Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sketch Crawl

This was my first sketch crawl and it turned out to be a great day. We met at the bar Vazac's at 2pm and got stuck in, so to speak. There were six of us in attendance including Bri, Peter, Mel, Steve and Juliane. After a good drawing session that included Bri and I both doing a drawing using a stick of celery (I'll post that one tomorrow), we moved on the the Sidewalk Cafe. It was a good days drawing, drinking and chatting about art. This is my new record for links in a single post, what a day.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Self Portrait

Here am I furiously sketching my reflection in the window of a subway car when there was no one else available (I'm not even my own first choice). Today is sketch crawl And I'm off to meet some fellow sketchers in the city. Tune in tomorrow for those results.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Another Snow Day

I didn't have a snowy painting for you but here is at least an icy scene for you. Mark Messier getting the job done for the Oilers. Great day to be indoors.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I did this yesterday on the train and Angie says it looks nothing like her. It's not a strong likeness but I can see enough of her in it to make me smile.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


A little drawing on Big Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010


Better then yesterday, that is. I'm going to experiment with color on some of these, why not?

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I didn't think either of these drawings were strong enough to post by themselves so I'm posting them together. Why the orange background? I did it out of a sense of boredom and frustration, which is the same reason the chicken crossed the road in my opinion.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Here is a baseball dude for your weekend enjoyment.

Friday, February 19, 2010

And Then There Were Two

I blogged the lady on the right a few days back but then last night on the train I noticed a guy who I could draw sitting next to her and god bless him he slept the whole way. Life is too good to me sometimes.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dude Of The Day

Is this a face you can trust or what? I certainly hope so, he just sold me a new Toyota.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Yesterday I got a chance to spend the day at the Society of Illustrators teaching these kids the joys of drawing. I did it last year as well and look forward to doing it again, it's a blast. We had a great model who really went to town on her costume and just check out some of those sketches.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bag Dude

Dude with bag, bag dude. If he had been in Baghdad he could have been 'Bag Dude In Baghdad". Oh well.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Darwin Awards Finished Illustration

I guess the title says it all on this one but just in case you are in any doubt this will be the book cover probably out some time next year. I did the last two in this series although I noticed recently that they have been attributed to Uldis Klavins. I have to check into that.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Other One

This was the other drawing I did at the Cradle Of Aviation whilst on a caricature gig about two weeks ago. We were stuck in a hanger and had a brief moment of quite whilst dinner was served so I was able to get this much done. I know it's valentines day but nobody tells me when to get romantic. Fortunately Angie agrees with this sentiment so I get away with it. I'm romantic on the other 364 days of the year and take this one off. Have fun, good people of the world.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hello Baby

It's Saturday morning at 8.30 and Chelsea are 2-1 up against Cardiff in the FA cup, deep into the second half but does this lady seem to care?.........I think not.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Another One

I'm not going to post them all but since I'm on the theme here is another trading card. Come on Upper Deck, let's get busy.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Trading Cards

During 2008 and 2009 I had a lot of fun painting trading cards for Upper Deck. If I'm fortunate I'll get the chance to do it all again. I think I did about 80 such cards. You can learn a great deal about painting during such a project. Trying to do more with less was one of the things I was concentrating on with this series, that and trying to work out color.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fed Up

This dude looks well fed up, I'm all like "cheer up sunshine it may not happen" and he's all like "It already has" and I'm all like "worse thing happen at sea" and he's all like "we're not at sea" and I'm all like "let's turn that frown upside down" and he's all like "get the hell away from me before I call the cops" ......oh the fun we have. It's a snow day and I'm all like "let's build a snowman" what are you all like?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Nabbed this one yesterday on the way into the city. Drawing makes commuting tolerable.

It's been quite a while since I've been able to post one of Angie's paintings but scroll down to see what she's been up to. She's on a bit of a roll at the moment.

Angie's Dog Paintings

Angie is desperate to have a dog but our cat's keep voting the motion down. Such is life.

Monday, February 8, 2010


This lady looked as if she might be on her way to the dentist. That's how I imagine I look.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Yesterday I posted the drawing of the woman and later that day I did the drawing of the guy on the opposite page, they looked so comfortable together, how could I split them up? Happy Sunday good people of the world.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cutie On The 5

She just sat there completely oblivious to me. That's what I like.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Another drawing from Tuesday.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Two for the price of one from Tuesday night's sketch class at the Society.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Night Train

A couple of dudes sleeping on the 4 train late last night, I missed my stop whilst doing this drawing, I hate that.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Thanks for the input yesterday, I went with version "B" and painted up this comp. I'm not entirely there yet but this is the level of doom and gloom I was going for. I'm really try to learn this whole color thing at the moment because it will be the difference between success and failure on this one. I still want to hear from you but then I always do.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Here are a couple of quick color sketches that I did in preparation for a finished color sketch I hope to get to today. Not a whole lot of difference here i know but one is my choice and the other is Angie's and she know way more about color than me. 'A' or 'B' people, what are your thoughts.