent. He's the post-9/11 feelgood factor. He doesn't mean anything - he's utterly vacant. If Robbie Williams is what sells then give me any unsigned band in a garage any day of the week. At least they'll love music. Robbie Williams is music for people who don't feel - or the payment on the mortgage, if you work for EMI".

Spot on. I wonder how many 'obligatory Brit awards' he'll get this year from the establishment that cares more about sales and shifting units than the actual art of pop music....Ah well. Hope you like my caricature of the watery-looking-eyed, cheeky chappie bawbag!

Edd's Heads: Robbie Williams
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Monday, 11 February 2013

The Pope Resigns!

Just heard that Pope Benedict XVI is packing it in due to age and health troubles. Shame. He had a great face for caricature and always seemed to look a bit evil and creepy! I enjoyed drawing him. Happy retirement, Popester!
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Friday, 8 February 2013

The Fantastic Ford Part 2!

Well, my weekend just got off to a good start! Earlier today I got an email from 'Still Game' star Ford Kiernan telling me to check out today's Daily Record newspaper as he'd managed to sneak my recent caricature of him into a photo for a feature about a movie he's in. And, sure enough....!

What an absolute, star Ford Kiernan is, eh? That was really, really kind of him to include my caricature in the photoshoot. I emailed him my sincere thanks. I kinda wish I'd done a better job on it now as it wasjust a sketch, really! Had I known it was going to be used in a national newspaper, I'd have done a better, full colour job. Ah well, nice wee bit bit of publicity I suppose and this pic got me some major 'likeys' over on my Facebook page! Thanks to everyone for all the positive vibes and thanks a million to The Fantastic Ford once again! Go and see his movie 'Songs For Amy' when it comes out later this month! Cheers.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

50th Birthday Gift Caricature

Here's another recent commission for a fella who's into beer, bikes, rugby and loud shirts! I like his style. Thanks to Mike for the job.
Caricatures make unique, fun, memorable gifts for any special occasion or event! To order yours from me, email:  today! Click to enlarge image.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Family Gift Caricature

Here's a recent gift caricature for a Leeds Lad who turned 40 last week. Thanks to Katharine for a fun job! Click to enlarge. If you'd like to order a gift caricature from me, please email:

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Happy Birthday Christine Bleakley!

Edd's Heads: Christine Bleakley
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Born on this day, 1979.
Ps: To every frigger who keeps frigging pointing this out to me....yeah, I frigging know that her frigging hair is not normally frigging like this; but hey, it frigging was in in the frigging photo that I frigging drew it frigging from, back in frigging 2010! Okay? Hope you frigging like it...

Friday, 1 February 2013

Sage Advice From Stephen Silver

This caught my eye over on Tom Richmond's blog today. If you are an aspiring artist, or an artist at any level for that matter, then don't work for free. It's really bad for you, your career, your fellow artists and the industry in general. Listen to some sage advice and inspiring words from the artist Stephen Silver.....Right on!

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