Portraits inspirations series, Ricky Gervais

Decided to pick up on a portrait series I started off on my old website and also by the looks of it, the inability to know when to stop with the colour saturation, and now also the biscuits for that matter.

I wanted to create a project looking at people who have had an outside influence on my life over the years, being the impressionable individual that I am, the list was long.

Comedy has always been such an important part of my make-up, I always find the funny in most situations and for me it really has been the best medicine over the years. Growing up on sitcoms and sketch shows and hanging out with some of the best comedic geniuses in my friends at high school helped form that rather well.


18 years ago (Yes, you’re welcome. You’re old too.) I was completely drawn into The Office and this chaps comedy hits my humour level spot on. I have belly ached with laughter listening to the podcasts on the morning commute, and quite honestly not giving a rats arse what anyone else on the train thought. Just purely for introducing Karl Pilkington to the world deserves an award. Forward onto me crying drunk in a cinema watching David Brent Life on the road, exclaiming to my confused companion emotionally; “Oh my god, I’m David Brent.” Which in a small way is true. (Anyone who has seen it will know exactly the part that I mean.)

So for making me ‘LOL’ on many occasions and helping to forget the crap that can come along in life, here is my nod of appreciation to Ricky Gervais. I thank you Sir.

There is a lot I have to continue improving upon with my portrait work with composition and approach, but I have thoroughly enjoyed created these pieces. I’m more of a traditional hand drawn illustrator and love the artwork of the likes of the greats Bob Peak and Robert McGinnis. With this series I have also allowed myself to play about with use of colour, which as you can also see, have enjoyed using far too much!

As mentioned I have a long list of people I want to draw up and cannot wait to share with you!

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