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!

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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 -