Thursday, January 31, 2008
One of those May December relationships, they were on their way to Brighten Beach because if your a Russian couple thats what you do. He would, ever now again squeeze her hand and smile at her and she would, well it wasn't quite a smile but her face would contort in a manner almost pleasing to the eye.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
This is a companoin piece to Beer Nymph which I posted November 19th of last year, if you hit the lable "bars" and scrole down you will see it. Anyway these drawings, and there is a 3rd one that I can't find for the moment, are about celebrating beer for beer needs celebrating. Grab yourself a pint this very evening and take a moment before your first sip to behold this gift of the gods. Then that first taste, like an Angel crying on your tounge. Yes my friends, treat yourself tonight and tell me if that was not the best part of your day.
Monday, January 28, 2008
back to work, back to the subway, I try never to use the subway at weekends as a special treat for making it through the week, but then again withouy it us Brooklynites and New Yorkers in general would be doomed. Cheery thoughts for a Monday Morning. I recognise both the people in this drawing from multiple commutes but I will never know anything else about them other than we head in the same direction at the same time. What's up with me this morning, by my standards this is a short story.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
My friend Rich is getting married today, he's the one who introduced me to the truly great bar on 54st and Madison ave. We were in there for lunch on Wednesday. It's a hard place to leave.
Congratulations Rachel and Ritchie.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
this was drawn during a Friday lunchtime session, it's only weekday lunchtimes when you get to see these bars at there best. That is when you have natural light and just a smattering of people so you can really see the space. It's not just because I like a liquid lunch, honestly.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
is a great bar in Brooklyn with about 25 beers on tap, and a good happy hour through the week. It's a bit of a sports bar so Angie does not like it very much. I go there if I'm on the Slope by myself. Most bars on the Slope don,t open untill 4pm during the week and this is the case with 200 except Fridays when it opens at 11.30am, so now you know.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
these two were dicussing the one on the lefts thankless daughter,"..and to top it all off, she comes home with her nose pierced." I had to get off the train as they began to talk about her boyfriend, I suspect he might have had a tatoo.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
To keep yesterdays theme going, here's my world Cup Final experience. We were in the Hop Devil in the East Village surrounded by French and Italians. That's Angie in the bottom left. I've been in New York for every World Cup since 1990 and it's always some version of the above. There might have been a couple of Americans in the bar but that's about it.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Okay, so here's the story. These two drawings were made from sketches I'd done at a bar called Floyd's in Brooklyn during England's World Cup quarter final against Portugal in 2006. The top image depicts the moment when Owen Hargreaves (Canadian) converts England's only penalty during the shoot out. The 2nd drawing (first posted in Nov 07 after the Croatia game..I don't want to talk about it) depicts the moment shortly there after and pretty much ever since.
Why am I posting these today, it's Ben's birthday and he owns the original drawings, so if you see him out later, buy him a pint.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Angie is on a roll with the reading at the moment, when she's not reading she's painting and has just finished a portrait of one of our cats, Molly. Scroll down to see said painting, she also has a drawing up at the Society of Illustrators which you can see by clicking on the lable "Angie' and scolling down to "Angie's life Drawing".
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I get on at President St and head to Manhattan, when I mangage to get a seat I have the chance to draw. This one went well. The girl on the right asked for a quick peak as she was getting of the train. In hindsight she probably meant the sketch.
Monday, January 7, 2008
regular visitors to this site may know this is one of my favourite subjects. This is one of the tills at the Old Town Bar, I used my ruling pen again just to see where I was at. This is a great still life subject in a great bar with a great pint by my side.
I'm sure I'll be doing yet another drawing of this till very soon, next time in graphite. I guess this is one of my standards.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
I think this style of knitted hat looks really silly, even more so when it's worn indoors, nobodies head gets that cold. It screams "look at me, I'm so interesting!" I'm going to try to make a collection of indoor wooley hat drawings. tis the season.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
here is a rather welcoming look at a New York classic. The atmosphere at McSorley's is always great but the place has greater appeal on these cold winter evenings. This place has never closed it's doors since1854, now that's what I call dedication.