Sunday, September 30, 2007


This is Iain again. He has kept every book he has ever read and he never bends the spines of a paperback, Weirdo. More later

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Coffee Shop

the last time I posted a coffee shop drawing I made a comment about coffee shops being like libraries, On my recent trip to the library I was able to buy a coffee. One day Starbucks will rule the world, when you can charge $5 for coffee you can just about do anything.

Friday, September 28, 2007

1413 Lexington Ave

I lived on the top floor of this building for a couple of years in the 90's. Great 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with 2 skylights. Great apartment.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lady in Repose

she came, she sat, she ate a sandwich.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Life Drawing

Back to the Society of Illustrators sketch night. I was joined by my former MA classmate Bri whose work you can see by going to my links. Fun night as always.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


another study, would you believe. I better get on with the finnished piece.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


on that bookcover from last week. The art director had some valid suggestions and I think it's a much stronger painting now. Looking forward to the next one.

Red Horse Cafe'

it seems to me that coffee shops are the new libraries. only you have to bring your own books and you can talk and buy coffee and maybe a sandwich and if your'e fortunate enough not to be in a Starbucks you can often get wine or a beer. Ok forget the library thing

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hard Liquor

have you ever made a wrong turn only to find youself confronted by a gang of Hard Liquor?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Atlantic Ave

Lots of dramatic shapes and angles, I'm going to go back when I've got more time. More time is becoming harder to find though. Enough about me. How are you doing?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


another study for the larger piece I'm working on. I'm also working on corrections for the book jacket so I'll repost that when I'm finished. It's all go.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ladies at Lunch

some ladies get hungry at lunchtime.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Murder can Crash your Party

This is the final painting for the book cover. I finished late Sunday night.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Is on 5th ave in Park Slope. We sat out in the garden yesterday and had brunch. This bike was sitting out back. Bikes are really great to draw because when you draw them they are really great.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


is a bar in Prospect Heights on Underhill just down from the Brooklyn Library. It's a good place to read the book you just borrowed from said library. The bar doesn't have a kitchen but they have a stack of take out menues you can order from.

Friday, September 14, 2007


I really like the simple line on this drawing. I don't often exercise this much restraint.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


is one of my favourite lunchtime places. It's on 54st between Madison and 5th. This is one of a series of studies I'm doing in preperation of a larger painting they have asked me to do that will be hung in the downstairs bar. Papillion has great lunchtime fare and great beers on tap.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

200 Park Slope

Food, folks and fun.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I've drawn this tree before. It can be seen from the porch of the Stanton house and I find myself drawn to it. That is a dreadful and unintended pun.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Bethel Green

Yesterday we went to this craft fair near the site of Woodstock. Woodstock? oh yeah I was there man.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Study of my mother with Tea

I'm still working on the ultimate drawing probably titled "Study of my Mother with Gin and Tonic"


Mum and Dad are having a great time (this became a postcard all of a sudden). The weather is fine, wish you were here.

Friday, September 7, 2007

The Stanton House

We made an early start on the weekend and are staying at this great house. Should have plenty of oppertunity to do some drawing. I'm currently on the deck of Susie and Ed's cabin stealing WiFi service. I love it up here.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Revised Rough

I agree with the comments I recieved about sketch A being the favourite but the client went with sketch B and this is the revised version (spot the difference).

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Dad @ Society

Last night the Society of Illustrators opened to the public again and We took my parents there for Chris Spollens opening and for sketch night where I was able to talk my dad into having a go. He's been doing some watercolors in his spare time and I really wanted him to have this experience. I think he enjoyed it and his drawing is posted below

Dad's Drawing

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Cluttered Corpse

This is the finished painting subject, as always, to the art directors whims. We'll see

Monday, September 3, 2007

Flea Market

and on the way back we got stuck in this horrendous traffic jam. One day I'll tell you all about the worst traffic jam of my life on Canal street but it's too soon and I can't talk about it yet.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

This Old House

we paid a visit to my freind Edgar who was dog sitting in thie beautiful old victorian house. I spent the afternoon drawing with Edgar while Angie and my parents sat drinking wine and pretending they were at home.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Barnes and Noble

This is the Barnes and Noble at Union Square in Manhattan. My Parents are inside the book store and I'm sure you'll agree, I've captured them perfectly this time.