Monday, December 17, 2012

Admin Monday 17th Dec 2012


I guess there's going to be a bit of an XMas break for the next few weeks.... our next normal Pub Scrawl would be on the 24th, so that's a no deal. Look for us to be back live on the 7th of January, 2013! There may even be a new event for a New Year.

We'll keep the chatter minimal for the next few weeks to let everyone relax for their Christmas break, but there will still be a small update on the 31st. Keep an eye peeled.


While we're waiting for the New Year and the next Pub Scrawl, we can make some art for our friends over at The Gazebo! Their theme for their next free RPG Magazine is "virtual gaming". Send them something now!

Helen Gomez is publishing a list (the? list) of Art Workers in Galway so let her know if you want to be included.

Kevin Gough (honorary Pub Scrawler, but more usually a Cork Drink & Draw'er) had some his art selected for an exhibition in the Glucksman Gallery in Cork. This exhibition is moving around the country so keep an eye out for it! Congratulations Kevin!

I've been updating my blog more recently in the last while. I would appreciate any views, comments and feedback! Don't forget to check out everyone's blogs, DeviantArts etc - mostly listed under "Our Lovely Members" over on the right hand side. Also, keep an eye out for a new tab up top with everyone's websites and details.

We have one of these new Google+ Community pages for you to come join.


Dan Dos Santos posted a how-to about how to photograph your paintings.

Stephanie pointed us toward the Sketchbook Project, a travelling library of Sketchbooks.

Declan linked to OFF LIFE - an online version of the UK Indie Comics Magazine.

The Audio Stream for "The Perfect Bait" by Bobby Chiu is free until the 10th of January. Go listen!

I LOVE the idea behind The Sketchbook Project II. I want to do something similar someday with Pub Scrawl.

I also LOVE collaborative Sketch Blogs. Joy Teeth is back active on Tumblr. Check them out.

You'll find very little as charming as the Greatest Story Ever Told.

And everyone should check out these Anamorphic Illusions!

Phil Barrett over at Blackshapes made this cool promo image for the "Culture File" podcast.
(Follow the link to Phil's blog for the full picture - it's worth it!)

I've linked to Otto Schmidt's art before, but this tribute to Daria and Jane is the best thing he's done for those who love the 90's!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Galway Pub Scrawl #76 - Catastrophe! Add more Cats!

A quiet night at the Pub Scrawl this week, but that's cos Galway is as cold as a Yeti's balls at the moment. It's freezing here you guys. Though, for those of us who trekked through the ice, McSwigggans was warm enough. :)

And now some photos -

Helen was drawing Picasso hands. Looks painful. :)

I was drawing BOOM!

Alan was drawing ever more elaborately. He says it was cos I gave him an eraser.

Declan was working on class project work, so I only took a small snap.

Ger drew these awesome faces in between Samurai.

And Patrick gave us Popeye.

No Pub Scrawl in two weeks - cos that's Christmas Eve. Join us in a months time (the 7th of January) for the next Pub Scrawl on the 7th of January 2013 - Pub Scrawl is filmed in front of a live studio audience!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Admin Monday 3rd Dec 2012

More news and links from your friendly local Pub Scrawl -

We had tons of fun in 091 labs last week for our Galway Lab Scrawl! Make sure to check back and see what we got up to!

Jay Penn has started a new blog interviewing Artists and reviewing books - go check it out!

Stephanie Power finished a project about conspiracy theories - she would like some appreciation on


Scarlett Nymph of our friends, Dr. Sketchy's Dublin, pointed us towards this amazing animation by Dr. Sketchy's founder, Molly Crabapple...

J. Bone shows us how to make a sketch diary/tumblr funny and insightful.

Riki Blanco made this amazing "book-like" experience entirely in Flash for you to download for free.

"Depopulated Hopper" shows how unimportant the figures are in Hopper's bleak Americana paintings.

Kim Jung Gi posted another jaw-dropping video on his youtube channel -

I sprang this one on the guys last weekend, go check out THECAB (The Concept Art Blog) and prepare to lose your week looking at it.

Chucky pointed out this cool list of the best Art Books of 2012 - I will be buying a few from this list, it is good.

Helen reminded us to try We Draw Comics

Jason Manley of just announced the next workshop - it's in London and on my birthday. Donations kindly accepted to get me there! :D

Dirk Bach's "story-filled" coloured pencil drawings are a joy to look at.

Michael Cho did these awesome drawings for Occidental College's recruitment booklet.

PaddyD. pointed us toward this website of a super talented Wildlife Artist, David Daly.

Tomoko Shintani draws really cute drawings and continues them onto her Starbucks cups.

And that's it from me for another fortnight... I feel like I'm forgetting something (which is what the edit button is for, amiright?)... make sure to check back next Monday for our adventures at another Galway Pub Scraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawl!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Galway Pub Scrawl #75 - Epic Galway Lab Scrawl!

We had a load of fun in 091 Labs for our Epic Galway Lab Scrawl! We almost had a disaster when both Patrick and Jay texted to say they couldn't come. We were on the verge of cancelling, but we struggled ahead somehow.

:D In their minds!

Here's everyone having a great time in the main space of the Labs -

Brian and I were sympatico this evening - Giant Robots!

Oisin was drawing a lot of shoes:

Mary has an awesome bag o'markers.

Katie didn't like that this photo had her in it, so....

... I obviously took one with just her art in it. :D

Yolande crocheted away.

Chucky was drawing more elaborate pieces than usual. I liked them, although he has elaborate back stories I can't repeat here.

Ger brought a full set up!

And Ciara gave us this creepy/coy clown.

And a peril of being in the Labs is that random members wander about licking nerf guns. Joey took on the role this time.

We'll be back in McSwiggans for Galway Pub Scrawl #76! Make sure to come hang with us then. :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Admin Monday 19th NOV 2012

Back with more news and links with your friendly neighbourhood Pub Scrawl!

Patrick Gavin posted these cool "realistic Blanka" (from Street Fighter) pictures today and I didn't want to wait to post them -

Patrick says he "went with the camo and jade aztec mask instead of unexplained monsterism!"

Seeing as McSwiggans is busy entertaining their own staff on the next normal Pub Scrawl day, I've arranged with our friends in 091 labs to host a little Lab Scrawl in the main room, 091 labs (same place we had the 24 hour comic drawing day).

The labs is BYOB, you can indeed bring some drinks if you like. For those who aren't boozing, bring your own refreshments, or you can buy something from the Labs tuck shop.

If you are a member (and we have a few members) the Lab Scrawl is free. The rest of you, I expect you to throw a few coins in the donations tin - but I probably won't be checking!!!

Also, I have no work that day or the next, so if we're having fun, we can stay later than usual - so be entertaining! We'll have more space than usual to spread out, so bring bigger art supplies than normal if you like.

We're deep into Movember and NaNoWriMo now, so I really have to show the fruits of our busy October, Sketchtoberfest! This was a lot of fun, but we'll have to run it in a more fast and furious and active way next year -

What Jay did with my sketch:

What Patrick did with Brian's sketch:

What Joris did with Patrick's sketch:

Go here for more. :)

And some links -

I was in nodnoL and went looking for Phil Hale's portrait of Tony -

which I've seen before, but after his interview with Sidebar I really wanted to see it again! Alas, not to be. These collections rotate and it wasn't up, as far as I could tell.

I did see this work by Marianne Ferm in London though -

very simple printmaking techniques, masterfully built to make something amazing. I was very impressed.

Greg Manchess talked about 10 things he's learned about applying paint.

I really liked Fernando Vicente's "Contemporary Literary Atlas".

And Wesley Burt posted a whole load of *beautiful* sketches on his tumblr after not being visible for a while.... probably working hard on some amazing project.

Oisin pointed us at this collection of Archer imagery, collected by one of the leading ladies of Fantasy Art, Irene Gallo (so you know it's good).

Paul Hornschemeier made my Amazon Wish List longer with this Blog post about art materials and comic booking.

Michael Whelan and Paul Pope both snazzed up their websites recently.

Scott Kurtz spoke the unvarnished truth about the industry and creator's rights.

Serge Birault is releasing an art book - and it looks sexy!!!!! :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Galway Pub Scrawl #74 - Let the dice fall where they may...

Another awesome night at the Pub Scrawl! :) Super busy, lots going on. And here it is -

Our favourite bartender, Ronan, has informed us that the McSwiggans staff are having a staff Christmas party on the next normal Pub Scrawl night, so we'll have it in a month, rather than get kicked out within half an hour! December 10th for the next Scrawl you guys.

EDIT: I take it all back. We're doing another Pub Scrawl... in 091 labs! I shall update you here with details, but the event is on Facebook See you all then!