Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kelly Pavlik

You should see the other's me.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Running Man

I think it's going to be one of those days. Have I mentioned anything about our bathroom renovation? So many unforeseen issues and today I'm doing my taxes, I feel like doing a runner myself.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Deer Head Lodge

This is a sketch for a painting I'm doing as a private commission. The lodge in question no longer exists but it's owner wanted a painting of it during it's hay day. I'll be doing some kind of step by step on this one, I'm looking forward to getting stuck in. The lodge was in a place where we spend a great deal of time and I got to take some shots of it before it's demise. I'll be working from those shots and some old brochures that the owner, Martin has sent me. I got this commission because Martin landed is HELICOPTER in front of the house we were staying at and, of course had had to draw it, we got talking and the rest, as they say.....

Saturday, March 27, 2010


It's Saturday, plenty to do, no time to waste.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Downtown Brooklyn

Because I'm a downtown Brooklyn kind of guy.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


You might think this boarders on caricature but this guy really did have a long face. I could have drawn him all day but he had better things to do.....I didn't.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

LA Dude

I found one more LA drawing, here is a typical LA dude sat by the pool with his lap top on his cell phone. He's probably trying to sell his screenplay for "Seasick Steve, The Movie". I'd buy a ticket.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Biker Dude

This is the last drawing I have in the LA series, could this be the owner of the bike I drew in yesterdays post? No it isn't but I thought I would have him for a while but then he woke up suddenly and was gone.

Monday, March 22, 2010


This is a drawing I did whilst on a break having a pint sat outside a microbrewery in Silver Lake. The view I had was almost all in shadow but I thought it was worth a go.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


This was my first drawing in LA, Angie wanted to pop into a store for 5 minutes so I just took the chance to draw something quick to get off the mark. Happy Sunday. I think I now have a word verification for comments, there was just too much spam getting through.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


As happy as I was with yesterdays drawing I was really disappointed with this one. It was my last drawing of the day and I was so excited about the previous one I couldn't resist having another go, I got caught in two minds about this one, was tired, hot and had to rush because we were on our way back to the airport. It all made for this insipid looking sketch which I thought about not posting but then again, as I mentioned yesterday, in the attempts of full disclosure I thought you might find it interesting. We learn from our mistakes.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Venice Beach

This is probably my favorite drawing of the trip, tomorrow I'll post my least favorite in the attempt at full disclosure. Venice beach is like the east village only on the beach and with good weather. Crazy people doing crazy things.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rose bowl

This is the food court at the Rose Bowl, there was no way to attempt this drawing without color being the main event. These watercolor pencils are great for this kind of drawing.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rose bowl

Early morning at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, people are still setting out there stalls.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Silver Lake

We just got back from LA this morning so I'm posting this quick before I attempt to get the day started. I had a pretty good trip and I've got more drawings to post over the next few days. It's almost good to be back.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Silver Lake

I really had a good time with this one, I had bought some watercolor crayons earlier that day and used them for the first on this drawing, LA is all about color.


I got to some good drawing yesterday but since I'm having some scanner issues this morning I'm posting this margarita which I drew then drant at the bar on Friday night. I tasted better than it looks.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Santa Monica

This is where it all began. By that I mean drawing with a ruling pen in the style. March 2007 I did THIS drawing and three years later I'm back to see where I'm at. I'm going to have to think about this one.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thanks Larry

My friend Larry sent this sketch of me yesterday from the photo Angie took at McSorley's that I posted a few days ago and I had to share it. For those of you who haven't seen Larry's blog you should check it out HERE. Larry does a drawing on newspaper each morning and always has a point of view. Go visit Larry's site and tomorrow I'll have an LA drawing for you, that's a promise.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

International Women's Day

I just found this out so here is an international woman for you, Bette Davis. This is a small 5x7 inch painting in gouache(what else?) that I did for a class assignment some years ago. I'm off to LA tonight so expect some palm trees coming at you very soon.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Man In His Element

Here I am at one of my favorite spots, McSorley's. A great place to draw and enjoy a quite beer. Angie caught me in the act with this picture. Do I look happy? I should.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


There are dudes and then thee are mega dudes, this is just a dude.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Yesterday we had to go back to Ikea for reasons to dull to mention, I bit the bullet and drove there but upon arrival Angie told me that if I wanted to stay outside and draw whilst she went in it was OK with her. Yes folks, I got it that good.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


A couple of quick studies done with a brush pen.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Good Head

When I sat down in front of this guy I knew I was in business.

Friday, March 5, 2010


I was at FIT yesterday to do a quasi gouache demo in my friend Melanie's class. Whilst gouache is my medium of choice I've never used it this way before, painting directly on board from a live model. I had a good time in the class with a talented bunch of students and learned a few things which is always good. Thanks Melanie.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sam Dude

Sam dude just gets on the subway, sits in front of me and falls asleep, well what does he think is going to happen. Sam dudes are just begging to be drawn.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Rat Who Would Be King

Here is the finished painting for the Fragile Earth show. Tho colors are not true but this is how it showed up from the scanner, I could have played in photoshop to try and match but that's me. I really had fun with this one and look forward to seeing all the other work created for the show. There will be an opening so I'll let you know about that. Everybody loves landfill. You can check out the rough I did for this one by clicking HERE

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Non Celery Drawing

This was before things got a little silly.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Celery Drawings

These came about because they had celery sitting in glasses at the bar and I picked up a piece and gave it to Bri who often draws with a bamboo shoot, "Have a go with that" says I and Bri, a game lass if ever there was one, drew me(above). She also took the shot of me drawing her, that drawing is on top. The drawings we both attempted with mashed potatoes had to be abandoned.