Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cap Dude


Or dude with cap, you decide.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bill's


Here we g again, this is going to be the next painting in the bar series, I've started drawing up the final and I've made many changes but this is the basic format. Next year for this.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dude


Hey, what's with the orange pen?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hat Dude


Hat's abound as the cold snap continues.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Z Brush





We finished our last Z brush class last night and this is what I came up with. This sculpture was created digitally by pushing pulling and sculpting a sphere, it was amazing and I'm think about buying the program, there were so many possibilities.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dude


check out the parker on this one.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ear Inn


This is almost finished, the smoking chap needs some attention and I'm wondering if the dog should be smoking too.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa Hat


Yes there is no doubt that the holidays are upon us. I was at the Society last yesterday for sketch night, always a good time.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

McSorley's


More or less finished although I'm sure t keep fiddling with it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ear Inn


This is my first look at the Ear Inn exterior. How to make it look inviting, that's the question.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bloke


This bloke was on my 3 train back to Brooklyn after class, he never knew what hit him. BANG! You just got sketched biotch!

Friday, December 10, 2010

McSorley's


Here we are at the end of session two, I'm at the stage now where I can start to play with values in order to move the eye around. I really enjoy this process.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

McSorley's


This is the first stage of another McSorley's image. It's mapped out, ready and waiting, but I have to go to work today so wait, it will.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bottles


Yesterday was my Birthday and this was my birthday drawing.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Don't Know


This is the first sketch in a new subway sketchbook, I've been finding it difficult to get out sketching lately with the demands of work and school but I'm keen to get back into a routine. When will this be? I don't know.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ear Inn


This is probably it for this one. I must say I struggled to pull it together and I certainly learned a few things. On to the next one, who's up for a pint then?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Two Dudes


Two dudes and an ink stain, what more could you ask for?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Almost There


I got some painting in yesterday and this is getting real close.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Harry


I'm having one of those days where all I want to do is paint but life keep getting in the way. Here's hoping.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Still Going


This has been a bit of a struggle and I'm not there yet but I feel like it's about minor adjustments from here on in. One of the things that will pull this through is the lighting and I will be able to start thinking about that now. This has been a real learning curve.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Here We Go


Getting a little closer now but still a ways to go. No dude with a bag on his head but he still looks like he might prefer one. I can see what needs doing so hopefully I'll have some time today or tomorrow to get at it.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Post Thanks Giving Day


That's right darling just lie back and digest all that overindulgence.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Dude With The Bag On His Head


I'm still having issues this this one as you can tell but parts of it are showing some promise, I hope to be able to post this again with no glaring white gesso.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Portrait


Here is one from a recent trip to sketch night at the Society of Illustrators.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ear Inn


The next step, I'm still working on the drawing aspect of some of the characters but I'm solidifying the parts I'm more sure about, anything can happen from this point on, well not quite anything but plenty non the less, it's been a long day and that is way too many commas for one sentence.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ear Inn


So here we go, I'm still working this one out but it feel good to put some paint down. I have a good feeling about this one.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mad Men Finish


This is a bad shot of the finished painting that will be on display at the Society of Illustrators for the month of December. Pop along and have a look. The theme for the show is red and there should be a great many cool painting and illustrations for you to take in.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ear Inn


Here is another look at the Ear Inn featuring the "Ear Regulars" jazz quartet. Still needs some figuring out but I think this is stronger.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Whooly Hat


Cop for this one, sunshine.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ear Inn


This is my first sketch for the Ear in, it needs much attention, in fact it needs to be abandoned for a new approach. more soon.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Clay Sculpture




This is what Sunday's class yielded. I added a lot more volume to the skull in an effort to make the sculpture look more like my drawing. The last shot is a kind of rouges gallery featuring the work of my MFA colleagues.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Star Trek


Here is another blast from the past. My posting has been a little spotty lately, I've been working hard but have had little time for sketching. Happy Sunday good people of the world, I'm off to class again today to finish my sculpture from yesterday's post.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Clay Sculpture




Here is a bit of fun, I was in class last night working on this chap and will be again on Sunday. I never worked like this before and it is by no means easy. I'd like to think I'd do more of these, says the guy with 4 unfinished oil paintings in his studio.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

McSorley's


Here is the final painting and I must say what a great time I had with this one.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sleepy Head


What else can one say?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Some Dude


Here are a couple more drawings to aid the sculpture ans Angie survived the marathon and finished in 4.49.33. What a day.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Some Dude


I made this guy up but I was looking at the work of Charles Bragg at the time, I'll be making a plaster model of this chap over the next few weeks so I'll be posting my progress on that one. The big news today is the my wife Angie is running the NYC marathon so I'll be out and about cheering her on. She's some kind of woman.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Art-Lifer's


This is my first and quite possibly my last comic strip, it's base on me and my friend Edgar (who came up with the term art-lifer). There is no reference to the fact that we are both artists in this strip but what the hey. I showed it in class and nobody so much as smiled, that's my sense of humour for you. You may need to click and enlarge, life can be so cruel.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Steve


Here is what is referred to as a turn around.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Steve


This is another piece of homework, I designed this character after myself for a cartoon strip featuring me and my friend Edgar which will be appearing on this site soon. Stay tuned good people of the world.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dude and Hands


I was drawing this guy and he kept moving his head so I had a go at his hands, then he starts moving his hands so I shifted back to his head and so on and so forth. Such is life.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Roland of Gilead


This is the end of the Roland series. In answer to some questions, this series was for a college assignment, we were asked to redesign a fictional character and since I was well into the Dark Tower series at the time I chose our boy Roland. It was fun but as with all good things, they must come to an end.