Monday, 19 December 2011

Ollie Smith

Ollie Smith is a Manchester-based artist, designer and promoter. He's also the co-creator/owner of Dirt Cheap magazine and the live art night Fresh Kids Club. Have a look at his website to see more of his work.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dolly Dolly (David Yates) 2

Here's David's second Serge and this one is made up entirely of triangles (Serge's face is one of many shapes fighting for attention). To discover more about Dolly Dolly (including details of the Dolly Dolly album due to be released March 2012) visit the fascinating Mounds & Circles blog.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Eddy Crosby

Eddy Crosby is a great illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Visit his website and blog to see more of his work.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Quibe 3

A third contribution from Quibe but this time it's one his "visual mash-ups" (I was particularly amused by Jacques DuTRON"). Ladies and gentlemen, it's "Gainsbart"!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Bruna Luz

Bruna loves Serge so much she's drawn him on the wall of the house! "Draw Serge" seems to be more popular in Brazil than in any other country. I think I need to go to Brazil! If everyone isn't smoking Gitanes and whistling "Initials B.B." I'll be very disappointed.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Anjan Sarkar

Anjan is an illustrator based in Sheffield. Visit his site or blog to find illustrations, comics, gig posters and some great sketchbook pages.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Wayne Harris

Wayne is a Welsh illustrator (we've got to stick together!) and character designer based in Cardiff. Visit his website to see his take on such luminaries as Captain Caveman, The Banana Splits and Michael Jackson. You can visit his blog here and follow him on Twitter over here.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Quibe 2

A second excellent Serge from Quibe. Same details as before but this time with the addition of a Tumblr.

Monday, 29 August 2011


A Serge drawing from the mysteriously named Tokyosexwhale. Just who is Tokyosexwhale? Who knows! But I do know that he's got a blog HERE and is also on Twitter.

Monday, 22 August 2011

David Scrima

David Scrima is an illustrator from France who produces wonderful portraits of musicians. Some in Moleskine sketchbooks and some, ingeniously, by painting over old LP covers. Here's a great one of Serge. To see more of his portraits (including Brian Wilson, The Black Keys and the Beatles) visit his blog and his Tumblr.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Julien Quensière

Julien is a French illustrator and designer. You can see more of his work over on his website.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Quibe is a French illustrator based in Paris. You can see more of his work on his website, his blog and his "visual mash ups" blog (for example - Darth Paul"!).

Monday, 1 August 2011

Michael Phillip Dunbabin

Michael Phillip Dunbabin is a Manchester-based illustrator. Visit his blog to see more of his portraits including a few Ye-Ye girls and Tom Jones!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Sebastian Koepcke

Sebastian Koepcke is an illustrator (and committed Serge fan) based in Berlin. This illustration was produced to accompany a fictional interview with Serge in Berlin culture magazine Maulbeerblatt (you can read the interview HERE if you can read German). To see more of Sebastian's work click HERE.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Alison Wight

Alison is a comic artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. As she says about Gainsbourg "once you know anything about the guy, how can you not draw him?". Exactly! You can read her online comic, "Sent From The Moon", simply by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Joe Decie

A Serge & Jane from UK -based comic artist Joe Decie. Digitally coloured so a departure from Joe's trademark ink wash style. If you're unaware of Joe's work visit his site to see his comics then go buy his book and then, once you've done that, follow him on Twitter.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Aiden Smith

Aiden Smith is freelance illustrator and comics artist recently graduated in illustration from North Wales School of Art and Design and based in Chester. "Having just completed a series of portraits entitled 'Northern Front' (frontmen from my favourite bands), I drew Serge in the same style." See more of Aiden's work on his website and follow him on Twitter.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Bogdan Maksimovic

Bogdan Maksimovic is a designer/illustrator from Belgrade with "Dutch flavor and (currently) Austrian influences". To see more of Bogdan's work visit his website and Flickr stream.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Raymond Weekes 3

Here's a third Serge from illustrator, Raymond Weekes. This time inspired by the Gainsbourg classic "No Comment". He now has a blog so why not click over and pay a visit (while you're there have a listen to his Serge mix). For even more Raymond visit his website.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Angela Wells

Angela Wells is a children's book illustrator from Normandy. She usually draws "cute and fluffy illustrations" but was inspired to draw Serge after visiting the blog. She's done a great job and supplied us with a wonderful, inky, brooding Serge. To see more of Angela's work visit her blog.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Damien Lajeunesse

Here's a Serge from Damien of Cherbourg, France. Created with gouache and markers. To hear more of Damien's work visit his website.

Sorry for the lack of updates recently, I've been away. See my blog for details. Merci!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Caroline Ryan

Caroline Ryan is an artist from France currently living in New Orleans. She was living in France when Serge died and this illustrations contains many of her favourite Serge lyrics. To see more of her work visit her portfolio site.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I've been busy away from home for the last few weeks, but today is the second anniversary of Draw Serge! Thanks to everyone who's made it such a success. I never thought I'd still be posting at regular intervals two years on! Here to celebrate is a rather splendid double portrait of Serge and Jane by Eug. All I know of Eug is that he lives in San Francisco and draws at night and at weekends. You can see more of his work over on his blog and tumblr.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Adam Moore

Adam is an illustrator/comic book artist based in Brighton and is currently studying for an MA. He has a blog and a Facebook group where you can see more of his work and also runs a drawing games night in Brighton called DrinkyDoodle.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Becca Thorne

A great lino-cut Gainsbourg from Leicester-based lino-print illustrator Becca Thorne. Becca has a website and a blog where you can see more of her lino and monoprints and also a shop where you can buy some Becca designed items.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Olga Sophie Kauppinen

Olga is a Helsinki-born artist currently living in Brooklyn. More of her work can be seen on her blog and over on her website.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Fred Blunt

Double the Serge fun today from the brilliant Fred Blunt! Fred is a UK-based illustrator with an impressive array of clients and a truly great style. Have a look at his website and Flickr stream if you don't believe me (and then maybe buy some of his books).

Friday, 22 April 2011

Heiko Nerenz

Heiko is an artist and illustrator based in Berlin (I had the pleasure of meeting Heiko at Pictoplasma earlier this month. Hello, Heiko!). Heiko has a blog here and another (perhaps NSFW!) blog here featuring more examples of his work.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Marlene Kuri

Here's Serge out for a drive in his automobile courtesy of Marlene Kuri. Marlene is a graphic designer and illustrator from Veracruz, Mexico. Visit her blog and Flickr stream to see more of her work.

Monday, 18 April 2011

James Hood

James Hood is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Brighton. He's won the Young Cartoonist of the Year award not once but twice and is also the resident cartoonist for Adam & Joe's 6music show. Wowee! He also lists The British Beard Club amongst his clients. I've no idea if this is real or not. I seriously hope it is! Look at his website, join his Facebook group and follow him on Twitter.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Lizzie Campbell

Lizzie Campbell is an illustrator and artist based in the Midlands with a penchant for Monster Munch. Visit her blog or website to see more of her work or follow her on Twitter.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson (aka bitsOfBobs) is a freelance Illustrator, doodler, designer and animator based in Glasgow. You can find his blog here or some more of his work here. Also a keen photographer of the analogue variety.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Xavier Lerouxel AKA RoskÖ

RoskÖ is a self-taught French artist from Cherbourg ("you know, the umbrellas..."). He drew this on the 20th anniversary of Serge's death. Visit his blog to see drawings of, amongst other things, pirates and The Fonz! Who could ask for more?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Alison Sampson

Here's a tiny Serge (the original is just over an inch square!) from Alison Sampson. Alison is a UK based architect who likes to draw a lot. Visit her excellent "Space In Text" blog (I warn you - only do so if you got a few hours to spare!) or follow Alison on Twitter.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Drew Webster

A double Gainsbourg from Mr Drew Webster, both of them produced using Paintbox! When Drew isn't teaching/illustrating/painting scenes from Shackleton's life he's a banjo plucker in the Gas Hill Mob - Norwich's premier bluegrass outfit. He also whittles his own banjos and is the proud owner of the Tweedocaster.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Mo Ali

Mo Ali is an artist, poet and writer based in the South East of England. You can view more of his work on his blog, Flickr stream and even follow him on Twitter.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Elliot Elam 2

Here's a brilliant second Serge from Elliot Elam . If you're unaware of Elliot's work then remedy the situation immediately by visiting his blog and Flickr stream and maybe even follow him on Twitter.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Jason Bennion 2

Another Serge from Jason Bennion and this time Jason's got his paints out. Very nice. Jason is an illustrator and raconteur (he really does have the best stories!). For more examples of Jason's work visit his website and blog.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Nick Roberts

A great Serge from Nick Roberts who describes himself as a "mild-mannered web manager by day.. even more mild-mannered cartoonist by night". Visit Nick's blog to see more examples of his work and some great posts about vintage illustration.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

John Riordan

John provides us with a proper cheeky Serge (originally drawn as a Valentine's Card for his other half!). John is an illustrator and comic artist (he wrote and drew "William Blake, Taxi Driver" in Time Out London for 2 years). Visit his website, blog and Flickr to see more of his work.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Rich Page AKA Ume Toys

Rich (AKA Ume Toys) is an illlustrator, designer, photographer and a great toy maker (in fact, he made this handsome little chap for me!) with a penchant for drawing skulls. Check out his stuff on his blog and Flickr.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Lee Monks AKA Koris the Illlustrator

Here's a recumbent Serge from Lee Monks AKA Koris the Illustrator. Lee is based in Liverpool and has a website where you can see more of his work and can also be found on Flickr and Twitter.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sabrina Tibourtine

This week's second Serge collage. This time from Sabrina Tibourtine. Sabrina was born in Paris and brought up in West Germany where she now works as an illustrator producing beautiful collage illustrations. Visit her site to see many more examples of work. She also has an Etsy store.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Clive Burroughs

Purely by coincidence it's collage week on Draw Serge. First up is Clive Burroughs. Clive said his contribution was inspired by a poster for a Cowboys of Sweden gig and also by Paul Bommer's excellent contribution. Clive has a really entertaining Tumblr HERE.

Today is also the 20th anniversary of Serge's death. Let's all raise a glass to his memory (preferably a full glass) and listen to your favourite Serge track. RIP Serge!

Friday, 25 February 2011

Scott Garrett

Today's Serge comes from illustrator, Scott Garrett. Scott used to reside in London but is now taking the air in Hastings by the sea. Have a look at his blog and website to see loads more brilliant examples of his work.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Simon Gurr 2

A second Serge from Simon. Last time he gave us a beautiful Lucien Freud-esque (that sounds like "fried eggs" if you say it out loud!) portrait, this time it's a very delicate line drawing of a young Serge. Very nice. Click HERE to see more of Simon's work.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Davey Blackett

Here's a Serge from Davey Blackett. Davey isn't a professional artist but has drawn a Serge anyway. That's the spirit! Davy is an "ex-music shop person" (all the best people are!) and is now "internet police"! I've no idea what that is. He's on Twitter HERE and Tumblr HERE.