Saturday, October 30, 2010

OCTOMOLE

This moleskin is just about finished! I'm trying out some different processes for actual finished work. I would say my process is 60% fear-based procrastination, 30% productivity and then 10% nail-biting regret. Obviously, it takes a while to get anything done.







On another note, often when I am out and drawing I really dislike it when people ask to see my sketchbook. Not because I hate the invasion of my privacy, I know I'm drawing in public people and that people are prone to be curious, but because...INVARIABLY...someone will say "this is pretty good" or "this is not bad" in a noncommittal tone of voice. Now, by all means, under no circumstances do I delude myself into thinking I'm great. I'm not looking for any handouts. But they asked ME. So I find it pretty incredible when they interrupt me, ask to see my private sketchbook, I oblige, and then they barely summon a lukewarm compliment.

Thanks! Let's see how well you can draw, asshole!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

EMERALD ISLE




I didn't have as much time as I wanted to draw, but luckily that wasn't because I was being lazy and uninspired. We were just endlessly doing something the entire time. But I'm happy with what I got when I got it.

I also had the great great pleasure of meeting in Dublin with Mick O'dea. We met up with him at his studio in Mountjoy Square where he was so gracious and generous with his time. He took out all of his portfolios and let me rifle through everything, and then took us out to dinner! A-mazing!


PUMPED!!!!!!!


I'm back to figure painting and drawing. I'm trying to begin and finish some actual original work, one of these days. But until then, I'll be keeping it real with the nudes!









The trip was fun, but I'm glad to be back to my little poop eaters.