I was going through my computer recently looking for images to use as inspiration when I came across a folder of photo’s from a friend’s wedding. There were some great pictures contained therein so I decided to play around and sketch a few. This picture is based on a friend’s dad who has always been known by the slightly mysterious nickname ‘Chuffy’. I’ve never been able to ascertain why. Anyway, as I was finishing sketching I came to the somewhat shocking realisation that we hadn’t got my friend a present for her wedding or, more recently, her birthday. With a picture of her dad in hand I thought this could be corrected with a simple trip to the post office. Since I’ve posted it I have thought that perhaps it’s a bit weird to send her a picture of her dad? There’s not much I can do about it now anyway…
Bonus fact: I based the Chuffy text on the famous Chupa Chups logo. Which, I was surprised to learn, was designed by Salvador Dali. So there you have it.
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, charcoal and Tipp Ex