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Comics, meeting doodles, & Creative Alliance sketches

First up, here’s the new versions of the first four pages of the comic. Lot of stuff got changed—couple more edits in the text as well.

Page 4 is obviously in progress. Page 3 needs a tie-piece added to the last panel and some wordage to the wine bottle in the first panel.

Next up, some sketches from a Creative Alliance life drawing session. They’re every Saturday at 10, $10 if you’re not a member, $3 if you are.

As usual, the first drawing or two sucked. (Got there at the start of the ten minute poses, 5 minutes into the first pose—it ended before I got too far along.)

Next couple were a little better.

And after that, I was tired/bored, so the last one was crap.

Here’s a tipsy sketch done of a friend while leisurely having a couple beers at the Blarneystone.

BTW, he doesn’t look this rough in real life—I purposefully went that direction since I knew a more nuanced sketch rarely works well in a distracting environment. Oh, and the “light” spots are due to the scanner.

Last up, two doodles from a meeting at work. The first was the usual random junk that gets scribbled during these affairs; the second is an altogether matter. It started as a simple off-hand sketch of a comic-stylized side-view of an eye – and then suddenly the meeting just went on FOREVER. As the meeting dragged on, I absent-mindedly added a detail here, a detail there, and it eventually grew to the point where I ran out of page. I’ll probably put it in Painter sometime this week and see if I can add the bits I wanted to add but couldn’t, since, well, you know, the paper ran out.

By the way, the next Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Baltimore life-drawing session is next Monday, September 27, 2010 at the Windup Space.

Best damn life-drawing you’ll find in town. If I wasn’t helping run it, I’d be there drawing. BTW, check out this LAZERBITCH video if you want a feel for what they’re like. (The Windup Space is in there at the end too.)

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Sketch bloat.

Lordy, lots of stuff to post.  I’ll just get right to it and skip the usual round of excuses.  Things should move faster now though, I’ve got a brand new Mac and I’m attempting to use Painter every day (though I can guarantee you I won’t touch it tomorrow).

Anyways, half this stuff is new, half of it’s old stuff I found in a box while digging for things to put in Evernote.

These are some bar flies drawn at various stages of inebriation (both them and me).  They’re at least several years old, if not older.

These next couple are really old.  I think the first one was a tonal study for a painting, maybe.  It was on an itty-bitty scrap of paper.

Next is a sketch of Kiely which eventually became a source for one of the oil paintings posted earlier in this blog.  (The one I’ve actually been occasionally working on in an attempt to complete it.)

No idea what the next one is.

Alright, enough old crap, here’s some bar sketches done about two weekends ago . . .

Some doodles during a wrist-cutting section meeting . . .

(The previous one was drawn with lots of pew-pew-pew noises.)

And a doodle during lunch…

There’s a couple paintings done in Painter I still need to put up . . . probably get to that on Thursday . . .

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Bar taps, painting ideas, and a big-boned kid.

Goodness gracious, finally a sketch actually done while sitting in a bar. 🙂  This was done Thursday night at the Blarneystone while waiting for a few friends to show up. 

bartap

Next is a pencil doodle done while sitting through a section meeting…

screamingfatguy

Last, but not least, well, maybe least, is a couple of visual notes I jotted down during a unit meeting for one of the oil paintings I’m working on.  (A few blog posts before this, you’ll see a photolog of what the painting looked like in the first few stages…..these doodles are vague ideas on what to do with the rest of the space.)

paintingideas

I’ll see if I can take some more pictures this weekend to show where the painting is at now (plus, some photos of the old Alexis and Kiely painting that I’ve started working on again).

BTW, if you’re looking for life-drawing classes in the Baltimore area besides Dr. Sketchy’s (link at the right), you might want to check out the classes hosted by John Brewer for The Charcoal Club.  The Charcoal Club has been around for about 130 years now and is a Baltimore institution….it’s ten bucks for 3 hours.  The have two sessions a week, Mondays and Wednesdays…one day is one long pose, the other day is a lot of short poses.  Sometimes they even have multiple models, which if you’ve done any of these things before, is a blessing and doubles the chances of you finding an angle you like.

Sometime in the next week I’ll make a link button for their page and put it in the right column.

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New scanner and a quick sketch.

Well, got the new scanner working and set up (thanks to my Father)….I don’t have time at the moment to start sketching the backlog of drawings I’ve got built up, but I got time for a quick one (with maybe more later on tonight).

This was a doodle started a few days a go while having a beer at the Blarney with Bill, who kept getting called away to work or something, I dunno.  In any case, it started as a doodle to pass the time and quickly turned into a pen and ink experiment playing with line-thickness.  It’s only half done, and very well may end up being a Dr. Sketchy’s flyer when everything is said and done.

drsflyerpeninkdrawing

I did a little more work on it the next night (which got interrupted by a bar fight) and then some more last night during the model breaks at the Charcoal Club.  It’s pretty much turning into my “something to do when bored and waiting on other people” drawing.

I’ll post another scan when it progresses some more, along with a second flyer idea I’ve been playing with in Photoshop.  The Charcoal Club sketches will hopefully go up later tonight, depending on how late the art show opening we’re dropping by lasts.

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Old Norm?

Doodled these at the Blarneystone yesterday afternoon while waiting for a bunch of drunk friends to get back from the horse races.

I’ve got a couple more days worth that I’ve let back up this week….I’ll see if I can do a monster post sometime on Monday.

Norm 20 years after Cheers ended?

I so think this one looks like Norm 20 years after Cheers ended.

pencil sketch of a ticked off girl

I probably would have gone a lot further with this one, but the aforementioned friends arrived in a flurry that could easily have been mistaken as a sudden tornado strike.  A lot of folks are probably hurting today.

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An old lady.

Drew this on Sunday afternoon in the empty Blarney….the bar went St. Patty’s Day nuts right as I got to the shoulders so I gave up.

old lady or a witch pencil sketch

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White pencil doodles and a doodle by Bill.

The first is a doodle done while drinking my morning coffee…..

girlandrocks

The second is a doodle of me by Bill Lindsey while I drank my afternoon beer.  I THINK it was this past Friday, though it may have been Thursday.

 doodle by Bill

I believe the designs on the left were part of a lazy conversation about tattoos that required some sort of visual aide. 

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