Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Book Cover Sketch

I love to do these drawings, The thumb nail and sketching part of creating book covers is often my favorite part.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Jeff Menges


Here is a sketch of my pal Jeff Menges from last Monday's drink and draw. always a good time.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Finished

This is the finished painting, I skipped a couple of steps along the way but there you go.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Next Stage

The next step, just filling in the major areas and building up the values.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cover Under Way

I got the go ahead on this concept so now I'm starting to paint. This is going to be all about the lighting, I'm excited to see where I can take it.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rosco's

This is a terrific pizza spot in Crown Heights, good beers on tap and a fun spot to hang out.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Barryville Emporium

I new this would be a fun challenge and indeed it was.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Golf Sketch 2

Hard to capture figures in motion, for me anyway, this was a simple pencil sketch which I finished at home.

Friday, June 13, 2014

World Cup Fever

This is an old sketch from the 2006 World Cup but what can I say, I got the fever. England crashing out on penalties to Portugal.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

7B Till

I do love to draw a till, click on the label 'Till' if you doubt me.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Drink and Draw at 7B


A group of us met up for drink and draw in the city on June 2nd, always a good time.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Country Club

One of three sketches made at a golf course.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sketch 2

Sketch 2, lighting it going to be key in these sketches.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Cover Sketch

The first of three sketches for a book cover I'm working on.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Portrait

I recent commission, after all the baseball cards I've done over the years, this felt like a trip dowm memory lane.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Final Sketch

The art director liked the last sketch 5 but wanted the crop to be less tight, so here it the final step before going to the finished painting.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sketch 5

This was my final sketch for my art director, I liked this one because of the close cropping, I thought this might well be the chosen one.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sketch 4

Out on a limb with this one but I enjoyed it.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sketch 3

Playing it safer with this one.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Sketch 2

This is sketch two of five, I thought this was a fun idea.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Portrait Sketches

Well so much for my new start in posting, what can I say, I got busy. Here will be a series of sketches for an editorial assignment that I was thrilled to get. I'll post a sketch a day for the next few days and then a step by step of the finished painting, here we go again.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Portrait

Ok, loads of drawings, no postings, no excuses. I'm going to start posting again as of today,  sketchbooks full of drawings to post and paintings, book covers etc etc. As I say, no excuses, time to post again. Hello world, thanks for waiting.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ian McKellen







Last one for a while, as far as I know, this one from steps 1-6 was done in two hours with cheap gouache which I bought at the university book store having left my paints back home (groan). I have to say that the cheap paint performed very well, 12 tubes for $8.50 not a bad starter set. The final step was done at home in an additional 30 minutes, I was tempted to keep going but that defeats the object.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Cricketers

Another drawing from my recent trip back to the UK, great pint to be had in this place.