Sunday, 11 December 2011

I paint the things I want to see

I forgot to put these up sooner, but last week I did my final shift on the final day of Cornerhouse's Sketch-o-matic. Here are two of my favourite sketches from the day:

The second guy came in with the cigar, and just posed for the 5-ish minutes. Very prepared. 

There's talk of the Sketch-o-matic appearing elsewhere next year, so I hope to be involved then, because I really had fun!

Friday, 2 December 2011

I'm not about to expect something more

How supercool! I just stumbled across a mention for my zine Expectations. Apparently Rotherham Zine Library have a copy, and they have written some nice things about it. I do know of Rotherham Zine Library, and I even remember meeting a couple of representatives at Victoria Baths Zine Fair, but I had completedly forgotten they had a copy! Well well, it is nice to read something nice. You can read the mention here, and buy a copy of said zine here. And you can see a picture of one of the illustrations from!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Their models drawn on a charcoal sketch

I think I may have forgotten to mention this...but this week I am taking part in a really cool project at Cornerhouse in Manchester. It's called Sketch-o-matic! I am one of several artists taking part, and the idea is that we have 5 minutes to draw someone who sits in front of us, in a booth. It's a bit like a passport photo booth type thing. The booth is really cool, it looks like this:

I did my first shift on Tuesday, and it was very fun. I sit on one side, and the sitter sits on the other. There is glass between us, but the glass is one way so they cannot see me! The put £1 in a slot, and I turn a dial as I draw so that the sitter knows when I have finished the drawing. I pop it outside, and they take it, and everyone is happy. 

I did 15 drawings on Tuesday. Here are three of them, because I only remembered to take photos of three of them...

I was really happy with the first one especially, of the mother and baby. I don't think I've drawn a baby on location before, in fact I don't think I've drawn many babies at all ever. This baby was especially happy and gurglely and was laughing and smiling the whole time. Each drawing took about 5-10 minutes.
I am going to be back at Cornerhouse for some more Sketch-o-matic fun this Sunday 4th from 6-7pm and again from 9-10pm, so please come and let me draw you! Here is a nice link with some more information.