Tuesday, 30 March 2010

More March Sketchbook…

Sketchbook 24 March 2010_A Sketchbook 25 March 2010 Sketchbook 25 March 2010_B Sketchbook 26 March 2010

More pages drawn in pen and ink on location, even if that location is outside my front door in the morning.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Weekend Doodles…

wounded cowboy Doodle Doodle 02 Doodle 03  Pencil Self Portrait March Sketchbook 05_B
A bunch of drawings from this weekend. Drawn with a variety of pens and pencils.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Today, Wakefield Sketches…

March Sketchbook 01March Sketchbook 02March Sketchbook 03_BMarch Sketchbook 04

Trying to get outside more, and back into the habit of drawing from life, instead of my imagination. I think I’m happiest when the two are intermingled. It is a hard task and I’m out of practice, the wind is up and I’m squinting more than I should be. Helen’s drawing as well (and not complaining), she’s giving me cause for concern as her drawings are a lot better and more complete than mine. I persevere.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Snails in the Garden…

Faceless Die Cut Cards

Got these chaps in the post yesterday. Printed and Die Cut Snail Cards which I did drew for Faceless’s new outdoor performance.

Friday, 12 March 2010

I forgot to mention…

I saw the abomination of a film  ‘The Wolfman’ remake the other week, so disappointed in it that I instantly forgot about it. Anyway, fancied drawing a Wolfman so here it is. The film is technically awful, miscast and poorly edited. The scenes chop and change without explanation and the CGI is pretty pathetic. Benicio Del Torro is wooden, Anthony Hopkins recycles his Hannibal Lecter and the music is from umpteen Danny Elfman scored movies.

I have fond memories of Oliver Reed’s ‘CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF – 1961’ (which is the same story and I think this is why I’m so critical of The Wolfman). I’m also critical in that it got okay reviews and a big ad campaign  and cost me and the two other people who saw it with me £7.50 to see. Download this film illegally, buy pirate copies, Universal should be beyond this crass quality and need to be taught a lesson. 

Listening to Fever Ray..

Fever Ray Composite

Listening to Fever Ray is great to draw to, ended up distracted from
what I was supposed to be doing and drew this.

A Day Out…

Sunday 7th March saw us cycling to Farmer Copleys Farm shop just outside Pontefract. The weather is brilliant and it’s good to be out and getting the heart pumping. On the way back we made a quick diversion to The Kings Arms at Heath and stopped to have a pint of Guinness, I sat in the garden drawing this with my dip pen and ink…

Heath Beer Garden

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Jungle Explorer…

Jungle Explorer

Drawn freehand with digital overlay.