Just a quick reminder that I’ll be showing a bunch of work as part of the Dulwich Art Group for two weekends starting Saturday the 11th May. There’s a private view starting at 18:00 on that first Saturday too, but I already went over the details here.
I’m just about to start framing, here’s a sneaky peek of the chaos before I get started…
It’ll be running for two consecutive weekends: 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th May from 10:00am until 6:00pm. You can find us at The Old Sea Scout Hut, Greendale, Dulwich SE22 8TX — here’s a map. There’s loads of other stuff going on all over the area, so make a day of it!
Also, we’re having a private view on the evening of Saturday 11th, full details on the invitation below. Most of the artists will be there, including me, and wine and nibbles will be provided. It’s a good opportunity to come and get a bit tooty and talk to artists about their work. Some questions you might want to ask me in particular: “Did the model really have thighs like that?”; “Was there really that much blue in her skin?”; “Where on Earth did you get that manky frame from?”.
Hope to see you there.
Personally, I’m not too fussed about the intricate differences between two slabs of glass, aluminium and plastic, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy turning a selection of these differences into an infographic for Trusted Reviews.
This was produced to a pretty tight deadline and required a late night and a bottle of red(!), so there are a couple of bits in there I’m unhappy with that will forever haunt me when I look at it. In case you’re interested they have a more in-depth comparison here, and a first look of the new shiny flat thing in question here.
Been a little while since I stuffed any life drawing on here (or much else for that matter!), so here’s something I did recently. Much of my recent life drawing has headed straight to Etsy, but I will upload some of that here too. For prosperity. Or something.Continue reading ›
Last night I gone done and set up an shop on that Etsy website. So if you ever thought of buying some lovely pictures to go above your toilet, now you know where to find them.
Alright, okay, so at the time of posting you’ll only find three pen and ink life drawings, but there will be more. Also, because I probably can’t be arsed to find a decent printer everything will, for the foreseeable future, be original artwork. That’s right, kids The actual piece of paper I drew on can and will be yours!
In the future I’ll add more, maybe including things like greetings cards and that sort of thing. That’ll be fun. Get granny a birthday card featuring a picture of a bear in a top hat visiting a sauna*.
Oh, and I’ve no idea what that image is all about. So don’t ask.
* This card does not exist yet.
So, I finally got the scanner back which means I can now upload better quality images, instead of relying on just taking a picture.
Here we are then with a nice round of life drawing. For the last couple of sessions we’ve had Sara seated in a chair in a slightly twisted pose, which I’ve drawn from a couple of different positions. On the top right is my last drawing from this pose (not including the quick leg fun below). Decided to get the colours out for once. The hair went a little crazy, but I’m fairly happy with it. I’ve finally got back in the habit of just getting ink down instead of pissing about with a pencil sketch first.Continue reading ›
Got the scanner back in action, so here’s another picture of Matthew. Don’t expect anything drawn A3 though as the scanner isn’t big enough!Continue reading ›
So, to get myself drawing more regularly (and dust off those old skills!) I got back into life drawing by attending sessions with the Dulwich Art Group, and I’ve found it hugely enjoyable and rewarding. “That’s nice, Steve”. Anyway…
As part of the Dulwich Artists’ Open House Event we’re having an exhibition where a bunch of us are displaying some of our work. I’m showing two ink drawings taken from the same pose; a neck/hair study (shown here) and a full body drawing. I think there are going to be about a hundred pictures on display from about 30 of us, so there’ll be more than just my scrawls to gawp at!
The show is on for two consecutive weekends: 12th–13th May and 19th–20th May from 11:00 to 18:00 at The Sea Scout Hut, Green Dale, Dulwich, SE22 8TX. It’s next to a girls’ school about 20–30 minute walk from East Dulwich station. Here’s a map. I’ll be there myself for a couple of hours on three of the days doing my bit. Oh, and it is of course free!
There’s also a private view on the 12th from 18:00–21:00 where there should be nibbles and drinks. I won’t be there as I’ve an important birthday to attend, but everyone is really nice so don’t be scared!Continue reading ›
Something I rustled up for a recruitment leaflet here at the day job. Some of the developy-types are off to a PHP conference (which sounds riveting!) to round up more troops.Continue reading ›