Monday, 19 April 2010

World Domination - Part 1

More and more stuff going on, not all of it entirely of an artistic nature

So first things first, i got a mention in this months Imagine Fx - It's a bit of a blink and you miss it experience, but it's a start. Still, i'm one of the 5 most interesting things happening ON THE PLANET, so who am i to argue? Next stop - double page spread...

Also managed to squeeze in a few days back home, where unbelievably, the normally windy and battered west coast of Ireland was more like the south of italy. Perfect blue skies and 20 degree + temperatures. Wasn't sure the plane had landed in the wrong country. Awesome!


And finally, some actual art. Of a sort
Dr. Sketchy on saturday, and joined by the excellent likes of Jake, Ryan, Jon, (blogless) Dan and Rich had a fantastic, and lucrative time.

First up to win a prize was jake for some beautiful stuff done is a very short amount of time

The lovely Megan, aka Mrs. Dan, doing sterling work

And then it was my turn for the limelight - 2 free tickets to the next show in hand. GET IN!

And heres the AWARD WINNING piece in question

and FINALLY a few of the other sketches from the day

Now. Whats next...?

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Long time no post.

A lot of things going on this month, but sadly not as much of it art related as it should be.

Still there was a little activity in that area, so here's what happened

My mission to learn/relearn some of the basics continues in earnest, the picture below is what i've managed to do since starting

But thats not it! Work picked up copies of a new series of gnomon dvds which look like they could be pretty useful, so looking forward to seeing how they go.

Also picked a really interesting book from amazon - the sort of art it deals with is WAY more abstract and expressionistic than anything i'd have done myself, but it's all the better for it. Guaranteed not to be everyone's cup of tea, but worth a look all the same.

I managed to finish off another sketchbook, first one of the year, and so for no other reason than to show i've been doing SOMETHING here's some of the er, highlights from the last few pages

I even took one of the sketches above and developed it a little further - Mermaid!

And over on CGHUB i had a crack at a book cover for "John Carter of Mars". Still only work in progress (and likely to remain so)

Lastly, managed to meet up with Jake, Mya and Ryan for some pub doodling. Good times!

Now, to see if there's any art to be done...

*edit* looks like i did some - i figured the mermaid lady above might be needing some company so finished up this fella. A MerShark if you will - he's lovely on the inside really