Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Galway Pub Scrawl #109 - You don't have to be gluten intolerant, but it helps!

More Art & fun in the Pub!


Anita was drawing Howl.

Joan was drawing Frank

Mary is thinking about book covers

Katie was drawing stormy clouds & sunny smiles, or something to that effect

Patrick was transferring his character designs

James was drawing away as usual -

Phil does some lovely colour work -

And Alanna works on nature.

Come join us on Monday the 12th of May for our next Pub Scrawl #110 Backing up like a Tonka Truck!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Admin Monday 21st APR 2014 - 30 Day Drawing Challenge coming soon!


Our 31 day drawing challenge is going to be moving to June and becoming a 30 day drawing challenge! This isn't just to save us a day of effort, but also because July always seems to be a crazy busy month here in Galway, with the Arts Festival and the Races and people going on holidays and so forth... so June it will be! That's only just over a month away, so get ready! We almost have all the topics picked out, so a provisional list will go up soon, but if you have any suggestions feel free to leave a comment or join us on the Facebook group for discussions!

Our friends in 091 Labs have moved - check out their new location and maybe go join them on a Tuesday night for one of their open nights!


Miriam Elia made this parody of the Peter and Jane books, called "We go to the Gallery", but Penguin didn't see the funny side and are trying to get her to cease-and-desist, which is a shame, because her book is really funny. Check out some pages from it over on Hyperallergic.

Helen likes the look of this documentary -

"Making It" Official Trailer from Anthony Francis Moorman on Vimeo.

Arthur Haywood's blog is filled with amazing theory and advice on the practical side of Art-making. Highly recommended.

Brian from Drink and Draw Sligo pointed us at the Character Design Blog, especially this interview with Denis Medri!

I discovered the Art of Amelia Vidal which somehow led to a conversation about Travis Charest.

Mary wanted us to learn how pencils are made -

And Stephanie was championing this guy's work - David Scheirer.

Katie felt we all need to stay active while we're drawing/painting/using tablets/whatever sedentary nonsense we do, so she linked to this exercise guide.

The Athenaeum is another place to check out classic Art!

There's some beautiful sample images from the Celebrating the Portrait as Art exhibition on the Underpaintings blog.

James recommended watching the documentary Far out isn't far enough about Tomi Ungerer on RTE last Thursday. It was really really good. You can still catch it on the RTE Player for the next 4 days or so.

And Mary spotted friend of Pub Scrawl Shir MadNess in this Heineken Stage Fright ad - you can see why we were mad for her at Dr. Sketchy's Galway!

Don't forget to come join us in the back room of McSwiggans for our next Pub Scrawl - Pub Scrawl #109 : You don't have to be gluten intolerant, but it helps.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Admin Monday 07 APR 2014

Another round of links and updates from your friends at Galway Pub Scrawl!


Our new Galway collective is on the move! Urban Sketchers Galway is our new endeavour, to bring us out to draw the town and anything else we find interesting. Follow us over there on the blog or on the new Facebook group. Our next sketch meet-up will be at the end of April at the Docks, Galway.

The application process for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year is now open, until May 1st. If you're interested, apply now - you need to fill in the form on the site and provide a self-portrait.


Rafael Grampá teamed up with Absolut and Facebook to make a sort of "crowd-sourced" plot for an animation short - it's a mix of 2-D and 3-D work and it's pretty stunning.

Dark Noir from Gillian Glendinning on Vimeo.

Anita linked us to Renae De Liz' Peter Pan project, a graphic novel coming out soon. You can check out a load of preview pages at the website.

Muddy Colors featured a process video of Rebecca Guay's "The Visitor", which is going to be the cover of Spectrum 21! Very nice.

Patrick linked us to an article about patterns being drawn on a potter's wheel. Don't let Mikhail Sadovnikov's hypnotic art entrance you... too much.

Helen linked us to two awfully cute Facebook groups - They Draw and Cook & They Draw and Travel. Really worth checking out.

And you HAVE to check out the finalists at the Portrait Society of America's annual contest. Beautiful.

This is an AMAZING tool for idea generation - Dogbomber's "Lady Knight" generator on Tumblr. Hit "Print Screen" and paste into your favourite image editor to get your random selection!

This tumblr, Movies in Color, makes up breakdowns of movie stills into their palettes - great work being done there.

Illustrators Ireland had a raffle for these pieces - congrats to those who won them, they're wonderful.

Buzzfeed provided a list of 20 animated GIF artists you have to follow - and you really do!

Helen linked to this cool feature, 10 questions for Jamie Hewlett on Phaidon.

We love you all, and are looking forward to seeing you in McSwiggans, Galway for our next Galway Pub Scrawl - #108 Galway Plague Scrawl.