Saturday, 29 May 2010

A pencil study of 'Matilda Whiplington'

Limited edition prints are available on my website: alan hayball
She is a bedlington whippet cross, lurcher. 18 weeks old.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Caricaturing at Weddings

A letter from another satisfied customer... ...a reminder, I'm available for weddings, funerals and barmitsfas!

I was drawing caricatures the other week at a wedding on board the 'HMS Warrior' on Portsmouth Dock.
This is the letter from the bride to my agent, Its really nice to get this appreciation:

Hello Ben,
I just wanted to write and thank Alan Hayball for helping make our wedding so entertaining. He was a real hit with the guests and produced a great picture of me and my husband! I have attached a couple of pics for your pleasure. I'd appreciate it if you could pass this onto Alan for us.
Best wishes & thanks again,

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Henley-on-Thames Craft show

'Man and dog' at work! This was at the weekend, caricaturing at the show.

..and look at that cosy place for Tilly underneath the table.

Strange to be woken up by a strange shadowy shape like this in the morning!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Bedlington whippet cross

My Lurcher. Took some snaps tonight, that I was really pleased with. It shows Till is turning into quite a stunner..( I'm biased of course! lol)

Also had her own business card made up! (sad):
This is ‘Matilda Whiplington’. A Bedlington Terrier x Whippet originally bred as a poaching dog or ferret companion, it is a brave little dog, not for the faint hearted, being high energy, busy and intelligent and not as laid back as other Lurcher crosses. 17” to 19” tts in size, blue or liver colour, usually rough coated. (A 'Lurcher' is the result of cross breeding a sighthound, with another breed such as a collie or a terrier.)