Friday, November 25, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New SketchCrawl t-shirts!!!

Cityview from the Southside of Pittsburgh series

Below is newest to oldest series of painting from the southside

View from the southside on the Mon - 10th Street bridge

 Moving back up river toward the Birmingham bridge

Wide view of the city from Birmingham bridge - up river

Sitting very close to the Liberty bridge. I tried to get permission to climb aboard one of the barges. One guy wanted to let me go ahead, the other guy went by the book and did not care what or who I was, there was no way he was gonna let me on.

Cityview from Liberty Bridge

Cityview - painted August 6, 2011

First painting from the Southside near the 10th street bridge. I set my goal to complete within two hours. I am very happy with this second effort -I posted this image earlier, but wanted to stack it up with my recent projects. A painting from Chicago appears below it.

Cityview from 10th Street bridge - Southside Pittsburgh

This is from one of my favorite views of Pittsburgh. Just about any view from across the Mon is great.

Oak Brook golf course 18th hole

This opaque watercolor painting is the first one I've done since I started doing pastels and skteches. I was in Chicago for work (PNC Financial Services) and new I would have some free time before the meeting began. I decided to take my paints and gave myself two hours to do a painting. Pretty happy with the results, the reproduction here is not great, but the color reproduction is fairly accurate. The image itself is slightly soft.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cityscape from Terminal Way

Latest painting from the south side. Found these wonderful hand rails made from bent rebar and a great site to paint the city. I'll probably head over to that spot again..

Sunday, August 14, 2011

City View from 10th Street bridge

I'm very happy with this painting, it took longer than I had planned (two hours). After about an hour a policewoan tried to get me to get off my perch near the river,,, but decided not to pursue my extraction. She ended it by seeing that I was painting and said that , "Well you aren't drinking and you don't look like the type of person that would jump in the water or do something stupid., uhh careful" 
I smiled as she rode off on her bicycle. Life is good and I and still inspired, maybe even more so. More inspired because of feeling a sense of my mortality - wanting to accomplish more in my life.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Three Films - filmed all over the world




Very cool edits

Pittsburgh from the 10th Street bridge

Decided to make the time to sit and paint a view of Pittsburgh I drew almost a year ago. Drove to the South Side of Pittsburgh and parked near the bridge. As I strolled toward the west I came across a set of steps that led to the Monongahela river and there was a place to sit with this view of the city.

Watercolors - I tried to go opaque, but in order to work fast I had to make some compromises. My goal was to complete the painting within 40 minutes.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Illustrator Matthias Lechner
Inspiration image for Aliens Among Us

Vimeo explorations

It is late July 2011 have had a lot of fun this summer and some frustrating times with stupid office poiltics
 Small compilation of interesting sites ...this is one of the links that appears on Vimeo

The Holy Chicken of Life & Music, Christmas Greetings from NOMINT on Vimeo.

NOMINT and the Holy Chicken wish you a Merry Christmas and a Merrier New Year!
Watch the short film “Holy Chicken of Life and Music” here:​nomint

There is also this one:

Inside_Out from Eran Hilleli on Vimeo.

I also came across this funny video for skittles, which I think is hilarious and not associated with Skittles:

Skittles - Newlyweds - Dir. Cousins [Not affiliated with Wrigley or Skittles. Contains explicit content not suitable for minors] from Cousins on Vimeo.
The sweetest honeymoon ever.

contact us:

Director: Cousins
Producer: Kali Erin Niemann
Director of Photography: Greg Ephraim
Stylist: Heather Lake
Make-Up: Kristen Browning
Assistant Camera/Gaffer: Raul Gonzo
Copywirter: Jordan Sharon
Editor: Keith Hamm
Telecine: Clark Muller
Sound Designer: Ian Vargo
Audio Mixer: Matt Miller
Voiceover Talent: Austin Horton

Bride: Ashley Martin
Groom: Austin Scott

Monday, January 17, 2011

Drawings and posts - January 14, 2011

Interesting that I have not made many entries lately and in reflection my very first entry was Pittsburgh's football team entering in the NFL playoffs and as I try to catch up to blogging they, The Steelers, are once again entered into the playoffs. Not so outstanding , simply coincidental.

I made this drawing in repsonse to a great victory game that allows the Steelers to advance to the AFC playoffs. It was Saturday and they played the Baltimore Ravens.

Final score Steelers 31 - Ravens 24

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ryan Woodward animation on Vimeo

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

Very nice animation. There are others to view on the Vimeo page where this is posted. Also a behind the scenes/making of Thought of You. Ryan does storyboards for  Hollywood and explains the thinking behind producing Thought of You.

His website is pretty nice; check it out .