Monday, 4 July 2011

Peter Falk, 1927-2011

A quick sketch of Peter Falk, just to say cheerio to him.

I don't remember the first time I saw an episode of  Columbo, but I remember that even from a young age, any time I saw it was on TV, I'd make sure to watch it if at all possible. Over the years I became a pretty big fan and even now it's one of those shows I can put on at almost any time and enjoy it. I loved catching one with a guest murderer I recognised, like Patrick McGoohan, Johnny Cash or William Shatner; but really the main reason to watch it was Peter Falk. He was such a charismatic screen presence and any time I saw him in anything, Columbo or otherwise, it was always a treat. I can't put my finger on why exactly, but I love watching his performances. I remember when I heard that he was suffering from Alzheimer's, which seemed to happen so suddenly, and being so sad that we wouldn't be seeing him act in anything new ever again.

In a way it's unfortunate that most people only know him as Columbo, but he leaves behind a wealth of performances that speak for themselves, not to mention his drawings and paintings. An incredibly talented, very funny and charismatic guy. He'll be missed.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Some stuff

Just a few of the random bits and bobs I've been scribbling lately...

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Happy New Year... Two weeks later...

So here we are, the first blog post of 2011. The last couple of months have been pretty hectic, between moving flat, Christmas and New Year holidays and trying to sort out internet connection and whatnot; but hopefully I'll be able to update a little more consistently.

The resolutions for this year are many and varied, but the main one that I really want to stick to is to become a lot more organised when it comes to how I spend my time outside of work, specifically on the personal projects I want to get off the ground this year... Should be interesting to say the least. Watch this space!

So yeah, with that in mind, here's some of the random sketches I've been doing lately. Some of these I'm hoping to take to a slightly more finished stage...