Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Had a little spare time...

this week and have been updating my website for February. I'm pretty happy with the quality of the work on there and how the website is working. Still I feel I'm lacking a little direction and focus in the kind of work I would like to be doing. Kind of an evaluation of 2006 and planning what I want to achieve and aspire to in 07. I'm really enjoying the life drawing classes and think they are going to add something to my illustration work, improved observation and drawing. So we'll see how things progress.

Started work on an illustration of Irish singer songwriter David Kitt, these are some of the first sketches.


Friday, January 26, 2007

Life Drawing session 3

This weeks life drawings, female model this time for a change. Not too happy with the first 2 half hour studies but think the third one was coming together nicely. Would have been nice to have had a little more time to add some more tone and detail.

Cheers. More next week.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Birds

Continuing development of these bird characters from my sketchbook. Look out for them on the home page of the website from this February.


Friday, January 19, 2007

Life Drawing

Drawings from the second session of life drawing classes I'm attending at the Museum of Fine Art. Warm up drawings followed by two half hour poses, the final drawing was an hour long pose.


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Guild promo postcard

This week I completed an illustration for the Boston Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild to help promote a series of seminars they are hosting over the next 6 months. The illustration will be featured on postcards, banners at the events and on the Guilds website. I'll post it to my website and this blog when it's printed and sent out. The first seminar takes place a week on Friday, 26th January on the subject of promotion in the digital age. More details should be available on the Guilds website.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Life drawing

Started a life drawing class at the Museum of Fine Art here in Boston last week. These are the drawings from the first class. Started off with some quick one minute poses to start with to loosen up sort of speak.

We then moved onto a couple of longer studies, the first for 30 minutes the second was just over an hour. Really good to do some observational drawing opposed to my usual illustration work which rely on a certain amount of imagination.

It's a ten week course so will be posting a new set of drawings each week. Should be good to see how things develop.


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mississippi Mosquitoes

This is one of 4 illustrations I recently completed for a short educational story about a man who is abducted by a couple of large Mosquitoes down in Mississippi. A little crazy I know.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year

Happy new website. It's been re-vamped with a splash of colour, gone is the grey background and frankly I'm glad to see the back of it. I've been working on this re-design for the past few months and it appears to be running fine and dandy so far. There's some new work on there too including 'The Owl & The Pussycat' and a couple of pieces I completed before Christmas for Sundance Publishing. More new work will be added soon, I'm feeling confident, 2007 is going to be a good year.