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!
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Gord mentioned a few pieces he's been working on, including his renditions of Jekyll & Hyde and Druss.
When shopping for fancy new artistic implements, Jay chooses JetPens for all of his obsessive needs. Here's the pencil sharpener he's a little too crazy about.
Jay can very often be found every second Monday evening at Galway Pub Scrawl, he will also be attending the Mach 21st Dr. Sketchy event (which Jay got the theme complete wrong, it's Gotham Villains, sorry Scarlet) and will be running around at the 11th Annual ITZACon at NUI Galway. He'll be drawing things and selling prints and original art and generally causing a disturbance.
Here are the usual important bits about the podcast-
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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.