Sunday, October 13, 2013

Inktober x 4, I mean x5 (whoops! Edited to add #Inktober #8!)

Well, once again my apologies to those whose portraits may not have turned out as well as I'd have liked... I only drew ya 'cause I thought you looked good!  And some of you are famous actors so you'll probably not see this anyways.  So, cheers.

#Inktober #8

#Inktober #9

#Inktober #10

#Inktober #11

#Inktober #12

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Inktober 6 & Inktober 7 double-whammy-post

I've been having slight technical hiccups, so please pardon the image quality of my two latest #Inktober drawings.  
#Inktober 7  it's Rick! 

#Inktober 6 it's Lorraine in costume!
Still working the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, though as you can see in #6, I sometimes get carried away with shading and then I try to soften it but do exactly the reverse.  Lorriane was not blushing!  Oh well. This is good exercise.
I'm fairly pleased with Rick's portrait, though of course scale is off.  Barbara Lang took the photo a few years back, she was a wonderful photographer, artist and bon vivant.  Love this image she caught of the boy.

I spent most of the day today on the couch, feeling wonderfully sloth-like.  Got lots of napping in, though it has thrown off my sleep schedule a bit.  There were a few small accomplishments involving laundry, chickens, and uploading images for work.  I won't bore you.

There we have it, a week of ink drawings.  Let's see what the next seven days brings.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Inktober #5!

Alright, I'm caught up!  Apologies in advance to my friends who have become unwitting subjects in this endeavor.  If it's on Facebook, I'm considering it fair game.

Here we have a memento from my friend's 12th birthday party.  The kind where it's technically a sleepover, but you never actually sleep.  Parents loved us.

Wow, I just realized the photo I referenced is 25 years old.  If you wondered what I looked like at 12, that's me at the top.

Inktober #4

Got a little heavy-handed with the shading, but here's a quickie of my friend Justin Atherton.  He's a BIG guy, and I wish I'd done more foreshortening, but I'm not too displeased with this little sketch.  

Justin & I on the last day of Art Hop 2012.  Photo by Jme Wheeler, 2012  

Inktober #3

Inktober #3!  Done on the 5th of October, because life gets in the way.  It's based on a photo from the amazing, astounding Art of Horror reception I attended last night.  This girl and her friend dressed up as two StrangeDolls (made by my friend Beth Robinson.)  Truly, a wonderful homage!

You can see the original image here, photo by Stephen Mease.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Inktober: first two days


#Inktober 02 A happy guy to offset a crummy day!
I'm doing it!  An ink drawing a day, for the 31 days of October.  Started by the awesome Mr. Jake Parker, Inktober is one of those challenges that seem so simple at the beginning.  Just like 24 Hour Comics Day.  We'll see how I fare.

Here are the rules, if you want to join in.  I'm also posting these drawings on my Sweet Enemy Art FB page.

I've decided to draw people from photos or video stills.  First up, I was watching Annie Lennox music videos and damn, her face is arresting!  So I've challenged myself to attempt a face-a-day.  The cards I'm drawing on are by Canson, from their Fanboy Comic & Manga series, and the pen is my favorite Pentel Pocket Brush.  Here we go!

#Inktober 01  An attempt at Annie Lennox.  meh.

Creep along with me

Sweet Enemy Art and The Art of Horror

Guest curated by Beth Robinson and Sarah Vogelsang-Card, The Art of Horror gathers artists who lean towards the creepy and macabre into one lovely juried exhibit that runs through the month of October. I delivered four new pieces to the gallery last week, and saw some amazing work there already.  Please join us for the opening reception THIS FRIDAY, October 4th, where upon:  "you will meet the artists, imbibe treats and spirits, and marvel at the creepy visuals and fire dancing goddesses."  Wow!  Every year this show gets better and better.  And it's free!
The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is located in Burlington at 266 Pine St., suite 105 and 106.  This gallery is right in the heart of the South End Arts District, with plenty happening all around.  The reception officially runs from 5 p.m. till 10 p.m., but often goes quite a bit later.  

Rick and I would be wise to not stay too late, however, as this Saturday (October 5th) we launch into our SEVENTH year of hosting 24 Hour Comics Day!  That's right, from 10 a.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday the 6th, all participants endeavor to create their own 24 page story without prior preparation.  We're back at Artists' Mediums and the public is invited to come watch our progress.  Don't feel like driving out at 2 a.m. to see what we're up to?  Follow us through the Artists' Mediums FB page where I'll be updating with some regularity.  I'm hoping to reach my goal of a 12 page story...but maybe I'll surprise myself.

AT THE SAME TIME, because, why not!  Artists' Mediums is hosting it's four employees for the Vermont OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND.  We will each have work on display and work in progress Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.  There's also a great sale going on at the shop this weekend only, so if you're a scribbler or a splasher, or know someone who is, you'd be wise to visit!