Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gord & Jay went LIVE!

Man, after some incredibly frustrating technical issues, we finally got our Google Hangout going last night and we ended up having a good time with it. Here's the YouTube video of that momentous occasion...

And who know, we might do some more of these things!

Here's a few show notes too:
 Back soon!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gord & Jay go LIVE!

Hey folks, we just wanted to give you all the head's up that we will be hosting an informal live drawing and talking session on Google Hangouts this very evening. This is to coincide with the 31 Day Drawing Challenge currently running through the almighty Galway Pub Scrawl. You can find all of the pertinents about the challenge here, and do feel free to join in if you are so inclined!

Today's topic is directly inspired by one of Gord's recent personal projects - depicting unusual animals beginning with a particular letter. So Gord will be working on an animal beginning with the letter C, Jay went with the letter Q for some silly reason... what a chump.

We're welcoming people that want to join in on the video chat, so don't be shy, come have a laugh and do some fun drawing with us too.

Hope to see everybody there later!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gord & Jay Talk Art Episode 11: Composition

WE'RE BAAAAaaaaaaaaCK!!

Did you miss us? We missed us. We missed you!

In this episode, Gord & Jay talk about all that has been happening over the last while since the last podcast. Here's the shownotes for your ease of use...
And that's about it! So here's all of the download deets you need-

You can right-click here to download the episode.

Or you can go to our iTunes channel (be kind and subscribe, rate and comment!).

And the music was supplied, once more, by Jay's brother (recently a daddy for the first time, Congrats!), Ryan Penn.

Tally Ho, we say!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SketchCast #2 is here!

Hey folks, Gord and Jay are back with another edition of everybody's favourite alternative to the regular Gord & Jay Talk Art Podcast, it's the Gord & Jay SketchCast!
For those that don't know, the SketchCast is different to our usual Podcast in that it's just basically the two of us having a chat while we draw. It's much more laid back in this way and there's no real theme or topic to stick to. It's just good, clean, healthy art discussion. And here it is...

You can right-click here to download the episode.
Or you can go to our iTunes channel (Why does nobody rate and comment, darn it?!).

Apologies for the audio in this episode, there was a glitch. It may have even been a Gremlin. Possibly a Ghost in the Machine. We've got Steven Spielberg and Sting looking into it, anyway.

All of the musical additions in this episode are by Jay's crazy talented musician brother, Ryan Penn. Thanks Ry-Pie!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jay draws naked ladies...

Hey folks, Jay here. As I mentioned in Episode 10, I've been really enjoying my Wednesday night Life Drawing class, and I promised I'd show some of the recent results. So here they are:

As you can see, I'm hanging on to that brown toned paper system for my very life! I used to use a white gouache for the highlighting, but I'm trying out various white pencils to see if there is another way to do it. And I have plenty of white pencils to choose from...
Catcha on the soundwaves!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gord & Jay Talk Art Episode 10: Conventions

We've made it to double figures! Aren't we awesome! Yes. Yes, we are indeed.

So Episode 10's meaty topic is Conventions. We talk about our experiences while attending them and how they may play a part in what we have planned for the future. Here are the show notes:

  • Gord's Robot Monster Girl can be found here.
  • Jay's first 4-page The Circle story can be found here.
  • Becky Cloonan's fantastic 'Wolves' one-shot comic can be found here and here.
  • Jay mentioned Mike Allred. He wrote and illustrated Madman, amongst many other things.
  • Use extreme caution when attempting to pronounce Bill Sienkiewicz' surname.
  • Here is the Slaine convention sketch Liam Sharp did for Jay.
  • Paper Wings host Lora Innes' webcomic is called The Dreamer. It is beautiful!
  • Gord's 'Spotlight Artist' for this episode is the great Dave Mckean.
  • Jay uses Illustrator CC for all of his logo work. He is not in any way affiliated with Adobe or its subsidiaries. But he thinks he should get a free month for all of the public praise he gives them and their products.
The three artists Jay interviewed are-
and here's the important stuff like where to download the episode...

You can right-click here to download the episode.

Or you can go to our iTunes channel (be kind and subscribe, rate and comment!).

We use music and sounds by Setuniman, FreqMan, indigosierra, Goup_1, FoolBoyMedia, Timbre and Jay's brother, Ryan Penn.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Gord & Jay Talk Art Episode 9: Rigs

This episode is a monster! We didn't intend it to be, we promise!
But if there's a lesson to be learned, it's that bringing up the subject of tools and materials makes Jay rather talkative. Better watch for that in the future...

Anyway, here's the show notes from Episode 9.

Here are the usual important bits about the podcast-

You can right-click here to download the episode.

Or you can go to our iTunes channel (be kind and subscribe, rate and comment!).

The intro music is by Setuniman, all of the rest is by Jay's brother, Ryan Penn. He'll do, we suppose...

On a serious note, as we discuss at the end of the episode, we are dedicating this particular podcast to the memory of the great Terry Pratchett. He will be missed in no small way by any of us involved or interested in the fantasy genre.