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Manga Studio Drawings: Storm & Neil Gaiman


  Here’re a couple of recent drawings, neither of which I’m 100% happy with… but both were good Manga Studio practice. Storm was hand-drawn in my sketchbook, then inked in Manga Studio, and finally colored in Photoshop. You may recognize her costume there as being from the recent Brian Wood/Oliver Coipel X-Men series. I’ve not followed …

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Illustration: Medeski Martin & Wood


I try to keep my music-related ramblings to a minimum on this blog, but if you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that I’m a bit of a music-obsessive. I subscribe to a lot of music blogs, but one of my absolute favorites is Aquarium Drunkard, which you can find here. One of the …

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Drawing of Bob Dylan


I’ve really been digging the new Bob Dylan record, Tempest (despite its dopey Bob Seger-esque album artwork) and it inspired me to do this drawing of the man himself: The original art for this is for sale here.


Commission: Portrait/Commission of George Melly


Here’s a commission I recently completed of English Jazz singer and writer George Melly. Likenesses are always a bit of a struggle for me, and this one was no exception. I’m pretty happy with the inking and toning of this piece, though for sure. It’s headed off to its new home in Cambridge soon! Here’re …

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From The Sketchbook: Jack White


The new Jack White record is pretty great and I’ve been listening to it (and the new Spiritualized) pretty much non-stop for the last week or so. Just ’cause I had Jack White on the brain, I whipped up a quick illo of him in my sketchbook. It’s not a great likeness, but I do …

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Portrait Night Revisited: Falling In Reverse


I may have stopped doing weekly #PortraitNight drawings on Twitter, but that doesn’t mean I won’t do the occasional doodle in my sketchbook. Here’s one I did last week. As per usual, I grabbed a subject from one of the ubiquitous music mags that  are usually piled up on my coffee table. The band here …

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A Year of Weekly Portraits


Roughly one year ago, I decided that the only way to get better at drawing faces was…. to draw faces–and to draw them regularly. So, beginning on January 25th of last year, I drew a portrait every week and posted each to Twitter (with the #PortraitNight hashtag) on Tuesday nights. My goal was to do …

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Portrait Night 1/24 (Ben Towle)


Well, that’s all folks. It was one year ago that I set out to draw a portrait every Tuesday night for a full year. I thought it would be appropriate for my final entry to attempt a self-portrait, something I don’t think I’ve done since I was a college sophomore in the late 80s. I …

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Portrait Night 1/17 (James Honeyman-Scott)


Tonight’s #PortraitNight subject is by request. I received a comment to my earlier drawing of Chrissy Hynde requesting a drawing of the amazing Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott. Reference-wise, I wound up sort of combining the photo below with another one (that I for some reason can’t re-locate online) of him with a collared shirt and …

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Portrait Night 1/10 (Pete Townshend)


Well, this was kind of an accidental #PortraitNight. I’d selected a picture of Newt Gingrich from the most recent TIME Magazine to draw, but before settling down to drawing I decided to put on a record. Near the top of the stack was Pete Townshend ‘s Empty Glass–and after putting it on I wound up …

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