Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Admin Monday (2 days late!) - End of Year wrap-up 2013

That's it for Galway Pub Scrawl until 2014! Come join us at McSwiggans on the 6th of January for our next Pub Scrawl. There's going to be a lot more going on next year, so keep an eye on the site here or on our Facebook page for more details.


Myself and Caspar went outdoors drawing again, this time looking at Menlo Castle. We're going to do more of this next year, so keep an eye on this map.

Google are building a Gallery software for Artists and Institutions to showcase their work with embedding tools for websites, everything. It looks really awesome and you can apply for it here.


If you're at all familiar with clients, especially from a design point of view, you really have to check out for some very funny expressions of the frustrations of the client/designer life.

A guy in Texas is reverse-engineering a Camera Obscura to see if it's possible that Vermeer did work that way.

This poster is awesome - would you work on a project for the better part of a decade?

JeeYoung Lee makes these amazing fantasy scapes in her room -

Patrick shared this awesome Tumblr, Love the Kok so I immediately shared this Tumblr, by Bengal (trying to one-up each other).

Mary seemed to want to shock us - linking to articles about Vaginal Knitting

The Illustrator Sheilah Beckett passed away at the age of 100, still using her tablet and painting away on Photoshop. An inspiration to us all.

The Dr. Sketchy's crew had a video made! It's very cool.

DR SKETCHY'S DUBLIN: in the Nutcracker from mcgarry on Vimeo.

Robin Chyo has started a "process" section on his website. It gives a nice insight into how he approaches his work.

Here's a cool collection of Anime flipbooks -

You have to check out Jeff Victor's "Sharkham Asylum" project.

The British Library put up 1,000,000 images into the public domain for free use by anyone who wants to mess with them!

And Ger pointed us towards this guy, who draws himself and his cat in the style of different cartoonists.

You can grab Photoshop CS2 for free at the moment, so swing on over to Adobe.

Thanks everyone for a great 2013! Remember to join us January for the next Pub Scrawl #102 - Stop making fun of my little blue Smurf!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Galway Pub Scrawl #101 - Dermo's Rap (warning: may not contain any trace of an actual Dermo)

Dead on my feet after work because Pub Scrawl was such exhausting fun in McSwiggans last night! :)

A small but dedicated crowd gathered!

A theme seemed almost to emerge - faces? Chuck did this one -

Ger did all these ones -

Caspar did this one - it's a bit tilted in the photo (soz)

Patrick saw multi-eyed tiger faces in the carpet (no more drugs for that man)

I invented a face from whole cloth that started bad but recovered towards the end.

Katie did this -

And Mary was colouring in her advent calendar she shared the link of last week. ;)

And Jay gave us a glimpse at an illustration he's been working on!

Come join us again in JANUARY on the 6th for our next Pub Scrawl #102 - Stop making fun of my little blue Smurf!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Admin Monday 02 DEC 2012 - Actually on a monday!

Actually got a post up on a Monday! (Yes, I was off work today ;) ) Get ready for a lot of links and not so many updates!


Myself and Caspar went out into the cold and drew some of the scenery of Galway - we're going to do it again as it was a blast. We were here:

Keep an eye on the Facebook page for our plans to go draw more of old Galway Town. ;)


Have you always wanted to see skeletal creatures carved into everyday objects?

Crunchyroll had a preview of Miyazaki's "retirement Manga" - it seems to be full of Samurai.

In fairness, if I was painting a Royal Family, I would probably try and make it even creepier...

Nicolas Delort published this short video of his working process -

Helen pointed us to this list of Holiday gift books on io9 - Some nice Art books in here...

Brian recommended Sylvia Spain's facebook Art page - very nice oil & glass painting.

Jon Schindette asks "Are you committing one of the 7 deadly sins of Illustration?"

I really like these paintings Vanessa Lemen has been doing over a reproduction of the Book of Kells:

Linda linked us to Evan Robertson's posters that turn literary quotes into graphical Artworks - beautiful designs:

Put some clothes on, Classical Sculpture, and look really on trend.

Try this colour-in Advent Calendar! Mary pointed it out to us, it's super cute.

And Patrick pointed us toward these animal sculptures - some of them are amazing...

That's it for another Admin Monday! Come join us Monday the 9th for Pub Scrawl #101 - Dermo's Rap!