Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Breaking news - more TV sketches!
As soon as I declare that I will do something, I nearly always do the opposite. So when I said I didn't have the staying power to do more of these TV sketches, naturally I wanted to keep on going! Above, is comedian Harry Hill. It's probably not cool to admit to watching his shows (or maybe it's very cool, you can never tell!) but Harry Hill's TV Burp is just hilarious. He's one of those comedians who only has to look straight to camera to crack me up. I liked how this sketch took on a cartoon-like quality when I added the lines on his forehead.
Nothing so funny about the quiz Mastermind - the top contestant had a strange, sad, beaten down look about him and the one below looked like a man you wouldn't want to owe money!
More Sky News drawings. I'll try hiding these in the middle of the post and maybe no-one will notice how bad they are! I'm still trying - and failing - to capture Eamonn Holmes (top two sketches). As I looked for links for my last post about him, I found it strange that every photo shows him smiling, none with this, his usual expression. Below him is one of the paper reviewers but I forgot to make a note of his name - for this drawing, that's not a bad thing!
Later in the morning, after Eamonn, Anna Botting (top right) usually takes over - at least I think so as I'm not normally watching the telly mid-morning! She is another face I find interesting for her strong jawline. Michael Wilson, left, is the business editor and no doubt has plenty to analyse at the moment. I find him interesting as he is so laid back in front of the camera. The presenter below was only on for a few seconds so I caught part of her face but as Sky News is on something like a 15 minute loop, I finished it the next time she was on. It happens quite often with these drawings, I don't capture these with a 15 second flourish, much as I'd love to be able to claim to! I was rather chuffed when someone from Sky News commented on the sketch I did of him over on my other blog. (OK I admit that's understatement!) Now there's pressure because now I'd love to be able to put some better ones on the blog but sketching fast is way out of my comfort zone and these are bloody hard work! So I'm just going to have to plug on, not worry too much about lovely lines, great likenesses etc., and hope for improvement over time. So, sadly, I won't be featuring on the 'breaking news' segment for a little while yet...!