Back with more news and links with your friendly neighbourhood Pub Scrawl!
EXTRA EXTRA LAST MINUTE EDIT:
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!!!!! :)