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


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


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


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


Here is what is referred to as a turn around.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


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.