Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Rabbit Castle

Here's a sneak preview of a mural I've been painting on my daughter's closet door. It's a bit of "fool the eye" fun featuring wee bunnies reading, painting, and playing guitar.

It's almost done and I'll post the final results next week!

By the way, if anyone wants to commission a mural or painting, let me know! 086 235 8463

Lisa&Warren's Wedding Caricatures!

I had a blast drawing at Lisa & Warren's wedding at the lovely Glenview Hotel in County Wicklow! There were loads of Welsh folk there and I love hearing the accent. I have a special affection for the Welsh- My mom was born and raised in Swansea, Wales, and I lived there for about a year. Anyway, a fantastic evening and I wish my camera hadn't conked out after my first hour of drawing! Enjoy and click on a pic for a large view...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Art by Committee- James Gurney

What happens when you give a snippet of an old paperback to a pack of illustrators and tell them to draw whatever pops in their heads? That's what James Gurney has done on his Blog, and the results are hilarious! Here's this week's quote and my submission. It'll appear on the Gurney Journey Blog tommorow!

James Gurney is the creator, author, and illustrator of Dinotopia. His Blog is great, and I hope he uses the material for a book. It's by far the best one I've seen for giving practical advice to painters and illustrators, including loads of concepts, terms, and tips I never got in art school!