Fairly recently returned to Dublin from exhibiting in the Fulham Palace Art Fair. Had a wonderful time, mainly thanks to the fantastic group of artists that were my neighbours during the fair and also Angela, fo giving me a roof over my head at such late notice!
The fair was set within beautiful surroundings. The craft marquees were set within the court yards of the ground while the art tent was within set out on the front lawns (la-di-daa).
I actually was only able to take photographs at the start of the day or at the end. I meant to capture the fair at the height of the buzz but I would just be too busy, either chatting or drawing! But during the weekend there was several thousand that made it through the doors.
Me at my stand! I think I did a pretty good job considering having travelled done on the train with all these paintings then having to arrange and hang the space. Phew. Knackered after that week I was.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Hey. Haven't been posting for a while. I've been so caught up in work at the studio that I really haven't had the time to do much else, but I'm working on it! I'm developing a few different projects which has been taking up any spare time I do have, so I'm hoping to get them to a certain development stage by the end of the year, which should free me up for doing more artwork next year-I'll keep you posted!
Sunday, July 01, 2012
So, thought I would do a little story of annoying little brother and big brother, being out done by little brother at a game of chess.
Until eventually Little Bro gets what he deserves.
I'll keep my progress updated!...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
I miss drawing!! Don't do enough. I actually find after working so much, sitting infront of a computer, that when I do draw I even enjoy the mistakes, the process of drawing and discovering what works and what doesn't. Whereas before when I wasn't doing so much digital work, I was so precious about my work. That sometimes, the frustration of not creating something you feel that is "successful" just takes the joy out of what you're doing.
It's how I feel about this drawing-bits worked better than others, but it was great fun to do!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Life-drawing from over the past couple of classes. Some really great exercises we did in class to make us really think about what we were doing and re-train how you're looking at what you're drawing: 30 second, 1 minute sketches are great pre-studies which really help you to loosen up physically and have a more realxed approach. It's really more about capturing a gesture/line of action rather than an accurate drawing.
Monkey Man!! I really enjoyed this though. This was a semi-blind drawing. It was roughly a 7 minute drawing, I had glanced at it to find my place maybe about 4/5 times throughout.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
This is the final rough for The Whizz Palace, the sound club taken from the 11 Second Club The timing in places doesn't work too well, but I really got to the stage where I wanted to move on, I wanted to finish it! But I wanted to move on. The plan is to get through a few of these, rough them out, then choose a few to smooth out and clean up.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Working on this animation at the moment. The sound clip has been taken from the 11 Second Club, February's Competition. It is a bit clunky in places but really enjoying working through ideas and after doing alot of symbol animation in Flash recently, it's so nice to be DRAWING! So rather than scooting around from various projects that I have on the go, I'm really aiming to get this finished, at least to an intitial fully roughed state.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Have started a life-drawing class which is something I haven't done for a long time. We had a great class. The class was run by a felllow animator and we had a wonderful model who must have had bones of steel-the poses were fantastic.
It was a really enjoyable 2 hours, concentrating on gestural drawing. A decent chunk of the class was spent on 1-2 minute poses which is something I always enjoy. Whenever I've been working on any figure drawing recently I've focused on tone rather than line so it's great to really focus upon linear drawing skills.