Sunday, November 30, 2008


It's Sunday and Angie has promised if I'm really really good I'll get to go to Ikea instead of watching the United v City game on TV. Life is sweet my friends.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Old Town Bar

Here are a couple of the regulars at the Old Town Bar. You will no doubt be pleased to learn that after a recent visit I was able to do another till drawing. Can't wait can you?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Nostrand Avenue

This is the street at the end of the block where we live, I didn't think this sketch was finished but Angie told me it was so I'm posting it. Hope you've all recovered from yesterdays excesses.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

This is the view from Sarah Palin's bedroom, don't ask me how I know that, just except it and let's move on. Enjoy the day good people of the World.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday's Nude

This is one from last weeks haul, or as much of it that would fit om my scanner bed. If I can get a bar in a some point today then we are almost back to normal service. It's thanks giving eve today in America so it's getting a little festive.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Two For Nevins St

That's where they got off anyway. I couldn't work out if they were together or not, they were sat side by side with plenty of empty seats around them but beyond that they didn't interact. We all have those days though.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Court St

This is the drawing I was doing before Dominic sat with me.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


You see all sorts on the subway but I could do with a few more models like this one.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nudes on Thursday

Thursday night we went back to the Society for sketch night, when I say we I mean Angie and Gillian and myself. we had also gone on Tuesday but bailed early. This time we stuck it out although Angie and Gills decided to remain at the bar while I drew. Gills did manage to get some drawing in and I've posted her drawing beneath mine. That's just the kind of guy I am.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Is a great bar on Prince St in Soho. I sat and drew while Angie and Gils were shopping. Could have been worse, could have been much worse.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Robert Johnson

this is a sketch I had done for a magazine, the finished painting can be seen on my Website in the portraits section. Go and have a look why don't ya.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Went back to the Society last night almost by accident, I intended to go on Thursday, probably will, in fact. Anyway, hadn't been in a long while struggled and bailed out early, this is the closest I came to getting a result.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Almost Gils

This is my cousin Gils on the subway yesterday......almost.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Dominic is an English bloke who came and sat with me whilst I was drawing a street scene in Brooklyn yesterday. When I sat he came and sat with me I mean he was wheeling a chair up the street and he just parked it by me and started talking. At that point I stopped drawing the street and started to draw Dominic. Crime of opportunity, so to speak. We had a couple of pints and he told me a joke then he wheeled his chair off and that was that. Sketch of the day.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This Is Vincent

Vincent looks like trouble to me.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Head Study

This was some woman sat at a bar staring into space, she sat, I drew, enough said.

Friday, November 14, 2008


I had to go into the city again yesterday so I seized the opportunity to get a sketch in. My really heavy deadline is almost over so I should be able to get back to "Bars and Nudes". Oh happy days.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Organize Your Corpses

That's the title of this one. It was the first in a series of three book covers so far. the SECOND and THIRD have already been posted but this was done before I started this blog. I gave the original painting to our friends Susie and Ed since many of the objects in the painting can be found in their CABIN.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Book Jacket Roughs

Not much to choose between these two but I'll post the finished painting tomorrow, yes I work that quick

Monday, November 10, 2008

115th ST

This is a real trip down memory lane, it's the view from the back window of my old apartment on 115th st in Spanish Harlem. I was sat with a cup of tea considering my options having just been fired from a job and about to go on unemployment. Those were the days. There was a pigeon loft on the roof of the building in the drawing which was nice to be able to look out on, a Mexican restaurant and a bakery were on the ground floor, chickens would run wild in the back yard and I was often woken in the morning by the crowing of a rooster. The date on the drawing was June 29th 2000, Angie and I had not long started dating.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Eyes look better when they're on a face, that's what I've been told anyway.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

That Friday Feeling

She might not have it but I do.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


She certainly looked like she was in some state of bliss. Everybody on my subway ride yesterday seemed in really good spirits. Long may it last.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The End Of An Error

Yes we can.

Urban Sketchers

I posted this image yesterday on the Urban Sketchers blogsite. This is a great new site that allows sketchbook enthusiasts from around the world to contribute to one great site. I urge you to check it out, there are multiple postings from around the globe on a daily basis. What I'm enjoying is the chance to see so many different styles of sketching and each time you check somebody has posted something new.

Monday, November 3, 2008


The truth of the matter is, I haven't been getting out much lately.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


You should see the other one!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday Morning

This dude's got that Saturday morning look for sure.