Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Admin Monday 17th NOV 2014

More links and updates from your friendly Pub Scrawlers!


We're going to try and put together a Galway Pub Scrawl Sketchbook for the end of the Year. If you are even a part-time Pub Scrawler or 30 Day Drawing Challengeer, you can put some Art in for the "Galway Pub Scrawlbook 2014". Details are on the Facebook Page. If you're a supporter, the Scrawlbook will be available to pick up soon (-ish)!

Our friends in Dr. Sketchy's Dublin are getting profiled on TG4 this Thursday at 22:10 Irish time! Keep an eye out!


Everyone has probably seen the Bill Watterson page for Angouleme?

Speaking of cartooning, I enjoy the posts on the "Things by Dan" blog, especially when he breaks down types of pens and their mark making capabilities.

If you haven't seen the products from International Self Portrait Day, you are MISSING OUT. Get on over to the Facebook Album and be inspired.

I've been looking for a good write-up of the 80:20 (also sometimes called the 70:30) rule/concept. While I continue my hunt/warm up to bother to do one myself, here's a great post on Contrast and Variety over at the Temple of the Seven Golden Camels.

Helen linked to Molly Crabapple's 15 rules to creative success in the Internet Age on Boing Boing.

This project by Austin Light illustrates movie titles with one letter removed. Excellent concepts.

The key to awesome fake game trailers is 100% commitment -

Starr Mazer from Imagos Films on Vimeo.

The Great God Pan is Dead was linking to these awesome videos from the "Cute!" exhibit at Rice Cubicle :

The Leaf Woman & the Centaur from Jordan Bruner on Vimeo.

Iggy was also linking to videos this week - real cool ones about floating ink on water to make pictures

Could you enjoy a music video made with pen & ink? I did -

Last Ex- Girl Seizure from Gabe Mangold on Vimeo.

That was the fun we were having over on Facebook for the last fortnight! Come hang out with us next Monday in McSwiggans for Galway Pub Scrawl #124 - more forested than you!.

If you like our works, you might give us a +1 with your Google+ account on this here post, or RT our twitter account, or join us on Facebook!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Admin Mon (Tues) day 03 NOV 2014

Another round of links and updates from your friendly local Pub Scrawl! This is the kind of stuff you can find us discussing over on our Facebook page!


Sadly, the last Dr. Sketchy's Galway of the year has been postponed... to be the first Dr. Sketchy's Galway of the New Year! Watch for the return of "80's Hair Metal theme" in February!

Gordon and Jay continue to produce their podcast - check it out!

If you're a skater/potential skater on Facebook, you can go "like" and hang out with Skate Galway


Magnetic Press are printing Tom DeLonge's Graphic Novel, "Poet". Patrick was obviously linking to this because of his love for Blink-182, but the trailer for the accompanying animated movie is also great:

Inktober led me to find a load of cool artists, but I really enjoyed the work of Raul Trevino.

I don't know a lot about Artstation, but I like their community interaction and the cool magazine-style articles they headline their main page with.

Patrick was obviously checking Aidan Moher's blog, where he was praising Dan Dos Santos' cover for The Fires of Heaven -

Olek produces crazy, inventive crocheted works.

There was an amazing gallery of horror Art over on the Richard Solomon Artist's representative blog.

A nice article on John Atkinson Grimshaw over at Amazing Stories revealed this subtle, atmospheric painter of Victorian England.

I loved the paintings and drawings from Kent Williams' latest gallery show - "How Human of You"

I forgot to link to International Self-Portrait Day, but you should go check out the wealth of Art on display over there.

Patrick was also linking to the previews for Sterling Hundley's illustrated version of Treasure Island.

And obviously this was myself and Patrick's weeks to shine, as he was also pointing us to this -

That's it for now! Join us on the Facebook page and come to McSwiggans next Monday at 20:30 for the next Galway Pub Scrawl #123 - This way for Art!

If you like our works, you might give us a +1 with your Google+ account on this here post, or RT our twitter account, or join us on Facebook!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Galway Pub Scrawl #122 - inevitable Halloween reference

Such a great night at our Galway Pub Scrawl! So much fun, and so much talent on display! POW! Check out the Art -

The noisy table -

The quiet table -

Anita McGarry -

Cody Ray Shafer -

Philip Barrett -

Stuart Hall -

Patrick Gavin -

Patrick got two today, as he did these great Zig & Zag pieces -

Gerard Coady -

Alan Cunningham -

Mary Lillis -

Katrina O'Connor -

Donal Fallon -

James Newell -

Iggy was reading his troops -

And Katie was knocking the face-painting out of the park! She made Ger into a Cat -

and added to Katrina's smile -

And painted this on her own hand - I didn't even get the end result. Spirals and swirls joined this heart all over -

WOAH! What a great night. Make sure to come join us in 2 weeks time for our next Galway Pub Scrawl - #123! Wooooo!

If you like our works, you might give us a +1 with your Google+ account on this here post, or RT our twitter account, or join us on Facebook!

Monday, October 27, 2014

24 Hour Comics Day OCT 2014

There's been a long lag time on my updates these last few months, for various reasons. But waiting this long to share our 24 hour comic day experience has been borderline unforgivable. So I waited this long, and now I can't find the photos from the night! I know they're here somewhere, but who knows where that is - typical "I'll just put these somewhere where I'll find them in the future" behaviour. ;)

So, looting my Instagram/Google+ back-up, here's a picture that must be from about 3AM (I say that cos Katie is in the picture, and her and Paddy turned up around then).

(l-r: A very tired Katie Creaven, Jay Penn, Ruth Campion & James Newell)

Now for the comics - I have pages on the way from myself and Ruth, I just need to PDF them for your entertainment. Here's James' and Jay's, I might get the few bits and pieces from Ger, Paddy and Katie soon:

James - "Suit Up" - FULL

Jay - The Circle - Page 001, Page 002

More soon! Keep an eye on this post or our twitter account for more. There'll be another update tonight from our next Pub Scrawl! #122 - inevitable Halloween reference.

If you like our works, you might give us a +1 with your Google+ account on this here post, or RT our twitter account, or join us on Facebook!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Admin Monday (Tuesday?) 20 OCT 2014 (and lots and lots of catch-up, you'd swear I wasn''t paying attention for weeks)

It's another Admin Monday wrap-up from your friendly local Pub Scrawl! I haven't done one of these in a while, so bear with me on any mistakes. ;)


Pubscrawl regular Jay Penn and friend of Pub Scrawl/Drawing Challenge regular Gordon MacKay have started their own Podcast, Gord and Jay talk Art. Follow their exploits at the blog and like their page on Facebook to show them some love.

The next Dr. Sketchy's Galway on the 8th of November is the last one of the year! Make sure to come FILL THE PLACE UP and show them the love they deserve for having given us a great year of amazing themes, performances and Art! This one is 80's HAIR METAL THEME!!! How can you NOT go?


I don't know how far to go back to make up for my absence of updates... *deep breath*... here we go -

Mary linked to this awesome Character Design Reference resource

I loved the animation in this video -

AND I'm sure you've all seen Stephen Byrne's animated concepts for Buffy and Dr. Who, but you probably need to see them again -

Iggy was sharing from London Street-Art design's pool of photos on Facebook, including "LSD".

Patrick linked to the amazing looking exhibition coming in Trinity College Dublin - "Upon the Wild Waves": A journey through myth in children's books, running from October 2014 to March 2015.

INKtober is in full swing! There are so many amazing people making so much amazing Art with just pen and ink (and maybe occasionally some cheating) all over Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook etc etc. It was all started by the notorious Mr. Jake Parker, but a good way to keep up is to check out the Inktober Bot on twitter - it retweets everything with the #inktober hashtag.

Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos made these amazing Saturday Evening Post/Superhero mock up covers that took my breath away

Alanna linked us to this Tumblr by Aubrey Williams - the illustrations of animal anatomy in it are fantastic!

Gerard pointed us towards this Irish Times feature on the great work being done in the Order 66 Creatures and Effects studio (yes, yes, Dermo, your mates! :) )

Brian Cunningham of Drink Draw Sligo was linking to the Rough Draft Design & New Media Conference last weekend in Sligo. We must get some updates from them to see how it went on!

AND he was linking to James Charles' pop culture paintings on money! Very cool!

AND Brian also linked to the exceptional illustration work of Nigel Buchanan.

Patrick and Katie were in Paris, and Patrick was very taken by the works of John Martin. So much so he had to share "The Pandemonium" with us -

And Iggy found an awesome thing to do with your shelves, if you want to do some DIY Art.

Jen-eye linked to these fun pictures of caffinated owls.

This guy, Jakub Rozalski, makes AMAZING ART.

Patrick linked to this cool contest if you want to make 3D poly models of LoL stuff!?! ;)

Iggy linked to the charming Truth Facts.

The "Lost" Loomis book, I'd Love to Draw is getting a re-release.

Udon Entertainment is printing a book of the concept Art for a game that will never be made, Substrata.

That's it from us! Make sure to come join us on Monday night in McSwiggans, the 27th of October for Galway Pub Scrawl #122 - inevitable Halloween reference.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Galway Pub Scrawl #121 - Surveys show that booty is the zeitgeist

Still too busy with the "day job" to properly update ye on everything - but freedom comes this week! FREEDOM!

Here's the Art -