Thursday, 3 April 2008


By day I draw the illustrations for children's books but by night I draw anything else! It's good to take a break from one particular style of drawing and this picture is a charcoal portrait of Elvis Presley from his '68 Comeback Special (in which I played the trumpet). I did it for no other reason but to 'keep my hand in' and see if I could still turn out a tasty portrait. It also helps if you like your subject. Which I do.
And I know what you're thinking. You're thinking (probably out loud), " Blimey, Leighton- that's a pretty juicy portrait of the King of Rock and Roll!"
To which my response would be to nod sagely and say (probably out loud), "Correct."