Making noise with my family...

Making noise with my family...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I'm completely disillusioned with any drawing or painting I've done in the past few days. I feel totally unskilled in some things but I suppose the way to go is just to keep drawing... We had our last art class last night and tried to persuade Eoin, our wonderful teacher, to do another 10 weeks before the summer. He'll be away a bit though and has his own stuff to work on so I'm not hopeful. Thinking of meeting for drinks to keep in touch as our art class jelled/gelled...can't well toghether.The question is which direction to go in next. I don't want to be scribbling blindly...

This painting is by Michael Zancan, a French artist.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I have a long way to go. It's difficult to work from photos all the time. It's not really life drawing then...there's no movement...obviously enough! I love character design though so ill keep practicing.

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The wooing of étáin

An idea for an illustration from this tragic Celtic legend. The holly sprig features in the story. One of our native plants. I'll post the story another day. Laptop battery fucked. Typing from my Android phone - a little slower than a keyboard...

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Idea for a painting

A sketch at a session

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


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This isn't finished yet but I'm happy enough with it even if I am sick of looking at it! The cloth is definitely the most difficult part.

Art Class

I've just come from art class, I love it but still lifes aren't really what I want to do...I'm still enjoying it however...Our regular teacher is in Italy for a couple of weeks, the lucky bastard, so we had a different guy. He is great for technique and colour tips but a little bit controlling - I didn't like him poking at my painting (with his brush lol) but I did learn a lot from him. He keeps saying 'hmmm....well, it isn't what I would do...' One more week of him next week, I can't wait to start doing my own stuff but I feel I have to get better at life drawing first...Ill just have to work from photo references for the moment as I don't know anyone who'd be patient enough to be a good model! Ideal model: Henry Cavill (Charles Brandon from the Tudors). Ah well at least I'm back painting again anyway...and I'm not as crap as I thought I'd be.