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Des Langford

Freelance Cartoonist, Drawer, & More

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Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Keep up the great job Des!! I enjoy your work. Hope you have a nice week." to Des Langford
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Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
You too, my friend. Thank you.
Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Over 30 days ago
You're very welcome. Hope you have a nice evening ;o)
Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Nice work Des, great job. Peace, Tosh." to Des Langford
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Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Tosh. Much appreciated.
Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Over 30 days ago
you're very welcome so well deserved.
Des Langford - Updated status
Said "Working on a mural for a creche, window art for St Patrick's Day and Easter, design of a poster for a youth services group, yard markings for a school, and trying to complete an 8' x 4' version of Caravaggio's "Calling of Matthew"."
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Des Langford - Modified profile
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Art & Wood Design - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Kudos Des, Thank you for visiting my gallery ~G! :-)" to Des Langford
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Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Thank you for the Kudos, always appreciated:-)
Des Langford - Updated status
Said "Believe it or not, I now have to paint two 8' x 4' Caravaggio pictures - the Taking of Christ and the Calling of Matthew!"
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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
wow, what a challenge, congrats !
Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Job done. :) Came out ok - obviously, I'm no Caravaggio, but the customer was happy and that's what matters.
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Yes! Bravo to you Des the busy artist!!!
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Artwork I'm doing for a church - based on a picture that the new Pope likes, apparently. Not my usual thing, but I think it's coming out ok. Roughly 6' x 2'6" piece of Horsechestnut timber.
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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Des, nice work." to Des Langford
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Mural painted for a school library - writers and their work. It features R.L. Stevenson, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, J.K. Rowling, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, and J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as a few mythological Gods and beasts.
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Mural Painting portfolio item
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Fantastical~G!
Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks. It was fun to paint - although I do apologise for the picture of J.K. Rowling. I left her to last and rushed it a bit while standing on a wobbly chair.
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
It adds character, I like it~G!
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
You do fantastic work Des!
Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Janet. Much appreciated.
Janet Bradley - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Des! You have an awesome collection with very talented inspirational work!" to Des Langford
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Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks very much, Janet. That's very much appreciated, particularly as your own work is really impressive.
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
You are so welcome my friend, and thank you for your appreciation!
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Illustration I drew a few years back as a rough preliminary sketch for a mural on the theme of Ireland's indigenous and ancient game of hurling. The illustration shows a modern player of the game with the mythological spirit of Setanta, also known as Cú Chulainn in the background.
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Cartooning portfolio item
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A page from one of my stories from Murf's Meadow. To read more, drop into Murf's Meadow on Facebook.
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Cartooning portfolio item
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Painting commissioned by a pub called - you guessed it - "The Pheasant".
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Mural Painting portfolio item
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Beautiful
Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks.
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
:-)
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Illustration based on Tolkien's Middle Earth as described in Lord of the Rings - not an actual event in the books, just me freewheeling.
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Illustration portfolio item
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A schoolyard mural for a playschool
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Mural Painting portfolio item
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
This is beautiful Des, I bet they loved it!
Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Janet. It was well received, I'm told. I just had a helluva lot of fun painting it.. I love getting a space like tis to work in - plenty of room to move around, no ladders required much, and I can just freewheel and make it up as I go along.
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
You are an awesome artist and how kool you create as you go, total freedom! That's when the best pieces appear! How long did it take?
Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
It's a few years since I did this, so it's kinda hard to remember. A job like this usually gets done in a few days - there's three walls to this courtyard, and the brief was to decorate with nursery rhymes and fairy tales. The full picture sees the three little pigs and the big bad wolf, three blind mice. little Red Riding Hood, the ugly duckling, the cat, the diddle, the dish and the spoon and the little dog laughing, Humpty Dumpty and the King's Horses, Thumbelina, Goldilocks and the Tree Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk (with giant falling from the gutter) the Pied Piper with rats, and sundry birds, flowers, and butterflies. Like I said, a few days coming and going.
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Holy cow!!! I appreciate your prolific diversity, well done dear art! I use to do 8'x20 murals for Keebler Cookies and so understand the efforts and talent what you create! Cheers!
Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks. :) I just try to paint fast and keep customers happy.
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Mural Painting portfolio item
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Kid's bedroom mural
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Mural Painting portfolio item
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
I love Skrat~G!
Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Everybody loves Skrat. :)
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
:-)
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A superhero mural for a kid.s room
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Mural Painting portfolio item
Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Over 30 days ago
Love THIS!!! great job ;o)
Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks - superheroes are always fun.
Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Over 30 days ago
They sure are and you do an absolute beautiful job.
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commission done for a kid's birthday showing four of his heroes.
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Comic Art portfolio item
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Mural I painted for a kid's room
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Mural Painting portfolio item
John Mahomet - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Best of luck to you." to Des Langford
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Des Langford - Over 30 days ago
Thanks John. Much appreciated.
Des Langford - Updated status
Said "Currently working on a painting for a local church, painting window art for Patrick's Day and Easter, drawing my own comic character Murf (visit Murf's Meadow on Facebook), and designing and decorating an Easter Bunny cabin - don't ask."
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Des Langford - Modified profile
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Des Langford - Modified profile
Updated location to Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
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About Me:
For the last quarter century or more, my wife and I have run a sign writing and art business from our home in conjuction with holding down a number of more orthodox jobs.

As of November '09, I am now no longer holding down what passes for a "real" job with a well-known computer company. That job "migrated" to Poland.

I paint signs, murals, windows for Christmas or football or rugby matches, and I design posters, draw pictures and cartoons for anyone who'll pay me, and I doodle for personal pleasure. I also write occasionally, and samples of same can be found on my blog at : http://deswaffles.blogspot.ie/

I've been writing and drawing for years n years n years. I love the process, and I get by well enough to fool some of the people most of the time.

I tend to dodge the whole...
Location
Limerick, Limerick, Ireland