Friday, March 31, 2006

13K visits wow...

It was a surprise to see I've reached 13 thousand visitors.... I had promised myself to tweak the colour scheme and layout of this humble little on-line sketchblog when it reached 12 thousand visitors... buggar distracted again... I'll blame yahoo 360.. i've been seduced by their background themes... (is it just me or are they too sugary? looking and tasting good on the first bite but leaving you unsatisfied in the long term longing for more sweatiness)....
well time to spring to it

well time to spring to it!

For Illustration Friday's topic: Spring

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Nude (except for stockings) ascending stairs

nude descending stairs was a great work by duchamp... it was influenced by time lapse photographs of just that... this is a sketch of a (partly clad, if stocking count as cloths) nude... based on a photo... and itself a photo of a sketch... confused yet...

well i'm not, i'm inspired

Monday, March 27, 2006

by request

My By request flickrstrem
Most of my sketchs in this blog have been drawn "live" from my friends and models webcams... lately I have been doing a few requests... from photos... if you ask nicely i will do my best when time is available... nothing is charged... but i do like to post the results in here and/or flickr (with your permission of course)


Saturday, March 25, 2006

Wow that was quick

Join the barmaids group now
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.
I made this "virtual" magazine cover... just a few days ago... to start promoting a flickr group I inherited... not sure why i was picked to moderate it (hmmm maybe they didn't what the topless barmaids deleted!)

Anyway it has been a very popular image making over 100 views in under a week... just goes to show blokes are hopeless when barmaids smile (and flash a bit of cleavage)

Friday, March 24, 2006

ask me what i did today?

let me try your patience

over a telephone line

lets plan small secret

lets hold a surprise

lets build an evil genius

and keep warm tonight

we gonna meet with a laywer

we gonna change our name

we wont make it to the movies

oh be happy you came

... ...

ask me what i did today?

the lyrics are from a song called PF

I like my ipod... and i have become intrigued by podcasts... which mean i can listen to what i want when i want.. anyway the IOD podcast is where i first heard about controller.controller... check out the link to their web site which has some MP3 for download under their media section... they are a Toronto band with a edge somewhat reminiscent to the early deborah harry... well thats what I think'

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A short break

cyclone yarn
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.
Please excuse a little bit of a break in my posts here... its not permanent... there is a whole world outside the net... it can be both a wonderful place and a hell hole... i'll in search of the former... and maybe making a sketch of two

Thursday, March 09, 2006

up all night

watching the sun sinking
Watched the sun sinking low

Watched the moon rising slow

Watched it move across the sky

Till I saw the morning light

lyrics of "up all night" by the waifs

Somethings a great location and good art can do that to you

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

freshing up the approach to drawing

I have been reading the new "drawing with the right side of your brian"... the theory is a bit beyond me, but the right brain exercises definitely do work and can be fun

Monday, March 06, 2006

Seeing eyes a fresh

Sketching eyes has been one of the greatest challenges for me... I know what eyes look like but if I try to draw them that way... I end up destroying my sketches... i especially destroy and expression of personality... thats assuming i have seen it properly... I sort of writhdrew and just put the shadows of the eyes and pupils in as best I could guess their correct position... usually with very little detail and almost never a lower lid

Well there are lots of places on the net that can help including the link to above... now here is my question to you... does anyone recognize these eyes

Some detail in a watercolour wash

"If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 02, 2006

becky's sketch

Originally uploaded by sigh clone.
Whilst becky may not be from my normal group of models... I felt she deserved a bit of praise in here for her great website and especially her fun stuff/games page... it is via her becky's web thar you can play my Nude variation on Sudoku... (just click on the button below, or the one over on the right hand side)

... ... thanks becky