Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Jim & Mikey

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

James Johnston and Mike Vennart of Biffy Clyro. This was commissioned by several friends for a very wonderful person.
Prismacolor pencils, copic marker, and white gel pen on 11×14″ Bristol vellum. June 2017.
Source photo used with kind permission from 40 Photography.

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THE DRAGON

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

My newest drawing: The Dragon.

Magician and one half of Scottish band Marmaduke Duke. Prismacolor pencils on 4×6″ black paper. Finished 6 December 2016. ~14 hours.

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James Alexander Graham: Not An Ugly Bastard.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

The Twilight Sad played two gigs in Portland yesterday, and I had the pleasure of chatting with the guys for a bit after each. I had drawn a portrait of James, and gave it to him after the first show, a small acoustic session at a local record shop. James is absolutely gracious and kind. And contrary to what he said, he is definitely NOT “an ugly bastard”.

James Alexander Graham | The Twilight Sad frontman, drawn from a still of their Paisley Abbey performance. Finished 01 November 2014. I had the pleasure of giving this drawing to James at their in-store acoustic performance the day after I finished the work.

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Dragon

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

My latest portrait: JP Reid (The Dragon), musician, songwriter, and one of the sweetest people on the planet. You may know him from his collaborations with Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro. Please listen to his bands: Sucioperro and Medals. <3

Graphite on 11×14” Bristol board (drawing is approx. 6.5×11”). ~46 hours.
Finished 17 July 2014.

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Biffy Fucking Clyro.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

So, I’ve been waiting to post these portraits until I had a chance to show the band – and show them I have. The boys have taken the original drawings home with them. I still have no words for how their hugs and smiles and comments have made me feel. <3

Biffy Clyro portraits
At the Doug Fir, Portland Oregon, 10 February 2014.

The portraits (click for larger version):

Simon Neil Simon Neil

James Johnston James Johnston

Ben Johnston Ben Johnston

Those boys, and their tour manager and their crew are so wonderful, sweet, and full of hugs. :D

—edited to add:
My beautiful photographer friend Hillary has put up some of her gorgeous photos from Seattle and Portland on her blog: Hillary Joy Photography :D

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Lazer Pendant

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The barely-used laser-lit guitar owned by Matt Bellamy of Muse.
Mirrored plastic, Sculpey Premo! clay, acrylic paints, glass cement, X-acto knife.
Finished 28 August 2011.

LAZER

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RAWR, Says My Artistic Side.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

It had been five years since my last attempt at drawing a portrait, so I finally made my little fingers get off their figurative asses and take up the graphite I’ve been storing away.
The result is the best portrait I have done to date.
The downer is, even though I was incredibly careful about comparing proportions (I don’t do the grid thing, that wastes a ton of time and I just don’t work that way) – the proportions are still just a tad off. His face came out just a bit too short somehow. Whatever, I can count it as just another practise run. Still annoying. It seems no matter how hard I try to be really good at any one thing, I always come out just under par.

Anyway, for those interested: David Tennant in Graphite on 70lb Paper.
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David Tennant portrait.

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