Have you ever seen superb pencil art works of famous British Legends like this:
Don’t you wish you could find out a bit more about who is responsible for such brilliant creations … and maybe even purchase one yourself?
Well, now you can!
Here’s what you need to know about the man behind the art:
Steve Lilly is an award winning artist from Birmingham (UK). His work is now becoming very collectible with many of his works in private collections. Steve’s art has received praise from figures within the comedy and horror industry with work being showcased by numerous groups and fan clubs as far away as New Zealand and America. These include: The Dad’s Army Museum (Artist in Residence), Laurel and Hardy Museum, Official On The Buses Fan Club (Depot Artist in Residence), Grand Order of Water Rats, Talking Pictures TV, The Heritage Foundation, Laurel and Hardy Sap’s At Sea Tent (Honorary Life Member) and the Hi, De, Hi! Fan Club.
Every portrait is created with meticulous attention to detail and is built up over many, many hours by carefully blending layers of finely laid pencil.
“I really strive to capture the expressions and mannerisms that are so characteristic of the great comedians I am trying to portray. I am not just looking for a likeness but an essence unique to each character that will bring them to life on the paper. I think I owe these fantastic actors something for all the fun and laughter they have brought to me over the years.”
“I think your work is quite excellent. Congratulations.” David Croft OBE, co-creator of Dad’s Army
“I think your work is amazing and the word “genius” somehow comes to mind!” Jeffery Holland, Spike from Hi, De, Hi amongst numerous other roles
“We love working with Steve! Apart from the fact that his work is sublime-certainly the best pencil drawings of the Dad’s Army cast that we have ever seen, he is a genuinely lovely guy, who still gets embarrassed when we tell him how wonderful his work is. We have formed a brilliant working relationship with Steve and class him as very much part of our very successful team.” Corinne Fulford, Charles Burrell & Dad’s Army Museums
“Each portrait is remarkable not only for the artistic skill involved, but also for how it manages to capture so perfectly the expressions and mannerisms which bring each character to life” Jacqui Gray (The Journal)
“The 2nd most popular event of last year’s festival was … Steve Lilly! Beaten by John Bishop … and beating the Hairy Bikers! …(This was based on unique visitors to the official festival website).”….Dave Freak (Birmingham Comedy Festival Organiser).