Friday, January 27, 2012

Lunch Sketch #5

I started this yesterday but was unable to complete due to my work getting in the way. I have to consider this as a failure in one respect, namely that it does not resemble the singer! But that's life, I'll do it better next time.

Morrissey? (Not really.)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lunch Sketch #4

I must admit, it is hard to finish a sketch during ones lunch break; today it was complete sometime between - afterwork and the evening meal. The sketch took one and a half hours to complete, I am learning a lot by my mistakes and there were plenty!

Jeff Bridges?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lunch Sketch #3

I started this yesterday but then I got interrupted by work so I ended up finishing it today. It's not perfect but I'm happy enough with it. The purpose of these lunch time sketches it to get myself out of a bad habit, I want to stop just mindlessly surfing my lunchtimes away. Who knows, I might even improve my drawing skills too!

Grace Jones?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Alvaro Castagnet Water colourist with Spanish flare.

I found Alvaro's technique very compelling when I stumbled upon it yesterday on YouTube. He has boundless self-confidence which is probably the most important lesson of all when learning to paint: to be daring and not being scared to make mistakes.
Visit his website here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Lunch sketch number two

It may not be the best caricature I have ever drawn but I am happy to be sketching with my new mini-water-colouring set, a 'Field Box' from Winsor & Newton.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Search engine for art lovers
I stumbled apon this site the other day called Wikipainting. It needs to feature more artists to succeed but it does have potential. I enjoyed looking at the Alphonse Mucha and Egon Schiele pages; make sure you click on the , 'All artworks' tab to see of the complete archive of the artist.

Lunch sketch

I've promised myself to start sketching everyday so here is my lunch with Michael Caine!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

life drawing 2011

David Meldrum's Life Drawing from 2011

I have published a selection of my Life Drawing from 2011. Click the link here if you would like to see them.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rockin' JellyBean
I know this is politicly incorrect, 
but I like it! 
Rockin’ JellyBean who lives in Japan (I think) is known for wearing Mexican wrestling masks and having a babe on each arm. He also has a Surf-Rock band called Jackie and the Cedrics. 

Erostika, Jellybean's store
JellyBean @ 
Jackie and the Cedrics
Juxtapoz interview

Monday, January 16, 2012

Developing my drawing style
I am currently scanning my life drawings from 2011 which I hope will soon be published here on this blog. While looking through all the studies I decided I need to stylise my illustrations to give them a more accomplised feel. As I like Art Neuveau so much I plan to try this style in the near future and see what developes. Artists I like are: Alphonse Mucha and  Gustav Klimt. More modern Artists I admire in this Art Neaveau style are: Audrey Kawasaki and Adam Huges

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Audrey Kawasaki
Audrey Kawasaki's work is both Manga and Art Nouveau inspired, her technical skills are top-class. I find the work both erotic and innocent, the fact that a lot of the paintings are directly on wood add a lot of warmth to the compositions.

Audrey updates her online journal frequently with new work, pieces in progress, information about shows and more. Click here to visit Aud's Journal

Some of Aud's other links:
other blog
tumblr likes

Life drawing at the Museum of Dance - Stockholm

There is life drawing at the Museum of Dance in Stockholm this term. I have never been but I intend to give it a try. It must be great fun drawing dancers in classic poses or even trying to catch them while in motion. I have copied the information from their website and placed it below.


Teckna modell som med kroppens positioner stimulerar
den kreativa processen. Modellteckning med modell
i rörelse på Dansmuseet är en annorlunda upplevelse
som väckt stor respons.
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 februari, 7, 14, 21, 28 mars kl 17.30 – 19.30
Café de Maré är öppet i pausen.
Biljetter: 80 kr

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A guy called, 'Milk'.

He is otherwise known as: Chiara Bautista

Here is another site featuring his work: Tumblr

Mexican artist: Rene Almanza

I found this artist's work to be quite interesting, it's provocative sometimes and it even reminds me of an ex-girlfriend's drawing style, Melanie Stickland. His name is Rene Almanza and he is from Mexico.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Self-publishing revolution

I have just read an article in the Guardian and found it very inspirational.
I, like millions of others out there have the ambition to write a novel and get it published. The first problem one encounters of course is the fact the one has not actually started writing anything, never mind completing the damn thing.
The second problem is getting the work published. Publishing houses have not made it easy for new talent to get their first break in the business, the music industry was also like this too not so very long ago but with the appearance of ‘My Space’ bands like the Arctic Monkeys found success without the help of big-old-record labels. Then came iTunes and the once powerful record companies are now in decline. This revolution has now spread to publishing, Kindle Direct Publishing being the most well known example today.

So if you do finally write that book, at least it is not so hard to publish your labour of love anymore thanks to the advent of the self-publishing revolution. If you want to publish your book and are tired of all those rejection letters from the publishers, read this article from the Guardian: "Amanda Hocking, the writer who made millions by self-publishing online".

Irish Music at its best: Iarla Ó Lionáird

It's like the blues but green! The man has such a lovely haunting voice, shame he is hardly known.