Thursday, 25 August 2011

More Dr Sketchys

Here is a couple of sketches that I did do.

During university I got in touch with a few practising artists
for interviews as part of my research.

Molly Crabapple was one of those fine people who got back to me
which was really humbling.

She is the inventor of Dr Sketchys which is now a world-wide event,
for us doodler's that require something a little more exciting for us to draw.
(Please check the link above to see if there is a session near you)

When you are in the first and second year you really are not sure
about actually getting anywhere in the industry, so to have a response
to your fumbling questions is really confidence inspiring.

August sketches

Ste has finished 1 of his butterflies... James is making his way through his digital collages... Mark is busy out of the studio working and drawing... Dan is taking some R&R... and I'm sketching a hell of a lot before running away with making final images...

My Kozik vinyl toy is as big as our kettle...


the 3 projects I'm working on at this moment in time.. (i also have about 3 others I need to do too!)


I see a lot of artists I like drawing over photos, magazines and posters.. so I thought I'd give it a go and let my imagination run free and not worry about metaphors etc etc etc..

from the original poster I've basically added phantom/ghost hands doing what I'd imagine ghosts would do on any normal day

Close ups...

August sketchy's

Mark and myself have been to the last 2 Dr.Sketchy's life drawing events in Manchester and for anyone remotely interested in wanting to start life drawing as a means of getting back into drawing or just to brush up on the skills, I would HIGHLY recommend it. At £7.50 a ticket (plus a booking fee online) you get a good few hours being able to draw the models in various poses spending anywhere from 1 minute to 10 on a piece and there is no pressure to do things "correctly"... they pride themselves as being Anti-Art school.. which basically means you have more fun! :)

I spent my time practicing getting proportions correct and trying to get a sense of how the models were positioned and the character/feeling of the pose etc... followed by sketching cartoons and caricatures in more my own particular style. I was a little scared to do so at first in case some one told me off but I then looked at Mark's work, he was doing close up portraits filling whole pages.. where I was doing tiny doodles of full length poses.. but neither of us were wrong which is what I loved! This isn't just a room full of silent student-y types staring at a naked model, there's a more relaxed atmosphere with suggestions of how to draw the models thrown in there - you dont have to if you dont want, but it is fun - such as use your opposite hand, focus on one area in high detail, draw the model and then pass it on for someone else to fill in the background... etc.. also... the models are always naked! Don't get me wrong, the addition of a Burlesque theme to the night/models is a lure but it also makes the evening more interesting and different from art school again... and its not just women... the next event not only boasts being in an interesting location (MoSI) but also a body building model (apparently he has a wicked sense of humour).

anyway.. enough of me rambling.. here's a few shots of the Sexy Scooby Doo - Velma Von Bon Bon night (taken from the Dr.Sketchy's facebook page) and then mainly my sketches from the last 2 nights... hopefully Mark will add some of his too.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

some other shots...

Some of Stephen Brown's current work and desk in use....

Me bringing down the tone of the place with nudity and toys...

currently we're just taking pictures of the studio itself... but soon we shall be adding pics of the projects we're all working on etc.. (like Ste's above...)

Works In Progress

Everyone is trundling along with some new competition or project.
Here is a few tasters...

Ste is doing a water colour, which is quite frankly awesome.

Chris is working on a secret Mancunian based project.

And I was drawing a sludge monster Super Saiyan pussy cat for a competition.

Friday, 12 August 2011


Few more images documenting the slow decoration of our studio...

And silent Ste the assassin of art & design putting his desk together with his brother.
He doesn't say much but when he drops visual bombs beware!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Update again -2HP

Once fighting Malboro in Chocobo country I found these
photos from a bygone era...