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CARICATURE - FOOTBALL FANS by Brian Towers

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MY WIFE IS A FOOTBALL FANATIC BUT IS TAKING MEDICATION FOR IT. I ON THE OTHER HAND HAVE LITTLE INTEREST BEYOND THE MANY REQUESTS I GET FOR CARICATURES WHERE THE FAN’S DREAM COME TRUE AND THEY ARE WITH THEIR HEROS – IN THIS CASE OUR BELOVED NEWCASTLE LAD ALAN SHEARER, X-PLAYER AND NOW MANAGER.

WATERCOLOUR, PASTEL AND COLOURED PENCIL

OH YES, THE MESSY PAINTER IS ME.

Comments

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 5 years ago

    Where’s your beard Mate??!!
    Neil

  • On the brush – I couldn’t afford store-bought ones.

    – Brian Towers

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 5 years ago

    I’d love to see a caricature of Sylvia wearing a Newcastle football strip and kicking a ball … not one of yours I hasten to add ;)

  • How wude!!!! Please don’t kick a man when he’s down Dave, particularly in his stitches. Did I tell you I painted Sylvia in the nude once, but I was too cold to enjoy it….and couldn’t get the paint off my extremities.

    – Brian Towers

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 5 years ago
    … when you said you were in stitches after your operation I thought you meant it was so amusing you couldn’t stop laughing :) Bumswizzling obviously ain’t what it’s cracked up to be.
  • Now you’ll have everyone wondering what bumsizzling is again – blabbermouth! Just means brain puzzled but to near a terminal degree. Worzel Gummage, the scarecrow, made it up.

    – Brian Towers

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerover 5 years ago

    I’m not sure if I should join in on this conversation or not………sounds strictly like a guy thing…..( a little x-rated if ya ask me……yeah I know, nobody asked me. ) I’ll step lightly and just say…..wow, what a bod Brian! So this is what you really look like. :0 This is just too cool………….

  • Yep!, it’s a guy’s humour thing Kate. We fellas like inuendo for subtle jokes, the best form of humour rather than the blatant swearing stuff. It’s the kind of thing I could tell my innocent maiden aunt without her taking offence (bearing in mind she’s a bit slow these days). Got to say that our bunch of blokes are all happily married and straight, but we do like a chuckle.

    Yes, that’s me up there but you’d have to stick a trim beard on that caricature – my wife says anything that hides some of my face is worthwhile. Thanks for your kind words Kate.

    – Brian Towers

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONover 5 years ago

    I think daves comment was a little below the belt, Brian !!!
    great work as usual !!!
    They reckon all the swine flu victims in newcastle are to be quarentined in St James Park, as there are already thousands there who are pig sick !!!

  • Thanks a bundle George. As mentioned to Kate, Dave and I and a few friends tend to the inuendo and ragging each other for laughts. With a joke like yours (below the belt) you’re very welcome to join our humour club. But, as I tell Sylvia, if you can’t take a joke then don’t support Newcastle. She’s got her black arm band washed and ironed. See you Friday.

    – Brian Towers

  • David Stuart
    David Stuartover 5 years ago

    I like the studs through the ball.

    Geordie’s are in a real relegation battle, Brian. Will be all over in a few weeks.

  • That sound fatalistic but a pretty good bet David. When I see fans in tears and self-harming I thank goodness I’m not one of them. The studs are a symbol of the days when the Toon was top.

    – Brian Towers

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    so enjoying all the banter on this painting Brian :-D …..what a fabulous one at that…. full of humour and interest …your brush really did get a work out on this one as shown…love it oh and also your beret! cute….:-D

  • Can’t tell a lie, I don’t have a beret Linda – artist’s licence. I think half the fun of caricatures is the banter which comes back from those kind enough to reply – I sometimes think the picture is secondary to the chat. And how good it is that we seem to have formed a little club of old (and young) faithfuls being so supportive of each other.

    I see you are almost daily getting your great work being featured in vairous groups Linda. And so well deserved.

    – Brian Towers

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Oh dear – I should NOT have checked my ‘Bubbles’ whilst at work!!!!! All my colleagues are looking in my direction and wondering about the noisy belly laugh that just escaped, (which I WAS trying to stifle, but couldn’t)! I love Kate’s comment – with which I concur!!!!

  • Hi Lynda. And yes we can go on meeting like this…..my wife says, as it keeps me out of her way for a while.

    You mentioning trying to stifle your belly laughs come too close to a similar problem i have after my operation – it hard to keep it in, un-stifleable in fact but one has to make the effort to be sociable and keep friends. Did I tell you I want to start a club for made-up words?

    You just saved me having to explain all over again about how some folk might misunderstand we men’s sense of humour – please read my reply to Kate.

    Ah well, i suppose I must get back to painting – it’s all go!……or not depending on the laxatives.

    – Brian Towers

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    love your sense of humour Brian..thanks for the thanks on my features…:-D ..

  • Your features deserve the praise Linda.

    – Brian Towers

  • Lensman2008
    Lensman2008over 5 years ago

    Way-aye like, it looks like tha’s got ‘alf the Toon army in this paintin’.

    Your wife should be on “Mogadons”:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrazepam#Common_... curb her passion for football!!

  • Tried everything to get her to believe ’IT’S ONLY A GAME’ but nowt works Lensman. She still goes to see them (lose) and come home full of angst and new swearwords. Says she enjoys it. There’s no cure you know.
    If you just make that ’tha’s’ a ‘yus’ or ‘ya’ (as in ‘Wehy ya bugga’ you could cross the Tyne without a passport. We Geordies welcome annybody what can tagk proppa.

    – Brian Towers

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