Jim & Mikey

James Johnston and Mike Vennart of Biffy Clyro. This was commissioned by several friends for a very wonderful person.
Prismacolor pencils, copic marker, and white gel pen on 11×14″ Bristol vellum. June 2017.
Source photo used with kind permission from 40 Photography.

SiLhouette

Yes, I’ve been planning that pun for a while. 😛

Simon Neil in silhouette, drawn from a screenshot I took of iTunes Festival 2012.
Prismacolor pencils on black paper.
About 12 hours total, finished 28 March 2014.

Simon Neil

Biffy Fucking Clyro.

So, I’ve been waiting to post these portraits until I had a chance to show the band – and show them I have. The boys have taken the original drawings home with them. I still have no words for how their hugs and smiles and comments have made me feel. <3

Biffy Clyro portraits
At the Doug Fir, Portland Oregon, 10 February 2014.

The portraits (click for larger version):

Simon Neil Simon Neil

James Johnston James Johnston

Ben Johnston Ben Johnston

Those boys, and their tour manager and their crew are so wonderful, sweet, and full of hugs. 😀

—edited to add:
My beautiful photographer friend Hillary has put up some of her gorgeous photos from Seattle and Portland on her blog: Hillary Joy Photography 😀

More Guitars

BIFFY CLYRO! Again!


Simon’s brand new ‘Power Jet’ Gretsch.


James’ natural wood Jazz Bass.

New and New

I have changed image gallery scripts on my site – this new LightBox script seems to work with mobile devices, while the old one did not. Hooray! Now I just need to make a slightly mobile-compatible theme for this place, and we’ll be set.
I’ve also switched the doctype to HTML5 rather than dumb old XHTML strict. Because the two people who view this page every month wanted to know that. 😛

Also, new Biffy Clyro guitars…

Surreal

I hope this won’t seem egotistical or bitchy.. those who know me, know that I am not like that. In fact I don’t think much of myself or what I do, which is why I am posting this:
I just entered ship dates into my last two orders in my spreadsheet, and in looking at the list of recent pendant orders (and gifts), had to laugh and say REALLY?? because included in the list are Anderson, Neil. Bellamy, Matt. Johnston, Ben. Johnston, James. Neil, Simon. Wolstenholme, Chris.
It’s surreal. I mean, I only got to give my silly miniature guitars (and drum) to four of those people in person, but they were so gracious and thankful. Lord knows what any of them did with my gifts, but – it’s just kind of fun. 😀
And let us not forget the wonderful thanks and help that I get from The Foreign Resort when they so enthusiastically share my work at their shows. <3
Music makes the world go round.

Tree Mirror

This new pendant is based on artwork from Biffy Clyro’s Opposites album. It is a tree with mirrors hanging all over it – in a mirror!
The full length of the mirror is 3 inches, or 7.5cm.